Mann Report November 2015 : Page 74

The Latest City Beat ACE Mentor Program Hosts Fall Cocktail Reception at Cooper Hewitt, Raising Over $100,000 ACE Mentor Program is pleased to announce that it held its 2015 Fall Cocktail Reception on September 17, 2015 at The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Leaders in the Built Environment Gather to Support ACE Mentor Program’s Mission Leading architecture, construction and engineering professionals attended and were welcomed by the chairman of the board of di-rectors, Milo E. Riverso, Ph.D., P.E., CCM, who spoke about the program’s growth and introduced members of the design and con-struction team, Caroline Baumann of the Cooper-Hewitt Smith-sonian Museum of Design, Richard Southwick, FAIA, LEED AP of Beyer Blinder Belle, Alastair Elliott of Robert Silman Associates, and Robert Zirkel of E.W. Howell, who spoke about the recent renova-tion of the museum. The sold-out event directly supported ACE Mentor Program’s mis-sion to encourage high school students to pursue careers in archi-tecture, construction management and engineering through mento-ring and scholarship opportunities. The reception generated robust support, and raised over $100,000. The event was co-chaired by Jon DiBiase of E.W. Howell and Bruce Lilker, P.E. of Lilker Associates. CoreNet NYC Hosts Sustainability Panel On the Well Building Standard CoreNet Global New York City Chapter (CoreNet NYC) is pleased to announce that it hosted a sustainability panel discussion on the WELL Building Standard on September 10, 2015 at Gensler in New York City. Members of CoreNet NYC’s sustainability community gathered to discuss this standard, the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on human health and wellness. Hussain Ali-Khan, Di-rector of Real Estate Strategy at CBRE moderated the panel of sustainability experts, including panelists David Briefel, Sustainable Design Leader at Gensler; Natasha Franck, Executive Director, Business Development at Delos; Elizabeth Heider, Chief Sustain-ability Officer at Skanska USA Inc.; and Brett Kaplan, Senior Busi-ness Development Manager at Haworth. The WELL Building standard marries best practices in design and construction with evidence-based medical and scientific research. Ms. Heider noted that the standard has had a massive impact in employee health and wellness by deploying quantitative measures for human health, “You can’t transform the market if you can’t measure it. WELL creates a lexicon for wellness.” She under-scored the importance of these advancements, stating “Health is a basic human right.” Mission Capital Advisors and Global Financial Review Form Mission Global, LLC a New Mortgage Services Due Diligence Company Mission Capital Advisors and Global Financial Review have announced the formation of a new company, Mission Global which was formed by the merger of Global Financial Review and Mission Capital’s mort-gage services business. Mission Global will provide a comprehensive portfolio of due diligence and other risk management services for in-stitutions buying, selling, securitizing or managing mortgage and con-sumer loans through its more than 200 full time mortgage industry ex-ecutives and an extensive network of highly experienced consultants. Mission Capital Principal, Joe Runk, has been named chief executive officer of Mission Global, while Global Financial Review’s founder and president, Trenton Staley, will serve as president of the new company. Dwight Bostic and Mimi Grotto, both managing directors at Mission Capital, along with Dennis Zehnle and Donna Kubena, both senior executives at Global Financial, will serve in key management roles at Mission Global. “Mission Capital’s mortgage services platform has been an integral segment of our core loan sale advisory business since the company’s inception in 2002,” Runk stated. “Our network of relationships with institutional clients and our secondary market approach to mortgage services will marry well with Global Financial Review’s long history of first-rate due diligence, forensics and regulatory compliance services. We saw this combination as one that completes both companies’ product offerings into a single source solution for clients.” ClickPay Upgrades Integration with Yardi Voy-ager® ClickPay, a leader in SaaS payment and billing applications for mul-tifamily and commercial real estate property management, has completed its integration with Yardi Voyager®, providing a seam-less integration for ClickPay clients using Yardi’s Voyager real estate software. “ClickPay is built with a modern cloud-based open architecture, with ease of use in mind, to securely manage and streamline data integration with our partners,” says Steven Van Praagh, ClickPay’s president and chief operating officer “Our API integration with Yardi automates the exchange of mission-critical data and up-grades the scheduled data exchange (SDE) processes for many of ClickPay’s prominent clients.” Mr. Van Praagh adds: “We have been exchanging data with Yardi systems on behalf of our largest mutual clients, and the amount of that data has grown exponentially. This integration enhances our ability to exchange data in near real-time and in the most reliable, secure and efficient way possible, enabling ClickPay to deliver an even greater experience for our customers.” 74 | MR

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