The Herd: New hires, promotions and departures for 1.4.16

Christopher Reiss

Christopher Reiss


Christopher Reiss joined Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as a shareholder. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and portfolio company investment among other legal areas. This is the second go-round at Brownstein for Reiss, who was most recently the chief operating officer of The Bay Club Company.


Brandon Kaufman joined Greystone Unique Apartment group as a broker associate. Kaufman was previously a wide receiver with the Buffalo Bills and the Gold Coast Suns of the Australian Football League. He’s a graduate of Eastern Washington University.

Forrest Bassett joined VanWest Real Estate Group, LLC as the firm’s director of commercial brokerage. Bassett was previously a commercial broker with Broad Street Realty.

Brandon Kaufman

Brandon Kaufman

Cory Dulberg joined NAI Shames Makovsky as a broker. He was previously a broker at The Zall Co., and is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara.

Peter Knisely joined NAI Shames Makovsky as a broker. Knisely previously worked as a broker with Cushman & Wakefield, Grubb & Ellis and most recently Savills Studley.

John Jugl joined Newmark Grubb Knight Frank as a regional lead for the company’s institutional investment sales platform. He was previously a co-leader of HFF’s Denver office sales platform and a co-leader of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Denver investment sales team. Jugl attended the University of Colorado and the University of Connecticut.

Paul Donahue joined Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s John Jugl Team as a senior transaction manager. He specializes in deal execution, marketing, financial analysis and market research for institutional office and retail transactions in Denver. He’s an Arizona State graduate and previously worked as a real estate analyst at HFF.

Craig Kalman joined Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s John Jugl Team as a senior analyst. He’s responsible for various aspects of financial analysis, due diligence and marketing of office and retail assets throughout Denver. Kalman comes over to NGKF from JLL, where he worked on that firm’s investment sales team. He attended the University of Colorado Boulder and Villanova University.

Frazier Cavness joined Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s John Jugl Team as a research analyst. His previous experience includes working as a real estate market analyst at THK Associates. Cavness attended Dartmouth College.

Andrea Mehlem joined Newmark Grubb Knight Frank as a senior marketing coordinator. She’s responsible for production of all marketing materials and overall coordination of the five-person John Jugl team. She was previously a production coordinator for HFF’s investment sales group, and attended the University of Arizona.

Erica Marquis joined Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s John Jugl Team as a senior graphic designer. She designs and produces marketing materials for the group. Marquis was previously a graphic designer at HFF and JLL. She’s a University of Tampa grad.

Ken Brown joined Newmark Grubb Knight Frank as an associate. He specializes in tenant representation and strategic real estate consulting. Brown comes over from Newmark Grubb Wilson Kibler in South Carolina, and attended the Denver Seminary and Clemson University.


Lauren Woods joined MOA Architecture as senior marketing coordinator. She will be responsible for strategic marketing and implementing the firm’s growth strategies. Woods is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara.


Cinnamon Trimmer

Cinnamon Trimmer

Cinnamon Trimmer joined Canyon Title’s Denver office as a national commercial account executive. She previously worked at Colliers International, CBRE and commercial real estate data firm Xceligent.

Robert Rosenthal joined Canyon Title’s Denver office as general counsel and commercial underwriter. Rosenthal has 36 years of commercial real estate, development and transactional experience. He has worked on transactions totaling more than $2 billion in his career.


BMC investments promoted Josh Hansen to chief financial officer. Hansen was previously BMC’s corporate controller. He’s a certified public accountant who previously worked in mergers and acquisitions for Agrium and served as finance manager for Arrow Electronics.

NAI Shames Makovsky promoted Deb Stevens to brokerage operations manager to manage the operations, processes and administrative personnel for the company’s brokerage division. She will also continue her role as marketing director.


Ryan Arnold

Ryan Arnold

Commercial broker Ryan Arnold left JLL after 12 years to create Tributary Real Estate. Tributary, which Arnold heads up alongside developer Bill Parkhill, focuses on real estate development around River North, Globeville and the National Western Complex.

Kyle Malnati and Greg Johnson left Madison & Co. properties to launch Calibrate Real Estate. Their new venture will focus on brokering deals for apartment buildings with about 10 to 50 units.

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