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HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Gensler has named two of its architects as principals in its Houston office: Lucian Nesline, who focuses on large-scale industrial and logistics, critical facilities and build-to-suit and headquarters projects; and Christy Kim, who will continue to design various large-scale projects in the consumer goods, brand design and office developer practice areas, and she will also maintain her position as studio director of the office building developer and repositioning team.

THE WOODLANDS, Texas – The Signorelli Company has hired Kim Croley as senior vice president of marketing. Croley joins Signorelli  after an 18-year tenure with Transwestern.

ATLANTA – Casey Keitchen and Art Waldrop, two of Avison Young’s leading Atlanta office brokers, have been hired by Newmark as senior managing directors. “Bringing both Art and Casey to Atlanta expands Newmark’s influence in the Southeast, yet another example of the firm’s momentum in attracting some of the industry’s best talent,” said Sean Moynihan, Southeast Market Leader of Newmark.

AUSTIN –  Partners Real Estate announced that Irulian Dabbs has joined as Vice President, Industrial Services in the firms Austin office. In her new role, she will work alongside the Industrial Services team to to bolster brokerage services across Central Texas. Prior to joining Partners, she served as an Associate at Don Quick & Associates.

HOUSTON — Johnson Development has promoted Jacob W. Rice to Vice President and General Manager of its new 1,130-acre community in Katy. The community — located just north of Interstate 10 near Morton Road and FM 2855 will have 2,400 homes.

AUSTIN – JLL announced the addition of May Vlaming to its Project and Development Services team as Senior Vice President and market lead in Austin. She has over two decades of experience in the construction industry.

CHICAGO – JLL’s Value and Risk Advisory platform has hired Mary Bruno as the National Director of Agency Due Diligence. Bruno will report to Jeff Manas, Executive Managing Director for the group’s Environmental and Property Condition team.

SAN ANTONIO – The American Institute of Architects announced that David Lake and Ted Flato – founders of Texas-based firm Lake Flato Architects – have been awarded the 2024 AIA Gold Medal. The Gold Medal is considered one of the most prestigious awards given to American architects. In announcing the award, the AIA said, “the duo has repeatedly distinguished themselves as preeminent architects and fearless advocates, pushing the limits of design while easing the burden on our planet.” The two architects, who co-founded their firm in San Antonio in 1984, were cited by the eight-person jury for their ability to make “sustainability exciting in a way few other architects have accomplished.”

Dec. 24,  2023 Realty News Report Copyright 2023

Photo credit: Cynthia Lescalleet, CALPix copyright 2023

Caption: Downtown Houston.


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