Formation of Brookwood Equities LLC / by Andrew Duncan

Senior principals of San Francisco based Brookwood Group, Inc. and Seattle based JC Mueller LLC have announced the recent formation of Brookwood Equities LLC, a national real estate development and investment firm with offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Brookwood Group, Inc., Brookwood Equities LLC and its capital partners focus on high density urban and transit-oriented properties in technology-intensive markets. Asset classes include multi-family residential, office and mixed-used projects. The firm also specializes in collaborative public private development partnerships with colleges, universities, municipalities and other public or quasi-public agencies.

Today’s announcement was made by Brookwood’s Chief Executive Officer, S. Shepherd Heery, Brookwood’s President, Alan M. Katz, and Brookwood’s Executive Vice President & Pacific Northwest Region Manager, James C. Mueller. Mr. Mueller became a Brookwood principal in 2012. He also has continuing responsibilities with JC Mueller LLC.

Brookwood also recently announced the promotions of Kenneth R. Klebanoff to Senior Vice President and Mark C. Zuffo as Vice President.

Mr. Klebanoff is based in Atlanta and is the lead executive for activities of Brookwood Equities in the Southeast. He is an experienced developer and architect with significant project experience including high-rise multi-family housing, office/warehouse developments and high-rise office buildings across the United States.

Mr. Zuffo is based in San Francisco. He leads the firms collaborative efforts with colleges and universities throughout North America. Mr. Zuffo recently served as President of the Association of University Real Estate Officers (AUREO). Prior to joining Brookwood in 2011, Mr. Zuffo was the Director of Real Estate Services - Leasing and Property Management for the University of California, San Francisco.

Brookwood Group is an international real estate development, investment, planning, design and management consulting firm that was founded in 1989 by siblings Shepherd and Laura Heery, together with their father, George T. Heery. George Heery serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors The firm is owned by 20 of its principal executives and 8 private investors who are based in the states of Washington, Montana, California, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, New York and Connecticut.

Brookwood has long been regarded as a innovative industry leader, and has a highly collaborative approach, guided by an intense commitment to advancing and protecting the interests of its clients and capital partners. Since 1989, Brookwood Group has completed projects in North America, Europe, Asia and South America with aggregate valuations that exceed US$8 Billion.

JC Mueller LLC was founded in Seattle by James C. Mueller in 2005. Mr. Mueller was formerly the Senior Director of Development with Vulcan, Inc., a Seattle based Paul Allen Company. Previously, Mr. Mueller was an executive with Koll Development. Mr. Mueller serves as Brookwood's partner in Seattle and as one of the firm’s Directors. He leads Brookwood’s activities in the Pacific Northwest.