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MATTHEW LEYRER has joined Granite Properties as the director of investments. He will oversee the company's investment activities, including acquisitions, dispositions and financial structuring. Leyrer most recently was vice president of Atlantic Capital Properties.

MITCHELL RUDIN has been appointed president of the New York tri-state region for CB Richard Ellis. Rudin will assume day-to-day responsibility for the company's operations in New York City, northern and central New Jersey, Long Island, Westchester and Fairfield counties. Rudin served as president of the company's U.S. brokerage operations for the past 18 months.

GREG O'BRIEN has been appointed division president for Koll Development Co. (KDC) Southeast. With O'Brien's appointment, KDC will establish a development office in Atlanta. O'Brien will continue to establish KDC's presence in the region and expand the firm's focus to secondary markets in the area. He previously served as principal with ADEVCO.

TODD FUNK has been named director of development for Western National Realty Advisors. In his new role, Funk will oversee project due diligence, manage the entitlement process and be responsible for project planning, scheduling and budgeting. Prior to joining Western National, Funk was community development manager at Shea Homes Southern California.

MIKE NICHELSON has joined The Festival Cos. as vice president of asset management. Most recently, Nichelson was called to active duty in the Naval Reserves in the Arabian Gulf in 2003. After returning home, he worked with Jones Lang LaSalle as a center manager.

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