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The SCR Design Organization, Inc. announced the promotion of Roberto Quintanar to project director of the firm's telecommunications mission critical group.

Quintanar has been with SCR since 1995. Prior to his promotion, he held the position of senior technical coordinator. In his new position, Quintanar will be responsible for managing aspects of his telecommunications projects, including construction detailing, review and implementation of project schedules, consultant and vendor coordination, and quality control.

Quintanar brings 15 years of experience in the interior architectural field to this new position. He has worked with many well-known organizations in the telecom sector, including Level 3 Communications, Teligent, Bell Canada, Enron, and NetworkPlus, as well as clients such as Wachovia Bank, Merrill Lynch, and Banco Popular.

Quintanar received a B.S. in architecture from the New York Institute of Technology.

GVA Williams announced that Edward Ackerman has joined the firm as its chief financial officer. Charged with managing the day-to-day financial operations of the company, Ackerman will be responsible for the financial aspects of GVA Williams' corporate and property management accounting, as well as its acquisitions.

Prior to joining GVA Williams Ackerman, a certified public accountant, served as vice president of finance and director of information technology at Macklowe Properties, where he was part of the senior management team for its commercial and residential real estate portfolio. From 1995 to 1998, he served as manager for Real Estate Evaluation Services, Inc. and prior to that he served as the controller for The Metropolis Group.

Jason R. Bogart has joined Advance Realty Group as a financial analyst in the acquisitions/capital markets department. He will be responsible for assisting in the underwriting of potential acquisition, development, and redevelopment opportunities. In addition, Bogart will prepare and monitor Advance's internal valuations of its existing portfolio.

Previously, Bogart was employed as an inventory manager at Oakwood Corporate Housing in Totowa, N.J. He received his M.S. in real estate investments and development from New York University. He received his B.S. in communications from the University of Miami.

Bogart, of Waldwick, N.J. is a member of the New Jersey Apartment Association and a licensed New Jersey real estate salesperson.

Kushner Companies appointed Marc B. Schneiderman director of operations for Westminster Communities, the company's construction division, announced chief operating officer Stewart Epstein.

As director of operations, Schneiderman will oversee the residential development division, which delivers approximately 750 units annually in the northeast. These include private residences within master-planned communities as well as townhomes, condominiums and active-adult developments. He reports directly to Epstein.

Schneiderman, of Marlboro, N.J., has more than 35 years of real estate development experience in residential, commercial and institutional projects. For 12 of those years he worked for Calton 7, Inc. in Manalapan, N.J., serving as president of Calton Homes of New Jersey. Schneiderman holds a bachelors degree in building sciences from Pratt Institute in New York and an associates degree in construction technology from New York City Technical College.

William C. Hanson, SIOR, president of NAI/James E. Hanson, Inc. announced the appointment of Darren Lizzack as sales associate. Lizzack has worked part time with the company since 1997 in research and sales. During his tenure he completed several transactions working with the firm's senior team of executives.

Since joining the firm, Lizzack has participated in the leasing of nearly 45,000 square feet of assignments for such companies as One Madison Management Corporation, Rentacrate, Inc., Hawthorne Auto Exchange, Inc., Century Paper, Inc. and Westone, Inc.

Darren Lizzack resides in Hackensack, N.J. and is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Management. He is continuing his education by pursuing New York University's masters in real estate. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors and The Industrial and Office Real Estate Brokers Association.

William B. May International announced that Clifford Sussman has joined the company as vice president.

Sussman was formerly with the David S. Kriss Realty Company. He is a licensed commercial real estate broker, specializing in office and retail tenant representation. He has represented numerous tenants such as Willamette Management, Transworld Health Care, and Tati of Paris. Sussman is a graduate of Arizona State University.

The Real Estate Board of New York announced the appointment of Leslie W. Himmel to its board of governors.

Himmel has worked in the real estate industry for more than twenty years. She has been a member of REBNY for the past 16 years, serving on the owners and builders and sales brokers committees. At the moment, she serves as the co-chairman of the economic development committee, working with government officials to enhance the economic strength and security of the Manhattan Central business district.

eEmerge announced that Kevin M. Kirn has been named director of business development.

Kirn will be in charge of leasing for all company facilities, as well as developing and managing strategic relationships that will support the growth and profitability of eEmerge tenants. Kirn's responsibilities will also include directing the company's national and international expansion and securing space in markets best suited for eEmerge's model and services.

Prior to joining eEmerge, Kirn was a managing director of business development at the New York and St. Louis offices of CB Richard Ellis.

Oleh Turczak has been named director of workplace management for international interior architecture firm IA. In his new position, Turczak will be responsible for heading a team of ten senior project managers and coordinating projects based in the New York office.

Turczak, who joined IA in May as senior project manager, has been chosen to direct IA's ongoing MetLife project, which includes 900 offices comprising four million square feet of space.

He holds a degree in architecture from Cooper Union, and has a diverse professional background that includes executive and management positions with The Phillips Group, Architects, NatWest Bank, NA, and Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc. Turczak is married with two children.

Carl Mirbach has been named director of interior design for the New York office of IA, announced Eric Regh, managing principal of the New York office.

With a career spanning 30 years, Mirbach is a member of ASID and a licensed interior designer in Connecticut. Mirbach's projects include Citibank International Banking Center, Benetton Stores and showroom, Cemex's U.S. headquarters, Omnicom DDB Needham in Chicago, Cushman and Wakefield, Seigal and Gale, and General Reinsurance's headquarters.

Mirbach will be heading a team of approximately 30 professional staff members at IA's New York offices.

Dean Larson, vice president of property management for Boston Properties, Inc. reported the appointment of Michael K. O'Hearn as property manager.

O'Hearn will be responsible for managing 265 Franklin St., a 21-story, 327,000-square-foot, class A office building located in Boston. Previously, he was employed by Leggat McCall Properties, where he managed several properties throughout the suburban marketplace. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Codman Company, managing a portfolio of industrial and commercial properties in the region.

O'Hearn has his real property administration designation and earned the Office Park of the Year award from the Building Owners & Managers Association in 1997 for Edgewater Office Park. He resides in Reading, Mass. with his wife and two children.

IA (Interior Architects) has announced the appointment of Eric Regh as managing principal of the New York office.

Regh has more than 19 years of professional experience in architecture, interior architecture, and product and furniture design. Recent projects include strategic planning of Capitol One's two-million-square-foot portfolio and the design of the 100,000-square-foot Shanghai Clubhouse, an executive club serving the adjacent residential/hotel Ruiyan complex. Before joining IA, Regh was an architect with the office of Michael Graves, K Architect, where he was responsible for numerous projects of varying sizes and building types.

Regh joined IA in 1996 to lead the firm's Washington, DC office. Regh earned a B.A. in architecture and a B.A. in environmental design from Auburn University. He is fluent in German and Spanish, as well as English. He resides in Rocky Hill, N.J. with his wife and two children.
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Date:Dec 27, 2000
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