Director of Leasing Joins Board of CIREB

cirebKristen Diesel, Director of Leasing at The Rosenblum Companies, has been elected to the Board of the Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Brokers, Inc. (CIREB).

CIREB is a professional trade association which represents the common interests of its membership, which includes brokers, agents, property managers, developers, appraisers and affiliates actively engaged in the commercial and industrial real estate business of New York’s Capital Region and beyond.  CIREB fosters cooperation among its members through programs and networking, conducts and promotes educational programs to enhance members’ professional skills and promotes the public’s right to own, use and transfer commercial property. The organization was founded in 1967 and celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year.

Kristen Diesel is the primary leasing contact at Rosenblum. Before joining Rosenblum in 2016, she performed analyses and administered the acquisitions and leasing departments for a private acquisitions firm based in Denver, Colorado, while creating many of the firm’s systematic policies for growth within their portfolio.  Kristen holds a B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford and an M.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

“We are delighted to welcome Kristen onto the Board of CIREB,” said Felton McLaughlin, Board President of CIREB. “Not only does she have 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate field, but brings the perspective of both a landlord and developer of multiple property types – office, warehouse, retail, mixed use – in her capacity as Director of Leasing at The Rosenblum Companies.”

“I am truly grateful to join the dynamic board of such a well-respected organization that is in alignment with my own professional philosophy, recognizing the critical importance of education and ethics,” says Diesel. “I am excited to take on a more active role in CIREB’s efforts to assure that my commercial brokerage colleagues and our clients continue to benefit from improved communication, representation, and technology.”

Diesel was officially installed with other directors and officers (see list below) at a ceremony on January 27th, 2017.  CIREB directors serve for three-year terms.

2017 Slate of Officers

    • Felton McLaughlin – NAI Platform, President*
    • Brett Baxt – The Howard Group, Vice President*
    • Rudy Lynch – Carrow Real Estate Services, Secretary/Treasurer*
    • Spencer Jones – British American, Immediate Past President

2017 Slate of Directors

  • Tyler Culberson – NAI Platform
  • Kristen Diesel – The Rosenblum Companies*
  • Chris Farrell – Vanguard Fine
  • Brenda Garretson – CBRE/Albany
  • Tim McGuire – Picotte Companies*
  • Kyle Schoonmaker – Berkshire Hathaway Blake Commercial*
  • Peter VanBortel – IKON Realty Group*