It’s been a busy summer. Greenfield Advisors expanded both the East Coast and West Coast offices with several new hires to keep up with our expanding services and increased client list, three employees received promotions, and our Director of Economic Research won an award for a recent paper.
Dr. Clifford Lipscomb and his co-author Dr. Andy Krause were awarded a manuscript prize in Real Estate Education by the American Real Estate Society (ARES) for their paper, “A Primer on Real Estate Data Cleaning Techniques: Lessons from the Trenches.” The paper was presented at the ARES 31st Annual Meeting held this past April in Fort Myers, Florida. We will post more once the paper is published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Our East Coast office, located just north of Atlanta, recently added two new analysts who will work on mass appraisal projects as well as other ventures such as economic impact studies and business plans for EB-5 Visa applications.
Jessica Flood is an Analyst with dual baccalaureate degrees in Management and Sport Management from the University of Georgia and a Masters of Business Administration from Berry College. Her recent focus has been on strategic planning, finances, and marketing for small businesses. She has experience within many industries and business structures, including healthcare, automotive, architectural services, higher education, sports, and non-profits.
Holly Selby is an Associate Analyst with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Berry College with a minor in business administration. While at Berry College, Ms. Selby completed an internship with the City of Rome, Georgia, City Manager’s Office where she conducted research in economic development. Originally from Tennessee, her areas of expertise include econometric research, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and client development, including community members and government officials.
Our West Coast office in Seattle recently welcomed new faces as well. Nawaf Alfaouri joins us as an Associate Analyst. He holds a baccalaureate degree in Geography – GIS, Mapping, and Society from the University of Washington with emphases in computer science, multidisciplinary engineering, and remote sensing. As a political analyst intern with the U.S. Senate, Mr. Alfaouri performed enterprise database management, statistical research, GIS analysis, and grant writing. He also completed multiple engineering and GIS spatial analysis internships with real estate development companies and government agencies such as Seattle Public Utilities. Nawaf is committed to advancing the geospatial sciences, and his scientific efforts have led him to build a two-stage NASA-funded rocket equipped with remote sensing capabilities and to map the seafloor using SONAR aboard the U.S. Navy Research Vessel Thompson.
David Wishard is an Analyst in our West Coast office. He is a recent recipient of dual master’s degrees in Public Administration and International Studies from the University of Washington. Mr. Wishard is an experienced project manager and policy analyst with advanced training in multivariate statistics, decision and risk modeling, and GIS. Before joining us at Greenfield Advisors, Mr. Wishard wrote the Contaminated Properties Appraisal Manual for the King County Department of Assessments. As a graduate research fellow at the University of Washington, he trained in multivariate research methods and published papers on land-based marine pollution law, Los Angeles green infrastructure programs, and Washington State Oil-by-Rail regulation (currently under consideration). He also recently served in the U.S. State Department at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, where he reported on Russian emissions regulation and Arctic infrastructure development.
In addition to all of our new analysts, Greenfield Advisors has also recently hired new IT staff. Elizabeth Luff joined our West Coast office in June as our new Database Architect. She holds a baccalaureate degree from the University of Washington in Business Administration and Information Systems and has more than 16 years’ experience in database administration. Previously, Elizabeth worked as a database administrator at Bentall Kennedy.
Roget Luo joined our West Coast office in August as our Systems Administrator. He holds a baccalaureate degree in Accounting from Central Washington University and has more than 16 years of experience managing Windows and Unix server infrastructure and data center operations. Mr. Luo is skilled at all aspects of IT. He has a proven ability to troubleshoot and solve problems from desktop support to WAN connectivity. He also has the expertise and experience necessary to budget, design, and deliver enterprise solutions to meet current and future business needs, providing operational continuity and consistent network availability. Before joining Greenfield Advisors, Mr. Luo was IT Director at Olympic Physical Therapy.
Finally, longtime Analysts Linda Tayntor and Abigail Mooney were promoted to Senior Analysts, and our Receptionist, Victoria Rodgers, was promoted to Administrative Assistant.
The Greenfield Advisors team is proud to welcome our new hires and congratulate those receiving promotions or an award, and we look forward to continuing to provide our clients with the best expertise and advisory services in the business.