On The Move


December 9, 2011


Kellejian president of ASID

Mary Kellejian has been elected president of the San Diego chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) for the 2011-12 term.

Kellejian is an award-winning interior designer who recently moved her design studio Polo Bay Interiors to the Cedros Avenue Design District after 25 years in Del Mar.

Other board members include Robin W. Carrier, president-elect; Marcel Perry, director of financial oversight; Lynn Wyndham Morris, director of communications; Bertha Hernandez, director of professional development and programs; Anne Kellett, director of membership; Kathleen Kita-Palmer, director at large; and Megan Siason, student representative to the board.

Richard Freeark has been promoted to vice president of operations of the San Diego region of the C.W. Driver Inc. construction firm.

Freeark, a 32-year construction industry veteran, will be responsible for operational oversight and client satisfaction, education, entertainment, hospitality, healthcare and military projects in San Diego and Los Angeles.

Nik Bandak has joined Hughes Marino Construction Management as a project engineer. Bandak joins construction management industry experts Kirt Gilliland, Dean Petersen, and Steven Gorup.

Prior to joining Hughes Marino CM, Bandak worked for Bechtel International in the United Arab Emirates, where he monitored and oversaw the daily construction activities and progress of 5,000 field workers in 53 buildings.

Rob Kerr has been promoted to vice president at NAI San Diego.

Kerr, who handled more than $20 million in transactions in 2011, joined the company in 2004.

Kerr's specialties include investment, owner-use, retail, and redevelopment sales and purchases. He has been in the commercial real estate industry for eight years.

Jeff Gattas has been unanimously appointed to the Centre City Development Corp. board of directors for a three-year term by the San Diego City Council.

Most recently Gattas served as the University of California, San Diego's executive director of university communications, state and governmental relations, and business management.

Prior to his employment UCSD, Gattas served as director of city council affairs acting as liaison between the city council and mayor's office.

He also served as chief of staff to San Diego City Councilmember and Acting Mayor Toni Atkins.

Doug Cyphers has been named mortgage company BluFi Lending's vice president and director of technology.

Cyphers has 22 years of experience, and is responsible for technology strategy and tactical deployment of IT solutions company-wide.

He will manage IT solutions to support BluFi Lending's paperless process.

Allison Beall, of Pacific Building Group; Brian Gates, of The H.G. Fenton Co. ; and Eli Gilbert, of Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) were honored with Developing Leaders awards from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) during a recent ceremony in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The trio was among 15 Developing Leaders honorees who were recognized across the country.

NAIOP San Diego's Developing Leaders program, now in its fourth year, provides dedicated education and relationship-building resources for NAIOP members 35 years of age and under.

Romy Selati Loseke has joined Westcore Properties as general counsel.

Loseke will provide legal oversight for Westcore's growing U.S. portfolio, which currently totals 12 million square feet.

Loseke has 15 years of corporate and real estate legal experience both domestic and abroad with specialization in complex commercial real estate, investment and finance transactions.

Prior to joining Westcore, Loseke was associate general counsel for Md7,LLC, a wireless telecommunications real estate management company.

Wendy Smith has been added to the N.N. Jaeschke management staff as a professional community manager.

She has nearly 10 years experience in the community association industry.

Smith is an expert in portfolio management, as well as on-site general management of condominium owners associations and single-family homeowners associations.

Elizabeth Potter has joined the La Jolla office of Prudential California Realtyas a new agent.

Potter, formerly a specialist in the purchase and sale of homes in Scottsdale, is licensed to sell real estate in California and Arizona.

Susan Weller has also joined the residential broker as a new agent.

She began her career handling the sales of residential properties throughout La Jolla and the surrounding areas.

Later she relocated to Palos Verdes and joined Prudential California Realty before coming back to San Diego.

Derek Rotzinger has been named to the residential brokerage's San Diego Central office.

Robert Phillips, president and CEO of Pacific Coast Commercial, has been named the executive council director for marketing and communications for the San Diego Chapter of the Institute for Real Estate Management (IREM).

Phillips will be responsible for increasing public awareness about IREM and its member, certification and educational offerings.


December 9, 2011


Events Calendar


Upcoming Events

Gunmetal Blues, the Musical

Sun, Feb 1
North Coast Repertory Theatre
Solana Beach
San Diego Premier! Music and lyrics by Craig Bohmler and Marion Adler. Directed by Andrew Barnicle.

The Darrell Hammond Project

Sun, Feb 1
Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre
La Jolla
The Darrell Hammond Project, based on Hammondís acclaimed memoir, God, If Youíre Not Up There, Iím F*cked: Tales of Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem, invites the audience on a heartbreaking and hilarious journey inside the life and mind of an American comic genius, trying to unravel the mystery of how a man repeatedly climbed out from the depths of despair to become a world-class comedian.

Murder For Two

Sun, Feb 1
The Old Globe Theater
San Diego
The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Murder for Two, with book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair. Globe veteran Scott Schwartz (A Room with a View at the Globe, The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse) returns to direct Blair and Kinosianís Off Broadway hit, a vaudevillian mystery musical with an energetic two-man cast. Great American novelist Arthur Whitney has been murdered at his own birthday party, and his killer could be any one of the guests. But this is no ordinary murder mystery. The entire world of this hilarious musical is brought to life by two incredible performers: one plays the detective, the other plays all 10 suspects, and both play the piano! Murder for Two is an irrepressibly wacky tour-de-force musical that NewYork1 dubbed ďa must-see 90-minute jolt of caffeinated creativity!Ē

C.S. Lewis On Stage

Sun, Feb 1
Lambs Players Theatre
Award-winning actor Tom Key in a fascinating look into the wit, wisdom and work of one of the 20th Century's most engaging thinkiners and hugely popular writers.

Artist in Residence, Julie Kreimer

Sun, Feb 1
Lux Art Institute
Landscapes and abstractions seamlessly relate in Julian Kreimer's oil paintings as he explores the terrain between the two. Lush color combinations applied in quick, fluid strokes are built into dense layers to create windows int Kreimer's envionments both recognizable and contemplative.

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