Movers & Shakers: May 2022
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Mira Wolff      Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer      Marcus & Millichap     Calabasas, Calif. 

Marcus & Millichap announced that Mira Wolff has joined the firm as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Wolff has over 25 years of experience in human resources management, advising numerous organizations on recruiting and retention of top talent, employee engagement, strategic planning and technology-based training. Her experience includes all aspects of sourcing, onboarding and integration involved in over 80 acquisitions. As CHRO, Wolff will be responsible for all aspects of human resources for the firm and provide leadership and innovation to the company’s sales force, management team and support staff. She will work closely with the executive team to develop and execute a human resources strategy. 

Brian Eisendrath     Executive Managing Director      Institutional Property Advisors     Calabasas, Calif. 

Marcus & Millichap announced the acquisition of Eisendrath Finance Group Inc. In conjunction with the acquisition, Brian Eisendrath will join the company’s Institutional Property Advisors division as Executive Managing Director, specializing in multifamily debt, equity and capital markets advisory services. For the past 15 years, Eisendrath has been an industry-leading multifamily capital markets originator with an extensive track record in agency and non-agency financing. Since 2005, he and his team closed more than 1,000 multifamily financing transactions valued at over $35 billion. Over the past three years, Eisendrath originated more than $8 billion in agency debt alone. 

Timothy A. Faulker     President and Chief Executive Officer      The Breeden Company     Virginia Beach, Va. 

The Breeden Company announced the transition of President and Chief Executive Officer from Ramon W. Breeden Jr., the company's founder, to Timothy A. Faulkner, Chief Operating Officer. The organizational change ensures the continuation of the current company culture and industry leadership in the construction, multifamily and commercial real estate fields. Executive leadership of the company remains unchanged. Breeden, still The Breeden Company’s Chairman of the Board, will continue to have an active presence at The Breeden Company. He and C. Torrey Breeden remain owners of the company, and Torrey will continue in his role as Executive Vice President, focusing on land acquisition and development. Breeden Jr. founded the company in 1961, building single family homes, apartments and shopping centers in the Hampton Roads region. The company has grown from an organization of 20 to 425 today. 

Jeffrey Poirot     Vice President     FirstService Residential      New York 

FirstService Residential announced the promotion of Jeffrey Poirot to Vice President of the company’s New Development Consulting and Property Management Division. With more than 20 years of experience in luxury property management, sales and owner relations, Poirot is instrumental in the execution of effective strategies that increase property value, client satisfaction and resident experience. As Vice President, Poirot uses his leadership, strategic planning and analytical expertise to establish efficient property operations in complex, mixed-use residential buildings that include luxury hotel and retail components. 

Justin Hu      Managing Director of Investment Management      Landmark Properties     Atlanta 

Landmark Properties has named Justin Hu as the company’s Managing Director of Investment Management. In his new role, Hu will work closely with Landmark’s new build-to-rent (BTR) division and be responsible for structuring joint ventures, closing on new investments and managing the owner-operator’s BTR portfolio. As part of the company’s growing acquisition strategy, Hu will also manage a portion of Landmark’s student housing portfolio. Before joining Landmark, Hu served as a Senior Investment Manager at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, where he was responsible for sourcing, executing, and managing over $10 billion of U.S. real estate investments across multiple property types, including student housing, multifamily and industrial. 

Mike Sharpenberg     Senior Director of Financial Planning and Analysis      PeakMade Real Estate     Atlanta 

PeakMade Real Estate announced the promotion of Mike Sharpenberg to Senior Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. He joined PeakMade Real Estate’s Accounting Team in December 2012 as a corporate staff accountant and senior accountant then quickly received increased responsibilities to expand and lead the Financial Planning and Analysis team as a Senior Financial Analyst, Manager of FP&A and Director of FP&A. His new role will allow him to support and advise on more company-wide initiatives while continuing to provide oversight to the FP&A team. 

Darren Pierce      President     ZRS Management, LLC     Orlando, Fla. 

Darren Pierce has been promoted to President of ZRS Management, LLC, replacing long-time President Steve Buck, who will continue in his role as CEO. Pierce joined ZRS in 2016 as Vice President to help grow the organization by leveraging his experience with some of the nation’s most successful real estate investment firms. By bringing an “ownership mindset” to ZRS, Pierce has played an instrumental role in nearly doubling the number of units under management to 60,000, according to CEO Buck. Prior to joining ZRS, Pierce was Vice President of Asset Management with Crescent Communities. 

Kittle Property Group, Indianapolis 

Blake Blanch (L)    Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer 

Melissa Tichenor (R)    Chief Financial Officer 

Kittle Property Group has promoted two senior executives: Blake Blanch, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and Melissa Tichenor has been named Chief Financial Officer. Since 2016, Blanch has served as Senior Vice President-Finance at Kittle Property Group. In his new role, he will oversee the company’s Finance, Compliance and Information Technology departments, as well as manage Eagle Capital Company LLC, a division of Kittle Property Group. Prior to joining Kittle Property Group, Blanch was Chief Financial Officer of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority and had previously served as Chief Financial Officer of the Indiana Finance Authority. Since 2011, Tichenor has held multiple financial leadership positions at Kittle Property Group, including Vice President of Accounting, Director of Accounting, Controller-Properties and Assistant Controller. In her new role, Tichenor will prepare and oversee Kittle Property Group’s corporate operating budget, lead Kittle Property Group’s accounting department in the delivery of timely and accurate financial information, monitor and manage insurance, and direct all Kittle Property Group financial operations. Prior to joining Kittle Property Group, Tichenor served as Accounting Manager for Bright House Networks and as an Auditor for KPMG. 

Bonaventure, Alexandria, Va. 

Henry “Hank” Loughran (L)     Senior Vice President of Capital Markets 

Gregory Proctor (R)     Vice President of Business Development 

Bonaventure announced the appointment of Henry “Hank” Loughran as Senior Vice President of Capital Markets and Gregory Proctor as Vice President of Business Development. In his new role, Loughran will report to Bonaventure Founder and CEO Dwight Dunton III and will oversee all capital fundraising activities to meet the company’s growth goals. His responsibilities will include executing capital strategies, leading the firm’s distribution team, cultivating institutional, family office, RIA and high net worth clients, and managing Broker-Dealer operations. Proctor, who will report to Bonaventure’s SVP of Operations, Christine Bentley, will focus on driving Bonaventure’s strategic growth by developing, nurturing and extending third party design/build and property management client relationships. With a professional background steeped in successful relationship building, Proctor’s skills will result in mutually beneficial rewards between third parties and Bonaventure alike and help to grow Bonaventure's assets under management. Loughran comes to Bonaventure with extensive financial services marketing expertise, including fundraising, design, brand development, and messaging across multiple sectors and industries. Prior to joining Bonaventure, Loughran directed North American Sales and Marketing at Agecroft Partners, a hedge fund and private equity placement firm. 

Proctor joins Bonaventure with over 30 years working in the housing industry. During his career he has owned and/or operated multiple multifamily and affordable housing companies and has in-depth experience with HUD, Tax Credit, and Rural Development. Proctor has been a national trainer on fair housing, asset management, accessibility and numerous other industry topics.