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Real estate briefs from The Oklahoman for April 6, 2019

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Drawing of Heartland Payment Systems headquarters, 606 N Broadway Ave., designed by the firm now called Rand Elliott Architects. [IMAGE PROVIDED]
Drawing of Heartland Payment Systems headquarters, 606 N Broadway Ave., designed by the firm now called Rand Elliott Architects. [IMAGE PROVIDED]

Architect firm changes name, adds principals

Elliott + Associates has changed its name to Rand Elliott Architects and named Bill Yen and Mike Mays as principals of the firm, which has offices at 35 Harrison Ave.

"Rand is well-known among industry peers, educators and the media for innovative design and a congenial nature," the firm said. "Given a number of architectural businesses with the Elliott name, his relatively short and somewhat unusual first name is seen as an advantage that differentiates the firm and makes us easier to locate. ... Our clients and collaborators know how key (Yen and Mays) have been to our success. Their leadership and influence — for three decades and two, respectively — cannot be overstated."

The new website is RandElliottArch.com. Main email address is design@randelliottarch.com.

Projects under construction include the new Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center at Campbell Art Park downtown and the Heartland Payment Systems headquarters, 606 N Broadway Ave. Ahead is The Elliott, an eight-story residential project at 1305 Classen Drive in Midtown.

EDMOND

Kirkpatrick Bank adds loan originator

Kirkpatrick Bank has added Constance Ladd as vice president/mortgage loan originator, said David Sutter, executive vice president of the bank headquartered at 15 E 15th St. in Edmond.

Ladd comes to the bank with over 35 years’ experience in residential mortgage lending. She has been involved with the Edmond Board of Realtors since 1997. She is also active in the Oklahoma Association of Realtors and Oklahoma City Metro Association of Realtors. Ladd is a member of the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association and the Lynn Institute for Health Living NE.

Ladd is also a certified first-time home buyers instructor. “I love giving classes for first-time buyers to give them the information and tools they need to understand the process, know the pitfalls and be confident that they are ready for this exciting new step,” she said.

OHFA adds resident board member

Joi Love of Oklahoma City has been appointed as the Resident Board Member on the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency’s Board of Trustees. She will serve an unexpired term ending May 1, voting on matters concerning OHFA’s Housing Choice Voucher and Performance Based Contract Administration programs.

A lifelong Oklahoma City resident, Love attended college at Oklahoma City Community College and Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City. She is employed at Farmers Insurance National Document Center. Love frequently volunteers for events held at City Center and would like to get involved with nonprofit organizations ReMerge and Pivot.

OHFA offers nine housing programs ranging from down payment assistance for home ownership to housing development and rental assistance. For more information about OHFA and its programs and services, visit www.ohfa.org.

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