Randy Brant, formerly director of leasing for Melvin Simon & Associates, has moved up to the firm’s executive position of vice president and director of leasing for its western regional operations. Brant joined Simon’s Los Angeles office in 1987.
The newly created position of vice president of operations at Crossroads Development of Beverly Hills has been filled by Jay Kerner. He will manage the company’s projects, specializing in shopping center development and management.
O’Donnell, Armstrong & Partners has brought in Kris L. Nielsen as its chief financial partner, a newly created post. Nielsen will initiate this role by being directly responsible for strengthening and streamlining the company’s internal financial systems.
Dennis Walters, who has been with Nielsen Construction Co. since 1985, has been named vice president of project management. Nielsen is an employee-owned firm based in San Diego with district offices in Irvine and Tempe, Az.
One of the Newport Pacific Group of Cos., Newport Pacific Construction Corp., has promoted its manager of operations, George Hughes, to vice president. Hughes will oversee the evaluation, bidding and administration of the company’s construction projects. Based in Newport, the company specializes in apartments, condominiums and senior living developments.
Robert L. Santos of East Lake Development Co., Chula Vista, was one of five home builders and developers to win the national Pacesetter Awards competition, which recognizes the achievements of outstanding building industry professionals, aged 40 or younger.
G. Vickers Marovish has been named a partner in Langdon Wilson Mumper Architects (LWM) of Los Angeles. As director of finance and administration for the firm’s three offices in Los Angeles, Newport Beach and Phoenix, Marovish is responsible for LWM’s financial and administrative activities.
Leason Pomeroy Associates has announced two additions to its firm: J. Todd Stoutenborough, specialist in retail and mixed-use designs, as senior principal; and Thomas J. Ryan, expert in Southern California architectural marketing, as principal and director of corporate marketing. Stoutenborough is leading the firm’s design team on several major mixed-use projects. Ryan will direct the Los Angeles and Orange County offices, as well as the formation of the firm’s San Diego office.
The interior architectural design and facilities planning firm of PHH Walker, Los Angeles, has brought on board a new principal, Norman Torello. His experience and expertise in planning major corporate projects will be directed toward commercial space design.
Burrows Design Associates, a multifaceted interior design firm based in Costa Mesa, has named Deborah Charnock as marketing director. She will be responsible for developing and overseeing design assignments for corporate office interiors and tenant build-outs, as well as industrial developments. Charnock also owns and operates D.C. Graphic Design & Ink, a print and paper brokerage.
Michael Collins, a principal in Collins Fuller Corp. since its founding in 1983, has been elected president of the Los Angeles County/Orange County/Inland Empire commercial/industrial real estate brokerage firm. The firm has also announced a new member, Joseph J. Sojka, who will be vice president and manager of its newly established Los Angeles County office in Gardena. Collins will be working out of the firm’s headquarters in Newport Beach.
Barry Smooke has been named senior vice president of the Klabin Co. of Inglewood. The company plans to expand, ulitilizing Smooke’s experience in brokerage and administration, as well as his background in the corporate world.
Robert A. Flink has been awarded the Master of Industrial Brokerage (MIB) professional designation by the American Real Estate Assn. The award is based on years of experience, volume and number of transactions, plus in-depth expertise. Flink is an associate vice president in the Ventura County office of Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate Services.
FLIC (USA) Inc., international real estate investment advisers, has named Roger S. Moliere as its executive vice president. Moliere’s duties in the company’s Los Angeles office include the supervision of project analysis, structure and analysis, plus U.S. business development planning. In addition, his responsibilities will extend over joint venture structuring and the development and purchase of projects throughout the West Coast.
Glenn L. Carpenter has been elected executive vice president by the board of directors of the Los Angeles-based Santa Anita Realty Enterprises Inc., which owns the Santa Anita racetrack property and has a 50% interest in the operation of Santa Anita Fashion Park.
Crane/Sacher Realty & Management Co. has announced the arrival of Jerrold F. Rabin as co-managing officer with Robert Crane. He will assume the duties of chief financial officer. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
The 1988 Henry G. Beaumont CPM (Certified Property Manager) of the Year award has been presented to Mark T. Dolan, 1985 past president of the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Institute of Real Estate Management. Beaumont was a founder of the institute.