Draper and Kramer Hires Puzon

Draper and Kramer Hires Puzon
Draper and Kramer, Chicago, hired Blas Puzon as senior vice president.

Puzon has worked in commercial real estate for more than 20 years; he joined Draper and Kramer from Pinnacle Family of Cos./Hunt Investment Management in Seattle where he was Senior Vice President of Capital Transactions.

Vidaurri Joins Starpoint Properties to Lead Investment and Capital Markets Team
Lonnie Vidaurri joined commercial real estate investment and operating firm StarPoint Properties as Head of Investments and Capital Markets.

Vidaurri has nearly 20 years of senior-level experience in the real estate capital markets and will direct and execute investment strategy for the 25-year old Beverly Hills, Calif.-based firm focused on under-valued multifamily and commercial properties in select sub-markets. StarPoint has acquired more than 10 million square feet of commercial and residential properties with an aggregate value of more than $1 billion since its inception.

Vidaurri joined StarPoint from Ladder Capital, New York, where he led the real estate investment trust’s western region. Previously he held similar positions with Onewest Bank, Barclays and Lehman Brothers.

CBRE Names Three Group Presidents
CBRE Group, Los Angeles, announced that Jack Durburg, Danny Queenan and Martin Samworth have been named Group Presidents.

CBRE established the Group President title as a new enterprise-level designation for senior business line and geographic leaders who are making outstanding contributions to CBRE today and are among a small group of executives expected to lead the enterprise at the highest levels in the future.

Durburg is currently CEO of the Americas region, CBRE’s largest business segment. Queenan is currently President of CBRE Global Investors; the company’s development services business, Trammell Crow Co, reports to him. Samworth is currently CEO of CBRE’s Europe, Middle East & Africa business segment. The scope of their responsibilities and reporting relationships will not immediately change with these promotions.