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Parrish S. Boren

Parrish S. Boren

Denver
President/CEO

Parrish Boren, President/CEO, has been with Marx|Okubo for more than 20 years. Directing all financial and operational concerns, he has been a key part of growing the firm to a national platform.

He has over 25 years of experience in management and commercial real estate, including contract negotiations, asset management, redevelopment/development and brokerage, involving over 10 million square feet of commercial space and 30,000 multifamily units.

Previously Parrish served as an executive with a national multifamily firm and for an institutional real estate investor.

He is proficient in the economic analysis of all commercial and multifamily property types and real estate ventures, including sensitivity, redevelopment analysis, loan modifications, operating strategies and distressed work-out situations.

Parrish holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental design from Texas A&M University and an MBA with an emphasis in real estate finance from Southern Methodist University.

He is a licensed real estate broker in Texas and Colorado, as well as a member of the Urban Land Institute and National Association of Industrial and Office Properties.

parrish_boren@marxokubo.com

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Leo James Marx

Leo James Marx AIA, NCARB

Denver
Executive Chairman

Jim Marx is Founder and Executive Chairman of Marx|Okubo. He established the company in 1982 and has successfully led Marx|Okubo to its current national status.

With over 40 years of architectural, development and construction-related experience in all property types, Jim is responsible for coordinating and overseeing large, multi-layered projects in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.

His expertise in the project and construction management process, including contract preparation and review, project scheduling, job costing, feasibility studies, on-site construction observation, construction litigation and coordination of related project consultants, has resulted in continued success and millions of dollars worth of savings for Marx|Okubo’s clients over the years.

Jim holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Colorado. He is a licensed architect in Colorado, Georgia, California, Massachusetts and Tennessee, and is certified with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Jim is also a member of the American Institute of Architects, Construction Specification Institute and Urban Land Institute.

jim_marx@marxokubo.com

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Vice Presidents

Sandy S. Blair

Sandy S. Blair AIA, CASp

San Francisco
Vice President

Sandy Blair, Vice President and Regional Manager of the San Francisco office, is responsible for a broad range of services including design and constructability reviews, property condition assessments, review of construction draws and verifying work-in-place, owner's representation, detailed cost analysis, periodic construction observation services and disabled accessibility reviews.

Sandy has been engaged in the fields of architecture and construction for more than two decades, including design/build work in the San Francisco Bay Area, where her responsibilities included design development, construction document preparation and construction observation involving various residential, retail and commercial facilities.

Additional duties have included managing subcontractors, construction planning, budgeting, scheduling, permitting and inspection of construction quality.

Sandy obtained her bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of California - Berkeley.

She is a licensed architect in California and a member of the American Institute of Architects, as well as a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) in California.

sandy_blair@marxokubo.com

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Stephen R. D'Arcy

Stephen R. D'Arcy PE

New York
Vice President

Stephen D'Arcy, Vice President and Regional Manager of Marx|Okubo's Northeast region, oversees regional and national clients while allocating human resources, managing schedules and collaborating with other regions.

Bringing over 20 years of experience in risk management and construction consulting services, he has worked on residential, office, retail, hospitality and industrial asset types on projects ranging from small, multifamily residential complexes to high-rise concrete and steel structures.

Stephen has also been responsible for the in-house engineering and construction services for international banks and real estate investment firms, as well as developing due diligence and risk management procedures and protocols for existing properties and new developments.

In a previous vice president position, Stephen managed all servicing functions on a commercial real estate loan portfolio exceeding $14 billion; provided expertise in real estate construction on some of the largest and most dynamic privately funded projects in the country; and established and instituted the completion and exit strategies on distressed construction loans throughout the U.S.

Stephen holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Delaware and an MBA in finance from New York University Stern School of Business. He is a professional engineer in Connecticut.

stephen_darcy@marxokubo.com

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Chris Geier

Chris Geier PE

Orange County
Vice President

Chris Geier, Vice President and Regional Manager for Southern California, is responsible for a broad range of services, including design and constructability reviews, property condition assessments, owner's representation, detailed cost analysis, periodic construction observation services and seismic risk assessments.

Chris draws upon engineering experience, as well as extensive diligence evaluation work on commercial, retail and multi-family residential properties , to identify potential building deficiencies to commercial real estate clients, in turn allowing them to make informed decisions about real estate transactions.

