JLL launches multi-family property management group, Canvas appoints chief operating officer, Avison Young hires data center veteran


JLL has added multifamily to its list of property management services and has chosen a 30 year industry veteran in his office in Chicago to lead the charge.

Managing Director Lela Cirjakovic He will work with national and regional leaders to focus on building and growing multi-family client relationships for the global brokerage firm.

JLL previously offered property management services only for office, industrial, retail and life sciences spaces. Its new multi-family property management platform will feature asset management, residential scheduling, technology services and on-site management teams.

The expansion would also allow JLL to fully serve owners of mixed-use properties across the country. JLL currently employs 2,300 property management professionals who oversee more than 745 million square feet of retail space in the United States.

“Our multi-family management experts, backed by JLL’s property management platform, will provide clients with unrestricted access to the services, resources and industry expert care needed to ensure the best service and property performance in their area.” class,” Cirjakovic said in a corporate statement announcing the move. “I have spent most of my career on the property side, and I will continue to bring that property owner mentality to every community we serve.”

Cirjakovic has nearly three decades of real estate asset management experience, most recently as executive vice president of operations in Waterton, where he oversaw the vertically integrated real estate investment firm’s multifamily portfolio.

Prior to that, Cirjakovic managed Midwest operations for Chicago-based multifamily property management company Camco as regional manager and member of its senior executive committee. He previously worked at Midland Property Management and the Illinois Housing Development Authority.


Brett Klein

The real estate investment platform Canvas Investment Partners and Canvas Property Group have appointed Brett Klein as director of operations for the multi-family and mixed-use property company.

In his new role, Klein will develop, implement and execute the corporate strategy to scale the multi-company platform focusing on Class A multi-family transactions in the New York metropolitan area. He is also tasked with guiding the company’s expansion into select US markets.

The news follows Canvas’s announcement in July of a strategic partnership with HRS Management, the family office of Apollo Global Management co-founder Josh Harris, to invest more than $1 billion in multifamily properties.

Klein brings more than 22 years of experience in C-suite roles at various real estate companies with a combined $16 billion in assets under management. Most recently, as CFO of EquityMultiple, Klein spent more than 13 years at NorthStar Asset Management Group, where he served as director of alternative products and raised more than $4.5 billion in equity capital. He has also served on the investment committees of seven privately held public companies.


Howard Berry

Howard Berry has joined Avison Young as director of its data center services platform in San Francisco.

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In his new role, Berry will partner with the company’s existing data center real estate team to advise on business development, as well as sales, leasing and development of data center properties. He will also focus on building the company’s investor network in the Silicon Valley area of ​​Northern California and across the country.

Berry brings more than 20 years of experience in real estate and data center platforms nationally and in the Bay Area, having provided commercial real estate advisory services in the investment, technology, data center, industrial sectors. , research and development, offices and redevelopment. He also has experience in large-scale construction and project management.


Chris Harland

National commercial real estate services firm BBG has appointed Chris Harland as managing director. Harland and his team of five commercial appraisers join BBG’s new office in Albany, New York, the company’s 49th US office..

In his new role, Harland will oversee office operations and litigation support services, as well as expand the company’s presence in the Northeast.

Harland has focused on real estate appraisal, underwriting, and analysis for more than three decades, including recreational, hospitality, retail, multi-family, healthcare, office, industrial and distribution, and residential properties. A Certified Real Estate Appraiser in several Northeastern states, Harland most recently served as Managing Director of Hilco Real Estate Appraisal’s Northeast Region. Prior to that, he was president of the Capstone Appraisal Group and held senior positions at other national real estate services companies.


wendy sikorski

wendy sikorski has joined boutique senior and multi-family housing asset management firm Cambridge Management Services as Senior Vice President of Operations in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In his new role, Sikorski will lead the company’s operations as its affiliate, LeCesse Development Corp., prepares for increased development activity next year.

Sikorski most recently served as Senior Regional Manager at CGI Residential, where she was recognized as a member of their President’s Club from 2015 to 2021. She has also served on the board of directors for the Greater Charlotte Apartment Association, the South Carolina Apartment Association, and the Leadership Lyceum Apartment Association. from North Carolina.


Kevin Griffiths

Kevin Griffiths joined the JLL industrial team as senior vice president at his Dallas office.

In his new role, Griffiths will serve industrial owners and users in the food and beverage industry across the country, joining the Dallas industrial team led by craig jones.

Griffiths most recently served as a broker at Newmark where he focused on tenant representation, agency leasing and investment sales. As of May 2021, Griffiths has completed more than 1.2 million square feet of food and beverage-related real estate deals valued at nearly $200 million.


baltimore angel

The National Apartment Association, a rental housing industry advocacy and educational group with 92,000 members representing more than 11 million apartments nationwide, has hired baltimore angel as senior vice president of information technology.

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In his new role, Baltimore will create a company-wide information technology strategy and work closely with key stakeholders and executive leadership on technology implementation, as well as lead the NAA information technology team. .

Baltimore joins NAA from the American Pharmacists Association, where she served as vice president of digital strategy and e-commerce. Prior to that, she held technology leadership positions at the State Department’s Federal Credit Union and the American Institute of Architects.


bill krebsbach

JLL Capital Markets has appointed bill krebsbach as a senior director with his retail investment sales advisory team.

In his new role, Krebsbach will focus on sales of single-tenant net leased investments, while also increasing relationships with development partners. He will report directly to JLL’s Senior General Managers. Colin Ryan Y david berglundco-leaders of the firm’s Minneapolis office.

Krebsbach spent the last four years as an investment sales broker at Mid-America Real Estate Group, where he advised clients on acquisitions and dispositions. During his time there, Krebsbach completed more than $300 million in property transactions.


Antonio Bertelli

Antonio Bertelli joined Kidder Mathews as Vice President and Senior Property Manager in his Asset Services group in Portland, Oregon.

In his new role, Bertenelli will continue to assist commercial real estate clients with the leasing and management of their commercial, office, flex and industrial properties.

Bertenelli brings more than 15 years of commercial asset management experience, including work in property management, project management, and property leasing, as well as managing mixed-use projects and homeowner associations. Before beginning his career in commercial real estate, Bertenelli spent five years on active duty with the US Marine Corps.


Kristi Andersen

Kristi Andersen joined CBRE as Vice President in Omaha, Nebraska.

In his new role, Andersen will help clients with the leasing and sales of office, industrial and commercial properties for owners, tenants, landlords and operators.

Anderson joins CBRE from Colliers in Omaha, where he closed more than $26 million in transactions last year alone. Prior to entering commercial real estate, Anderson spent 20 years in the public relations and communications industry and currently runs her own consultancy, having served as director of communications and media relations for the Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority. and served as the Nebraska Press Secretary for the Republican senator. . mike johans. Earlier in her career, Anderson was a broadcast journalist.

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