Paragon Commercial Group, a retail development firm based in El Segundo, hired Todd Huber as senior investment manager for California. In this newly created role, Huber will evaluate new retail acquisition opportunities and manage the firm’s existing portfolio. Huber previously led acquisitions and developments at L.C. Huber & Associates, a family-run firm that invests in multifamily and office properties. Paragon has been investing in the L.A. market alongside Canyon Catalyst Fund, the CalPERS real estate arm managed by Canyon Partners Real Estate, since 2014.
Martin Pupil has joined Irvine-based Stream Realty Partners as its executive managing director of the Los Angeles, Orange County and Inland Empire markets. The company poached Pupil from Colliers International, where he has worked for the past 14 years. Most recently, he served as the national president of brokerage services. In his new capacity, Pupil will lead and manage strategic leasing, development, investment sales, portfolio analysis and property management across all product types for the commercial real estate firm.
Architecture firm HOK has tapped Mark Ejnes as senior principal and design principal for the firm’s L.A. office. He will head the Culver City-based design studio alongside Ernest Cirangle. Prior to joining HOK, Ejnes worked for Aedas, Gehry Partners and Maria C. Romañach Architects. Some of the firm’s recent projects include the Kaiser Permanente Medical office building in Baldwin Hills, the interiors for LinkedIn’s building in Carpinteria and a bioscience campus at the University of Southern California.
Polaris Pacific, a sales and marketing company, recruited John Pallante from the Mark Company. In his new capacity as project director for Southern California and Arizona, Pallante will guide sales programs for the firm’s portfolio in those states, which includes a townhome community in Calabasas and an under-construction condo tower in Pasadena. Prior to joining Polaris Pacific, he oversaw sales and marketing for Oceanwide Plaza, a massive mixed-use complex in Downtown Los Angeles.