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Julien J. Studley, Inc., the national commercial real estate firm, has named John A. Johnson, Jr. to the position of managing director of the firm's Midtown New York office.

Johnson joined Studley in 1994, after spending five years with C.S. Brown Associates. He began his career with Tishman Realty and Construction, where he worked on the construction of trophy office buildings, including 575 Fifth Avenue and Tower 49, as well as the historic renovation of Carnegie Hall. Among a long list of his clients are the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York City Off Track Betting Corp, Knapp Communications/Conde Nast,, and Nord/LB.

Johnson is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York and is active in the Leukemia Society, the American Museum of Natural History, and the National Historic Trust.

Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. has announced that six brokers in its Midtown headquarters offices have been named senior directors.

Matthew R. Astrachan, Francis A. Coco, Louis D'Avanzo, Robert J. Giglio, Esq., Harry J. Greeley, and David A. Roseubloom received the promotions.

Astrachan joined Cushman & Wakefield in 1997, focusing on leasing and sales activities, both within the New York area and nationally. A real estate professional for more than ten years, he has been named to Cushman & Wakefield's list of Top 100 Brokers nationwide. Most recently, Astrachan represented Reuters America Holdings in the 550,000 sf consolidation of its tri-state area real estate.

Coco, a real estate professional with Cushman & Wakefield for more than 10 years, has acted as the leasing agent for properties owned by institutional, corporate and individual landlords totaling more than 5 million sf. His clients include General Re, Loral Corporation, J.C. Penney, London & Leeds, and the American Bible Society.

D'Avanzo joined Cushman & Wakefield in 1991 as a broker and has since been named the company's top producing salesperson for the New York metropolitan area in 1996 and again in 1998. He also received Cushman & Wakefield's Brokerage Service Excellence Award in 1998 and has been recognized among Cushman & Wakefield's Top 100 Brokers nationwide since 1998.

Giglio joined Cushman & Wakefield in 1997 and has since been responsible for more than 1.5 million sf of leases nationally, including the largest lease in an existing building in New York City in 1999, a 465,000 sf assignment for VNU USA. He was among the Top 100 Brokers nationwide at Cushman & Wakefield in 1998 and 1999, ranking 21st nationwide in the latter year. In 1999, he also received Cushman & Wakefield's Silver Production Award.

Greeley, who joined Cushman & Wakefield in 1997, was recognized as being one of its Top 100 Brokers nationally in 1998 and 1999. He was also awarded the Bronze Award for Production in 1999. He has successfully executed more than $400 million in transactions, including a 500,000 sf consolidation for VNU USA; a 45,000 sf lease for the Museum of Modem Art in New York; an 80,000 sf lease for St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center; and a 90,000 sf transaction for Heineken USA.

Rosenbloom joined Cushman & Wakefield in 1998 and has been named among the Top 100 Brokers nationally. Specializing in tenant representation, space disposition and owner representation, he represented St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital Center in an expansion and lease renewal of their executive offices at 555 W. 5Th St. for 135,000 sf, and Baseline Financial on a relocation to 60,000 sf at 2 World Trade Center.

Julien J. Studley, Inc., the national commercial real estate firm, has named Peter F. Capuciati as senior managing director in the firm's Midtown New York office.

Capuciati is a specialist in corporate tenant consultancy, having developed a multi-pronged approach for determining the most advantageous and cost beneficial location to house a corporation's employees. This approach considers virtually every aspect of a corporation's business, including labor availability and expense, typical labor retention, local crime and weather trends, public transportation infrastructure, access and cost association with telecom and bandwidth issues, and the subsequent financial structure utilized to acquire such a facility. The selection and analysis of various financial structures consider a corporation's credit, fiscal year accounting concerns, impact to shareholders, debt/equity ratio and future debt requirements, as well as many other balance sheet and income statement concerns impacted by facilities expenses.

Capuciati's national corporate clients include Charles Schwab, Scudder Kemper Investments, Toshiba America, Cigna and Oppenheimer Funds.

He is an active member in fundraising efforts for both the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

The Meyers Group, providers of residential real estate information analysis and consulting services, has appointed Graham P. Espley-Jones to the position of chief financial officer and chief administrative officer.

Espley-Jones will oversee the finance, legal, human resource and administrative functions of the Meyers Group. He will lead the company's investment banking and capital formation effort and play an instrumental role in mergers and acquisitions.

