Northstar, a real estate services firm specializing in project management and development management, has announced a strategic leadership transition. Tom Fanning, a co-founder and President of Northstar since its establishment in 2010, is stepping down from his role as president.
Kirstin Brown, who has been with Northstar since its inception and has served as Tom Fanning’s right-hand person for over 25 years, has been elected as the next president to lead the firm. Fanning will transition into a pivotal role providing leadership and guidance to the management team and working with clients on ongoing and future projects.
“Northstar has been, and always will be a dynamic organization and the partners strongly believe that leadership changes will infuse new ideas, generate opportunities for additional business growth and create lanes for the next generation of leaders in the firm,” stated Tom Fanning.
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