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Post Properties Inc. David Stockert has recently joined Atlanta-based Post Properties Inc. as president and COO. Stockert replaced Jeffrey Harris who left the company to pursue other opportunities. Stockert served as a senior executive officer in two public real estate investment trusts (REITs). His experience includes a background in investment banking and capital markets. Lawrence Hall has been appointed president and COO of Atlanta-based since the resignation of Peter Dunning. Hall most recently served as president and COO of Atlanta-based where he managed online marketplaces. In his new role, his responsibilities include day-to-day operations with particular emphasis on the deployment of the FacilityPro marketplace within its large base of existing customers.

TrizecHahn Corp. Gregory Sullivan has resigned as executive vice president and CFO of Toronto-based TrizecHahn Corp. He joined the company in 1994 and played an important role in TrizecHahn's various financing and disposition transactions.

Boykin Lodging Co. Richard Conti, the COO of Cleveland-based Boykin Lodging Co., has assumed the additional responsibility of president of the company. He succeeds Robert Boykin, who will remain chairman and CEO of Boykin Lodging. A 24-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Conti joined Boykin in 1998 after seven years of service as a principal and director of Coopers Lybrand LLP.

Loews Hotels Jack Adler has been promoted to the position of president of Loews Hotels, a wholly owned subsidiary of New York-based Loews Corp., and will continue his role as the company's COO. He oversees all operations of Loews Hotels including finance, development, marketing and administration. Jonathan Tisch, the former president of Loews Hotels, has become chairman and retains his title of CEO.

Insignia/ESG Inc. Benjamin Mahler has joined New York-based Insignia/ESG Inc. as senior vice president and general counsel. He will be responsible for the company's legal affairs on a national level. He most recently served as senior vice president and general counsel for New York-based Park Tower Realty Corp., where he supervised and provided counsel for all functions involved in managing the firm's portfolio including leasing, financing, risk management, operations and tenant relations.

In other Insignia/ESG news, Annette Healey has been hired as a director in the company's retail group. Her responsibilities include developing and transacting retail business. Prior to joining Insignia/ESG, she was a vice president with Dallas-based Trammell Crow Co.'s urban retail specialty group.

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler Robert Donhauser and William Asbill have joined Houston-based Holliday Fenoglio Fowler as a team to handle debt and equity assignments for the company's Washington, D.C., office. For the past four years, they have served as managing directors in the Washington, D.C., office of Northbrook, Ill.-based Grubb & Ellis, where they represented institutional investors and developer/owners in the disposition, acquisition and financing of investment properties.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. Horst Schulze, president and COO of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., has announced plans to resign from his position in the first quarter of the year. Schulze, 59, has been president of the Atlanta-based company since 1988. The company was acquired by Marriott Corp. in 1995. He cited personal reasons for his resignation, which included a desire to spend more time with his family. Schulze plans to remain with the company as vice chairman.

Cushman & Wakefield Michael Thompson has been promoted to the post of CEO/Asia Pacific for New York-based Cushman & Wakefield. His responsibilities will include developing the company's expanding regional business and working to increase its market share in Asia Pacific.

In related Cushman & Wakefield news, Nigel Bacon has been named group president/Asia Pacific. Bacon will focus his efforts on introducing the company's global new business initiatives to the Asia Pacific market and will continue to oversee operations in the region.

As senior vice president and CFO of Atlanta-based Weeks Corp., Stockert played a central role in the 1999 merger of Indianapolis-based Duke Realty and Weeks that created Duke-Weeks Realty Corp. He was retained as executive vice president of acquisitions and dispositions for Duke-Weeks after the merger.

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