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Personnel Moves: Trademark Property Company Taps Industry Vet to Expand Multifamily Capabilities

Plus: Big news in Holt Lunsford Commercial's Dallas office, Weitzman announces two vice president promotions, CBRE creates chief responsibility officer position, and more.

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Trademark Property Company

Chad Colley, multifamily partner and senior vice president

Chad Colley

Fort Worth-based Trademark Property Company is doubling down on its mixed-use development efforts by adding multifamily capabilities. To lead this new sector, Trademark has hired local industry veteran Chad Colley, former director of development for Criterion Development Partners.

Colley will use his decade of multifamily and real estate experience to help launch Trademark’s multifamily platform, a natural transition for a company with a successful mixed-use development history. In his new role, Colley will lead ground-up mixed-use development efforts while leveraging Trademark’s team to focus on deal sourcing, site planning, underwriting, construction, and other related activities. Trademark will focus its mixed-use efforts on new investments and developments in strategic high-growth markets primarily in the sunbelt.

Prior to Trademark, Colley served as director of development for Criterion Development Partners, where he was responsible for the acquisition and development of multifamily and mixed-use properties in southern markets. Colley previously worked for Kimley-Horn & Associates where he established a land development consulting practice in Fort Worth, working on notable projects, such as the Dallas Cowboys headquarters “The Star”, Toyota USA headquarters, and the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Education: Florida State University


Weitzman

Derek Schuster, vice president—Dallas-Fort Worth

Stephen Wise, vice president

Derek Schuster

Derek Schuster has been promoted to vice president with the Dallas-Fort Worth office of Weitzman. He handles asset-based representation with a focus on investment sales, value-add leasing, and sales transactions in the D-FW market. Schuster is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors, where he serves on the Young Professionals Committee. He also served as a past is President of Dallas Uptown, Inc.’s Young Leadership Council.

Education: Penn State University

Stephen Wise

Stephen Wise has recently been promoted to vice president of Weitzman’s Dallas-Fort Worth office. His responsibilities include handling retail project leasing, retail tenant representation, and general brokerage.

Some of his tenant representation accounts include Culver’s, Smoothie King, Bonchon, and Nestle Toll House Cafe. His past experience includes work as a valuation analyst for Real Time Resolutions. He is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors.

Education: University of Arkansas

From top left: John Dickenson, Holden Lunsford, Hutton Lunsford, Jim Brice, Tyler Howarth, James Engels, Justin Gallagher, and Scott Moore of Holt Lunsford

Holt Lunsford

John Dickenson, managing principal—Dallas

Holden Lunsford, managing partner

Scott Moore, managing partner

Hutton Lunsford, chief investment officer

Jim Brice, partner

Tyler Howarth, managing principal of tenant representation

James Engels, senior vice president—Dallas

Justin Gallagher, vice president of acquisitions

John Dickenson has been named Managing Principal of Holt Lunsford’s Dallas Office Leasing. Dickenson will replace Holden Lunsford and will lead the office leasing and management platform comprised of roughly 8 million square feet of product. Dickenson joined HLC in 2018 and has contributed to the addition of roughly 3.5 million square feet of office leasing assignments throughout the Dallas market. Holden Lunsford was named managing partner with Scott Moore.

Also at Holt Lunsford’s Dallas office, Hutton Lunsford was named Chief Investment Officer, Jim Brice, a partner, was tasked to implement a new industrial big box development initiative; Tyler Howarth was hired as managing principal of tenant representation, James Engels was promoted to senior vice president of the Dallas leasing office; and Justin Gallagher was hired as vice president of acquisitions.


Granite Properties

Ace Roman, chief financial officer

Ace Roman

Ace Roman of Granite Properties has been recently promoted to Chief Financial Officer and is now a member of its Executive Committee. He previously served as Granite’s director of finance for 12 years.

In his new role, in addition to leading the company’s financial strategy, Roman will continue his responsibilities of managing all aspects of Capital, Corporate Finance, and Portfolio Management.

In 2020, Roman led negotiations that secured financing totaling $570 million in Dallas, Southern California and Atlanta. Additionally, he established partnerships with Common Desk, which is a key component of Granite’s evolve.

His previous career experience includes two years as an analyst at UBS and almost five years as Vice President of Investment Banking at Merrill Lynch.

Education: Baylor University and Columbia Business School.


