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SIOR Foundation Selects Aaron Barnard as New President

WASHINGTON, D.C. — SIOR Foundation has announced Aaron Barnard as its new president for the 2018-2019 term. The transition from current president Bill Ginder to Barnard occurred last week at the Society of Industrial & Office Realtors (SIOR) Fall World Conference in Denver. Barnard is a veteran broker in Minneapolis with Cushman & Wakefield and specializes in investment analysis, tenant and landlord representation. [caption id="attachment_214957" align="alignleft" width="100"] Aaron …

Microsoft Co-Founder, Real Estate Developer and Philanthropist Paul Allen Dies at 65

SEATTLE — Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and founder of investment and project management firm Vulcan Inc., which includes its real estate development arm, has died at age 65. Allen passed away Monday from symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Born in 1953 in Seattle, Allen attended school in the Seattle area and founded Microsoft, along with Bill Gates, in 1975. Almost 10 years later, he resigned from Microsoft and began focusing on philanthropic interests and commercial real …

CBRE Promotes Chris Bosworth, Will Pike to Vice Chairman in Atlanta

ATLANTA — CBRE has promoted Chris Bosworth and Will Pike to vice chairman, the highest-ranking title among CBRE producers. Based in the firm’s Atlanta office, Bosworth and Pike serve as partners and co-leaders of CBRE Net Lease Properties, a national practice that provides net lease investors with acquisition and disposition advisory services for single-tenant assets, national net lease portfolios and corporate sale-leasebacks. Over the course of their careers, Bosworth and Pike have …

3M to Close 220,000 SF Manufacturing Plant in North Austin

AUSTIN, TEXAS — 3M, the Minnesota-based manufacturer best known for office products like Post-It notes and Scotch tape, will close its 220,000-square-foot plant in north Austin by the end of 2019. The property will be marketed for sale once it closes. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the closing will impact approximately 120 jobs, though laid-off employees can apply for positions at 3M in other

Floor & Decor to Relocate, Expand Its Headquarters, Creating 500 Jobs in Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA — Floor & Decor, a specialty retailer of hard surface flooring and related accessories, plans to relocate and expand its headquarters to Cobb County from Atlanta. The company’s expansion will create 500 jobs, including administrative and customer service positions, over five years, according to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. Additionally, the company will receive a $500,000 grant to help establish the new headquarters and could be eligible for more than $3 million in state tax breaks …

Chad Thomas Hagwood Joins Hunt Real Estate Capital Team

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — Hunt Real Estate Capital has hired Chad Thomas Hagwood as senior managing director and Southeast regional manager. Formerly with Capital One Multifamily Finance, Hagwood will be based in Hunt's Birmingham office. In this role, Hagwood will be actively involved in the origination of multifamily and manufactured home community debt throughout the nation, with a focus on loan originations through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, CMBS and FHA programs. Additionally, Hagwood will …

Baylor Scott & White and Memorial Hermann Plan to Merge, Creating Largest Health System in Texas

DALLAS AND HOUSTON — The boards of not-for-profit health systems Baylor Scott & White Health and Memorial Hermann Health System have signed a letter of intent to merge operations. Together the two health systems own or have a stake in 68 hospitals and 1,100 care delivery sites in 30 Texas counties. The systems also record nearly 10 million annual “patient encounters” and employ approximately 73,000 people, including 14,000 physicians. According to The Wall Street Journal, the …

Cousins Properties Names Colin Connolly CEO, Gellerstedt Remains as Executive Chairman

ATLANTA — Atlanta-based REIT Cousins Properties Inc. (NYSE: CUZ) has named Colin Connolly CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Larry Gellerstedt, the company’s current chairman and CEO, will transition to executive chairman. “Colin’s promotion is part of a deliberate and planned succession effort that will allow Cousins Properties to benefit from his ideas, energy and strategic leadership skills, while continuing its evolution into a larger, highly focused company,” said …

NorthMarq Capital Adds Six Multifamily Investment Specialists to Dallas Office

DALLAS — NorthMarq Capital has added six multifamily investment sales specialists to its Dallas branch, which is the Minneapolis-based financial intermediary's top-producing debt and equity advisory office. Joining the Dallas team is Taylor Snoddy, the top overall producer for Transwestern over the last two years, along with former Transwestern associates James Roberts and Philip Wiegand. Over the past two years, Snoddy, Roberts and Wiegand have closed more than $2.5 billion in multifamily …

CBRE Acquires CBRE/New England

BOSTON — CBRE Group has acquired CB Richard Ellis-N.E. Partners LP (CBRE/New England), a long-standing joint venture with Whittier Partners Group. The acquisition price was not disclosed. The CBRE/New England leadership team and professionals will join CBRE immediately with the CBRE/New England brand remaining through the end of the year. "We felt the timing was right for this transition to better serve our clients and our employees,” says Andy Hoar, president and co-managing partner at …

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