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