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Movers & Shakers: CushWake taps new senior managing director…and more

Movement at Transwestern, US Century Bank, Cervera, NBWW, Suffolk and more

July 25, 2016 02:15PM
By Katherine Kallergis

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Troy Ballard

Troy Ballard

Cushman & Wakefield is continuing its hiring streak, and has brought on Troy Ballard as a senior managing director.

Ballard is now a senior managing director at Cushman & Wakefield, and will partner with Robert Given’s multifamily institutional investment sales team. Given left CBRE last week.

Ballard has nearly 20 years of multifamily development, operations and brokerage experience, and was previously senior managing director at ARA Newmark’s Boca Raton office. He also co-founded TM Real Estate Group and served as senior project director at the Related Group.

“Troy’s expertise in South Florida is extremely unique,” Given said in a press release. “He adds tremendous value for our clientele and further strengthens the team we’re building here at Cushman & Wakefield.”

U.S. Century Bank has expanded its residential lending division and brought on Enrique “Henry” Villaronga as executive vice president and head of the division. Villaronga, who previously led residential lending teams at Ocean Bank and TotalBank, will focus on residential lending.

The bank now offers first-time homebuyer programs, 30- and- 15-year fixed-mortgage programs, adjustable rate mortgages, home equity lines of credit, and home financing for foreign nationals.

Glenn H. Gregory joined Transwestern as managing director. In his new role, Gregory will focus on office agency leasing and tenant advisory. He was most recently executive managing director of Coldwell Banker Commercial Alliance’s office practice group, and before that was an executive vice president at JLL. His clients have included the Southeast Financial Center, 801 Brickell, HSBC and Crédit Agricole Private Bank Miami.

Construction management services firm Gulf Building hired Jordana L. Jarjura as general counsel. Jarjura advises the company on all legal matters, including management of outside counsel. Her experience includes procurement, government contracts, land use and local government regulation.

Fred E. Welker III joined Thomas D. Wood & Company to open the firm’s Fort Lauderdale location. Welker, a senior vice president at the commercial mortgage company, has more than 30 years of industry experience, including most recently as vice president of Grandbridge Real Estate Capital.

Macken Companies hired Monte Greenberg as a director, a role that includes leading the real estate company’s third party development business and consulting services. Greenberg, previously assistant vice president and asset manager for ABN AMRO Bank, will also play a role in Macken’s development, management, construction and marketing of South Florida projects.

Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, a West Palm Beach law firm, hired Stephanie A. Eady as an associate attorney in the firm’s real estate department. Eady is licensed in Florida and California.

Cervera Real Estate’s the Elmir Group brought on Martin Elortegui as its new director of business development. Elortegui has experience in real estate development, hospitality and entertainment industries.

Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates made two hires: Emilia Penuela as a controller and Juan Alvarenga as an associate. Penuela now handles all accounting for the firm, replacing Francine Abramoff, who retired after 12 years. Alvarenga has worked at NBWW since 2013, and is currently overseeing construction documents for MiamiCentral’s apartment component.

Bradley Schwartzmann is now a financial analyst at One Real Estate Investment. Schwartzmann previously interned at Spectrum Capital Management, where he created and maintained financial models to assist traders with identifying equity price targets.

Suffolk Construction promoted Kane Wei to senior project manager. Wei will oversee construction of University Village, a mixed-use project next to Florida Gulf Coast University. He has more than 10 years of construction-related experience, including two in Taiwan as a production engineer.