Nadel Architects (Nadel), an international award-winning architectural design firm headquartered in Los Angeles, has appointed Stella Debibi as Managing Director of Business Development. Debibi will strategically drive business growth and oversee the firm’s marketing and branding, business development strategies, and client relations. Debibi brings more than 20 years of experience in real estate development, finance, A&E, and strategic marketing, with a specialty in leveraging strategic partnerships and client branding in commercial real estate, further strengthening Nadel’s brand and presence in Los Angeles.

“Having known Ms. Debibi for quite some time, her track record in the industry is exemplary,” said Herb Nadel, CEO of Nadel Architects. “She brings an additional dimension to our team given her strong finance and development experience and I have no doubt she will help us further propel Nadel’s growth on a national basis.”

Debibi’s vision and depth of relationships have led to notable achievements including her national promotion of the CRE Finance Council on the West Coast, driving a 70% increase in conference attendance. She also helped grow Koss REsource, an online community of active CRE professionals with no presence to more than 300,000 active real estate professionals nationally on the platform.

“Nadel Architects has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Stella as a colleague in the real estate development community and we are excited to now have her join our Nadel team,” said Greg Lyon, Principal and Chairman of the Board for the firm’s corporate headquarters in Los Angeles. “Her innovative thinking and her experience in helping firms with growth and development strategies will be incredibly valuable as we move into our next phase of expansion.”

Prior to Nadel, Debibi held roles with George Smith Partners, a commercial real estate investment banking firm, and also served as partner of her own business development and strategic marketing advisory firm, Debibi Strategic Partners.

Debibi is also an active philanthropist and was the first woman to hold a leadership position in the Real Estate Cabinet of the Jewish Federation (REC). She has served on the board of the City of Hope’s Real Estate Division and the Young Leadership of Magbit Foundation. She was also an executive member of the Central City Association, an advocacy group in Los Angeles focused on commercial real estate. She has also supervised the launch of Moriahopoly, a fundraising event benefitting the Moriah Society, part of the American Jewish University real estate group.