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Eugene H. Webb (photo), chairman of the real estate firm of Webb & Brooker, Inc., has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM), it was announced by Alfred C. Gerosa, board chairman.

NYCPM, at 124th Street and Park Avenue, is the nation's oldest and largest college of podiatric medicine. Graduates of the college, which was founded in 1911, account for more than 25 percent of practicing foot specialists.

The College's clinical arm, the Foot Clinics of New York, is the world's largest foot health center, recording more than 50,000 patient visits a year.

Webb, a former trustee of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Cambridge College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a past member of the Advisory Board of the Atlanta University/Morehouse College Institute of Real Estate, is active in the programs of a number of industry organizations.

He has served on the board of directors of the Greater Harlem Real Estate Board; the NYC Chamber of Commerce; the Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York, the NYC Partnership, and on the Corporate Advisory board for the Industrial Program at Columbia University's Graduate School of Social Work.

Webb is a former chairman of the United Mutual Life Insurance Company, and currently is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, the Colombian Society of Real Estate Appraisers, and the Real Estate Board of New York.

John D. Wolf, president of Alexander Wolf & Co., Inc. recently announced the election of David E. Wollman (photo), as vice president of Finance. Wollman has been with Alexander Wolf & Company, Inc. for three years as their director of accounting services. Prior experience includes financial administrator for a benefits firm and an account executive for a major insurance company, which included a formal credit-training program.

Wollman received his MBA in Finance in 1994 from C.W. Post, Long Island University, where he was awarded the Faculty Award for Excellence, and is a member of the National Honor Society of Business Administration and Accounting.

Robert Burnett (photo), president of ResidenSea (USA), Inc., has assumed the additional responsibility for all worldwide sales and marketing efforts for ResidenSea Ltd. Formerly, Burnett held the position of vice president of sales for the Americas, in addition to president of the American subsidiary.

In addition to his role at ResidenSea, Burnett is the principal of R.W. Burnett, Inc., a real estate advisory firm based in New York City specializing in the marketing of residential and resort projects. Prior to forming his own consulting firm, he was vice president of real estate for Princeville Corporation, owner of an 11,000-acre luxury resort in Hawaii. Burnett also served as executive vice president of M.J. Raynes, Inc., a major New York full service real estate organization in the 1980's, and has been responsible for the sales and marketing for over $4 billion in luxury residential and resort real estate.

Burnett is a graduate of Bowdoin College and holds an MBA from Columbia University. He resides in Manhattan.

NAI has announced the appointment of Leigh A. Purdy (photo) as director of Corporate Services. She will be headquartered at NAI's Hightstown, NJ office, and in Wayne, PA. A real estate professional for 17 years, Purdy will focus on developing and managing corporate real estate accounts on an international basis.

"Most of my recent experience has been as a corporate real estate manager," she explains, "and this position at NAI is an opportunity for me to get into the service side of the business, which is where I've wanted to be for some time. I believe my experience in the corporate realm, especially in dealing with developers, will help me best serve this segment of the market. I was especially drawn to NAL because of its focus on providing service internationally. That broader focus seems to be the direction of the future for real estate service providers."

"We're delighted to have a director who understands the needs of the corporate world as thoroughly as Leigh Purdy does," remarked Jeffrey M. Finn, president and COO of New America International, "especially since more and more corporations are outsourcing their real estate needs."

Since 1992, Purdy was manager of Corporate Real Estate Administration for Unisource Worldwide, where she managed the negotiation of all real estate contracts and oversaw legal and business issues for 400 properties totaling more than 17 million square feet. She also managed the disposition of a 1.8 million square-foot portfolio; finalized deed, title and survey issues for purchases and sales; oversaw due diligence reviews; and managed environmental compliance and remediation.

