Making Good in Real Estate: Idaho job changes, recognition and other achievements © 2013 Idaho StatesmanJune 18, 2013 


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Sprute joins TOK

Pam Sprute has joined the investment services team at Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate.

Sprute has experience in selling office, retail, and industrial buildings, as well as residential development and land-track developments. She specializes in distressed real estate and represents both banks and buyers.

Sprute comes from Cushman and Wakefield Commerce, where she was the top producer in 2012 and received the Sale of the Year award. Before Cushman, she was with Grubb and Ellis for eight years.

Sprute graduated with a master's degree in business administration from the University of San Francisco. She holds a bachelor's degree from Gonzaga University and a marketing certificate from the University of California, Berkeley.

3 join Tomlinson firm

Kent Persons and Andrew Meredith have joined the West Boise office Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group, and Adrianne Whalen has joined the Eagle office.

An Idaho native, Persons has been in sales with Spectra Productions for 19 years. He has played the saxophone professionally for nearly 30 years and is joining the real estate industry to focus on new and resale homes, as well as commercial properties.

Meredith is an Idaho native whose previous experience includes 10 years in construction in the Treasure Valley.

Whalen has 18 years of experience in building businesses and a background in construction and the mortgage industry. Whalen will focus on residential resale properties, new construction and first-time home buyers.

Buentgen named president of SIOR

Gary Buentgen, principal and designated broker of Intermountain Commercial Real Estate, has started his term as the Idaho chapter president of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors for 2013. Buentgen has 35 years of commercial real estate experience and specializes in industrial, land and investment properties.

Smith, Maus join Land Group Inc.

Gene Smith and Kevin Maus have joined the civil engineering team of the Land Group Inc.

Smith has 37 years of experience including project management, residential and commercial developments and consulting municipal clients. He received his degree in civil engineering from Utah State University.

Maus has 11 years of experience in civil engineering design and CAD drafting, including residential and commercial developments, roadway design, drainage and storm water systems, sanitary sewer systems, potable water mains, easements and rights-of-way, and subdivision plats.

43[0xb0] North joins Better Homes network

43[0xb0] North Real Estate, an Idaho brokerage, has been added to the franchise network of Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate. Founded by broker and owner Jeff Martel, the company will now do business as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate 43[0xb0] North and will continue serving the Boise, Nampa and Caldwell areas.

Martel launched 43[0xb0] North in 2008 during a volatile real estate market. He says the company flourished by fostering new-construction relationships through savvy marketing and a relational-based business model.

Banner Bank honors Enrico for output

Jeff Enrico, real estate loan officer at Banner Bank, was named the bank's top real estate lender for 2012. He produced $20 million in new home loans in the Boise area.

Enrico joined Banner Bank two years ago and has been a real estate lender in the Treasure Valley for 16 years. He served in the Navy.

Enrico is a board member of the Adams Elementary PTO, serves as an at-large committee member for the Boise State Alumni Association, and is a past president of the Alumni Leaders Chapter of the Idaho Mortgage Lenders Association.

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