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The brokerage division of three-year-old Hunter Organization, LLC has moved its midtown operations from 1466 Broadway to offices at 1412 Broadway and hired four new brokers, announced Peter B. Sabesan, Hunter's CEO.

The brokers who have joined The Hunter Organization, LLC include:

Charles L. McQuillan, .Jr., executive manager, who is a commercial leasing specialist with 32 years of experience and a broker "A" member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY). In the past, he has been responsible for the leasing and management of such well-known Manhattan properties as the Flatiron Building, 1385 Broadway, and 601 W. 26th St.

Alan Sinovsky, senior managing director, a commercial broker formerly with Winokur Realty, who has focused on office space in Midtown Manhattan for nearly 20 years and is respected throughout the industry as a leasing expert in properties located in and around the Garment Center.

Richard Pugatch, managing director, formerly with Fashion Realty and Millemuum Realty, and a broker since 1991, is well regarded throughout the industry as an expert in Garment Center leasing.

Ari Merciano, director, who has joined Hunter after a long manufacturing career, which included his own firm, United Garment Group,

All four brokers have concentrated experience in Midtown and Flatiron, and concur that the new offices at 1412 Broadway will provide a conveniently central base.

URS Corporation has named Richard J. Deliberto manager of environmental services in its New York City office.

An associate of the firm, Deliberto has more than 14 years of environmental engineering and management experience. Prior to joining URS, he was regional director for a national environmental engineering firm in New York City, where he managed a wide range of public and private projects. He also served as an environmental engineer for the Port of Authority of New York and New Jersey, where he was responsible for remediation design at the New York and New Jersey ports, as well as the Brooklyn waterfront.

Deliberto holds a B.A. in geology from Herbert H. Lehman College of the City of New York. He is a New York State-approved environmental laboratory director and building operations and maintenance instructor. He is a resident of Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

Julien J. Studley, Inc., the national commercial real estate firm, has named Jeff Hipschman (photo) to the position of executive vice president in the firm's corporate headquarters office.

Hipschman joined Studley in 1994, after serving eight years as an equity trading systems specialist with Salomon Brothers and Lehman Brothers. Since then, he has assumed responsibility for Studley's corporate information services division. He oversees the company's information and technology strategy, including infrastructure, communications, the Internet, wireless and database applications. Working directly with national clients, including Microsoft Corporation and Andersen Consulting, Hipschman has led the development of Studley's award-winning Ultranet, a secure web-based information management and communication system that has helped clients realize more efficient transaction cycles.

Hipschman is a frequent speaker on technological issues at industry seminars and technology-related conferences, including a keynote appearance at the International Real Estate Symposium in Barcelona, Spain.

Hipschman was named chief information officer in 1998. Under his direction, Studley developed a state-of-the-art data network.

Hipschman graduated cum laude from the William Paterson College of N.J., with a B.A. in Communication. He is an Eagle Scout, member of the National Order of the Arrow, and remains involved in Scouting both on the local and national level.

Houlihan/Lawrence's Yorktown office has added three new sales associates -- Sandra Broas of Briarcliff Manor, Barry Mitrani of Yorktown, and Kathleen Voigt of Yorktown.

Prior to joining Houlihan/Lawrence, Broas worked with ERA Hudson View Realty in Cortlandt Manor and Century 21 Mulvey in Yorktown Heights as a real estate sales agent. Before entering the real estate business, she was the sole proprietor of two restaurants: The Burrito Place in White Plains and Tijuana Eddie's in Yorktown. Broas holds a B.S. in biology from Niagara University in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Mitrani also worked with Century 21 Mulvey in Yorktown Heights as a real estate sales agent. Prior to his real estate career, he enjoyed a 20-year career as a senior executive in retail management with Loehmann's and Warner Brothers in California.

For two consecutive years, he was a member of Century 21's Master Club, and last year, he received the company's highest award, the "Centurion," along with sales partner and wife Kathleen Voigt. Together, they sold $10 million in real estate. Mitrani holds a B.A. in history from the City University of New York.

As a sales associate with Century 21 Mulvey, Voight received the Goldmaster Award, as well as the "Centurion" award, along with Mitrani. She holds a B.A. in sociology from Ohio State University.