A graduate of Central Pennsylvania College, Purdy is a member of the International Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives (NACORE). York Hunter, a Manhattan-based construction services firm, has announced the promotion of Theodore A. Domuracki (photo) to president of the firm's Atlantic region. Previously, Domuracki held the post of principal of York Hunter's New Jersey office. In his new role, Domuracki will oversee the operations of the firm's offices in the Atlantic region, including Newark, NJ, Atlantic City, NJ, Philadelphia, PA and Harleysville, PA. He will also serve as senior executive for project teams in all of these offices and oversee projects throughout Northern and Southern New Jersey, as well as Pennsylvania. Domuracki will report directly to York Hunter's president and CEO Ken Colao.

Domuracki, 47, has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry, having held senior positions at Lehrer/McGovern, Inc., Philip Morris, Inc. and Bechtel Power Corp.

During his 14-year tenure at York Hunter, he has been instrumental in the successful implementation of several complex and demanding renovation and new construction projects involving residential, industrial, office and retail properties throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Projects that Domuracki is currently overseeing or has recently completed include: the $35 million, 25-story Tower at Avalon Cove in Jersey City, NJ; the $25 million assisted living development Jewish Homes at Rockleigh in Rockleigh, NJ; the $7 million Oceanside residential development in the Northeast Inlet section of Atlantic City, NJ, in conjunction with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA), as well as Virginia Homes for CRDA also in Atlantic City.

Gaston Silva (photo), a prominent figure in real estate and government circles who most recently served as new York City's Commissioner of Buildings, has joined The Mendik Company where he will serve as COO. David Greenbaum, president of The Mendik Company, made the announcement.

In his new role, Silva will oversee operations for the firm, a division of Vornado Realty Trust and a major owner and manager of commercial property in Manhattan.

"We are thrilled to have someone of Silva's stature and experience join our firm. His exceptional accomplishments in the private and public sectors make him uniquely qualified for his new position, and look we forward to benefiting from his considerable expertise in the years to come," said Greenbaum.

He brings to The Mendik Company vast experience. Prior to serving a Commissioner of Buildings from 1996 to 1999, Silva acted as chairman of the New York City Board of Standards and Appeals. Before that, he was a member of the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

A registered architect in New York and Pennsylvania, Silva spent a decade as project manager and associate at James Stewart Polshek and Partners. There, he played a key role in the construction phase of the restoration of Carnegie Hall, the development of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, and the Washington Court Apartments in Greenwich Village.

Silva earned both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a diploma in Real Estate and Investment Analysis from New York University.

Drew Carey (photo) has recently been appointed an associate at Choyce Peterson, Inc., a corporate real estate brokerage/consulting firm with offices in Stamford, CT and White Plains, NY. Carey will be responsible for providing corporate tenants in Westchester and Fairfield counties with a competitive advantage in the search, negotiation and administration of their real estate needs. Drew was previously employed at Cushman & Wakefield in New York City.

Carey recently earned a B.S. in Business Management from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. While at Vanderbilt, Drew volunteered his time with Our Kids, an organization that helps with the development of underprivileged children, and also coached a youth basketball and soccer team. Drew now does volunteer work for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Pamela A. Gunther, R.A. (photo) has been named vice president of KTR's Engineering Division in the firm's New York headquarters office. The announcement was made by Thomas J. Tener, executive vice president of KTR Environmental Services, Inc. Gunther will work directly with Tener in the continued development of KTR's property condition assessment, construction loan monitoring and consulting services. She is a licensed architect with extensive experience in due diligence for securitization, FNMA, FHLMC and conventional financing.

Gunther was formerly a director at Inspection and Valuation International. She received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the New York Institute of Technology in 1993.

Joseph T. Blanchfield (photo) has been named an associate partner at Gilsanz Murray Steficek LLP (GMS), a leading structural engineering firm. Blanchfield will head up GMS's Building Technology Group. He is a registered architect with over 26 years of professional experience. He brings to GMS the expertise to take on a broad range of new work related to building facade design and restoration, as well as roofing and waterproofing. He will also provide the special skill and experience necessary to coordinate the multi-disciplined teams that are required to produce large, complicated building projects.

Prior to joining GMS, Blanchfield served as an associate partner in the New York office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). During his 21 years at SOM, he was responsible for managing the execution of contract documents and supervising construction administration for numerous high-rise buildings.
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