Leadership

Landmark Corporate Center –
A Northstar property

BRIAN WATSON

Founder and CEO

BRIAN WATSON

BRIAN WATSON

Founder and CEO

Brian Watson is the Founder and CEO of Northstar Commercial Partners. In this capacity, he manages the firm’s overall business, new initiatives, investment strategies, and all major investment decisions.  Since its inception in 2000, Northstar has acquired 140 assets totaling over 14 million square feet.

Since founding the firm 20 years ago, Brian has positioned Northstar as a leading, multi-faceted and vertically integrated real estate company that is one of the premier acquirers of vacant and value-add properties in markets throughout the United States. Northstar focuses on buying these assets from lenders, corporations and other owners. Northstar then improves these assets and places them back into productivity thereby creating jobs and opportunities in their local communities while delivering attractive returns to investors in the process.

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OUR TEAM

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Tim Lorman

Chief Operating Officer

Tim Lorman

Chief Operating Officer

Tim brings more than 20 years of experience leading large commercial real estate operations teams and implementing enterprise-wide strategies to his role as Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining Northstar, Tim was Managing Director for CBRE’s healthcare practice where he led a team of 1,500 professionals providing facility management, leasing and project management for a healthcare system comprised of over one hundred hospitals and 60 million square feet of assets.

In addition to his work for CBRE, Tim has lead healthcare and municipal development projects in the Middle East and Australia for Serco NA, designed and implemented workplace transformation assignments for TIAA and founded a software company that developed web-based solutions for managing corporate real estate and facility management data.

Tim’s undergraduate studies focused on architecture and his graduate degrees are in business management and public administration. When not at work or with his family, Tim invest time in his community as a Douglas County Reserve Deputy Sheriff and member of the American Heart Association Board of Directors.

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bg-transparent-our-people Brent Gray

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Brent Gray

Chief Financial Officer

Brent Gray

Chief Financial Officer

Brent Gray joined the Northstar team in helping to manage the 24-asset property SDM portfolio as well as assist with financial reporting. In 2017, Brent was promoted to Controller and currently oversees the entire Accounting department. During 2018 Brent took on additional responsibilities in the capacity of Chief Financial Officer to lead both the accounting and finance functions at the firm.

Prior to joining Northstar, Brent worked at Ernst and Young in their assurance practice serving a variety of clients within Oil & Gas, Healthcare, and Private Equity helping them solve complex process and financial reporting issues. Most recently he has managed the accounting and financial reporting as well as financial planning and analysis for HomeAdvisor a growing technology company based in Golden. Brent received both his undergraduate and master’s degrees in accounting from Michigan State University and is a licensed CPA in the state of Colorado. Brent is an avid Spartan fan and while not working on real estate transactions spends as much of his time skiing, mountain biking, golfing, and spending time with his wife Jenny and dog Kodiak.

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bg-transparent-our-people Scott Gibler

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Scott Gibler

Chief Investment Officer

Scott Gibler

Chief Investment Officer

D. Scott Gibler is the Chief Investment Officer for Northstar Commercial Partners. Scott has over 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry and has played key leadership roles in the financial success of his prior endeavors. Throughout his career has personally overseen the acquisition and/or operational oversight of over $2.2 Billion of real estate assets comprising over 10,000,000 SF. His duties at Northstar include the direct oversight of the day-to-day operations, establishment and execution of the investment strategy for each investment, create investment opportunities and personnel oversight.

Most recently, Scott was the Managing Director at Broe Real Estate Group, with an emphasis on implementing the individual asset strategies within the portfolio and identifying/closing on new investment opportunities. Prior to Broe, he was a Managing Director at Amstar Group for over 15 years. During his tenure at Amstar, Scott was instrumental in growing the platform to over $1.2 Billion in asset value and investing in 15 states and in seven countries.

Scott started his career in the brokerage and consulting divisions of Grubb and Ellis and Landauer Associates in Los Angeles after graduating from the University of Southern California with a degree in Business Finance and Real Estate. He and his wife relocated to Denver over 20 years ago and are active in several ministries both locally and internationally.

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bg-transparent-our-people Donald Marcotte

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Donald Marcotte

Partner

Donald Marcotte

Partner

Mr. Donald J. Marcotte is a Partner at Northstar Commercial Partners, which he joined in 2009. Mr. Marcotte has over 30 years of experience in the real estate development business. Prior to joining Northstar Commercial Partners, Donald Marcotte was a Partner of Midtown Group, LLC. Prior to Midtown, Donald served as Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer, President and Partner for the O’Connor Group. In his role as CFO, Donald was responsible for structuring joint venture agreements, analyzing and determining the financial feasibility of new development opportunities, and monitoring such projects to assure economic success. Donald was promoted to President in March of 2001, expanding his responsibilities to general business oversight, asset and property management. Prior to joining the O’Connor Group, he was the Director of Development for Bramalea USA. Bramalea USA was the subsidiary of Bramalea, Inc., a real estate development company with over $5 Billion in properties throughout North America. After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Business Administration, Accounting and Finance, Donald joined Price Waterhouse and Co. where he earned his CPA Certificate.

Mr. Marcotte is a Member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Member of ULI Council for Small Scale Development (Silver), Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and a football and basketball coach for American Youth League.

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COME WORK WITH US

Northstar is always looking for incredible talent to join our team. Currently, we have no available positions, however please feel free to e-mail your resume to Kimlynn Huynh (kimlynn@northstarcp.com), and we’ll keep it on file for future opportunities.