Movers & Shakers: Mainstreet’s New Analytics Guru

CBRE Group Names Brian McAuliffe President of Institutional Markets in the U.S. 

Brian McAuliffe has been promoted to president of institutional properties for CRBE Capital Markets in the U.S., the company announced. McAuliffe has served in high impact roles in CBRE’s Capital Markets team for more than 25 years. He is responsible for CBRE’s institutional sales platform in the U.S., including multifamily, office, industrial, retail and hotels.

“Brian is committed to superior execution and outcomes on behalf of our clients,” Chris Ledmen, global president of CBRE Capital Markets, said in a prepared statement. “He is a trusted leader of our people and will continue to inhale our operating platform to support our professionals in serving clients. As president, Brian will continue to sharpen our capital markets practice.”


CBRE Group is the world’s largest commercial real estate and investment firm.

Argentum Names Maribeth Bersani as Chief Operating Officer

Argentum, previously known as the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), announced several changes, including the appointment of Maribeth Bersani as chief operating officer. Bersani has been with Argentum for 10 years.


“Maribeth is a highly respected leader who has the expertise and experience to further expand ALFA’s culture of excellence in serving our members and their residents,” James Balda, Argentum CEO and president, said in a prepared statement.

Argentum also reorganized its structutre, separating into three business groups: advocacy and public policy; programs and services; and educations and training.

Bersani will continue to oversee the Advocacy Department until a new senior vice president of advocacy and public policy is name.

Nathan Nickens has been named as vice president of programs and services. Paul Williams will head the new education group as vice president of education and training.

Mainstreet Announces Seven New Hires

In a streak of new hires, Mainstreet, a real estate company and the nation’s largest developer of transitional care properties, announced the addition of seven positions.

Vee Kimbrell has been hired as an investments senior associate. She was the co-founder and co-owner of Blue Vault Partners and has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry marketing and selling real estate investment products, mutual funds, variable annuities, fixed annuities and institutional investment management services.

Matt Kwiatkowski has been appointed as a development manager, joining Mainstreet after working at Cardno, HNTB and Rodgers Consulting.

Sara Marshall has been hired as director of analytics strategy and innovation. Marshall served as director of business intelligence and analytics for the state of Indiana before joining Mainstreet. She helped to create and run Indiana’s management and performance hub.

Marshall has two bachelor’s degrees from Purdue University and a law degree from Indiana University.

Mike Mattis has been announced as the new director of business development, with more than 20 years of health care sale and business development experience behind him. Most recently, Mattis served as the director of sales at

Sean Murrary was appointed managing director of insurance after leading and operating a variety of insurance entities, risk retention groups, captives and general agencies over the last 25 years.

Jennifer Pressley has been hired as Mainstreet’s new chief financial officer of insurance. She most recently served as chief accounting officer at OneAmerica Financial Partners, Inc. and also has experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is a certified public accountant.

Mary Ryan joins Mainstreet as the newest executive assistant. She has previous experience as a contracts manager at Salesforce and as a legal assistant at ExactTarget.

SearStone Hires Kevin Johnson as Chief Financial Officer

SearStone, a continuing care retirement community located in Cary, North Carolina, announced it has hired Kevin Johnson as its new chief financial officer. As CFO, Johnson will oversee all financial dealings of the community and prepare for future development phases.

Johnson joins SearStone after serving as CFO and in consulting roles with Scale Finance, Carillon Assisted Living, Southern Lumber Inc. and Bartley RF Systems, with experience in multi-site senior care facilities and securing financing for long-term care projects. He has also been involved with the Financial Executives Group since 1986.

“Kevin has extensive knowledge of this market and of the senior care industry,” Chris Romick, SearStone executive director, said in a prepared statement. “We’ve come a long way since opening our doors in 2013, and Kevin will help lead us to future growth.”

