Boatwright, Goldstein and Yavinsky Join Avison Young

Boatwright, Goldstein and Yavinsky Join Avison Young
Avison Young hired commercial real estate finance specialists Wesley Boatwright, Jonathan Goldstein and Michael Yavinsky in its Washington, D.C. office.

Boatwright, Goldstein and Yavinsky became Avison Young Principals. Working with the firm’s capital markets group, they will focus on mortgage brokerage, project-level equity raises and recapitalizations across commercial asset types.

Together, Boatwright, Goldstein and Yavinsky have more than 60 years of commercial real estate experience, most recently with Jones Lang LaSalle, where they were managing directors in the capital markets group. Since 2012, the team has closed in excess of $6 billion in transactions and most recently facilitated the $233-million recapitalization of Port Covington in Baltimore on behalf of Sagamore Development and Plank Industries.

Lawmill Joins CBRE Valuation and Advisory Services
CBRE announced that Mark Lawwill joined its Valuation & Advisory Services team as a Director in the Western Division. He will work from CBRE’s Vancouver, Wash. office.

Lawmill has more than 30 years of commercial real estate experience. Prior to joining CBRE, he was a Principal at PGP Valuation, which was later acquired by Colliers International.

Cope Re-Joins Hunt Mortgage Group Affordable Housing/FHA Team
Hunt Mortgage Group, New York, announced today that Suzanne (Suzie) Cope re-joined the firm’s affordable housing/FHA group as Senior Vice President.

Cope will be focused on originating and closing affordable and FHA multifamily loans nationwide, with a primary focus on the Colorado area. She will be based in Denver.

Prior to returning to Hunt Mortgage Group, Cope was a Senior Vice President in Bellwether Enterprise’s Affordable Multifamily division. In her earlier role at Hunt Mortgage Group (then Centerline Capital Group), she was responsible for west coast originations of all debt financing activities for affordable multifamily housing.

Earlier in her career, Cope was a Senior Account Manager with Fannie Mae in Los Angeles, where she managed and structured transactions for affordable and market rate housing mortgage relationships. She also worked on affordable housing product enhancements while at Fannie Mae. She currently sits on Fannie Mae’s DUS Originator’s Committee.