His projects with Marx|Okubo have included property condition assessments on a 2.1-million-square-foot shopping center in Torrance, California; a 74-story, 1.4-million-square-foot office building with a six-story off-site parking structure in Los Angeles; and a mixed-use facility in San Francisco, which consisted of a 320-unit high-rise apartment complex, five-story and six-story office buildings and two-level subterranean parking garage.

Chris holds a bachelor's and master's degree in civil engineering from the University of California - Los Angeles and is a licensed civil engineer in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington State.

chris_geier@marxokubo.com

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Mark Graves

Mark Graves AIA

Orange County
Vice President

Mark Graves, Vice President in Marx|Okubo’s Orange County office, is responsible for overseeing property condition assessments, pre-construction document reviews and construction phase services, as well as client communications and interface. Mark’s vast experience in the design and construction fields has allowed him to provide appropriate cost budgets which take current economic, labor force and material into consideration.

He has over 25 years of professional experience working in California, as well as nationwide and overseas. Throughout his years in the field, he has served as a design and technical architect for a variety of public and private market sectors. Mark has served as a managing principal for multiple large architecture/engineering firms throughout the western United States and has a broad understanding of all facets of the business. He has served as a planner, designer, project manager and principal. In these roles, Mark has overseen and directly developed project condition assessments and reports, and he has served as a client’s technical representative for a variety of different markets and services.

Mark received his bachelor’s in architecture from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).

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Charles Killebrew

Charles Killebrew AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Atlanta
Vice President

Charles Killebrew is Vice President and Regional Manager of the Southeast Region. He leads a broad range of services including design and constructability reviews, property condition assessments, owner’s representation, detailed cost analysis, construction observation services, and repair and reconstruction services in the Atlanta, Dallas and Houston offices.

Charles has over 25 years of experience in the architecture profession. He has successfully coordinated design and construction-phase services on complex projects for leading corporate and institutional clients worldwide, including high-rise office and residential projects as well as regional destination retail, hospitality and international mixed-use developments. Prior to joining Marx|Okubo, he worked as a project manager for such notable firms as Pickard Chilton, John Portman & Associates, NBBJ, and Perkins & Will.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a licensed architect in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Tennessee and Virginia. Charles is a LEED Accredited Professional, Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider (BECxP), Commissioning Authority + Building Enclosure Knowledge Requirements (CxA+BE) and is certified with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He is also a member of the American Institute of Architects.

charles_killebrew@marxokubo.com

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Gerard Lee

Gerard Lee AIA, DBIA, LEED AP BD+C

San Francisco
Vice President

Gerard Lee, Vice President and an architect in Marx|Okubo’s San Francisco office, is engaged in design and constructability reviews, property condition assessments, reviews of construction drawings, owner’s representation services, periodic construction observation services and disabled accessibility reviews.

Gerard brings over 25 years of experience in sustainable design, production, project management and construction administration. Prior to joining Marx|Okubo, he was the higher education lead for HMC Architects in Northern California and managed the firm’s Oakland office. His project experience includes civic/ public, hospitality, higher education, science, multifamily/mixed-use and corporate commercial projects. Gerard has worked in all project phases, handling the planning, entitlements, funding, design, bidding and construction of numerous university and college projects. In addition, he is well-versed in several project delivery systems including traditional design-bid-build, design-build and CMAR, and is trained in LEAN project delivery. Known for his real-world zero net energy (ZNE) expertise, he is regularly invited to present ZNE case studies at workshops and conferences. Gerard has hands-on knowledge and experience on various building codes, regulations and standards, including LEED and the Living Building Challenge.

Gerard holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is a licensed architect in California and is certified with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Gerard is also a DBIA Designated Design-Build Professional, LEED Accredited Professional with the BD+C specialty and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

gerard_lee@marxokubo.com


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Mario Maciel

Mario Maciel PMP, CCM, LEED AP, MRICS, CMAS, MBA

San Francisco
Vice President, Construction

Mario Maciel, Vice President of Construction at the Marx|Okubo San Francisco office, evaluates client needs and provides the best approach to project execution. He also reviews staff deployment and performance to optimize client service while providing national integration and coordination of project and construction management services.

