Movers & shakers

Jun.June 05, 2017 10:00 AM

Luciane Serifovic

Lansco’s Robin Abrams is leaving the firm to join Eastern Consolidated, where she will be a principal and vice chairman of retail. Abrams, who’s been at Lansco for 38 years, will also take her team of brokers, which includes Lisa Rosenthal, Herman Glaswand and Rebecca Olshan, to Eastern.

Former Douglas Elliman rental exec and sales manager Luciane Serifovic, who left the company in March, has joined Town Residential as director of international sales.

Dustin Stolly has left his position as managing director in JLL’s real estate investment banking practice to open his own firm. Stolly spent a decade at JLL, where his clients included Starwood Capital Group and Madison Equities.

Elan Blum, a senior associate at Related Companies, has left to join Thor Equities as residential asset manager, putting him at the helm of Thor’s residential portfolio.

Witkoff hired Scott Broder as a senior vice president and head of hotel investments. Broder was previously the director of acquisitions at Sunstone Hotel Investors.

Top Savills Studley brokers Jeffrey Baker and Graham Hobbs have jumped ship to join Park Hill Group, the former as a partner and the latter as a managing director. Both will focus on sales, recapitalizations and financing.

Commercial tenant advisory firm Cresa has promoted principals Eric Thomas, Jane Roundell and James Pirot to managing principals. The firm also hired Drew Silvester and Ajit Jain as senior vice presidents, Francesca Marrone as senior advisor, and Joseph Simon and Skyler Simon as advisors.

WeWork has hired former Spotify and Yahoo engineering executive Laurent Paris as its first-ever chief technology officer. Paris will build an engineering team to develop new systems and incorporate new technologies into WeWork’s office spaces.

Allen Dzbanek has joined Douglaston Development as senior vice president of design and construction after eight years at Rockrose Development Corporation.

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has hired former Haynes and Boone attorney Aaron Beim as a partner. Beim will continue to represent investors in debt and equity transactions.

Ariel Property Advisors has named Andre Sigourney as director in its investment sales division. He is joining from CPEX Real Estate.

Brokerage firm DJK brought in three new salespeople: Kate Ishii, Nicholas Sakai and Alison Hoornbeek. Ishii and Sakai both will join DJK’s residential division, while Hoornbeek will focus on its commercial division.

Brittany Nash will join Ideal Properties as a real estate salesperson. Nash was previously the director of public relations at Beachy Beach Real Estate in Florida.

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