Urban Retail names finance exec
Chicago — Urban Retail Properties LLC said Tuesday it has appointed Samuel J. Greenblatt as principal, finance/capital markets. Greenblatt’s primary role will be to raise capital and foster financial relationship opportunities for the company.
Prior to his role with Urban, Greenblatt was executive VP and director of originations of RAIT Financial Trust, a NYSE traded mortgage real estate investment trust.
Edens & Avant announces promotions
Columbia, S.C. — Edens & Avant said Tuesday it has promoted Jami Passer to managing director. Prior to joining Edens & Avant in 2006, Passer was a partner and consultant with P3 Partners, a South Florida real estate advisory firm as well as being a managing director in the Real Estate Capital Markets Group of Andersen Corporate Finance LLC.
Edens & Avant also announced it has promoted Brian Maloney to director of leasing – Florida. In his new role, Maloney will be responsible for Edens & Avant’s leasing activities throughout the Florida region, which currently consists of approximately 26 retail properties. Maloney has been with Edens & Avant since 2007.
Roy Perez-Daple joins Metro Commercial Real Estate
Conshohocken, Pa. — Metro Commercial Real Estate said Monday that Roy Perez-Daple has joined the company, where he will expand the firm’s national retailer advisory services as well as pursue strategic landlord opportunities.
Perez-Daple was previously real estate director for Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores, where he conducted site selection, acquisition and development, resulting in 32 new-construction superstores. Prior to that, he ran the real estate group for Ikea North America, providing for much of the initial U.S. expansion for the international retailer and building 2.6 million sq. ft. of Ikea stores throughout the United States.