Movers & Shakers: JLL’s John Huguenard and Wells Waller move to Miami

Plus: MG Developer hires chief development officer, Day Pitney adds real estate lawyers

Clockwise from top left: Timothy Wheat, John Hugeunard, Catie Naranjo, Coraly Rodriguez and Wells Waller
Clockwise from top left: Timothy Wheat, John Hugeunard, Catie Naranjo, Coraly Rodriguez and Wells Waller

South Florida real estate hiring got busy for the New Year. Here’s the latest.

JLL announced that John Huguenard, one its industrial capital markets leads, is moving from the firm’s Chicago office to Miami. Huguenard specializes in industrial investments for institutional, corporate, and private investors, according to the press release. He has been acknowledged as a top industrial producer in 2011, 2012 and 2021, his JLL profile shows.

Joining him in the move to Miami is Wells Waller, who is moving from JLL’s Dallas office to the Miami industrial team. Waller specializes in joint venture equity raises and cold storage, the release says.

The law firm Day Pitney brought in Daniel Diaz Levya as a partner to head the real estate law practice in its Miami office, according to a press release. Day Pitney is absorbing Levya’s boutique real estate law practice, Diaz Levya Group, which was previously based in Coral Gables.

Joining Levya in the move to Day Pitney is attorney Amanda Gomez, and paralegals Ana Siddiqui, Ana Laura Garcia, and Dayleen Anchia, the release says.

Day Pitney is a large law firm headquartered in New York City, with offices across the East Coast. It generated $184 million in revenue in 2021, Law.com reported.

Coral Gables-based MG Developer hired Catie Naranjo as its chief development officer. Prior to joining MG Developer, Naranjo worked at Sanford Waterfront Partners as a development manager, according to LinkedIn.

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MG Developer is a boutique residential developer led by CEO Alirio Torrealba.

Miami-based multifamily developer Pinnacle promoted longtime executives Coraly Rodriguez and Timothy Wheat to partners at the firm, according to an announcement. They joined the firm’s founders, David Deutch and Louis Wolfson III, at the partner level after the death of Pinnacle partner Mitchell Friedman in September.

Since 2015, Rodriguez has worked as Pinnacle’s chief accounting and operating officer, and those will remain as her core responsibilities. Before Pinnacle, she was an accounting director at TotalBank, a private bank based in Miami.

Wheat joined Pinnacle in 2002 and has served as a regional vice president since then.

Former Nest Seekers agent and reality television star Dana Flanagan joined One Sotheby’s International Realty as a broker in its Fort Lauderdale office. She also joined William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in Connecticut, according to a press release. Flanagan is a host and producer of the real estate reality shows “American Dream TV,” “A Taste of Winter” and “Dining Divas.”

According to the announcement, Flanagan closes an average of $35 million in sales a year.

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