He has more than 35 years of experience in program management, construction, construction management, project management, and executive and operations management. Previously, while working as the global head of cost management for Google, he refined the cost management process as an enhancement to the project management approach in place. He has managed data center projects in a project and cost management role. As Vice President, Project Executive and Project Principal at Harris and Associates, he worked to complete numerous infrastructure projects, such as highways, wastewater plant expansion projects and municipal projects. He has also managed building projects including John Muir Hospital -Concord, John Muir Hospital - Walnut Creek, Catholic Healthcare West’s Mercy Merced Hospital and MOB Merced, as well as construction management work for the Federal Highway Administration. His experience includes estimating and risk management on major projects for tech and pharmaceutical clients.

Mario holds a bachelor’s degree in management from St. Mary’s College of California, a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of California Berkeley and a M.B.A in finance from St. Mary’s College of California. He has multiple certifications including: Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Construction Manager (CCM), Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector, Certified Master Antiterrorism Specialist, Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Project Management) and as a LEED AP. His professional affiliations include the Project Management Institute, U.S. Green Building Certification Institute, Construction Management Association of America and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

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Corey D. Petersen

Corey D. Petersen AIA

Seattle
Vice President

Corey Petersen, Vice President, co-manages of the Seattle office, where he performs property condition assessments, damage evaluations, pre-construction project reviews, owner's representation, and construction loan monitoring on both commercial and multifamily residential projects.

He also spearheads the firm's involvement in exterior envelope design and rehabilitation services in the Northwest.

Corey has over 20 years of experience, including 15 years with a Seattle architectural firm. His roles have included work in programming, planning, document preparation, code review, jurisdictional coordination and construction administration services for commercial, retail, industrial and multifamily projects.

One standout project included the design and management of a $30 million renovation on a high-end, 292-unit apartment complex.

He received his associate's degree in architectural and computer-aided drafting and design from the Phoenix Institute of Technology.

Corey is a licensed architect in Washington State, a Registered Roof Observer and a member of the American Institute of Architects and Seattle Building Envelope Council.

corey_petersen@marxokubo.com

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Michael Z. Silverman

Michael Z. Silverman PE, LEED AP

Denver
Vice President

Mechanical engineer Michael Silverman is Vice President and Co-Regional Manager of the Denver office.

As a member of the firm’s mechanical engineering group, he helps conduct upfront document and cost reviews on new and existing renovation construction projects, construction monitoring services for rehabilitation and new construction projects, and coordination and writing of property condition reports for the purchase, sale and refinancing of commercial real estate.

Prior to joining Marx|Okubo, Michael worked at Denver companies as an associate mechanical engineer and mechanical engineer. In these positions, he collaborated with architects, owners and other engineers to develop construction drawings for new and renovation construction projects; created layout/design and selected the HVAC and plumbing systems for construction projects; and built and modified the specifications for mechanical equipment and systems for specific construction projects.

Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tulane University and is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado.

He is also a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning.

michael_silverman@marxokubo.com

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Rand Silverman

Rand Silverman AIA, NCARB

Houston
Senior Vice President

Rand Silverman, Senior Vice President, is responsible for the management and operation of Marx|Okubo's Houston and Dallas offices, which serve Texas and portions of the southeastern U.S.

Combining both fundamental and technical skills tailored to meet the specific needs of each client, he provides quality due diligence and project management services to clients.

Rand has thorough knowledge of building design and construction techniques. With 45 years of experience in the construction and architecture fields, serving as both the design architect and general contractor/builder, he has successfully completed projects ranging from single-family housing to hotels and medical facilities.

Prior to joining Marx|Okubo, Rand worked with several multi-national architectural firms, ultimately forming his own company.

He holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from Texas A&M University and is a licensed architect in Texas, Colorado, Florida and Virginia.

Rand is certified with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and is a member of the American Institute of Architects and Texas Society of Architects.

rand_silverman@marxokubo.com

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Kathleen Spurck

Kathleen Spurck AIA

Denver
Vice President

As Vice President, Kathleen Spurck is responsible for quality control and training in the Denver office.

She brings to the firm over 20 years of experience in design and construction consulting services, including full-service architectural scope-of-work contracts, from programming through project close-out, with an emphasis on construction administration services and property condition assessments.

