The Real Deal Miami

Movers & Shakers

Hires at Avison Young, Perkins+Will, Stiles and Avatar Real Estate Services

September 14, 2015 12:45PM

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Mark Rubin, Elina Cardet, Jeff McDonough and Sarah Sanchez Castillo

Mark Rubin, Elina Cardet, Jeff McDonough and Sarah Sanchez Castillo.

Mark Rubin left Newmark Grubb Knight Frank in Boca Raton and joined Avison Young as its vice president of the Capital Markets Group in South Florida. Rubin will focus on investment and land transactions for a wide range of clients, including high net worth private clients, family offices, developers, special servicers, investment funds, financial institutions and off-shore investors. He was previously managing director at NGKF and has more than 20 years of experience with assets totaling more than $2.5 billion.

Perkins+Will hired Elina Cardet as its interior architecture and design director. Cardet will work in the Miami office on high-performance buildings throught Florida and elsewhere. She was previously an associate with Gabellini Sheppard Associates in New York City.

Jeff McDonough was promoted toto president of Stiles Residential Group, Stiles’ residential development and investment services division. In his new role, McDonough manages and directs day-to-day operations of the division, including oversight of project conceptualization and execution. He most recently led the company, in partnership with Hensler Development Group, in the development of Twelve|Twelve, a 23-story, 286-unit, luxury condominium project in Nashville. McDonough has been with Stiles since 2005.

Avatar Real Estate Services hired Sarah Sanchez Castillo as a Realtor associate in its South Miami office. Sanchez Castillo studied physiology at Florida International University. — Katherine Kallergis