Philip Yasskin has been named president of...

Philip Yasskin has been named president of home builder J.M. Peters Co.'s new Los Angeles/Ventura County division. Prior to joining the firm, he was with Urban West Communities as vice president and director of marketing. The new division is located in its Westlake Village headquarters.

Joanne Rowland has been made director of marketing for Newport Beach-based home builder J.M. Peters Co. Her position will cover projects in Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernadino counties. Rowland previously served as director of sales and marketing for Trider Corp., of Newport Beach.

The Hooberman Group has promoted James F. Scovie to executive vice president. Scovie joined The Hooberman Group last November as chief financial officer. Previously he held the position of senior vice president of finance and administration for Torrey Enterprises Inc.

Susan Kamei of Lusk Center for Real Estate Development has been named deputy director. Kamei, formerly with Mobil Land Development Corp., will serve as administrative manager of the Lusk Center located within USC’s School of Urban and Regional Planning.


Jon Jerde of the Jerde Partnership has been appointed to the newly formed Architectural & Design Advisory Panel by Mayor Tom Bradley.

Ronald C. Metzler has been named general manager for Century American, Orange.

Paul B. Smith Jr., retail/investment properties specialist for Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate Services, has been awarded the certified commercial-investment member professional designation by the Commercial-Investment Real Estate Council of the Realtors National Marketing Institute.

Richard Rosen of UCLA was a third-place winner of the Shidler Group’s 1988 real estate essay competition, the Shidler Award.


Ronald M. Izumita, a senior partner and chairman of the board of POD Inc., headquartered in Santa Ana, was chosen for a 1988 Distinguished Alumnus Award of the School of Environmental Design at Cal Poly Pomona.

Marilyn Lassman has been promoted to director of community relations for the McMillin Cos.

The following appointments have been announced by Southern California Savings, Beverly Hills: John Ferebee, senior vice president of residential mortgage banking, and Adele M. Pool, senior vice president and manager of income property lending, both for the real estate industries group.

Sue C. Redlich has been appointed vice president of leasing for Newman Brettin Properties, Long Beach.


Thomas B. Gibson has been appointed vice president/manager of Iliff, Thorn & Co.'s Orange office.

R. Theodore Mueller II has been named controller of Parkhill Partners, Los Angeles.

Howard Cohen has been appointed vice president of Beitler Commercial Realty Services/Institutional Investment Division in Los Angeles.

Rick O’Donnell has been appointed director of construction for J.M. Peters Co.'s Los Angeles/Ventura division.


Adele Chang has been named an associate partner at McLarand, Vasquez & Partners Inc., Costa Mesa.