Prior to joining Marx|Okubo, Kathy was managing principal and president of her own Denver-based architectural firm whose work on historic restoration and preservation projects won design awards from both the Colorado Historical Society and Colorado Preservation, Inc.

Before starting her own practice, Kathy excelled in contract administration, construction monitoring, quality assurance, space needs analysis, and historic structure assessments for both large- and small-scale commercial and public-sector projects.

She also directed projects with budgets totaling over $90 million during a five-year appointment as chairperson for the Archdiocese of Denver Parish Project and Finance Review Council.

Kathy holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Colorado and is a licensed architect in Colorado.

kathleen_spurck@marxokubo.com

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Christian Stover

Christian Stover AIA, NCARB

Denver
Vice President

Christian Stover, Vice President and Co-Regional Manager, performs construction loan monitoring, owner’s representation, construction project management, property condition assessments, building envelope forensics, expert witness investigations, and design and constructability reviews out of Marx|Okubo’s Denver office.

Her experience at the firm includes work in water damage restoration, sustainability reviews, construction quality inspections and budget reviews.

Christian has also been actively involved in exterior envelope forensic investigations and expert witness testimonies, specializing in technical and construction analysis and code review.

Prior to joining Marx|Okubo, she worked with a Philadelphia architecture firm, focusing on design and program of educational facilities.

Christian holds a bachelor’s degree in arts and sciences from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Colorado - Denver.

She is a licensed architect in Colorado and Texas, a Certified Level One Thermographer and Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider (BECxP), and has completed the Installation Masters and Window Testing course.

christian_stover@marxokubo.com

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R. Allan Thunder

R. Allan Thunder AIA

Seattle
Vice President

R. Allan Thunder, Vice President and Regional Manager of the Seattle office, is responsible for operations in the Northwest Region.

He has served as architect, construction manager and contractor of a wide variety of projects, and since 1979 has specialized in project and construction management, constructability reviews, value engineering and cost estimating.

Allan has worked on commercial offices, medical laboratories, educational facilities, low- and high-rise multifamily residential units, and retail centers.

Representative projects include the construction management of the $110 million King County Regional Justice Center, a 1,400-bed detention facility with regional courthouse and parking garage; design and construction management of three high-rise hotel complexes in New Jersey, Wisconsin and Oregon with construction performed while the facilities were operational; and construction management of elementary, middle and high school facilities for several school districts.

In addition, he has served as expert witness in matters relating to construction management practices and building envelope performance for public and private institutions.

Allan received a bachelor's degree in building construction from the University of Washington and a master's degree in finance from Seattle University.

He is a licensed architect in Washington State, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and a lecturer specializing in construction materials and methods at the University of Washington School of Architecture.

allan_thunder@marxokubo.com

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Assistant Vice Presidents

Tommy Fong

Tommy Fong AIA, LEED AP

San Francisco
Assistant Vice President

Tommy Fong, Assistant Vice President in the San Francisco office, is responsible for design and construction review, property condition assessments, monthly application for payment review, owner’s representation services and periodic construction observation services.

Working in the field of architecture since 1994, he joined Marx|Okubo shortly after the San Francisco office was established. Tommy brings to the firm technical expertise in design, drafting and construction of various municipal, residential and commercial facilities.

Additional experience includes working for architectural firms in the San Francisco Bay Area, including a period with the City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Works - Bureau of Architecture. He also has a strong background in design, detailing, construction cost assessment and disabled accessibility review.

Tommy holds a bachelor of arts degree with a major in architecture from the University of California - Berkeley and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Oregon. He is a licensed architect in California, LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the American Institute of Architects and National Trust for Historic Preservation.

tommy_fong@marxokubo.com

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Samantha Gragg

Samantha Gragg AIA

Orange County
Assistant Vice President

Samantha Gragg, Assistant Vice President in the Orange County office, performs architectural consulting, property condition assessments, owner’s representation services and disabled accessibility reviews across California.

She also performs on-site observations on diverse construction projects to evaluate funding recommendations, and provides pre-construction project review for quality control and budget analysis. Additional experience includes property condition assessments for retail, office, hospitality and housing projects, as well as construction and architectural projects, including retail, commercial, mixed-use residential, and community college and K-12 educational facilities.

