Women on rise at Trademark Property 

DAHLIN recruits principals from StoryBuilt, Joeris shakes up top leadership

Trademark Property Promotes Women to CRE Leadership Roles
Trademark Property's Maranda Auzenne and Nancy San Pedro, DAHLIN's Michael Padavic and Dan Sokolosky and Joeris' Ryan Rummel (Trademark Property, DAHLIN, LinkedIn, Getty)

Trademark Property Company is putting an emphasis on women in commercial real estate.

The Fort Worth-based firm recently promoted four women to vice president. They are: Cassie King in design and placemaking, Laura Hale in portfolio marketing, Monica Luera in development, and Stephany Ruiz in experience. 

Trademark also hired Nancy San Pedro as senior vice president of asset management this year. And last year, it promoted Maranda Auzenne to senior vice president in property management. They are in charge of a national portfolio of 16 retail and mixed-use properties.

“Women aren’t the default presentation makers, note takers, or coordinators of meetings,” said Luera, who started as a research and office assistant at Trademark in 2010. “I’m a big proponent that your job role should not be defined by your gender, and I’m proud to work with such a forward-thinking team.”

San Pedro and Auzenne host quarterly dinners with women in commercial real estate, add a female perspective to commercial real estate research, and make a point to mentor and collaborate with other women.

Here’s what else is shaking in Texas real estate:

DAHLIN has added two principals from embattled Austin development firm StoryBuilt. Architects Michael Padavic and Dan Sokolosky are joining DAHLIN, the latest several hires from StoryBuilt, recently laid off at least 90 employees amid lawsuits and financial woes. Global architecture firm DAHLIN, which is based in California, has been working in Texas for 20 years and established its Austin office about a year ago.

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Andrew Brod of Whitebox was recently accepted to the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors. Brod, who is based in Houston, has been working in commercial real estate for 20 years. He has been involved in over $150 million in transactions. Dallas-based Whitebox specializes in office and industrial brokerage and development, and it opened its Houston office two years ago.

S2 Capital has hired Trey Lopez as vice president of operations for its subsidiary S2 Residential. Lopez has 18 years of multifamily management experience and was most recently director of operations and managing director at Cortland. Dallas-based S2 holds multifamily properties in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas.

San Antonio-based Joeris General Contractors appointed two new executives. Former CFO Ryan Doege has been appointed chief business officer, and Ryan Rummel has been hired as CFO, the San Antonio Business Journal reported. Rummel joins Joeris from accounting firm RSM. The change is part of Joeris’ succession planning efforts, the outlet reported. The company’s leadership includes CEO Gary Joeris and COO Karl Joeris.

Also in San Antonio, Phyllis Browning Company has recruited Marty Wender to chair its advisory board, the San Antonio Business Journal reported. Wender is a longtime San Antonio developer. While Phyllis Browning is known as a residential brokerage, it is immersed in land, ranch and commercial real estate as well, and Wender will consult the firm’s commercial brokers.

CBRE has appointed James Millon as president of its U.S. debt and structured finance business, the Dallas Business Journal reported. Millon will start on Nov. 1 and focus on expanding Dallas-based CBRE’s debt and structured finance business. Millon, who is based in New York, was most recently vice chair and co-head of U.S. Large Loans.

In other CBRE news, the firm has entered a partnership with Emitwise, a carbon accounting software provider. The partnership aims to reduce carbon emissions in CBRE’s supply chain.

Thirty-Four Commercial has appointed Gip Erskine as its chief property management officer, the Dallas Business Journal reported. Erskine has 38 years of commercial real estate experience, and he previously served as senior property manager and vice president of asset services at Transwestern.

Ed Latson has been named CEO of Opportunity Austin, a five-year economic development organization focused on drawing investments that will create jobs. The company split off from the Austin Chamber of Commerce in June, the Austin Business Journal reported. It has a $35 million budget and a staff of 16. Latson was previously head of the Austin Regional Manufacturers Association.