MULTI-HOUSING EXECUTIVES UPDATE: McShane Hires Andrea A. Bills as New VP, and Other Moves

Rosemont, Ill.--McShane Development Co. has hired Andrea A. Bills as vice president in the firm’s corporate headquarters in Rosemont, Ill.

Rosemont, Ill.–McShane Development Co. has hired Andrea A. Bills as vice president in the firm’s corporate headquarters in Rosemont, Ill.

Bills will focus on expanding the firm’s real estate development activities into the retail, hospitality and mixed-use markets. In addition to establishing strategic advisory and development services, both nationally and internationally, Bills will focus on the re-positioning of third-party distressed assets and projects

Prior to joining McShane, she served as vice president of new business development at Valencia Group and has held senior positions with General Growth Properties Inc., including vice president of mixed-use and master planned communities and vice president of GGP International Ventures.

McShane’s team is currently working on various assignments that focus on asset and project repositioning.

Guardian Real Estate Services Launches New Division, Hires Brad Bullock as Its SVP

Portland, Ore.–Guardian Real Estate Services is expanding the scope of its services to include a new business unit, Advisory Services. Brad Bullock will join the company as senior vice president, Advisory Services, to lead the new division.

“We continue to seek leaders in the real estate industry to enable us to better serve the needs of our clients and investors in the affordable housing sector of the industry,” says Tom Brenneke, president of Guardian Real Estate Services. “We are extremely pleased that Brad is joining our team.”

“It’s clear that affordable housing will be a national priority in the coming years. In fact, more than 50 percent of our portfolio properties now participate in government housing programs,” Brenneke says. “Adding an Advisory Services division will ensure Guardian a seat at the table when it comes to meeting the affordable housing challenges of our nation.”

Bullock previously served as senior vice president of asset resolutions at Capmark, a leading financial real estate company, where he managed a team of real estate professionals responsible for troubled assets in a 974 affordable housing property portfolio, representing $2.9 billion of investor equity.

NewOak Capital Appoints Amy Levenson as Chairman of Commercial Real Estate

New York–NewOak Capital has promoted Amy Levenson, managing director to chairman of its newly formed Commercial Real Estate Loans and Properties Capital Markets Group responsible for creating and executing real estate capital market solutions for clients.

NewOak’s Commercial Real Estate Loans and Property Capital Markets Group will offer one-stop structuring and execution solutions for entities looking to dispose or recapitalize real estate and related assets and loans. Members of the team have real estate capital markets and sales experience along with real estate and securities licenses, making it a unique real estate asset platform. Asset types include REOs, CMBS, CLOs, CDOs, whole loans, mezzanine debt, and stable to busted individual properties or pools of properties. The team has relationships with hedge funds, private equity funds, banks, insurance companies, and REITs and has access to experienced developers, MAI appraisers and construction consultants.

Amy Levenson has worked for over 25 years on Wall Street, primarily at Goldman Sachs and previously at Barclays Capital.

“Amy will lead an important part of the NewOak Capital business as she and her team will help our clients transfer risk or identify investment opportunities,” says James Frischling, president and co-founder of NewOak Capital.

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