Houlihan/Lawrence Inc., one of the area's largest residential real estate companies, is pleased to welcome David Fink of Ossining, N.Y., as a sales associate in its Briarcliff Manor office.

Fink has been a licensed realtor since 1993. Prior to joining Houlihan/Lawrence, he worked with the Coldwell Banker in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. Before entering the real estate business, Mr. Fink was the general manager of an entertainment company in Irvington, N.J.

While with the Coldwell Banker, Mr. Fink received the President's International Circle Award in 1999 and 1998, and the President's Club Award in 1997. He also received three awards from the Westchester County Board of Realtors: the Diamond Award in 1999; the Gold Award in 1998, and the Silver Award in 1997. He holds a B.A. from the State University of New York in Buffalo.

Gregory Nalbandian has joined Concorde Realty Partners, LLC in the position of associate. The announcement was made by Jonathan Cappo, managing director of Concorde Realty Partners, LLC.

Prior to joining Concorde Realty, Nalbandian was a senior portfolio analyst at The O'Conner Group, where he was directly involved with asset management of a portfolio of domestic and international investments in the Argo and Peabody funds, which are opportunistic real estate funds established for institutional investors by an alliance between J.P. Morgan and The O'Connor Group.

Nalbandian also worked as an associate in the Valuation/Consulting Group for Landauer Associates, where he performed valuations on counseling services on all types of institutional real estate throughout the northeast.

Nalbandian holds a M.S. in Real Estate From New York University and a B.A From the University of Michigan.

The Crosland Group, Inc., a diversified real estate investment and management company, has appointed four outside directors, chairman John Crosland, Jr. and CEO Todd W. Mansfield announced today.

The Crosland Group's board of directors now includes William A. Hodges, managing director of the Bank of America's Real Estate Group; Paul R. Leonard, retired executive vice president of Centex Real Estate Corporation; Dr. Peter D. Linneman, Albert Sussman Professor of Real Estate, Finance and Public Policy at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania and principal of Linneman Associates, a financial and real estate strategic advisory firm; and Philip W. Norwood, president and CEO of Faison Enterprises, Inc.

In addition to chairman Crosland and CEO Mansfield, John Crosland III also serves on the board.

William A. Hodges heads the Bank of America group responsible for managing client and customer relationships in the real estate industry and for providing a broad range of bank and capital markets services. Hodges began his career at NationsBank as a credit analyst in 1972. He since has served as credit policy executive for the bank's Florida operations, and management executive for corporate banking and real estate lending, as well as senior credit policy executive for the company's Southeast banks.

Paul R. Leonard held a variety of executive positions with the John Crosland Company from 1974 to 1987, including that of the president. In 1987, he joined Centex Real Estate Corporation, where he retired as executive vice president of Centex in 1995. Leonard is active in community service ranging from serving as a director of Habitat for Humanity International to being a Trustee of Pfeiffer University. He holds a B.A. from Davidson College, a B.D. from the University of Chicago, and an M.B.A. in business from Emory University.

Dr. Peter D. Linneman is a long-time member of the faculty of the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania and principal of Lineman Associates, a financial and real estate strategic advisory firm. For more than 20 years, Linneman has served as a consultant to many leading international corporations on their domestic and international business opportunities and investment strategies. He was one of the founders of Equity International Properties, where he also served as senior managing director and vice chairman of the investment committee of Amerimar Realty and chairman of Rockefeller Center Properties. He was an Urban Land Institute Research Fellow and is a member of numerous professional organizations.

Philip W. Norwood is president and CEO of Faison Enterprises, Inc. Previously he was associated with the Trammell Crow Company for 14 years in a variety of capacities before joining Faison. Following six years in the private practice of law, Norwood began his real estate career as Crow's office building development partner in Washington, DC. In 1982, he was named chief administrative officer and partner for financing services for the entire organization in Dallas and later became co-founder of Trammell Crow Ventures, a real estate investment banking entity that completed more than $6 billion of property sales and financings. He also served as president of Trammell Crow Real Estate Investors, a New York Stock Exchange-listed real estate investment trust, and CEO of Trammell Crow Realty Advisors, an investment advisory firm, which acquired and managed more than $2.4 billion of commercial real estate assets.
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