Commercial real estate investment firm announces promotions of key executives in accounting, acquisitions, leasing, asset management, corporate compliance, and real estate services
SEATTLE (March 27, 2019) — Real estate investment and operating firm Unico Properties LLC, a subsidiary of Unico Investment Group LLC, announced six promotions: Courtney Jolicoeur, Scott Brucker, Robert Penney, Andrew Cox, and Mike Lemker in Seattle; and Brian Pearce in Portland, Ore.
“These individuals’ steady leadership in their respective departments facilitated the success and growth of their teams and Unico,” said Unico President Jonas Sylvester. “We are pleased to recognize their vision, strategic thinking, and professional commitment with these promotions.”
“Unico’s culture is a reflection of our people, and these individuals have been and will continue to be instrumental in not only performing their roles but in leading our teams and supporting our culture,” added Sylvester.
Jolicoeur, who previously served as Vice President of Fund Accounting, has been promoted to Chief Accounting Officer (CAO). In this role, Jolicoeur oversees all aspects of the company’s accounting, financial reporting, and department operations for Unico’s 18 million square foot portfolio of assets. She has over 12 years of experience in various leadership roles, with a focus on financial reporting, financial analysis, complex accounting, and regulatory compliance activities in the real estate industry. In the past year, Jolicoeur led the accounting team to support over $2 billion in commercial real estate deals for Unico. She joined Unico in 2016.
Pearce, who previously served as Senior Vice President of Real Estate Services and regional director of Unico’s Portland portfolio, has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Real Estate Services. Pearce oversees Unico’s management and leasing team of more than 200 professionals across 18 million square of owned and managed properties. In addition, Pearce is responsible for identifying opportunities to grow the Unico management platform throughout Unico’s markets. He joined Unico in 2002.
Unico’s culture is a reflection of our people, and these individuals have been and will continue to be instrumental in not only performing their roles but in leading our teams and supporting our culture
Brucker, who previously served as Vice President of Asset Management, has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Head of Asset Management. Brucker oversees Unico’s asset management team and is responsible for the overall performance of Unico’s portfolio. His strong analytical background, coupled with his experience working in both acquisitions and asset management, enables him to successfully work on all facets of a property life cycle, including acquisition, asset management, and disposition. In 2019, Scott led the disposition team to a successful 27-building portfolio sale totaling $710 million to Broad Street Principal Investments, an affiliate of Goldman Sachs. He joined Unico in 2010.
Cox, who previously served as Vice President, has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Regional Director. As regional director, Cox oversees Unico’s real estate investments in and around the Puget Sound and Nashville markets, in addition to Unico’s multifamily portfolio. He assists in executing asset strategies and will now directly oversee market leaders across Unico’s core markets. He joined Unico in 2002.
Penney, who previously served as Vice President, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Acquisitions. Penney oversees Unico’s acquisitions team and is responsible for identifying and evaluating acquisition, development, and disposition opportunities. Over the course of his career, he has completed in excess of $3 billion in acquisition, financing, and recapitalization transactions. He joined Unico in 2010.
Lemker, who previously served as Senior Director of Investor Relations and Compliance, has been promoted to Vice President of Corporate Compliance. Lemker is responsible for leading corporate strategic legal, compliance, and risk management initiatives for the company and overseeing the IT Department. His 14 years of asset management experience, combined with his prior audit experience make him a key contributor to Unico’s strong control environment. He joined Unico in 2013.
About Unico Properties LLC
Unico Properties LLC, a subsidiary of Unico Investment Group LLC, is a commercial real estate investor, developer, and full-service operator focused on office and multifamily assets in emerging markets throughout the United States. Founded in 1953, Unico has been transforming the built environment by creating innovative, people-focused building experiences through a cadre of subsidiary companies that deliver boutique expertise and institutional execution for its own accounts and select third-party clients. The private equity real estate investment firm currently owns and operates 18 million square feet of commercial properties across the United States and continues to grow. For more information about Unico, please visit the firm’s website at https://unicoprop.com.
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