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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. # # #
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David Benavides David Benavides has been named Executive Director of KidWorks, a Santa Ana-based nonprofit that now serves over 800 children, teens and parents through weekly programs and over 4,000 community members... Read More
February 25, 2015
James Le Communications expert James Le has been promoted to Marketing Director at Newport Beach, California-based nonprofit Project Access, which strives to be the leading provider of vital on-site health, ed... Read More
February 25, 2015
Steven Casselberry Steven Casselberry of Michelman & Robinson will moderate a Banking Leaders CEO Panel for the RMA OC (www.rmaoc.org) on Thursday, March 19, 11:30 am at the Pacific Club, Newport Beach. Register online ... Read More
February 19, 2015
William Tran Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C., a leading transactional and litigation law firm based in Irvine, is pleased to announce that William Q. Tran has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Tran’s practice focuses... Read More
February 18, 2015
Phillip Ohler An experienced telecommunications executive based in Las Vegas, Phillip Ohler has assumed the role of director of business development for ARQ, an award-winning company that designs, installs and main... Read More
February 12, 2015
Andrew Mar Fish & Tsang LLP announces the addition of Andrew Mar as an associate attorney to the firm’s expanding IP practice. Mar has nearly a decade of IP legal experience and specializes in prosecuting patent... Read More
February 10, 2015
Erika Griggs Tustin-based Coreland Companies is proud to announce the promotion of Erika Griggs to Controller. With extensive property management and financial analysis experience, Griggs will oversee all property... Read More
February 06, 2015
Theresa Jamieson For many years, Theresa Jamieson wanted to follow in her mother’s footsteps by pursuing a career in nursing. After obtaining her Associate of Science in Human Biology from Santa Ana College, she began... Read More
January 30, 2015
Mollie Hunter Girl Scouts of Orange County announced that software industry veteran Mollie Hunter has been named Chief Operating Officer of the 36,000 member nonprofit organization dedicated to building female lead... Read More
January 29, 2015
Anthony Chavez Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C., a leading transactional and litigation law firm based in Irvine, is pleased to announce that Anthony S. Chavez has joined the firm as an Associate. Chavez’s practice ... Read More
January 28, 2015
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