Stream Expands Texas Tenant Team, BBG Forms New Group, Newmark Appoints Vice Chair


A 32-year Dallas commercial real estate industry veteran has joined Stream Realty Partners to reunite him with three former colleagues.

The national real estate development, investment and real estate services company has hired Gregory Biggs as executive vice president in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area, where he will help grow the company’s office tenant representation business.

Most recently, Biggs was Director of Development at Dallas-based Cawley Partners, specializing in complex build-to-suit deals, lease negotiations, acquisitions and divestitures of office properties.

Biggs previously worked with Stream Randy Coopera vice chairman and managing director Craig Wilson and DanHarris at Cushman & Wakefield and the former Cassidy Turley. In a company statement announcing his latest move, Biggs said he was “excited to be working with them again on Stream.”

Biggs joined JLL in 2013 and spent more than seven years there before joining Cawley. He helped negotiate a 300,000 square foot lease for AmerisourceBergen in Carrollton, Texas and assisted Epsilon in locating its corporate headquarters in Irving. Biggs is also the author of Is Commercial Real Estate for You?

Joshua Mark

BBG Assessment, a commercial real estate services due diligence firm, has established its seismic services practice group.

The new company will provide seismic risk assessment consulting, reporting, seismic assessment, policy and scoping consulting, and retrofit consulting to a client list that includes commercial lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, institutional investors, public real estate funds and various government agencies housing and urban development.

The team is led by the managing director Joshua Markdirectors Andy Yu and Eddy Yauand project coordinator Ellen Wang.

Marrow brings more than two decades of consulting experience in the building construction and seismic risk areas, having conducted several thousand assessments throughout his career, with a focus on construction and defect budget analysis and insurance claims.

Andy Yiu, from left, Eddy Yau and Ellen Wang

Yiu has focused on structural design for existing buildings, seismic rehabilitation and retrofitting of existing buildings, seismic risk assessments, structural engineering and building design reviews, in addition to seismic risk assessments for commercial lenders.

Yau brings nearly a decade of seismic and structural engineering and construction management experience with a focus on structural design, earthquake risk consulting and earthquake risk assessment of existing buildings, and construction management for the City and County of San Francisco.

Wang has experience in project coordination and management of structural risk assessments and related assessment and due diligence services. Previously, she worked as a business analyst and patent attorney.

Kenneth Cox

Kenneth Cox was promoted to Vice-Chairman of Newmark.

Cox is a member of the firm’s self-storage capital markets group in Memphis, Tenn., in Houston. Over the course of his career, Cox has completed more than $6 billion in self-storage transactions for a client list that includes Brookfield Asset Management, CubeSmart, Extra Space Storage, Heitman and Storage Pros.

With more than 25 years of experience in the self-storage sector, Cox previously served as a director of a publicly traded real estate investment trust and spent six years in multiple partnerships focused on acquiring, operating and selling self-storage assets. Earlier in his career, Cox worked at Jernigan Property Group and Storage USA. He joined Newmark Grubb Knight Frank In 2013.

Lauren Nunnally

Lauren NunnallyRecently elected to the board of directors of California-based national preferred contractor Swinerton, he has been promoted to senior vice president and chief administrative officer for the contractor.

In her new role, Nunnally will oversee Swingerton’s talent acquisition, human resources operations and corporate responsibility efforts.

Nunnally joined Swinnerton in 2005 as a project engineer in San Diego, rising to the rank of project manager. After taking time off to complete her MBA at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, she returned to Swinerton full-time in 2014 as Director of Support within the Business Technology Group. In 2017, she transitioned to General Manager for Craft Services, and in 2019 assumed the role of Vice President and Chief Talent Officer.

Kyle Goehring

Kyle Goehring has joined global construction consultancy Turner & Townsend as Head of Sustainability for its US business.

In his new role, Goehring is responsible for leading a strategic program to expand the company’s sustainability offering nationwide.

Goehring joins the firm from True Green Capital in Dallas, where he was most recently a director and focused on company formation. Prior to that, he was executive vice president at JLL in Los Angeles, where he led the brokerage firm’s clean energy platform and worked with its global sustainability leaders. He brings more than 14 years of experience in sustainability and clean energy partnerships in the commercial real estate sector, working on behalf of investors and public organizations.

Jinger Tapia

International design firm Ware Malcomb has sponsored Jinger Tapia to vice president of design in the company’s office in Irvine, California.

In her expanded role, Tapia will lead the architectural design for Ware Malcomb and oversee its branding studio.

Tapia began her career as an architect at Ware Malcomb in 1996 and rejoined the company in 2002. She is a licensed architect and active in the Urban Land Institute, the National Organization of Minority Architects and Ware Malcomb’s own Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Maureen Bissonnette, left, and Maria Rodgers

Ware also promoted Malcomb in the Irvine office Maureen Bissonette to Marketing Director and Mary Rodgers to press and communications manager.

Bissonnette joined Ware Malcomb in 1998 as a marketing assistant. As Director, she oversees all marketing-related functions for Ware Malcomb, including strategy, media and public relations, communications, branding and marketing technologies. Over the past 24 years, she has built a team that now includes over 20 marketing, communication and graphic designers.

Rodgers joined Ware Malcomb in 2014 as Marketing Coordinator. In her new role, she will focus on expanding the company’s media and communications programs and increasing company awareness.

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