Jonathan Dean was named senior vice president and director of leasing at Helmsley Spear and Swig Equities. He is responsible for the leasing activity of all commercial office brokers at Helmsley Spear. Dean has 25 years of commercial real estate experience and previously served as managing director of leasing at Jack Resnick & Sons, where he completed deals totaling 620,000 square feet.
Jacqueline Weiss joined Fisher Brothers as general counsel. Weiss previously served as a partner at the real estate group of Arent Fox. She specializes in structured acquisitions and sales, financing, and construction loans.
Peter Simel joined Colliers International as managing director. Simel previously was a senior managing director for Handler Real Estate Services. Prior to that, he served as a vice president for CB Richard Ellis.
Peter Febo was appointed chief operating officer at Taconic Investment Partners, where he will be responsible for directing the company’s 85-person in-house team and will oversee residential, commercial and retail property development, as well as construction projects and asset management. He previously served as regional vice president for Home Properties.
Also on the move
Eva Marie Santiago joined Cushman & Wakefield as a director after serving as vice president for retail corporate services at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank … John Krueger was named sales manager of Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services’ Manhattan office after serving there as an agent since June 2012… Janet Wilkinson and Susan LeFevre joined the Keller Williams NYC sales team. … Julie Brannan joined Warburg Realty, along with Daniel Chugunov and Angelika Kallio… Sanjya Tidke was appointed associate broker at Halstead Property’s Riverdale-Johnson Avenue office.
Diane Ramirez, chief executive officer of Halstead (also see story on left) received the Leadership Award at the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Conference in Las Vegas. … Developer Arthur Zeckendorf, co-principal of Zeckendorf Realty and co-owner of Terra Holdings, is engaged to marry Anne Detwiler, the granddaughter of corporate titan Dwayne Andreas.