Transwestern Adds New Construction Management Trio
Transwestern Real Estate Services has expanded its project, construction and relocation management capabilities in the Bay Area with three new additions.
Formerly with construction management startup officemorph, Caitlin Cappa Nuñez, Danny Wohlner and Ali Platto will make up a new project, construction and relocation management team in Transwestern's Bay Area offices, the company said this week.
The group will work alongside Transwestern's brokerage and property management teams, working on new projects and relocations for occupiers of different sizes and from a variety of sectors, according to Cappa Nuñez, who will lead the new division's project management team.
“We noticed that the best relationships we could build ended up being with brokers," Cappa Nuñez told Bisnow. "It’s a benefit to both us and the tenant themselves to be hand in hand with a broker.”
She said that relationship is especially advantageous with startups, which typically gravitate toward bigger-name partners like Transwestern, and in the life sciences space, citing Transwestern Senior Vice President David Klein's expertise in that realm.
Among other deals, Klein worked with medical device manufacturer Shockwave Medical to more than double its Silicon Valley headquarters late last year.
Rounding out the new team, Wohlner joins as a senior project associate, while Platto comes on as the new project operations and relocation director.
Despite overall market uncertainties over companies' willingness to expand in the near term, Cappa Nuñez said there are ample deals still on the table, albeit delayed, and that plenty of companies are still looking.
Both she and Transwestern Senior Managing Director Jeff Moeller said they see demand coming back, but with some possible changes, like decreased people per SF and more remote work.
“A lot of individuals feel disconnected when there’s significant work from home," Moeller said. "I think [companies] will re-embrace the office space, but it’s going to look different.”