Making Good in Real Estate: Idaho job changes, recognition, achievements

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Alliance Title Boise promotes five

Ric Eborall, Dacia Fernandez, Mark Mills, Paul Fritz and Jason Jacobsen have accepted promotions at Alliance Title & Escrow in Boise.

Eborall is now president. A native Idahoan with a bachelor’s degree from Boise State University, he joined the company in November 1995 as controller. During his career with Alliance, Eborall has held positions as chief financial officer, chief operating officer and president of operations.

Fernandez is corporate controller. She is a native Idahoan and holds a master’s in accountancy from San Jose State University. Fernandez started her career with Alliance Title & Escrow in March 2007 as staff accountant.

Mills is chief financial officer with Futura Title & Escrow, the parent company of Alliance and AmeriTitle. As chief financial officer, Mills will oversee financial reporting, payroll, banking and accounting services for Alliance Title & Escrow and AmeriTitle. Mills holds bachelor’s degrees in accounting and finance from the University of Idaho and is a certified public accountant. Mills joined Alliance in April 2003 as corporate controller.

Fritz is senior vice president and director of strategic assets for Futura. He will oversee all activities related to real estate and facilities, information technology and data compliance. Fritz was raised in Boise and holds a degree from the University of Idaho. He joined Alliance in 2002 as controller. He was promoted to CFO before taking on his new role.

Jacobson is chief technology officer for Futura. Jacobson started his career at Alliance as information technology manager in 2004. He was promoted to vice president of information technology before taking on his new role.

J-U-B hires two

Daniel D. Ayers, P.E., has been named senior project manager at J-U-B Engineers Inc. and David L. Watkins, P.E. has rejoined as a project engineer.

Ayers will help lead J-U-B’s regional wastewater treatment practice. He has 27 years of experience in municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment plant planning, design and construction management, as well as municipal and industrial infrastructure design and construction management. His industrial experience is in the energetics, military, pulp and paper, meat, beverage, nonhazardous liquid waste, mining and power industries. He is experienced in acid mine drainage remediation and is trained in risk-assessment methodology for water utilities, vulnerability self-assessment tools and standardized emergency management systems.

Watkins returns to J-U-B after a 15-month absence. He has experience in environmental compliance, storm water data management, wastewater treatment plant design, facility planning, project management and environmental field work. Educated at the University of Idaho, he holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in water/wastewater treatment.

Cushman, Wakefield donate to WBC

Cushman & Wakefield Commerce Real Estate Solutions has donated $750 to the Women’s Business Center of Idaho, which seeks to help entrepreneurs plan, grow and succeed.

Knipe named among best brokerages

Knipe Land Co. was honored as one of “America’s Best Brokerages” for 2012 by the Land Report. The award is based on service, closed sales volume and size and quality of real estate offered for sale.

The company has received this award three years in a row. Knipe markets high-net-worth properties in Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Montana and Washington. The 70-year-old real estate firm is based in Boise and works throughout the Northwest.

Burke gains license as architect

Megan Burke recently completed the architect registration examination and has been awarded her license to practice architecture in Idaho.

Burke graduated from the University of Arizona in 2008 and has been employed by Erstad Architects since her return to Boise. She was the project manager on the Meridian Development Corp. office building and is in charge of the Trader Joe’s project at the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Front Street in Downtown Boise.

Process designer joins Langdon Group

Joan E. Sabott has joined the Langdon Group, the public involvement arm of J-U-B Engineers Inc. Sabott is a process designer and facilitator of complex, multiparty decision-making and public-input processes. She has helped stakeholders and members of the public provide input and, when necessary, come to long-term and sustaining agreements addressing public policy and environmental issues.

Sabott has expertise in engaging diverse stakeholders in local government, state, and federal agencies and environmental groups on issues such as transportation, water and land use. Educated at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., Sabott has a bachelor’s degree in history, a certificate in secondary education and an master’s degree in negotiation and dispute resolution. Her professional training includes completion of facilitation and mediation courses through CDR Associates and the state of Nebraska. She is based in Boise but works on projects throughout Idaho and beyond.

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