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Northstar welcomes new director of development

Dietz has 15 years of experience in the real estate industry
NorthStar Commercial Partners recently announced the appointment of Brian Dietz as the company's new director of development. Northstar Commercial Partners Founder and CEO Brian Watson said Dietz's extensive experience in commercial real estate development will help drive the organization's continued growth in the U.S. market.
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Javelin Strategy & Research tap former HousingWire editor as head of digital lending

Austin Kilgore is a seasoned financial services journalist
Javelin Strategy & Research, a financial services company, recently appointed Austin Kilgore as head of its digital lending practice. The company’s SVP of Research and Head of Fraud & Security Al Pascual said Kilgore's breadth of knowledge and unique perspective on the intersection of lending, automation and innovation will enable clients to better navigate the nuances of these highly complex industries.
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PeerStreet expands executive leadership team

Brings on Ellen Coleman and Bob Brown in lead finance roles
PeerStreet, an online marketplace for real estate-backed loans and 2018 Tech100 winner, has hired new additions to its finance team in a move the company said will deepen its expertise in finance and capital markets as it plans for substantial growth. Ellen Coleman will join as executive vice president of finance and Bob Brown will assume the role of executive vice president of finance and corporate development.
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Gateway Mortgage names new VP of agency relations

Hires Ken Harrison to manage relationships with investors and partners
Gateway Mortgage Group has hired former Fannie Mae customer account leader Ken Harrison to oversee agency relations. In his new role, Harrison will manage Gateway's relationships with investors, government entities and industry partners, and will also aid the firm in product development.
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JLL names Stephanie Plaines to be its next CFO

Former Starbucks CFO to join company at the end of March
Jones Lang LaSalle announced this week that Stephanie Plaines is joining the commercial real estate and investment company as its global chief financial officer, effective by the end of March. Plaines is no stranger to major companies, previously serving as the CFO of Starbucks' U.S. retail operations.
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Walker & Dunlop name managing director of FHA finance group

Joshua Rosen to oversee HUD originations for the company
Walker & Dunlop announced Tuesday it has named Joshua Rosen to serve as managing director in its FHA finance group. Rosen will be based out of the company's Chicago office, where he will oversee loan originations through HUD, as well as various interim lending programs, with a focus on healthcare and senior housing finance.  
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Sabal Capital Partners expands executive team, brings on heavy-hitters

Sabal adds three managing directors to its commercial real Estate lending division
Sabal Capital Partners recently announced the addition of several executives to its commercial real estate lending team. Sabal Capital Partners CEO Pat Jackson said that attracting the industry’s highest performing talent is a strategic focus as the company continues to grow its pipeline and address market demands.
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Former MBA President David Stevens joins ProxyPics

Stevens joins company as a senior strategic advisor
ProxyPics, a platform to obtain real-time photos of properties, announced that former MBA President David Stevens has joined the company as a senior strategic advisor. ProxyPics’ CEO and Founder Luke Tomaszewski said in a press release that he is excited to bring Stevens on board and that Stevens will be contributing his in-depth housing market knowledge and expertise to the company.
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