The Real Deal New York

Movers and shakers

November 01, 2016
By Marynia Kruk

Andrew Sasson

Andrew Sasson

Scott Durkin has been named chief operating officer of Douglas Elliman. He previously served as executive vice president of acquisitions and growth and had been a Corcoran Group manager before joining Elliman in January. Durkin fills a position left vacant since January when Stephen Kotler was tapped as Elliman’s chief revenue officer. Kotler is based in Los Angeles, where he is managing the firm’s West Coast expansion.

Frank Coco, Owen Hane and Don Preate have joined JLL to serve as executive managing directors at the NYSE-listed commercial real estate firm. The three were previously part of the New York office-leasing team at Cushman & Wakefield.

Eastern Consolidated has promoted Andrew Sasson and Chad Sinsheimer to senior directors in its investment sales division. Sasson and Sinsheimer were both previously directors.

Avison Young has hired two principals, Nicola Heryet and Michael Robinson. Heryet comes to the Toronto-based commercial real estate services firm from Cushman & Wakefield, where she served as a senior managing director. Robinson, a commercial real estate appraiser, was previously at KTR Real Estate Advisors.

Design and architecture firm Perkins+Will has promoted Ted Shaw to associate principal in its New York office. The architect is one of six associate principals in the 100-person office. Shaw was previously a senior associate at the firm.

Brown Harris Stevens has hired Neil Laurine as executive vice president and managing director of sales. He comes to the firm from Corcoran.

Hirschfeld Properties has hired Kevin Waters as vice president of acquisitions. Waters comes to the firm from TIAA-CREF.

Bruce Rothman and Corey Horowitz have joined commercial brokerage Lee & Associates NYC specializing in tenant representation as principals and executive managing directors. Rothman comes to the firm from B. Rothman Inc., an office tenant advisory firm he established. Horowitz comes to Lee & Associates from Cushman & Wakefield.

Trica Jean-Baptiste and Jan Kalanda have joined Level Group, where they will be in charge of the brokerage firm’s new in-house hospitality team. Previously, Jean-Baptiste established and ran Morgensheer Hospitality Inc. a New York-based consultancy. Level Group’s hospitality group will maintain the Morgensheer moniker. Kalanda comes to Level Group from Rockstar Hospitality Group, where he was an executive vice president.

Online real estate marketplace CREXi has hired Christina Host as regional director in the Northeast to run its newly opened New York office. She joins the tech firm from Cushman & Wakefield, where she specialized in net lease investment sales.

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