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Karine Clark Karine A. Clark has been named managing director for Avistone Capital Corp. based in Laguna Niguel, Calif. Avistone Capital Corp., an affiliate of Avistone LLC, is a full-service commercial real estate investment banking firm specializing in custom, structured finance on multi-housing, commercial and hospitality properties nationwide. Clark will be responsible for the origination of bridge, permanent and construction loans as well as equity placements involving multi-housing, commercial and hospitality projects throughout the western United States. With more than 25 years of experience in the commercial capital markets, Clark has held senior lending positions in the commercial divisions of Security Pacific Bank, Cal National Bank and U.S. Bank in Newport Beach, Calif., and in Seattle, Wash. Throughout her career, Clark has originated more than $3 billion in loan transactions, in excess of 300 transactions, and been involved with a number of large development projects that permanently transformed the Seattle metropolitan area. Projects included the conversion of the Sears catalogue plant to the Starbucks headquarters, the construction of two new stadiums and the city’s first twin office towers, as well as several large Boeing plants with more than one million square feet of leasable space in each building. Actively involved in the commercial real estate industry, Clark has served as a board or committee member for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), Construction Real Estate Women (CREW) and the Association of Commercial Real Estate (ACRE). She has been the keynote speaker for numerous industry forums and training conferences and served on several speaker panels. In addition, she has been involved with numerous non-profit organizations over the years including the Boy Scouts of America, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and Childhelp. Clark studied accounting and economics at the University of Washington and Seattle University. Avistone LLC, based in Laguna Niguel, Calif., is a full-service real estate investment and mortgage banking firm offering investors, property owners, sponsors, developers and financial institutions a range of investment and lending services including debt and equity placement, opportunistic investment opportunities, and asset and fund management. The company’s primary focus is on multi-family, hotel and lodging, office, retail, industrial and self-storage properties nationwide. # # #
March 29, 2013

 
Kimberly Bernatz Senior Vice President and Director of Wealth Management at First American Trust, Kimberly Bernatz is one of four new members of the board of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County. ... Read More
December 18, 2014
Kunal Hinduja Founder and CEO of wireless leader ARQ, Kunal Hinduja has been selected as member of the newly formed Corporate Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County. Hinduja is one of the first three me... Read More
December 17, 2014
Shawn Dewane was re-elected to the Board of Directors for Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®) and for the Orange County Water District (OCWD). Having represented Mesa Water's Division 5 serving East Costa Mesa, Dew... Read More
December 12, 2014
Ethan Temianka a 2014 "40 Under 40" honoree, will serve as Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®) Board Vice President through 2016. Elected to Mesa Water's Board in 2012, Temianka represents the District's Division 3, ... Read More
December 12, 2014
Stephanie Bernardy Stephanie Bernardy of Corona del Mar recently has joined the volunteer Board of Directors of nonprofit KidWorks of Santa Ana. Bernardy is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Previews Internationa... Read More
December 10, 2014
Robert Adel Prominent business litigation attorney Robert E. Adel has joined Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C., a leading transactional and litigation law firm based in Irvine. Adel most recently was a shareholder... Read More
December 02, 2014
APRIL McMILLIAN, MSES, CPSWQ, QSD/P Fuscoe Engineering has promoted April McMillian to Stormwater Project Manager in its Irvine office. April's duties include water quality technical reports, CEQA/EIR work, Best Management Practices (B... Read More
December 02, 2014
Dennis Pettigrew Dennis Pettigrew has been named Executive Creative Director at INK, a full-service advertising and marketing agency, www.inkagency.com. Pettigrew will oversee brand identity, campaign creative, web d... Read More
November 28, 2014
Kevin Schiller Accomplished hotel sales and marketing professional Kevin Schiller has been named Area Director of Sales and Marketing, Los Angeles at Starwood Hotels. His duties include directing sales and marketin... Read More
November 25, 2014
Tracy Manning was promoted to Assistant Operations Manager at Mesa Water District where she has worked since 1994. Tracy now oversees all District operations -- including water production, quality, and distributio... Read More
November 25, 2014