BOKA Powell

Michael Crosby, associate principal—Dallas

Michael Crosby has joined BOKA Powell Architects international hotel and resort design practice as an Associate Principal of its Dallas firm and will head its new design studio. In his new role at BOKA, Crosby will be focusing on the design of a new boutique hotel on Camp Bowie Boulevard in Fort Worth’s Museum District.

Crosby, who brings more than 35 years of global experience, began his career in his native Johannesburg, South Africa. There he spent nearly a decade building his skills before joining Wilson Associates and moving to the United States in 1996.

His experience includes award-winning hotels, casinos, private residences, and luxury resorts around the world, as well as working on projects for international brands such as Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, Conrad, St. Regis, Hilton, Rosewood, Montage, and Mandarin Oriental.

Some of his more unique projects include the revival of The Blue Train, a historic locomotive service that travels across South Africa, and his designs of aircraft interiors for his clients’ private jets. Crosby also invests time in writing and 3D hand sketching.

Additionally, he served as First Lieutenant of the South African Navy and Air Force for two years.

Education: University of Cape Town


Worldwide Commercial

Reggie Shipman, managing director—Houston

Reggie Shipman has joined Worldwide Commercial as Managing Director of the company’s new Houston office. Her strengths are in sourcing multifamily properties off-market and aggressive contract negotiations.

Shipman has gained experience in the field at several companies including serving as a business consultant at HomeMe and the SMH Agency, as well as a commercial real estate broker at Marcus & Millichap and Belvoir Real Estate Group. In addition to her corporate roles, Shipman has been a mentor at Yellowstone Academy since 2016.

Education: Louisiana State University Agricultural and Mechanical College


KAI Engineering

Mike Tamagni, P.E., sr. mechanical engineer

Mike Tamagni

KAI Engineering has recently hired Mike Tamagni, P.E. as Sr. Mechanical Engineer at its Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas office. In his new role, Tamagni will focus on determining the type of mechanical systems needed for clients’ facilities, designing HVAC systems, developing design fees for the mechanical design, and providing mentorship to new designers and engineers.

With 21 years of experience in HVAC and plumbing design past projects have spanned across a multitude of industries including airport facilities, industrial shops, military barracks, office buildings, retail, military hangars, critical facilities, higher education, and dining facilities.

Most recently Tamagni served as Senior Mechanical Engineer at RWB Consulting Engineers, and previous companies include Harley Ellis Devereaux, Integrated Design Group, Jacobs Engineering, Swanson Rink, BCER Engineering, and Industrial Solar Technology.

Education: University of Idaho (B.A.)


Cushman & Wakefield

Matt Schendle, executive managing director

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Matt Schendle

Matt Schendle has been promoted to lead Cushman & Wakefield’s office agency leasing practice in Dallas, overseeing more than 5.7 million square feet in North Texas. An eight-year veteran at Cushman & Wakefield, Schendle was a top-producing broker in 2020, ranking among the top 100 in the company.

Education: The University of Oklahoma (BS)


CBRE

Tim Dismond, chief responsibility officer

Ryan Mitchell, director of diversity equity & inclusion

LaTonya Woodson, director of global diversity equity & inclusion

Tim Dismond

Tim Dismond has recently been promoted to the newly created position of chief responsibility officer at CBRE. Dismond, who first joined the company in 2008, will now add overseeing the company’s Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) efforts to his responsibilities as chief diversity officer.

He has been in the commercial real estate industry for 26 and has previously worked for Fuller & Henry, Polsinelli & Shughart, and prior to joining CBRE at Sprint Nextel for over a decade.

Education: Indiana University School of Law and the University of Michigan

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Ryan Mitchell

Ryan Mitchell will take on the DE&I efforts of CBRE’s Advisory Services and Real Estate Investments businesses. His more than 20 years of experience includes former positions as vice president of talent development and D&I at Texas Capital Bank, as well as an adjunct professor at Warner University.

Education: Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (BS), Faulkner University (MS), Walden University (DBA)

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LaTonya Wilson

LaTonya Woodson will lead diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts for CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions. With more than 20 years of experience, Woodson was previously a global DE&I senior manager at Korn Ferry. She is on the advisory council of the North Texas Chapter of the National Diversity Council and is a DE&I facilitator at Cornell University.

Education: Texas Christian University (BS), Amberton University (MS), University of North Texas (PhD)

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