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Movers & Shakers: Compass takes two from EWM…and more

Movement at EWM, Franklin Street, JLL, Suffolk, Allen Morris Co. and more

September 16, 2016 12:00PM
By Katherine Kallergis

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Jon Batchelor Jr. and Scott Voelker

Jon Batchelor Jr. and Scott Voelker

Compass added two agents from one of Miami’s top producing teams, Scott Voelker and Jon Batchelor Jr. The duo come from EWM’s Nancy Batchelor team, who ranked 16 in The Real Deal‘s top residential agents earlier this year. 

Jon Batchelor, Nancy’s stepson, and Voelker focus on waterfront homes in Miami. They declined to provide sales figures, but said the Nancy Batchelor team has raked in more than $175 million in sales since 2014.

The new hires bring the tech-driven brokerage up to 62 agents in Miami Beach and Coconut Grove.

Franklin Street promoted Lisa Jesmer to senior vice president of investor client accounts. Jesmer joined Franklin Street about a year ago from CBRE. She was hired as vice president of management services for the industrial and office divisions, and will now focus on business development and client relationship across all product types and markets.

Jesmer said her newly created role will allow the firm to capitalize on the growing trend of mixed-use projects.

JLL promoted Managing Director Brian Smith to lead the company’s industrial business in South Florida. Smith joined JLL in February from Cushman & Wakefield. Smith’s clients include Prologis.

MDM Hotel Group promoted Florencia Tabeni to vice president of operations and development. She’s been working for MDM since 2002, most recently as general manager of the JW Marriott Marquis Miami and the Hotel Beaux Arts. She will oversee the developer’s hotels, sales and marketing, quality assurance, revenue management, human resources, IT and renovation projects.

EWM hired nine associates: Sandra BorgonovoMaria Isabel De La TejeraCristina D’Anglemont De TassignyAngeles FerrerMartha GarciaJorge LlansoCristina PretiAlexandra Rivas-Vazquez and Maria Mercedes Velasquez. They’ll be based in the Key Biscayne office at 644 Crandon Boulevard.

Suffolk Construction is expanding its national aviation team with two new hires: Roddy Boggus and TG Mason. Boggus is now executive vice president of aviation, while Mason is project executive and director of aviation for the west region. Boggus was previously national aviation director and global aviation market leader of Parsons Brincherhoff, where he worked on projects that included LaGuardia Airport, Logan International Airport and San Francisco International Airport.

Mason was a principle at the Phoenix-based construction consultant firm, Transcendent Management Group, where he worked with builders and designers. He’s also worked on airport projects such as Los Angeles International Airport and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Mallori Morris was named assistant development manager-markets for products and services at the Allen Morris Company. Morris will work with the development team to design products and services for residents and tenants. She was previously co-founder, COO and creative director of a textile company called Malikoo.