MacFarlane Partners Names Next CEO, JLL Taps Healthcare Lead, Graycor Hires Finance Veteran

One of the first minority-owned institutional real estate investment management and development companies in the United States has appointed a new chief executive.

Landon V. Taylor joined MacFarlane Partners in San Francisco as CEO of the investment management group.

MacFarlane Partners, founded by Victor B. MacFarlane, has managed over $20 billion in real estate across 30 US markets on behalf of over 40 institutional owners and major pension funds. After 35 years, MacFarlane hands over the reins to Taylor, who is responsible for setting the company’s vision and strategic plans, with a focus on scaling its investment management platform and launching its next round of private equity funds.

MacFarlane will remain involved in his company as founder and president, in addition to being a member of its executive committee and chairing its investment committee. MacFarlane Partners will continue its ongoing urban development/impact activities on behalf of the family office and other investors, and no further employment changes are expected as a result of this succession plan.

“For more than 35 years, I have enjoyed leading MacFarlane Partners to national success, and I am especially proud of the difference and impact we have made in urban communities on behalf of minorities and professional women. and real estate entrepreneurs,” MacFarlane said in a corporate speech. statement announcing the move. “Now is the time for me to pass the torch of leadership of our investment management group to an effective and experienced professional, as well as a trusted friend. I have every confidence in Landon’s abilities as a partner and dynamic leader who will not only usher in a new, stronger version of our investment management business, but will energetically seed another, more diverse generation of real estate leaders and operating companies.”

Taylor brings more than 30 years of industry experience, having held leadership roles in a diverse set of companies in the real estate, technology and financial services sectors, including four companies he worked at First American Financial Corp., an $8 billion multinational real estate company. real estate information services company.

Alison Flynn Gaffney

Alison Flynn Gaffney joined global brokerage firm JLL as president of the healthcare division in Salt Lake City, Utah.

In his new role, Flynn Gaffney will lead JLL’s healthcare business and evolve its real estate and facilities services offerings to meet the needs of healthcare systems, hospitals, ambulatory centers and medical providers. She brings over 30 years of industry experience, most recently as interim chief operating officer at the University of Utah Health, Hospitals & Clinics.

There, she oversaw the direction and finances of inpatient and outpatient operations in the $3 billion health care system, in addition to developing a corporate planning office and leading several facility expansions, including a care campus. 1 million square foot health and academic facility that is set to open in 2027.

Previously, Flynn Gaffney held operational, consulting and strategic leadership positions in various healthcare organizations. As a founding member of healthcare consulting firm Nexera, she oversaw operations, compliance and planning with a focus on supply chain cost reduction and management services. She also worked for Giuliani Partners, leading the management consulting firm’s international healthcare practice.

Steve Cieslak

Construction, maintenance and facilities services provider Graycor has tapped a 19-year veteran of the financial industry Steve Cieslak as Chief Financial Officer of the company’s office in Chicago.

In his new role, Cieslak will oversee Graycor’s IT, corporate finance and accounting departments. He also joins the company’s executive committee.

Cieslak most recently served as chief financial officer for North America at Nordex Group, a wind turbine maker with over $1 billion in annual revenue. Previously, he also held senior financial positions with the IAC Group, Textron Fastening Systems and Federal Mogul.

Josh Luchs

Kidder Mathews recruited Josh Luchs as Executive Vice President of his Century City office.

In his new role, Luchs will continue to focus on multi-family investment transactions in greater Los Angeles, in addition to recruiting and training new brokers. Since the start of the year, Kidder Mathews has rapidly expanded its presence in Southern California, adding 39 brokers to the region, including Eric Paulsonwho recently joined the firm as Regional Chairman for Southern California and Arizona.

Luchs most recently served as senior vice president at CBRE in Beverly Hills. He began his career in commercial real estate in 2008 and over the past decade has been involved in over 200 transactions valued at over half a billion dollars. Prior to CBRE, Luchs worked at Marcus & Millichap as director of its national multi-residential group and associate director of its net rental retail group.

mike tabek

Newmark named mike tabek as a market leader in his office in Las Vegas.

In his expanded role, Tabeek will focus on local brokerage operations and oversee company growth initiatives. He continues his role as Senior General Manager, handling sales and rental transactions for office and industrial properties in the region.

Tabeek holds the SIOR designation from the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation from the CCIM Institute. He was president of the SIOR Las Vegas chapter from 2021 to 2022.

Martin Kulli

Martin Kulli has joined Los Angeles-based investment firm Hybridge Capital Management as a partner in its real estate development platform.

In his new role, Kulli will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s real estate development, from acquisition, legal and construction through to leasing and disposal.

Kulli joins Hybridge from Olten Development, a company he founded in 2013 that focused on residential development in Los Angeles. He brings over 20 years of commercial real estate experience and throughout his career has been involved in over 200 development projects valued at over $2 billion in the South West.

Nicholas Totah

Nicholas Totah was promoted to Senior Vice President, Investments, at Marcus & Millichap in downtown san diegoin recognition of Totah’s achievements in the commercial and industrial investment sectors.

Totah, who joined the full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm in 2012, leads the Totah Group, one of the company’s most successful real estate investment teams specializing in commercial and urban properties in San Diego County. .

Prior to joining The Totah Group, he served as senior financial and real estate director for comprehensive educational services, managing over $35 million in annual revenue.

mike chang

Cullinan Properties has hired mike chang as Senior Vice President and Director of Real Estate at its Chicago area office. In his new role, Chang will oversee all aspects of Cullinan’s real estate holdings, including portfolio operations, strategy setting, budgeting, forecasting and reporting. He also joins the firm’s management team.

Tchang brings over 14 years of real estate experience, including a variety of asset management and finance positions with Brookfield Properties, Joseph Freed & Associates and Retail Properties of America, now Kite Realty Group.

A member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Tchang holds an MBA in real estate and finance and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.

Matthew Johnson

Matthew Johnson was promoted to director at Lee & Associates Dallas Fort Worth, a privately owned national real estate firm.

Johnson, who has been with Lee & Associates in Dallas for the past three years has managed land sales, rentals and investment transactions, focusing on industrial real estate on behalf of developers, landlords, tenants and large institutional investors.

His promotion was announced by Stephen Williamson, SIOR, principal of Lee & Associates Dallas Fort Worth.

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