Prior to joining Marx|Okubo, Samantha served as a project architect for a Los Angeles-based architectural firm, where she provided project management of design and construction document preparation, specifications writing, governmental plan processing, and conducted construction administration services.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Woodbury University. Samantha is a licensed architect in California, a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the American Institute of Architects.

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Mark J. Hulme

Mark J. Hulme AIA, CASp, LEED AP BD+C

Pasadena
Assistant Vice President

Mark Hulme, Assistant Vice President in the Pasadena office, performs architectural consulting, sustainability reviews, property condition assessments, owner's representation-related services and disabled accessibility reviews across California.

Since 1995, he has been involved in diverse construction and architectural projects, including retail, office and interiors, as well as community college and K-12 educational facilities. As a Certified Access Specialist (CASp), Mark has conducted CASp and other disabled accessibility reviews of office, shopping center, hotel and multifamily properties.

He holds a bachelor's degree in architecture and communications and a master's degree in building sciences, with a focus on environmental controls systems, both from the University of Southern California. He also completed an executive education program on accessibility and universal design at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

He is also a licensed architect in California, a CASp in California, LEED Accredited Professional with the BD+C specialty and a member of the American Institute of Architects and Certified Access Specialist Institute.

mark_hulme@marxokubo.com

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Samuel Kemp

Samuel Kemp PE

New York
Assistant Vice President

Samuel Kemp, Assistant Vice President in the New York office, serves as a mechanical engineer for pre-construction project reviews, construction administration, construction monitoring and property condition assessments.

With nearly a decade of experience in the project management, engineering and construction fields, he has worked on surveys, evaluations and designs of HVAC and plumbing systems for new construction, as well as remediation of equipment and/or deficiencies in existing building systems.

Prior to joining Marx|Okubo, Samuel prepared mechanical design documents, performed building-wide evaluations, reviewed mechanical submittals, and assessed system designs for HVAC and plumbing infrastructure serving residential, commercial, healthcare and educational facilities.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University and is a registered engineer in New York.

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James M. LaTerza

James M. LaTerza PE, LEED AP BD+C, O+M

New York
Assistant Vice President

James La Terza, Assistant Vice President in Marx|Okubo’s New York office, serves as the office’s structural engineer responsible for preconstruction project reviews, construction administration, construction monitoring and property condition assessments.

Most recently, he served as the Structural Engineering Team Leader and Technical Director of Special Inspections for an 80-person A-E firm that specializes in renovation, restoration and retrofit programs for building structures in New York City.

Prior experience includes design of structural framing for new buildings and remediation of failures in structural systems. James also served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prior to entering the private sector.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Massachusetts, and a master's degree in structural engineering from the University of Michigan.

James is a licensed engineer in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York, as well as a LEED Accredited Professional and Certified ICC Special Inspector.

james_laterza@marxokubo.com

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Joseph Milam

Joseph Milam PE, CIAQP, LEED AP

Atlanta
Director of Mechanical Engineering, Assistant Vice President

Joseph Milam, Director of Mechanical Engineering and Assistant Vice President, oversees the technical areas of Marx|Okubo's mechanical, electrical and fire protection services.

He has over 25 years of experience in consulting engineering, including surveys, evaluations and design of building systems.

Joe's areas of expertise include property condition assessments; building diagnostics and forensic investigations; energy assessments and consulting; ENERGY STAR benchmarking; LEED consulting; LEED GAP analysis; IAQ proactive monitoring, complaint response and mitigation; commissioning of new and existing buildings; systems training; operations and maintenance reviews; and design peer reviews.

Joe holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a multi-disciplinary certificate in energy engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

He is a registered engineer in Georgia, Colorado and Ohio. Joe is also a Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional, LEED Accredited Professional, and member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Association of Energy Engineers, U.S. Green Building Council and National Fire Protection Association.

joseph_milam@marxokubo.com

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Carlos M. Torres

Carlos M. Torres AIA, RRO, LEED AP BD+C

Dallas
Assistant Vice President

Carlos Torres, Assistant Vice President in the Dallas office, brings a comprehensive understanding of pre-construction project management, design liability risk management and administration of construction contracts.

He oversees services including owner’s representation, property condition assessments and pre-construction project reviews within the U.S., Puerto Rico and Latin America.

Carlos has over 20 years of domestic and international experience in the architectural design, construction administration and project management of a wide variety of building types.

