Multi-Housing Executives Update: Marcus & Millichap Names Dean Sandquist First VP of Investments, and Other News

By Anuradha Kher, Online News EditorSan Francisco–Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services has named Dean Sandquist (pictured top) as the first vice president of investments. The achievement of first vice president investment status is one of the highest levels of recognition Marcus & Millichap awards its sales agents. “It represents excellence in client relationships, investment real estate expertise and sales volume,” says Jeffrey Mishkin, regional manager in the firm’s San Francisco office.Sandquist joined Marcus & Millichap in 1981 and specializes in multifamily investment sales.Navy Banyard Receives Award for 2008 Distinguished AlumnusLos Angeles–Navy Banvard (pictured second from top), AIA, founding partner of Van Tilburg, Banvard, Soderbergh, AIA (VTBS Architects), recently received a 2008 Distinguished Alumnus Award on. Presented by The College of Engineering and Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University, Banvard received this award in recognition of his distinguished achievement in the architecture and design community. Banvard’s has worked on over 150 multifamily and mixed-use projects. Lasso Data Systems Names Charles Dai Vice President of R&D Vancouver–Lasso Data Systems has appointed Charles Dai as vice president of research and development. Dai will be responsible for leading all aspects of Lasso’s research and software development.He has 18 years of technical experience, 10 of which were spent in managerial roles. Most recently, he served as senior director of software development for Global Market Insite Inc., where he managed a team of 40-plus developers, located in Vancouver, Seattle, Hungary, and Bulgaria. “Dai’s experience in managing diverse and sizeable development teams will be instrumental in establishing Lasso’s leadership in the CRM technology space for the worldwide real estate market.,” says Dave Clements, Chairman and CEO of Lasso Data Systems.