NAI Capital Hires Steven Hogberg as Senior Vice President

NAI Capital, a full-service commercial real estate organization in Southern California, announced Steven Hogberg as its new senior vice president at the company Orange County office. Hogberg has more than 25 years of experience in office and retail property sales and leasing, most recently overseeing the brokerage division of Coreland Companies in Southern California.

Hogberg has represented over 25 million square feet of property transaction and listings and will focus on the office market servicing institutional and private commercial property owners with NAI Capital.

NAI Capital Company is one of the largest member of NAI Global, a global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms.

Ingleside Hires Timothy Myers as New Chief Financial Officer

Ingleside, a senior living services provider which manages three continuing care retirement communities in the Washington, D.C.-ares, has hired Timothy Myers as its new chief financial officer. Myers previously served for eight years as CFO for the Kendal Corporation, based in Philadelphia. He has nearly 30 years of senior housing industry experience.

Prior to Kendal, Myers served for nearly 10 years as CFO, chief operating officer and partner for New Life Management and Development in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. He has also worked as director of special projects with Marriott Senior Living Services and was a senior manager for KPMG for 10 years.

Peter Corless of OnShift Elected as Associate Business Member President for the American Health Care Association

Peter Corless, executive vice president of enterprise development at OnShift, a human capital management software maker for post-acute care and senior living, has been elected as associate business member (ABM) president for the American Health Care Association (AHCA), a non-profit federation of state health organizations representing more than 11,000 health care providers.

Corless will represent the AHCA vendor partner over a two-year term as an ex-afficio on the AHCA Board of Governors, OnShift announced. Corless has more than 21 years of experience in post-acute care, working with Kindred Healthcare and Genesis Healthcare as a member of the senior leadership teams. At his current role with OnShift, Corless works to drive strategies for market expansion, product development and thought leadership. He has worked with AHCA/NCAL for two years as the liaison between the association and CEOs of the Regional Multifacility Council and the Council on Post-Acute Care (CPAC).

“Peter’s breadth of experience and depth of expertise in the long term and post-acute care continuum will be invaluable in helping AHCA fulfill its mission of improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care,” MarkParkinson, AHCA/NCAL president and CEO, said in a prepared statement. “I am honored to work with Peter and know that he will do a tremendous job representing the interests of the vendor partner community.”

Love & Company Taps VP Christine Carruthers for Expanding Health Services Marketing

Love & Company, a full-service research, marketing, sales management and advertising firm that serves senior living providers, announced it is expanding its emphasis on health care services marketing, including assisted living, memory support, rehabilitation and long-term care services. The company will tap Christine Carruthers, who currently serves as vice presented of health services marketing to oversee this growing line of business.

Love & Company made the announcement, noting that more communities that it serves have expanded their services, including memory care.

“We believe that Love & Company is well positioned to help these organizations,” Rob Love, CEO and president of the company, said in a prepared statement. “We have done significant work in assisted living, memory support and healthcare marketing, and it is an area in which there are currently not many resources for clients to turn to.”

East Ridge Community Names New Director of Food & Beverage

East Ridge at Cutler Bay, an all-inclusive resort retirement community in Miami-Dade County, announced the appointment of Robert Ibgui, CEC, CDM as the new director of food and beverage.

Ibgui joins the community with 25 years of hospitality industry experience and an extensive culinary background, previously serving as the executive chef at Charlie’s Restaurant in Bel Aire, California. He was also executive chef for Williams Island in North Miami Beach where he handled day-today restaurant and food preparations, private catering functions, banquets and special events.

“The appointment comes at an exciting time for the East Ridge community as its new $60 million Health Center is nearing completion, which includes dining facilities to serve residents residing in the Health Center as well as independent living,” Executive Director Jeffrey Merritt said in a prepared statement. “Chef Ibgui’s extensive professional background and expertise in the food and beverage industries makes him ideal for this position. He brings an understanding of the special challenges serving audiences of a senior living community.”

Written by Amy Baxter

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