His areas of concentration include project development and construction contract administration of retail, office, multifamily, hospitality, entertainment and healthcare projects.

He holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, master's degree in architecture from the University of Houston and an MBA from the Instituto Techologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.

Carlos is a registered architect in Texas and Mexico, as well as a LEED Accredited Professional with the BD+C specialty.

He also holds a Registered Roof Observer certificate by RCI and is a member of the American Institute of Architects and Texas Society of Architects.

carlos_torres@marxokubo.com

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Specialty Leads

Matt Hoey

Matt Hoey AIA

San Francisco
Associate/Business Technologist

Matt Hoey, Director of Business Innovation, is based out of the San Francisco office and serves the company by identifying new technologies, workflow enhancements, and new innovative business lines of service that allow the firm to perform its best work and maximize value for clients. As an architect and practitioner with over ten years' experience performing all core services, Matt has unique insight that aids evaluation of new platforms, systems and tools—many having been successfully tested, custom developed and deployed across the company.

Prior to being a technology lead for the company, Matt earned the responsibility of project lead for services including owner's representation, construction loan monitoring, property condition assessments, and design and constructability reviews. His projects for the firm span most building types and have included construction quality inspections, work in water damage restoration, sustainability reviews and budget reviews.

Matt holds a bachelor's design in environmental studies from the University of California - Santa Cruz and a master's degree in architecture from the University of Colorado - Denver.

He is a licensed architect in the state of California, a member of the American Institute of Architects, certified with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and a LEED Accredited Professional with the BD+C specialty.

matt_hoey@marxokubo.com

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Angela Shapiro

Angela Shapiro ADAC

Seattle
Associate, Director of Accessibility

Angela Shapiro, Associate and Director of Accessibility in the Seattle office, performs a broad range of accessibility services, including design and constructability reviews, work-in-place verification, owner’s representation, construction observation services, construction administration and property condition assessments. In addition, she is a company-wide technical resource, conducts training programs and leads the dedicated in-house accessibility group.

Since joining Marx|Okubo over a decade ago, Angela has conducted accessibility reviews of a broad range of property types including hotels, offices, shopping centers, multifamily properties, senior living facilities, student housing, and affordable housing projects for owners, developers and defendants in complaints. Her consulting efforts focus on compliance with a variety of accessibility mandates including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Federal Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA) of 1988, the Architectural Barriers Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and state and local codes.

Angela holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Phoenix, and she has completed additional coursework in ADA Facility Access and Fair Housing Compliance at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Executive Education. She is an ICC Certified Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner and has completed an ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program (ACTCP).

angela_shapiro@marxokubo.com

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Sarah Strauch

Sarah Strauch ADAC, LEED GA

Denver
Associate, Director of Accessibility

Sarah Strauch, Senior Associate and Director of Accessibility at Marx|Okubo, uses her meticulous surveying skills and in-depth knowledge of the ADA, FHA and state and local code requirements to provide clients clarity about conformity with federal laws. She develops plans of action through an opinion of cost, timeline scenarios, drawings, project bidding and management. Sarah is responsible for a broad range of accessibility services such as surveying for ADA Title II Transition Plans for government entities, such as the City and County of Denver, design and constructability reviews, work-in-place verification, owner’s representation, construction observation services, repair design and drafting, construction administration and property condition assessments.

Sarah directs Marx|Okubo’s in-house accessibility group and is a technical resource inside and out of the company. She provides AIA accredited training and workshops to architects, designers, engineers, developers and contractors. She has conducted accessibility reviews and surveyed a broad range of project types and facilities including libraries, parks, recreation centers, performance areas, hotels, city and county office facilities, shopping centers, multifamily properties, senior living facilities, and affordable housing projects for owners, developers and defendants in complaints in 18 states. Her consulting efforts focus on compliance with the variety of local, state and federal accessibility mandates.

Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in fine art from the Rhode Island School of Design and a master’s in architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Sarah is an ICC Certified Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner, an APA-ADA Specialist, and an APA-ADA Transient Lodging Specialist. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Accessibility Professions Association.

sarah_strauch@marxokubo.com

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Jessica Weyandt

Jessica Weyandt AIA

Denver
Associate

Jessica Weyandt, Associate in Marx|Okubo’s Denver office, is a project lead for new construction and existing building condition analyses. She is a participating member of Marx|Okubo’s sustainability division, with a specialty in resilience.

