Two new staff members have recently joined the real estate and development firms at work on Hacienda Business Park. Mark O. Sweeney has been named Sales Manager and Vice President for Marketing for CPS, A Commercial Real Estate Company, and Howard Sword has become the Construction Manager for Callahan Pentz, co-developer along with The Prudential Insurance Co. of America of Hacienda Business Park.
"Together Mark Sweeney and Howard Sword bring extensive sales, marketing, construction and architectural expertise to the companion firms of CPS and Callahan Pentz. We are pleased to have them at work on the Hacienda project," said Joseph W. Callahan, Jr., partner and founder of the two firms.
As Sales Manager for the Tri-Valley office of CPS, Mark Sweeney oversees daily operations for marketing, sales and leasing of commercial real estate ventures, including Hacienda Business Park, Valley Business Park, and similar properties in the Tri-Valley area where CPS is the exclusive agent.
Sweeney came to CPS from Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate Services in San Jose, where be was a retail investment specialist. He was the exclusive site representative for Safeway Stores' Liquor Barn and Pak-N-Save outlets.
A graduate of San Diego State University, he has a BA degree in economics. Sweeney, who is 36, is married, with two children, and is in the process of moving to Pleasanton.
Howard Sword's job as Construction Manager is to coordinate all aspects of building construction at Hacienda Business Park. This involves engaging architects, engineering consultants and construction firms, and assuring that the project is in conformance with all Hacienda land use guidelines and that it meets all local codes.
He has overall responsibility for the quality control aspect of construction at Hacienda, for the long-term maintenance and property management for the tenants who locate businesses here.
Sword, 33, is a native of Chicago. He attended the University of Iowa and received his BA degree in Architecture from the University of Oregon.
After graduation, he worked with several construction companies and the San Francisco architectural firms of Brown & Weir and Fee + Munson. He has been in charge of construction at Hacienda since February. Sword is un-married and lives in Pleasanton.
To see a reproduction of the original article and edition of Pleasanton Pathways, visit: March 19, 1984 Pathways.