Cushman & Wakefield John Coppedge III has been promoted from executive managing director to executive vice president of international operations for New York-based Cushman & Wakefield. He will direct the firm's international operations, which includes offices in major business centers worldwide. Coppedge will assist in serving the needs of the firm's multi-national clients. He will work to increase the firm's market share, particularly in the Asian and South American markets. He has been affiliated with the company since 1977.
In related Cushman & Wakefield news, David Lawton has been promoted from senior managing director of professional development to chief administrative officer of U.S. operations. He will oversee the business plans and objectives for the firm's branch operations. Lawton joined Cushman & Wakefield in 1977.
TrizecHahn Corp. Christopher Mackenzie has been named CEO of Toronto-based Trizec-Hahn Corp. He succeeds Canadian financier Peter Munk, who will continue as chairman and remain involved with TrizecHahn's overall strategy and direction. Mackenzie will assume the additional title of deputy chairman at TrizecHahn and have a place on the board of directors. Mackenzie is a former CEO and president of GE Capital Europe, which he left two years ago to become a partner of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private equity partnership with offices in New York City and London.
AvalonBay Communities Inc. Bryce Blair has been promoted from COO to the additional role of president for Alexandria, Va.-based AvalonBay Communities Inc. He will oversee execution of the company's strategy and will continue to oversee operations for the company. Blair assumes the title of president from Dick Michaux, who will remain chairman and CEO. Blair joined AvalonBay in 1985 and has held various upper management positions.
Greenwich Capital Markets Carol Mathis has joined Greenwich Capital Markets, Greenwich, Conn., as managing director and CFO. Mathis will replace John Ryan who is retiring in March of this year. Her responsibilities will include managing the firm's finance, accounting, treasury and internal reporting operations. Mathis joined Greenwich from New York-based PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where she was a partner and a member of PwC's capital markets group.
Carlson Hotels Worldwide Thomas Huffsmith has been named president of Regent International Hotels, which is developed and managed by Minneapolis-based Carlson Hotels Worldwide. Huffsmith will lead the worldwide expansion of the hotel company. He was senior vice president of development and investments for the London office of Atlanta-based Bass Hotels & Resorts.
Cousins Stone Michael Ablon has been named senior vice president of development for Cousins Stone, an affiliate of Atlanta-based Cousins Properties. His responsibilities include overseeing development for the Metroplex area, as well as future Midwest and Southwest development opportunities. Ablon joins Cousins Stone from Washington, D.C.-based CarrAmerica, where he was in charge of development for Texas.
Key Commercial Real Estate Ashley Smith has been named vice president of the Washington, D.C., office of Cleveland-based Key Commercial Real Estate. Her responsibilities include originating and structuring commercial real estate loans within construction, CMBS and agency product segments. Prior to joining Key, Smith was vice president in the Washington, D.C., office of Pittsburgh-based PNC Bank Corp.
Insignia Financial Group Inc. Barry Nelson has been promoted from executive managing director to president of Dallas-based Insignia Commercial Investments Group (ICIG), the co-investment subsidiary of New York-based Insignia Financial Group Inc. As president of ICIG, Nelson will be responsible for the national expansion of the company's principal development activities, including the development of office and industrial properties. He joined ICIG in 1996 when Insignia acquired Paragon Group.
JDN Realty Corp. Lee Wielansky has been appointed president and CEO of Atlanta-based JDN Development Co. Inc. His responsibilities include overseeing JDN's development and construction group. He joins JDN from Jacksonville, Fla.-based Regency Realty Corp., where he served on the board of directors and was managing director of investments.
CB Richard Ellis Jeb Bakke has been named senior vice president of the San Diego office of El Segundo, Calif.-based CB Richard Ellis. With 17 years of commercial real estate experience, Bakke heads CB Richard Ellis' Office Property Team which specializes in institutional office/corporate headquarters, R&D, Class-A and B property sales, and leasing and redevelopment in suburban San Diego. Bakke joined CB Richard Ellis, then Coldwell Banker Commercial, in 1984. Sonnenblick-Eichner Co.
Patrick Brown has been named executive director for Los Angeles-based Sonnenblick-Eichner Co. His responsibilities include the origination of debt and equity on behalf of the company's clients and management of institutional relationships. A 21-year commercial real estate veteran, Brown joins Sonnenblick-Eichner from Greenwich, Conn.-based Greenwich Capital Markets, where he was a vice president.
Equity Office Properties Trust Scott Morey has been named senior vice president and CIO for Chicago-based Equity Office Properties Trust. His responsibilities include providing strategic direction for the company's full range of information technologies, including current systems and future developments. Prior to joining Equity, Morey was a consulting services partner for Los Angeles-based Ernst & Young Kenneth Leventhal (EYKL).
SARESREGIS Group Paul Trevino has been promoted from senior vice president to president of the multifamily investment division of Irvine, Calif.-based SARESREGIS Group. His responsibilities include leading all existing and multifamily acquisitions and institutional investment properties. Prior to joining SARESREGIS, Trevino headed the multifamily acquisition groups for CB Commercial Real Estate of New England.
Sonnenblick-Eichner Co. Patrick Brown has been named executive director for Los Angeles-based Sonnenblick-Eichner Co. His responsibilities include the origination of debt and equity on behalf of the company's clients and management of institutional relationships. A 21-year commercial real estate veteran, Brown joins Sonnenblick-Eichner from Greenwich, Conn.-based Greenwich Capital Markets, where he was a vice president