After her graduate studies, Jessica began her work with Marx|Okubo as a project coordinator, where she assisted on new construction and existing building condition analyses. Prior to joining Marx|Okubo, Jessica was employed by two architecture and engineering design firms, where she interned within the administrative, architectural and engineering fields, assisting with contract writing, bidding organization, drawing and cut sheet development, site and facility code and condition assessments, and project client coordination. During graduate school, she was employed as a sustainability coordinator, with responsibilities ranging from LEED and Enterprise Green Communities certifications to the development of water, energy, and waste production and use calculation models.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Colorado – Denver, where she has also completed additional coursework in sustainability infrastructure. Jessica is a licensed architect in Wisconsin, is certified with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

jessica_weyandt@marxokubo.com

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Jason Coray

Jason Coray PE, SE, SECB

San Francisco
Senior Associate, Director of Structural Engineering

Jason G. Coray, Senior Associate and Director of Structural Engineering, directs and performs structural and seismic evaluations involved with property condition assessments, seismic risk assessments and owner’s representation services from Marx|Okubo’s San Francisco office.

He has over 25 years of structural engineering experience, including consulting for office, commercial, institutional and industrial facilities, as well as multifamily residences. In addition, Jason has designed multiple structural repair and seismic rehabilitation projects throughout the West. He specializes in seismic risk and resiliency consulting, performance-based analysis and evaluation of all types of buildings—from single historic buildings with archaic structural systems to portfolios of ultra-modern skyscrapers.

Prior to joining Marx|Okubo, Jason was a principal at H.J. Brunnier Associates, where he performed engineering design services worldwide for new, existing and modified structures, which were primarily in high-seismic and wind zones.

Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo, and he has a certificate in finance from the University of California – Berkeley.

He is a licensed structural engineer in California, Hawaii and Washington State; a registered civil engineer in California, Oregon and Washington State; a member of the ASTM E06-25 Committee responsible for developing the ASTM E2026 and E2557 seismic risk assessment and probable maximum loss (PML) standards; and a founding member representative and technical advisory board member of, and actively serving on, the Certification Committee of the U.S. Resiliency Council.

jason_coray@marxokubo.com

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Joseph Milam

Joseph Milam PE, CIAQP, LEED AP

Atlanta
Director of Mechanical Engineering, Assistant Vice President

Joseph Milam, Director of Mechanical Engineering and Assistant Vice President, oversees the technical areas of Marx|Okubo's mechanical, electrical and fire protection services.

He has over 25 years of experience in consulting engineering, including surveys, evaluations and design of building systems.

Joe's areas of expertise include property condition assessments; building diagnostics and forensic investigations; energy assessments and consulting; ENERGY STAR benchmarking; LEED consulting; LEED GAP analysis; IAQ proactive monitoring, complaint response and mitigation; commissioning of new and existing buildings; systems training; operations and maintenance reviews; and design peer reviews.

Joe holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a multi-disciplinary certificate in energy engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

He is a registered engineer in Georgia, Colorado and Ohio. Joe is also a Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional, LEED Accredited Professional, and member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Association of Energy Engineers, U.S. Green Building Council and National Fire Protection Association.

joseph_milam@marxokubo.com

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Rand Silverman

Rand Silverman AIA, NCARB

Houston
Senior Vice President

Rand Silverman, Senior Vice President, is responsible for the management and operation of Marx|Okubo's Houston and Dallas offices, which serve Texas and portions of the southeastern U.S.

Combining both fundamental and technical skills tailored to meet the specific needs of each client, he provides quality due diligence and project management services to clients.

Rand has thorough knowledge of building design and construction techniques. With 45 years of experience in the construction and architecture fields, serving as both the design architect and general contractor/builder, he has successfully completed projects ranging from single-family housing to hotels and medical facilities.

Prior to joining Marx|Okubo, Rand worked with several multi-national architectural firms, ultimately forming his own company.

He holds a bachelor's degree in architecture from Texas A&M University and is a licensed architect in Texas, Colorado, Florida and Virginia.

Rand is certified with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and is a member of the American Institute of Architects and Texas Society of Architects.

rand_silverman@marxokubo.com

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