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CBL & Associates Properties Inc. Jerry L. Sink, SCSM, has been promoted from vice president of mall management to senior vice president of mall management for Chattanooga, Tenn.-based CBL & Associates Properties Inc. He will be responsible for managing, operating and marketing the company's mall portfolio.

AIG Baker Development LLC Milton M. "Bubba" Smith has been promoted from senior vice president of development and acquisitions to president of Birmingham, Ala.-based AIG Baker Development LLC. He will be responsible for the development of new retail projects and the acquisition and/or redevelopment of existing centers nationwide. Smith also will be responsible for the development departments of four regional and district offices in Los Angeles, Kansas City, Atlanta and Tampa.

General Nutrition Centers Inc. Peter A. Ferri has been promoted from senior project manager to vice president of store planning and construction for Pittsburgh-based General Nutrition Center Inc.

Brinker International Charles Cooper has been named vice president of development for two of Dallas-based Brinker International's restaurant concepts: On the Border Mexican Cafe and Cozymel's Coastal Mexican Grill. He will be responsible for coordinating all components of real estate and property development. Most recently, Cooper served as senior vice president of development for El Chico Restaurants.

Burnham Pacific Properties Inc. Joseph W. Byrne has been named executive vice president for San Francisco- based Burnham Pacific Properties Inc. He will focus on significant acquisitions and operational initiatives. Most recently, Byrne served as president of Property Development Associates in San Francisco.

CenterAmerica Property Trust Dave Belock has been named vice president of new development for Houston-based CenterAmerica Property Trust. Most recently, Belock was a senior staff member of the Houston division of The Kroger Co.

Burroughs & Chapin Randall Bosse has been named vice president of leasing and development for Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based Burroughs & Chapin. He will be responsible for leasing the company's properties. Most recently, Bosse was an executive with Columbus, Ohio-based Glimcher Realty Trust.

Rainforest Cafe Inc. Greg Carey has been promoted from senior vice president of operations to chief operating officer of Hopkins, Minn.-based Rainforest Cafe Inc. He will be responsible for all aspects of domestic unit-level operations, including training, human resources and purchasing.

CB Commercial Real Estate Services Group Inc. Gregory S. Vorwaller has been promoted from regional manager of investment properties to executive vice president of investment properties group for Los Angeles-based CB Commercial Real Estate Services Group. He will direct all operations of CBC's Investment Properties Group, which specialized in the acquisition and disposition of income-producing properties.

Marvin F. Poer & Co. William DuBois has been named president and chief operating officer of Marvin F. Poer & Co., a Dallas-based tax consulting firm. He will be responsible for managing all business areas of the company, as well as strategic planning and corporate financial affairs. DuBois has been with the company for 20 years.

Grubb & Ellis Co. Larry Black has been named vice president of the retail services group for Northbrook, Ill.-based Grubb & Ellis Co. Most recently, Black provided consulting services, strategic planning, merchandising management and expansion strategies through Black Ink Consulting Inc.

Ames Department Stores Inc. Rolando de Aguiar has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Rocky Hill, Conn.-based Ames Department Stores Inc. Most recently, de Aguiar served as president of Aguiar Associates.

William M. Cafaro, chairman of the board and founder of The Cafaro Co., died April 22 at his offices in Youngstown, Ohio. He was 84.

Cafaro and the late Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. were pioneers in the shopping center industry, building strip plazas and some of the nation's first enclosed malls.

Cafaro's emergence as a real-estate developer began in the late 1940s. In 1950, he developed a supermarket for The Kroger Co. in Barberton, Ohio, and another in Akron, Ohio. The company's first major undertaking was Sharon Towne Center in Sharon, Ohio. Severalother projects followed.

The Cafaro Co. led the evolutionary trend in the shopping center industry with the development of enclosed shopping malls, beginning with the 1965 development of American Mall in Lima.

The Cafaro Co. developed one of the first superregional malls, Eastwood Mall in Niles, in the late 1960s. Over the years, The Cafaro Co. developed more than 70 commercial properties, totaling more than 37 million sq. ft.

Cafaro served on the board of Youngstown State University Education Foundation and was involved in a number of community and charity organizations in his hometown.

Highlights of Cafaro's civic recognition include being named a "Knight of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity" or Italian Cavalier by the president of Italy in 1970 and receiving the lifetime achievement award in 1996 from the National Italian American Foundation in Washington, D.C. He was honored by President Clinton in a video address as "a master builder who has helped build his community through long work in religious and civic activities."

The family requests that material tributes be sent to The Cafaro Foundation for educational and other philanthropic projects, c/o The Cafaro Co., P.O. Box 2186, Youngstown, Ohio 44504-0186.

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