Gregory Hanson is the new chief financial officer at Toronto-based TrizecHahn Corp. Hanson most recently served as CFO and vice president of New York-based GE Capital Real Estate. Before joining GE Capital in 1997, he was a partner with KPMG in Stamford, Conn.
CBL & Associates
Chattanooga, Tenn.-based CBL & Associates Properties Inc. recently promoted Robert Snetman to director of corporate sponsorship and branding. Snetman will be responsible for expanding and improving the developer's existing programs with Coca Cola, Skytron and Foxmark, and developing co-branding relationships with other corporations. For the past seven years, he was involved in leasing six of CBL's regional malls in four states.
Zifkin Realty & Development
Robert Melsher joined Chicago-based Zifkin Realty & Development LLC as vice president. Melsher is in charge of providing site selection and site acquisition services, establishing broker networks and assisting in the development process for retail tenants including CVS. Melsher most recently served as senior executive with the Cleveland, Ohio-based Kowitt Passor Group.
Bayer Properties Inc.
Susan Fitzgibbon is the new senior vice president and chief financial officer for Birmingham, Ala.,-based Bayer Properties Inc. Formerly vice president and CFO of Hibbett's Sporting Goods Inc. and controller for Bruno's Supermarkets Inc., Fitzgibbon began her career as an accountant with Arthur Andersen LLP. At Bayer, she will be responsible for all aspects of corporate finance, corporate development and corporate financial planning.
Jones Lang LaSalle
Stuart Scott is retiring as CEO of global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle. Chris Peacock, who currently holds the posts of president, deputy CEO and COO, will assume the organization's reigns in January 2002. At the time of the company's formation from the merger of Jones Lang Wootton and LaSalle Partners in 1997, Peacock was international CEO of Jones Lang Wootton and Scott was CEO of LaSalle Partners.
The Greeby Cos. Inc.
Lake Bluff, Ill.-based project management and tenant coordination consulting firm The Greeby Cos. Inc. recently promoted Michael McKenna to vice president. In his most recent position as senior associate with the company, McKenna managed the redevelopment of CCR McCaffery Developments' The Streets at Woodfield in Schaumburg, Ill. His current assignment is managing the renovation and expansion of Urban Retail Properties' Galleria in Houston.
The Weitzman Group
Dallas-based The Weitzman Group promoted Jeff Harrison to senior vice president and director of Cencor leasing. Harrison will direct the brokerage team in charge of the firm's 5 million-sq.-ft. Cencor shopping center portfolio.
Charles Smith is the new president of Calabasas Hills, Calif.-based Westrust America. Smith, who joined the firm in 1995 and became partner in 1998, will oversee acquisition, development, leasing and management activities. Prior to joining Westrust, Smith spent five years with the J.F. Robert Cos.
Bret Lovejoy will succeed John Graff as president of the Alexandria, Va.-based International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA). Graff, who is retiring after 22 years with the organization, plans to stay through December, during which time Lovejoy will carry the title of president and Graff will be CEO. Lovejoy, who holds a law degree, is currently the executive director of the Association for Career and Technical Education.
Chatham, N.J.-based firm Cronheim Mortgage has a new senior vice president — James Risko. A 30-year industry veteran, Risko will be responsible for originating, underwriting and closing mortgage loans on commercial income-producing properties. Formerly an adjunct associate professor of real estate at New York University, Risko also spent fifteen years as executive vice president of Newark, N.J.-based mortgage banking firm Poole & Co.
Combined Properties Inc.
John Guminski recently joined Washington, D.C.-based Combined Properties Inc. as vice president of property management. Guminski began his retail career at department stores Strawbridge & Clothier and Stern's. From 1990 to 1997, Guminski worked in the D.C. metro market overseeing the management of several centers for companies including JMB Retail Properties, McArthur/Glen Realty and Glimcher.
Retail Planning Associates
Columbus, Ohio-based Retail Planning Associates (RPA) recently named Michael Bills as the company's new president. In his new role, Bills will oversee the firm's day-to-day operations, with responsibility for the entire RPA staff, financials as well as client acquisition.
Previously, he led the company as senior vice president of account services for more than six years. His responsibilities included client acquisition, brand consulting and account relationship activities.
Burger King Corp.
Miami-based Burger King Corp. hired John Dasburg to lead the company's strategic shift toward selection of only premier sites for all future development. Formerly an executive with Marriott International, Dasburg assumes the newly created title of senior vice president and chief development officer of the United States. He will be responsible for all Burger King real estate, franchise development, design and construction and asset management functions.
Chesley Brown International
Victoria Boothe is the new executive president and COO at Atlanta-based security management firm Chesley Brown International Inc. Boothe is responsible for day-to-day operations at the firm, which manages customized security programs for regional malls and mixed-use facilities.
CB Richard Ellis
Frank O'Neill is the new senior vice president of global retail services for Los Angeles-based CB Richard Ellis. O'Neill's focus will be on the development of the company's national mall real estate business. He previously served as president of B. Dalton Bookseller.