NexCore Group Grows Again, Adding Five Employees to its Team

NexCore Group, a large and fast-growing national healthcare real estate (HRE) developer, announced today that it is further expanding its Design & Construction, Real Estate Development, Finance and Investment Research teams with the hiring of five new employees.

Mike Zagorski joins the firm as Vice President, Design and Construction; Stephen Freeman and Hunter MacLeod have been named Vice Presidents, Real Estate Development; Lauren Irwin has been appointed Controller, and Vivian Yang has been named Associate, Investment Research.

The new hires further fuel NexCore Group’s rapid growth. The firm was ranked as the nation’s largest outpatient healthcare real estate (HRE) developer in a report issued by the HRE data firm Revista and Healthcare Real Estate Insights magazine on March 14, and has repeatedly been recognized as one of the top healthcare real estate developers by Modern Healthcare magazine’s Construction & Design Survey.

Managing Principal Jarrod Daddis says the firm is pleased that it has been able to bring in the additional talent needed to serve its growing list of clients.

“NexCore welcomes Mike, Stephen, Hunter, Lauren and Vivian to our growing, thriving firm,” Mr. Daddis says. “We look forward to having their influence and expertise as we continue on this exciting and positive trajectory, expanding our presence in healthcare real estate development across the nation.”

Mike Zagorski joins NexCore Group as Vice President, Design and Construction. Mr. Zagorski brings 15 years of experience in architecture and construction project management. He has specialized in project management, risk management and due diligence for a variety of projects for White Construction Group and Fulcrum in Colorado, and Kiewit Building Group in Colorado and Hawaii.

Mr. Zagorski graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Science in Construction Project Management from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. He is also a registered architect in Hawaii and Colorado and his certifications include Project Management Professional (PMP) and OSHA 30-hour.

Stephen Freeman

Stephen Freeman joins NexCore’s Real Estate Development team as Vice President. He brings a wide variety of real estate management experience, creating strategic alliances and partnerships with corporate and community leaders, developers, brokers and landowners to effectively align with key business initiatives.

He has worked on projects across the United States in a variety of industries such as seniors housing, multi-family, collegiate housing, single-family and preschools with firms  including HHHunt, NVR Inc., Place Properties, and Primrose Schools.  Mr. Freeman graduated with Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Maryland and an MBA in Real Estate and Risk Management from the University of Georgia.

Hunter Macleod

Hunter MacLeod joins NexCore’s Real Estate Development team as Vice PresidentHe brings nearly a decade of experience of initiating, managing and completing profitable transactions in a variety of property types including land, mixed-use, multi-family and senior housing, including independent living, assisted living and memory care.

Before joining NexCore, Mr. MacLeod served as Vice President Development for Balfour Senior Living, as a Consultant for MacLeod Realty and as Director of Acquisitions for UDR Inc. Mr. MacLeod graduated from University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Real Estate and Construction Management. He also holds a Professional Energy Land Management Certificate in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Denver.

Lauren Irwin

Lauren Irwin joins NexCore as its Controller. Ms. Irwin has enjoyed more than a decade of experience in a wide variety of financial roles for companies such as The Howard Hughes Corporation, Bizzi & Partners Development, Cotter & Kavanaugh in New York City, Novogradac & Company and Pacific Gas and Electric Company in San Francisco.

Ms. Irwin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from San Francisco State University.

Vivian Yang

Vivian Yang joins NexCore as Associate Investment Research. Ms. Yang joins NexCore after holding the position of Research Analyst with PlanetRetail RNG in Boston.

Prior to that, she was a Natural Resource Economics Intern with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute in Portland, Maine, and held several assistant positions at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

Ms. Yang earned a Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College with a major in Math and Economics and a minor in Chinese.