Terracon announces the promotion of Rhonda Alford to the position of Principal. With 34 years of experience, Rhonda leads Terracon’s Austin Environmental department which consists of a team of environmental scientists, geologists, biologists, archeologists, and architectural historians offering full service environmental consulting. Over her 30-year tenure with Terracon, she has navigated clients through complex environmental requirements on more than 3,800 projects.
International architecture and design firm Steinberg Hart appointed industry veteran Kelly Fehr, global business development leader.
“Kelly is a phenomenal addition. She will work to expand practice areas, grow key markets, and support us as we nurture relationships with clients, friends, communities, and collaborative partners,” said Steinberg Hart President & CEO David Hart, AIA.
Fehr will draw on experience with leading design firms including SOM, Lake Flato, Grimshaw, HOK, and more.
With over four years of experience managing a diverse portfolio valued over $400M and supporting fundraising efforts, Taylor joins the Pagewood team to consistently create value and proactively deliver solutions that best meet the situation at hand. Through her multi-disciplinary background and extensive expertise with multifamily, build-to-rent, and mixed-use developments, Taylor has cultivated an invaluable wealth of knowledge that will assist Pagewood’s future developments and acquisitions.
Seth Flechsig has joined Prologis to serve as VP, Investment Officer. He will oversee industrial development and acquisition opportunities in the Houston market.
With more than 16 years of real estate industry experience, Seth has served in several leadership roles developing and leasing Class A office, life science, and industrial projects. Most recently, Seth was the market officer at Lovett Industrial, where he led the company’s development and acquisition opportunities in Central Texas.
McCownGordon filled two key roles in its Dallas-Fort Worth location, adding Peter Ramstedt as its new vice president of operations to lead the regional operations team. The company also added Jason McRorey as director of MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing).
Both additions will contribute significantly to McCownGordon’s team in delivering services in the Texas marketplace.
Ramstedt, with more than 30 years of experience in the industry, comes to the company from one of the nation’s top construction firms where he led numerous projects over $500 million around the globe and in the Texas market. Previously, Ramstedt served on the executive leadership team of the Dallas operation of one of the nation’s largest construction companies, where his portfolio ranged from mixed use, retail and high-rise developments to large infrastructure improvements and civic buildings.
A graduate of the University of Florida where he earned a B.S. in Building Construction with honors, Ramstedt holds an MBA from The University of Texas at Arlington, as well as a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. He also earned his Project Management Certification from the Project Management Institute.
The company added Jason McRorey as director of MEP. He brings more than 20 years of extensive project delivery experience to the team with expertise in the healthcare, corporate, food and beverage, life sciences, biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor and mission critical market sectors. In his new role, he will provide extensive value-added services to clients, providing them with deep expertise and analysis designed to ensure they gain the most value for their construction budgets.
McRorey began his career as a superintendent after earning his Local 100 Apprenticeship from Richland College while attending high school. He also holds a certification in Plumbers and Pipefitters and trained in the OSHA 30-hour safety course at the same institutions. He’s a professionally licensed plumber in addition to bringing his extensive operations experience to the team.
Stream Realty Partners has appointed industry veteran Ariella Middlebrook as chief financial officer in its Dallas office.
In this key executive role, Middlebrook is tasked with spearheading the financial strategy to promote fiscal excellence within the organization. Her responsibilities include managing corporate accounting, treasury, and cash management, monitoring financial performance, and optimizing resources.
Additionally, Middlebrook will maintain and enhance banking relationships, conduct profitability analysis, and play a vital part in the acquisition and structuring of brokerage teams. Operating from Stream’s corporate headquarters in Dallas, Middlebrook’s appointment will help shape and drive Stream’s overall growth strategy.
With a career spanning Fortune 500 companies, global enterprises, agile startups, and major public accounting firms, Middlebrook has excelled in navigating the multifaceted realm of commercial real estate. Serving as Chief Accounting Officer and Global Controller for Kincentric (a SpencerStuart Company) and holding roles such as U.S. Chief Financial Officer for Avison & Young and Senior Financial Operations Leadership positions at General Growth Properties, JLL, and KPMG, Middlebrook has consistently demonstrated strategic leadership in the face of rapid organizational growth and pivotal transformation initiatives.
Middlebrook’s stewardship has extended to managing teams responsible for a comprehensive suite of financial functions, including financial close and reporting, sophisticated budgeting and forecasting models, treasury, cash management, tax, and compliance. Under her supervision, her teams excelled in scaling operations by implementing cutting-edge ERP and SaaS financial systems across domestic and international platforms, ensuring seamless and effective operations.