Mark Randall is a lifer. “I've never been out of a job, and I've worked in this industry my entire career,” says the newly appointed director of Wood Partners' Southeast division. “I can't think of a better job. It's been a lot of fun.” After a decade each in construction and development, he's now putting his experience to work in one of the busiest markets in the country. Randall, who has been at Wood Partners for eight years, holds a bachelor's degree in building construction from Georgia Tech.
One never knows when a short-term arrangement will yield a long-term payoff. In Don Dreusike's case, his consulting gig with Urban Housing Group's Mission Bay project in early 2007 led to the creation of a new position there—vice president of construction—and Dreusike was just the man for the job. His primary focus will be building a construction team to support projects throughout California, where his Marcus & Millichap-owned firm is based. Dreusike, who holds a bachelor's in architecture from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, previously was president of DWD Associates.
As a vice president at Fairfield Residential in Bethesda, Md., Phil Pitney was used to the East Coast pace. This spring, that pace quickened a bit more for Pitney, who was named president of Lane Strategic Investment, a division of Atlanta-based Lane Co. that is expected to swell its acquisitions activity starting on the East Coast and in the Southwest. Pitney holds a degree in economics and business from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif.
For nearly a decade, Mark Bryant has been an integral part of the development of JPI's Central residential and student living division.
Jennifer Bonar Gray's job is unlike any other in the multifamily industry: As the new vice president of tax at the National Multi Housing Council, this Capitol Hill veteran is dedicated exclusively to federal and state multifamily tax issues as part of the joint legislative program of NMHC and the National Apartment Association.