The opening of a new corporate relocation firm in Dallas, a switch from The Weitzman Group to Henry S. Miller, and promotions at Marcus & Millichap, all in this week’s Personnel Moves.
• The Carter Group, which specializes in corporate relocation management, asset management, and hospital transition planning, has opened a regional office in Dallas. Lea Yaest has been named director of strategic alliances for the firm. “It is evident that there is a great need for strategic relocation services that is currently not available here for the corporate client,” she said.
Yaest said the firm’s approach is more business-centered than logistical, focusing on the continuation of production and risk management. The Carter Group currently is wrapping up relocation work for Devon Energy, which is moving 2,500 employees from six different buildings into a 50-story, 1.8-million-square-foot facility in Oklahoma City.
Steve Carter, founder and president of The Carter Group, said North Texas was identified as a “promising area” as the Chicago-based company’s Midwest base has continued to grow and expand. The firm, which was founded in 1989, also has a regional office in Minneapolis. Its new Dallas office is at 2911 Turtle Creek Blvd.
• Henry S. Miller Brokerage is beefing up its office-industrial team with the addition of Bill Knopick, who joins the firm as senior vice president. The industry veteran has more than 30 years of experience. Prior to Miller he was senior vice president of the corporate services division at The Weitzman Group. Before that he was with Cousins Properties and Hines Interests.
At Miller, Knopick will work with the group’s president, Greg Trout, to recruit new office project business and clients, as well as experienced brokers.
“We are fortunate that Bill has joined us,” said Sam Kartalis, president and COO, in a statement. “He will be an invaluable asset to our team and will help lauch us back into a market that we used to be very competitive in.”
• California-based Marcus & Millichap has promoted seven brokers across the country to vice president of investments roles. Among them is Al Silva, who specializes in the multifamily sector in Fort Worth. Previously Silva was a senior associate. Five of the other promotions were in Florida (Tampa, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale), with another in Atlanta.