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Leslie E. Smith III, of Green Township, N.J., has been promoted to senior director at Cushman & Wakefield of New Jersey, Inc. in Parsippany. Since joining the firm in 1986, he has been directly involved in more than 7 million square feet of leasing and sales transactions.

With training and experience in both office and industrial real estate, Smith serves a notable roster of Fortune 100 clients. He has twice been named among Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.'s Top 100 producing brokers nationwide.

Max Capital Management Corp. announced that Colleen McDonald was promoted to the position of executive vice president. She was formerly senior vice president and chief operating officer.

CB Richard Ellis announced the appointment of Frank O'Neill as senior vice president of global retail services. O'Neill is a senior retail executive with more than 20 years experience in tenant representation, strategic planning, site selection, and new prototype design and rollout.

In his new position, O'Neill will focus on the development of the firm's national mall real estate business, which will include tenant representation, mall leasing analysis, disposition of problem real estate, and interaction with investment sales. In addition, he will act as a liaison with GB Hillier Parker in the United Kingdom in representing European tenants interested in expanding to the United States, as well as U.S. tenants that are expanding in Europe.

Prior to joining the company, O'Neill was president of B. Dalton Bookseller the mall division of Barnes & Noble where he supervised the merchandising, store operations, finance, real estate, and construction departments.

O'Neill earned a B.S. from St. Peter's College and an M.B.A. in marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Ken Colao, president and chief executive officer of York Hunter, announced the appointment of Alan J. Krause to vice president of field operations for York Hunter Construction Services. He will be based in the firm's Manhattan office and will report directly to executive vice president Dennis Prude.

In this role Krause will be responsible for field operations, including implementing site logistic plans, monitoring job site safety programs and interfacing daily with trade contractors. Krause brings to York Hunter more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, including significant expertise in major high-rise work. Some of his past projects include Regent Hotel/Four Seasons Hotel, J.P. Morgan World Headquarters, Barclay Banks, PLS and Chelsea Mercantile.

Krause holds a bachelor of science degree in construction management from New York University and is a licensed site safety manager.

Max Capital Management Corp. announced that Kelly Medvin was promoted to chief operating officer. She was formerly vice president of asset management.

Cushman & Wakefield announced that Kenneth P. Singleton, general counsel and secretary, has been named executive managing director by the firm's board of directors. Singleton currently oversees the firm's entire, multinational legal department and directs its risk management operations.

Singleton joined Cushman & Wakefield in 1991 as senior counsel and became managing counsel in 1993. During his tenure he has been responsible for negotiating and structuring numerous acquisitions, including The Apartment Group, Met Structures, Premisys, and the European firm Healey & Baker. He also helped established the firm's presence in South America and Asia, handling acquisitions for more than 30 new offices in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Hong Kong, South Korea, and China.

Singleton is a member of Cushman & Wakefield's board of directors. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, and the American Corporate Council Association.

Singleton graduated cum laude with a B.A. degree from The College of Holy Cross in 1983, and received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1987.

Thomas Wexler has joined the Corcoran Group as senior vice president and director of townhouse sales and rentals.

Wexler brings with him 15 years of experience, having previously held the position of senior vice president at Douglas Elliman. A life-long New Yorker, he developed a passion for architecture and townhouses. He began his career in commercial real estate and moved on to specialize in residential sales, becoming one of the top townhouse brokers in New York City Wexler and his team will offer seminars that focus on the townhouse buyer and seller and develop new programs designed to educate consumers about the specialty of the townhouse market.

Wexler received a B.S. in business administration from Boston University.

Gale & Wentworth announced the appointment of Beth Falletta as vice president of marketing. Falletta joined the company in 1988.

In her new position, Falletta is responsible for managing the company's in-house marketing department, which coordinates Gale & Wentworth's promotional, advertising, public relations, and marketing efforts for its development, construction, leasing, investment, and management divisions across the country. Previously, she was responsible for the marketing and retail leasing of the Princeton Forrestal Village, a 500,000 SF, mixed-use office and retail complex in Princeton, N.J. Throughout her career at Gale & Wentworth, she has also served as marketing director and assistant vice president of leasing/marketing for the company.

Falletta resides in Hamilton Square, N.J. She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, a licensed salesperson in the state of New Jersey, and a volunteer with the American Cancer Society.

L. H. Charney Associates, Inc. announced that Bruce E. Block joined the firm as president and chief operating officer effective May 1.

Block's most recent position was vice president of asset management for North America, where he managed a $20 billion portfolio of debt and equity commercial real investments comprised primarily of office buildings, retail projects, corporate sale leasebacks, apartments, industrial properties, hotels, tax credits, and bonds. During his 17-year real estate career, Block has held a variety of risk and asset management positions with responsibilities ranging from underwriting and closing new business transactions to handling troubled debt restructuring and complex workouts.

A native of Wisconsin, Block earned his B.S. from the University of Connecticut before joining General Electric Company in 1977. He is a graduate of GE's financial management program and has worked in several finance-related positions prior to joining GE Capital Real Estate in 1984.

James Postell has joined Trammell Crow Company as senior vice president, director of brokerage for its New Jersey/Connecticut region. Postell will be based at the company's Chatham offices and will be responsible for managing the brokerage operations for Trammell Crow within its New Jersey and Connecticut markets.

Prior to joining the company, Postell spent 12 years at Insignia/ESG where he was most recently senior managing director. In 2000, he generated over $200 million in lease and sales transactions. His clients have included International Paper, Foster Wheeler, Schering-Plough, Crum & Forster, Rhone Poulenc, and Omnicom.

He is a graduate of Florida State University and a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and Morris Area Development Group. He resides in Randolph, N.J.

Michael Nachamkin, president of Whitehall Industrial Properties, L.L.C, announced the appointment of Mark W. McConnell as senior vice president, business development.

McConnell will be based at the company's Edison headquarters and will be responsible for acquisitions in the Boston, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. corridors, in addition to leasing and marketing the company's entire portfolio. Prior to joining Whitehall, McConnell served as vice president, international real estate, for Merrill Lynch for the past three years. Previously, McConnell served as a managing director of Insignia/ESG, Inc. in Saddle Brook, N.J., and as director of marketing/asset management for Enterprise Group Development Corporation.

McConnell received his B.S. from Fairleigh Dickinson University and studied at New York University's School of Continuing Education.

Concorde Realty Partners LLC announced the promotion of Lisa Owen to the position of associate vice president.

Owen joined Concorde in April 2000. Since then, she has focused on property acquisitions, debt financing, and asset management. Prior to joining Concorde, Owen was an acquisitions associate with Imperial Credit Commercial Mortgage Investments Corp., a publicly traded Los. Angeles-based real estate investment trust.

Owen holds a B.S. in real estate finance and an M.A. in real estate development from the. University of Southern California.

Racanelli Construction Company, Inc. has announced the promotion of Carmine Martuscello to director of operations. In this position, he will be responsible for overseeing office operations and infrastructure, systems application, and corporate marketing.

He previously held the title of director of marketing, and will retain responsibilities relating to new business development, marketing, and erecting of pre-engineered buildings. Martuscello, who joined the company in 1997, has proven a formidable member of the Racanelli management team, lending his construction and general business acumen in a variety of areas.

Martuscello is an active member of the local community, whose philanthropic affiliations include more than ten different charities. Martuscello resides in Eastons Neck, N.Y.
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Date:May 16, 2001
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