Movers & Shakers: Ackman-Ziff hires Michael Helpern as director & more

Movers & Shakers: Ackman-Ziff hires Michael Helpern as director & more

From left: Michael Helpern, Richard Hottinger and Norma Jean Callahan

From left: Michael Helpern, Richard Hottinger and Norma Jean Callahan

Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group hired Michael Helpern as director. Prior to joining Ackman-Ziff, Helpern was a director at Institutional Property Advisors, a subsidiary of Marcus & Millichap. Melissa Rose, who was managing director of Ackman-Ziff’s Miami office, left last year to join JLL.

Norma Jean Callahan is joining Corcoran agent Richard Hottinger to create the Hottinger-Callahan Team, based at Corcoran’s Surfside office. Callahan and Hottinger and their team of nine agents will serve both the New York and Miami markets.

Callahan spent 13 years at Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, where she was most recently senior sales director.

Institutional Property Advisors hired Sean Williams as senior vice president. Williams has represented multifamily investors in the Tampa Bay region for more than 18 years with prior positions at Walker & Dunlop, CBRE and Camden Property Trust.

Lloyd Jones named Andy Carroll chief investment officer to guide the firm’s multifamily and senior housing investment strategies. Carroll is the former director of investments for American House Senior Living, one of the nation’s largest senior housing owner/operators.

Lisa Colon joined Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s Fort Lauderdale office as a partner in the firm’s litigation practice, along with its construction, real estate and government contracting industry groups.

CGI Merchant Group hired Euclid Walker as senior managing director. Walker will be leading strategy and acquisition efforts for CGI’s signature Hospitality Opportunity Fund, while also managing the firm’s additional investment vehicles, including fundraising and investor relations initiatives.

Prior to joining CGI, Walker founded and led several businesses, including the investment and advisory firm Parkway Investment Management, LLC, which has ownership stakes in Opportunity Zone Advisors, LLC, and Global Oak Capital Markets, LLC, a registered broker-dealer and investment banking firm.

SB Architects expanded its senior leadership team, promoting Harris Christiaansen, Mickey Mazerac, Thomas Gay, Lucienne Walpole, Marcelo Balzano and Miguel Campo to vice president.

Attorney Juan Loumiet joined Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, P.L. as partner in the firm’s Miami office. Loumiet previously practiced for more than four decades at Greenberg Traurig, where he founded Greenberg Traurig’s bankruptcy practice and served in a number of firm leadership positions.

Attorney Cayla Ross, who works with Loumiet, is also joining the firm as an associate.

Warren Adams was appointed director of historical resources and cultural arts for the city of Coral Gables. He will be responsible for managing the city’s historic preservation program and properties and the Cultural Grants and Art in Public Places programs. Previously, Adams served as the city of Miami’s historic preservation officer.

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