The Real Deal Miami

Movers & Shakers: Suffolk names new VPs of operations…and more

Plus new hires at EWM's Key Biscayne office, CBRE, Simon and more

June 21, 2016 01:30PM
By Katherine Kallergis

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Fernandez Eaton and MiamiCentral

Joe Fernandez, Brian Eaton and a rendering of MiamiCentral

Suffolk Construction named two new vice presidents of operations: Brian Eaton and Joe Fernandez.

Eaton has been with Suffolk for nearly two years as project executive for Brightline’s MiamiCentral station. MiamiCentral is a mixed-use project with office, retail, restaurant and residential components. The development spans six city blocks and 11 acres.

Fernandez previously managed and supervised projects in the educational, municipal, multifamily, healthcare and aviation market sectors. Most recently, Fernandez supervised the expansion of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Suffolk’s portfolio also includes Jade Signature, Met Square in downtown Miami, Aventura ParkSquare and The Bristol in West Palm Beach.

Esslinger Wooten Maxwell Realty International made nine new hires in its Key Biscayne office: Christian Balbontin, Vania Campos, Christian Cevallos, Edward Crews, Lourdes Garrido, Ibis Noda, Claudia Nuñez, Tania Peck and Ansberto Rachad Jaimes.

  • Christian Balbontin, owner of Highland Adventures in Key Biscayne
  • Vania Campos, previously a naturalist for Key Biscayne Nature Center in Miami
  • Christian Cevallos, a former general manager at South Bay Developers
  • Edward Crews, the former commercial director for Trayecto in Peru
  • Lourdes Garrido has 30 years of real estate experience from ONE Sotheby’s International Realty
  • Ibis Noda, a former administrative aide for the city of Miami Police
  • Claudia Nuñez, previously a teacher at Plymouth Preschool in Coconut Grove
  • Tania Peck, former marketing director at Nestea Europe
  • Ansberto Rachad Jaimes, previously a vice president of M Accesorios Automotrices in Venezuela

Christopher Gallagher is now a senior vice president at CBRE’s Fort Lauderdale office. Gallagher left Duke Realty, where he was a vice president of leasing for South Florida since 2007. There, he was responsible for leasing and development of about 7 million square feet of office and industrial properties in the region.

CBRE also promoted Chris King to senior asset services engineering operations manager, where he will perform property inspections and assessments, oversee service delivery, best practices and client satisfaction for Florida. King has been with CBRE for 10 years, in project design, management and budgeting.

Andy Pribyl was also promoted to senior asset services engineering operations manager. Pribyl will continue to oversee project and technical management on CBRE’s major capital projects in Florida. He’s worked with CBRE since 2011, and before that was with America’s Capital Partners and Premier Commercial Realty.

Copeland & Co. Real Estate hired Stephanie McAlister as a broker-associate in the firm’s West Palm Beach office. McAlister has been a real estate agent since 2013, and was previously a loan officer and asset manager. She’s also a licensed Florida broker.

Carla Conti joined Weichert Corporate Housing as regional director of business development. Conti, based in Miami, will expand the company’s reach within the Southeastern U.S. Weichert’s portfolio includes Icon Brickell and the Crimson. The company offers temporary housing to corporate clients who are relocating.

Simon made two hires: Valerie Beaubrun is mall manager at Dadeland Mall, and Sean Carroll as director of marketing and business development at Town Center in Boca Raton.

Beaubrun will manage day-to-day operations, maintenance and tenant relations, as well as security and marketing. She was previously mall manager at St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville.

Carroll, previously in the same role at Coconut Point in Estero, Florida, will lead the marketing division for Simon’s Florida division, as well as supervise customer service, sponsorships and business development.