Making Good in Idaho Real Estate and Construction

Job changes, new hires, achievements, good deeds and recognition. © 2013 Idaho StatesmanSeptember 17, 2013 


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Sinclair signs on with contractors

Ginger Sinclair has joined the Idaho Associated General Contractors as health plan director.

She will supervise the health plan, engage the organization’s network of brokers and work with participating employers and state regulators regarding the Idaho Associated General Contractors health plan.

Sinclair spent more than two decades at Blue Cross of Idaho, working as a contract control manager, underwriting supervisor and major account manager.

Gilbert joins TOK brokerage team

Karena Gilbert comes to Thornton Oliver Keller Commercial Real Estate from DK Commercial.

Gilbert has experience in all facets of commercial real estate from office, retail, industrial and investment sales and leases.

She has 12 years of experience as an owners representative, construction manager and project engineer. She is a specialist in sustainable building, holds professional accreditation in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and has been involved in the construction and certification of LEED buildings. She is a member of Commercial Real Estate Women Idaho.

Gilbert holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Boise State University.

TitleOne will expand in north

The company will expand its title and escrow business to Coeur d’Alene in early October. Those plans mean an additional 10 to 12 new jobs, including escrow and title officers.

With established offices in Ada, Canyon, Boise, Butte, Jefferson and Bonneville counties, the move to northern Idaho enables TitleOne to provide title and escrow services to customers in nearly all regions of Idaho.

“As we’ve carefully watched the real estate recovery around the state, we’ve been very impressed with what we’ve seen in Kootenai County, including reports of nearly 40-percent annual increases in home sales in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls alone,” says Mark Tidd, president of TitleOne Corp.

“The time is right for us to introduce a new level of title and escrow service to the area.”

An employee-owned business, TitleOne has grown rapidly since its founding in 2000.

TitleOne has won awards , been voted one of the Best Places to Work in Idaho and closed more than 120,000 property transactions in Ada, Canyon, Boise and Bonneville counties.

A Title One website offers access to purchasing and selling information.

TitleOne has raised and donated more than $500,000 to Idaho charities through its charitable arm, CharityOne.

Pirc joins Musgrove

Daniel Pirc has joined Musgrove Engineering’s electrical department.

He has 35 years of experience in mechanical and electrical project design and management, including state, military, education, retail and commercial client installations.

Knipe recognizedfor sales volume

John Knipe, broker and president of Knipe Land Co., ranked No. 16 in closed sales volume in 2012. He was ranked against thousands of other realtors in the Intermountain MLS.

Knipe received the Top Producer Platinum Level Award and the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Association of Realtors.

Knipe has won both awards consecutively for more than 12 years. He has also been named a lifetime member of the Circle of Excellence.

Knipe Land Co. adds two new assistants

Ashley Kent and Kim Giles have joined the real estate firm.

Kent is a Boise native. Giles recently moved to Idaho from Shreveport, La., and is attending the College of Western Idaho.

Kent and Giles will be assistants to John Knipe, president and broker.

J-U-B’s Bachman gains certification

Lisa M. Bachman, of J-U-B Engineers Inc., has passed the American Institute of Certified Planners examination.

She is a certified professional community and economic developer and Idaho Department of Commerce grant administrator.

Bachman is a graduate of the Economic and Community Planning program at the Northwest Community Development Institute and has completed numerous professional training and continuing education courses.

She has managed diverse projects and plans for private and public sector clients involving multi-modal transportation, land-use integration, environmental studies, grant-writing and comprehensive planning.

She previously worked as a planner for the city of Kuna and a development review planner at the Ada County Highway District. She is a former member of the Kuna City Council, Community Planning Association, Metropolitan Planning Organization Board and the Valley Regional Transit Board.

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