LOS ANGELES – August 7, 2014 - Rising Realty Partners (RRP) has named Stephen Achorn as Vice President of Construction Management. In this position, Achorn will manage RRP’s long term capital projects, building upgrades, and tenant improvements.

“Stephen is one of the best in the business at managing multi-million dollar construction projects and has been for a very long time,” said Nelson Rising, RRP Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. “I have worked with Stephen many times over the years and I am proud to bring him and his vast experience to our team.”

Achorn has more than 25 years of experience managing, constructing, and operating millions of square feet of Class-A office and retail space in Downtown Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. Prior to RRP, Achorn served as Senior Operations and Tenant Improvement Manager with Thomas Properties Group at City National Plaza during the $278 million upgrade of the 2.2 million sf twin tower skyscraper complex. Achorn also served as Senior Operations and Tenant Improvement Manager with Maguire Thomas Partners and Maguire Partners for parts of three decades.

Achorn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering from the Maine Maritime Academy.