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Urban Land Institute In a change that reflects a new management structure, Richard M. Rosan has been named president of the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit education and research institute. Rosan will focus full-time on building relationships and forming strategic alliances. James J. Chaffin Jr. will now hold the title of chairman of the board.

Marvin F. Poer & Co. Bill DuBois has been named president and chief operating officer of the Dallas-based tax consulting firm. Marvin Poer will remain chairman and chief executive officer.

Hanover Property Co. Patricia A. Theophilos has been named president and chief executive officer of the Marcus & Millichap Co. affiliate that provides equity to developers in a joint venture capacity.

Eckland Consultants Inc. James E. Wheeler has been named president of the Deerfield, Ill.-based engineering and environmental due diligence consultant. Robert A. Eckland, previously president, now is chief executive officer.

Westminster Capital David Trager, formerly of Hartz Mountain Industries Inc., has been named president of the new division of Kushner Cos. that was created to seek out real estate financing and investment opportunities.

Forest City Ratner Cos. The affiliate of Cleveland-based Forest City Enterprises has appointed Joanne M. Minieri as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Westmark Realty Advisors Robert Zerbst, president of the investment management arm of CB Commercial Real Estate, has assumed the duties of chairman Richard Clotfelter following his retirement April 1.

AIG Baker Shopping Center Properties LLC Milton M. "Bubba" Smith has been promoted from senior vice president of development and acquisitions to the role of president of AIG Baker Development LLC, a subsidiary of the Birmingham, Ala.-based firm.

Edison Capital Housing Investments Keeley Kirkendall has joined the affordable housing subsidiary of Irvine, Calif.-based Edison Capital as president. Prior to joining ECHI, Kirkendall spent 20 years at Bank of America.

Hines Corporate Properties LLCP Charles Hazen has been named chief executive officer in charge of the new venture of Houston-based Hines. Capitalized with $500 million, HCP will own, develop, acquire and manage high-quality suburban office buildings primarily occupied by single tenants.

The MEGA Corp. Bennett A. Ginsberg has been appointed president for the Omaha, Neb.-based full-service real estate firm.

McShane Construction Corp. [p] The Rosemont, Ill.-based design/build firm has named Jeffrey A. Raday president.

Realigning its management to help investors move rapidly from commingled core funds into the new wave of high-yield and securitized vehicles, the Chicago-based firm has announced a major restructuring: Eric Mayer, vice chairman of Heitman Financial and leader of Heitman's disposition activities and real estate services group, now also assumes corporate responsibility for coordinating international operations; Jerry Claeys, chairman of Heitman Capital Management, has been named vice chairman of Heitman Financial and assumes corporate management responsibility for both Heitman Capital Management and Heitman Equity Group; Stuart Isen, Heitman Financial vice chairman, has relocated to the firm's Los Angeles office to lead Heitman's team focused on major acquisitions; David Feldman, former chairman and CEO of AT&T Investment Co., has joined the board of directors and executive committee of Heitman Financial Ltd.; Mary Ludgin has been named president and CEO of Heitman Capital Management to replace former Heitman Capital Management president and CEO Charles Wurtzebach, who will be leaving the firm to pursue other interests; and Tom McCarthy, head of Heitman Capital Management's portfolio management group of institutional accounts, has been named chief operating officer of the unit, to succeed Ludgin.

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