Howard Hughes Names Board Member, Newmark Promotes Capital Markets Veteran, Marcus & Millichap Hires Finance Leader


A nationwide developer, manager and owner of commercial, residential, mixed-use and master-planned real estate has added a licensed architect with over 20 years of commercial real estate experience to its board.

The Howard Hughes Corp. appointed Linda Foggie as a director, effective immediately.

Foggie is the managing director and global head of real estate operations for Citi Realty Services in New York, where she oversees operations of Citi’s portfolio of occupied real estate spanning 90 countries and also handles all design, construction, facilities management, sustainability and operational governance for its data centers and workplaces.

Before joining Citi, Foggie served as an executive vice president at Turner & Townsend, where she specialized in managing complex building, engineering and real estate projects across its global portfolio, sat on its board and drove numerous diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives across the firm . Before that, she worked in national design and construction at Wells Fargo.

“Linda’s experience creating spaces that define and deliver the best customer experience, along with her focus on the future of work — both the physical environment and the human experience — will help propel HHC as we build the communities where people want to work and live, Howard Hughes CEO David R. O’Reilly said in a statement announcing the move.

Foggie also serves on the board at Commercial Real Estate Women New York, ACE Mentors and Non-traditional Employment for Women and previously served on the boards of the YMCA of Greater New York and the Boy Scouts of America. She graduated from the School of Architecture at Philadelphia University and holds a graduate certificate in real estate development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is an executive Master of Business Administration candidate at Columbia University.


Matt Berres

Matt Berresa member of Newmark’s net-lease capital markets group in Irvine, California, has been promoted to vice chairman.

Berres has more than 15 years of experience completing single-tenant and net-leased real estate transactions across the retail, industrial, medical and office sectors.

Net-leased properties, where the tenant is responsible for paying the property taxes, insurance and maintenance, are often more attractive to investors because they can reduce the related costs of property ownership.

Throughout his career, Berres has closed more than 500 sales transactions valued in excess of $4.5 billion on behalf of pension fund advisers, real estate investment trusts, developers, family offices, 1031 exchange participants and private, high-net-worth and foreign investors. His notable transactions include properties fully leased to Walgreens, Kroger, Topgolf, Target, Home Depot, Walmart, FedEx, Amazon, Fresenius Medical and DaVita Dialysis.


Marc Sznajderman

Marc Sznajderman has joined Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp. as a senior vice president.

In his new role, Sznajderman will oversee capital markets finance services in the Eastern US

Sznajderman has more than 20 years of capital markets finance experience and has closed on more than $20 billion in real estate originations throughout his career. He most recently served as a senior managing director at Ackman-Ziff, where he advised public REITs, private equity funds and individual owners on debt and equity raises and other capital markets assignments. Before that, he was co-founder and managing partner at RM Capital Management.


Jody House

CBRE hired retail veteran Jody House as a first vice president in the firm’s Kansas City, Missouri, office.

In her new role, House will focus on landlord representation and project leasing for shopping centers and mixed-use developments across metropolitan Kansas City.

House brings more than 36 years of experience in local and national commercial real estate, most recently serving as a vice president of leasing at Butler Enterprises, where she leased various high-profile retail developments. Before that, she was a senior leasing manager with CBL & Associates Properties and a director of leasing at Highwoods Properties. House has also overseen and executed leasing and merchandising efforts for various development firms, investors and retailers throughout the Midwest and East Coast.


Mark Dickinson

Mark Dickinson has returned to real estate investment management firm Lendlease as managing director of development for its Americas region.

In his new role, Dickinson will oversee the existing development management team in the gateway cities of New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. It is based in the firm’s New York City office and reports directly to Dennis Hickeyglobal chief operating officer and CEO of Lendlease Americas.

Dickinson is a 20-year veteran of the development and construction sectors in both Europe and Australia. From 2010 to 2013, Dickinson worked with Lendlease as the managing director of development for its Europe, Middle East and Asia region, where he oversaw development and construction of several projects. Since then, Dickinson led multifamily asset development and property management with several firms in the United Kingdom, including Anthology, Pegasus, LifeStory and Chair, in addition to serving as non-executive director of Peabody’s Town & Country Housing.


Dawn Riegel

International design firm Ware Malcomb has promoted Dawn Riegel to principal in the firm’s office in Oak Brook, Illinois.

In her new role, Riegel will oversee the growth and management of the firm’s interior architecture and design studios across greater Chicagoland and manage select interiors projects across the Midwest. She is also a member of Ware Malcomb’s national interiors advisory group.

Riegel brings more than 20 years of interior architecture and design experience in the workplace, corporate, retail, healthcare, industrial, public and education sectors. She joined Ware Malcomb in 2010 and since then has built an interiors practice with a diverse portfolio of real estate projects while contributing to numerous company-wide initiatives and mentoring several team members and emerging leaders.


Zac Vuncannon

Foundry Commercial has hired Zac Vuncannon as deal principal with its development and investments team in Raleigh, North Carolina.

In his new role, Vuncannon will partner with colleagues to identify and execute on investment opportunities in the Triangle area and across the Carolinas. Foundry’s development and investment platform, with a focus on the US Sunbelt, is on track to deliver more than 16 million square feet of new development valued at $2.6 billion in the next 12 months.

Vuncannon brings nearly 20 years of real estate development, acquisitions and capital markets experience in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, having held institutional and sponsor-led roles across multiple asset classes.


Monika Chappell, left, and Nikki Chappell

The established commercial real estate team of Monika Chappell and Nikki Chappell have joined NAI Realvest in Orlando, Florida.

Monika Chappell joins the firm as senior vice president with its industrial team. She has been working in commercial real estate for over 30 years with a focus on representing local, regional and national flex and industrial tenants, owners and buyers.

Nikki Chappell will serve as an industrial associate, assisting with the leasing, sale and disposition of real estate properties in the area.


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