Kurt Padavano, senior vice president of asset and property management for The Advance Group, announced the appointment of Rose Evans (photo) as vice president of property management. Evans will be responsible for managing the company's newly established office in Bridgewater Twp., N.J., which will manage all of The Advance Group's properties in Somerset, Hunterdon, and Mercer counties, encompassing nearly 2,000,000 SF of space.

In her new position at The Advance Group, Evans will supervise the daily property management functions of the company's central New Jersey portfolio including tenant relations, building maintenance, and all reporting and financial controls. The office will include several full-time management professionals who will manage properties in Bridgewater, Bedminster, Branchburg, Bound Brook, Trenton, and Princeton.

Prior to joining The Advance Group Evans was the vice president of property management at the Edmar Corporation, the former owner of Middlebrook Crossroads. Evans is recognized as one of the most accomplished real estate and business executives in New Jersey. She has been bestowed with numerous industry awards throughout her distinguished career and has been extremely active in both non-profit and public sector activities.

In addition, she has been honored with the IREM New Jersey Chapter 1 President's Key Award, Candidate of the Year and Small Business Person of the Year Award by the Somerset Chamber, as well as the New Jersey Chapter CPM of the Year in 1999. She is a faculty member, executive committee member, and chair of the education committee at the Institute of Real Estate Management. Evans is also a member of Building Owners and Managers Association.

Julien J. Studley has named Joseph J. Messina assistant director in the firm's Midtown New York office.

Messina joined Julien J. Studley, Inc. as a consultant in 1997 to work directly under one of the industry's top consultants, Peter Capuciati.

Messina has served as a lead consultant for several major national accounts. He specializes in working with clients to design and implement demographic and labor pool analyses that assist national and local corporations in their decision making process regarding how to best retain existing employees as well as attract a new qualified labor force. Messina plays an integral role in the strategic planning portion of any transaction by crafting analyses and presentation materials to meet the needs and expectations of his clients.

Messina graduated cum laude from Harvard University, with a B.A. in environmental science and public policy. He is an active member of the Harvard Club of New York and performs stand-up comedy throughout New York City on the weekends.

Arbor National Commercial Mortgage announced the promotion of Thomas Gurney (photo) to senior vice president of structured finance.

With more than fifteen years of mortgage banking experience, Gurney has been actively involved in the acquisition, syndication, rehabilitation, and financing of multifamily and commercial real estate. Gurney has been the top revenue-generating originator since Arbor was founded in 1995, closing more than $800 million in loans.

Gurney will continue to lead the efforts of the New York City office, and serve as the deal manager for Arbor's major principal structured transactions. He joined Arbor in 1993. In 1996, Mr. Gurney transferred to the Uniondale office and was promoted to vice president of structured finance, launching the Structured Finance Group. The Structured Finance Group arranges debt and equity financing for various asset types and classes of commercial real estate nationwide. Gurney's efforts resulted in the expansion of Arbor's product line, enabling Arbor to provide creative financing packages to owners, developers, and brokers. Previously, he served as vice president of National Lending at Washington Mortgage Group, Inc. and vice president at DRG Financial Corporation.

Arbor National Commercial Mortgage announced the appointment of Justin W.D. Kennedy as vice president and chief underwriter. Kennedy will be responsible for managing all aspects of loan underwriting, including Fannie Mae DUS, Fannie Mae aggregation and conduit, throughout Arbor's national branch network. During his 15-year banking career, Kennedy has underwritten more than $1 billion of multifamily and commercial loan requests. He has developed extensive risk and credit evaluation expertise that will allow him to strategically monitor and enhance underwriting decisions for the company. Kenndey will be based in Arbor's Bethesda office.

Kennedy has worked on numerous multifamily financing products, including low income housing tax credits, tax exempt bonds, non-profit 501 (c) (3) loans, market rate forwards, moderate rehabilitation, and "mark to market" or "expiring use" section 8 loan requests. His experience with commercial real estate property types is equally diverse, ranging from hotel, retail, and office assets to industrial properties. Kennedy received a MBA in real estate and urban development from The American University in Washington, DC, from which he graduated cum laude.
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