California People and Company News for Feb. 2, 2024
Colliers Valuation & Advisory Services has made significant changes in leadership roles and new hires within its Sacramento office, as part of a strategic plan to strengthen the multifamily valuation services platform and reinforce its presence in California and the West region. Scott Shouse, MAI, has been tapped for the role of California Multifamily Lead. He will support and direct team recruitment, training, and collaboration endeavors for the multifamily specialists throughout Colliers’ six California offices. Shouse will also co-lead Colliers’ multifamily advisory committee. With Shouse’s transition to a regional leadership position, Andy Burger, MAI, AI-GRS, has come aboard as the new managing director for the Sacramento/Fresno/Reno territory. Joining Burger in the Sacramento office is Doug Callow, a licensed appraiser who was previously with Burger Valuation Consultants and CBRE.
Kidder Mathews added Austin Mudd as a VP in Century City. He specializes in investment sales in Greater Los Angeles and San Diego. Before joining Kidder Mathews, he was with Colliers in Los Angeles, where he was responsible for $70 million of transaction volume across over 250 multifamily units.Over the course of his career, Mudd has been involved in more than $600 million of commercial real estate transactions across multifamily, office, retail, self-storage and industrial properties.
The Grupe Company has promoted Blake Meredith to VP of investments. Meredith will be responsible for the underwriting and evaluation of investment opportunities at Stockton-based Grupe. He will play a key role in analyses and presentation of acquisitions to senior management while overseeing capitalized projects to realization of their business plans, thus ensuring Grupe’s position in the real estate development industry across California.
BNBuilders announced the election of Betty Lynn Senes to president of DBIA (Design-Build Institute of America) Western Pacific Region. Senes brings 30+ years in the construction industry, much of which she has spent focusing on higher education, with work for UC, CSU and private higher education projects.
Total Lender Solutions, a San Diego-based company specializing in complex and comprehensive nonjudicial foreclosures, has acquired the assets of Mortgage Lender Services, a leading foreclosure processing firm based in Sacramento, and its sister company Sunrise Assessment. The acquisition gives Total Lender Solutions, a 19-year Southern California commercial foreclosure processing leader already serving seven states (Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Missouri and Texas), a stronger foothold in Northern California and Nevada.
GPR Ventures, a privately held real estate investment firm based in San Francisco, expands its growing portfolio with the acquisition of its first property in the Oklahoma market. Interchange Business Park is a flex industrial property located in Tulsa that expands over 6.18 acres of land and features a 106,387-square-foot building with four tenant suites, all currently leased at full capacity.
The Exeter Group of Companies, a San Diego-based diversified financial services company specializing in tax-advantaged products and services, has been recognized by two industry news sources as a leading 1031 exchange services provider. Fit Small Business, a business information resource claiming 80 million readers, and Real Estate Bees, a platform offering technology and information to real estate professionals, both ranked Exeter 1031 Exchange Services, LLC as an industry leader with specific capabilities in complex exchange transactions.
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 16-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 7-10 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).