Abel E. Morales, an independent fee real...

Abel E. Morales, an independent fee real estate appraiser in Arcadia, has been elected president of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Society of Appraisers. Among the chapter’s other newly elected officers are: Margaret C. Anderson, first vice president; Dale Edington, second vice president; Nancy A. Martin, third vice president; Tony Abel, secretary, and Noel Burndahl, treasurer.

Patric B. Dawe, who has 19 years experience as an architect/urban designer in the private and public sectors, has been named director of planning for Albert C. Martin & Associates. Dawe joined the firm following three years as principal of Community Design Group in Pasadena; he also served as a principal and director of planning for the Arroyo Group in Pasadena.

Marie Osowski is the recipient of the National Estimator of the Year Award given by the American Society of Professional Estimators, becoming the first woman to be so honored. Osowski, an estimator for Custom Floors Inc., Garden Grove, has been a national ASPE officer and is serving her fourth non-consecutive term as president of the Orange County chapter.

Robert A. Stine has been elected president and chief executive officer for Collins Development Co. Prior to joining the firm, Stine was in sales and management with Coldwell Banker and has had nearly 15 years experience in the handling of real estate finance. Harry A. Collins, chairman and founder of the firm, will continue to be actively involved with the organization.


Rodger L. Hardy, former Desert Sun real estate and business editor, has formed Rodger L. Hardy Associates, a public relations firm at 255 N. El Cielo Road, Suite 262, Palm Springs.

Peter Saxon, who joined Corky McMillin Realty in 1978 as an assistant regional officer manager, has been named general manager and vice president of the firm’s resale division with headquarters at the McMillin Cos.’ corporate offices in National City.

Gary Gerson has joined TRACCO Management Corp. of California, the building management and leasing unit of Tishman Realty & Construction Inc., as director of leasing for Tishman Executive Towers, under construction in Orange.

Jonathan J. Young has joined Centre Development, San Diego, as project manager. He had previously worked as a project manager for McKellar Development of La Jolla.


Gary Mendelson has been promoted to vice president of real estate and leasing for Tinder Box International, a nationwide retail specialty chain.

John T. Richardson, vice president of the Columbia O’Gorman Co., Riverside, has been designated a CREA (Certified Real Estate Appraiser) by the National Assn. of Real Estate Appraisers.

Marc Gordien has been named an industrial marketing specialist with the Ontario office of Grubb & Ellis Commercial Brokerage Services.

Sakchai Yuangtrakul has been named chief designer at Stanley M. Brent Inc. in Sherman Oaks.


Albert J. Grazioli Jr., sales manager in the Los Angeles office of Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate Services, and Ronald R. Spradlin, a senior real estate analyst, have been named assistant vice presidents. Clint McMorris, an associate vice president in the South Bay office, is a new active member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors.

Christine Hagan now heads the conventional loan division of Firstline Mortgage Inc., formed to serve the financial needs of the home buyer.

Kelly Jones, formerly with Holmes & Reynolds Development of San Diego and Heers Development in Phoenix, has joined Coles Communities (formerly SunWest Builders) as vice president and controller.

Jerry Johnston, formerly with M. B. Johnston Construction Co. in Palm Desert, has joined Brehm Communities, San Diego, as vice president of operations.


David M. Duhs, formerly with the Estes Co., has joined the DLS Service Co., a subsidiary of Downey Savings & Loan, as a senior vice president in charge of commercial activities.

Phil Vein has been appointed director of residential development for Raznick & Sons, a Woodland Hills developer.

Richard M. Cannon, president of the Watson Land Co., has been elected to the executive committee of the National Assn. of Industrial and Office Parks. Richard M. Ortwein, president of the Koll Co.'s Orange County Regional office, has been named to the association’s board of directors.

Michael C. McGovern has joined the Lusk Co. as project engineer for the master-planned community of Menifee Village in Riverside County.


Peggy Drake-Price, president and owner of Design Impressions Ltd., Irvine, was selected as a Fellow of the Interior Design Society.

Thomas F. Larwin of San Diego, general manager of the Metropolitan Transit Development Board, has been named general chairman of the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ annual meeting to the held in San Diego in September of 1989.

Gordon Miller has been named vice president of marketing at Traditional Mortgage Co. in Woodland Hills.

Robert Amster has been appointed president of Red Carpet Real Estate Services Inc. of the Pacific Southwest for the newly created Pacific Southwest Region.


Michael H. Voss, founder and former managing partner of the law firm of Voss & Cook, has been appointed executive vice president of national finance at Birtcher, a Laguna Niguel-based real estate development firm.

Susan J. Parker, formerly with Cadillac Fairview/California, has been appointed vice president and manager of property management in Bank of America’s corporate real estate department in Los Angeles.

Benjamin F. Wood has been appointed regional vice president, income property division, at Weyerhaeuser Mortgage Co. He will be located at the division’s regional offices in Irvine.

Thomas N. Mace has been appointed assistant development manager for the Southern California region of Dunn Properties Corp., Santa Ana.


Tony Arnest has joined Wesco Development Co. as vice president to direct land acquisitions and government relations.

Christopher Griffin has been named acquisition officer in the Commercial Real Estate Acquisition Group, a division of Public Storage Inc., Glendale.