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Cushman & Wakefield announced that Emily Ou has joined the firm as a director of retail services. In her new position, Ou will focus on securing tenant and landlord representation assignments and establishing business relationships.

Ou has 13 years of real estate experience. Throughout her career, she has specialized in developing urban retail projects for both national and regional companies in the Boston area. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, she was a senior associate at Trammel Crow.

Ou received a B.A. in art history from Tufts University.

McCarter & English announced that David Alan Richards was named a partner in the firm's New York office. He will head the real estate department there.

Richards has more than 30 years of legal practice experience in commercial office development, office/retail! industrial leasing, and zoning. Prior to joining McCarter & English as a special counsel earlier this year, he served as a partner at Sidley & Austin, where he co-founder the firm's New York office and assumed responsibility for its real estate practice.

Richards is a graduate of Yale College and Cambridge University. He holds a J.D. from Yale University. He has served as chairman of the real property section of the American Bar Association and the Anglo-American Real Property Institute.

Farrell Fritz, P.C. announced that John Racanelli will become a partner at he firm as of Jan. 1. He will specialize in commercial real estate transactions and construction law.

Racanelli has been a principal and a general counsel at the Racanelli Organization for more than 25 years. While there, he became responsible for the construction of more than 200 buildings and more than 1,000 acres of industrial and commercial property.

Racanelli received a B.A. from Georgetown University and a J.D. from New York University. He is a member of the board of directors of the Long Island Association, the Long Island Builder's Institute, the Action Committee for Long Island, the Association for a Better Long Island, and the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce.

Levin Management Corporation announced that Gerald A. O'Brien has joined the firm as chief estimator.

O'Brien has more than 25 years of construction experience. Previously, he served in Levin's in-house construction department. His list of clients includes such firms as Turner Construction, Mahoney & Trost, and The Franklin Group.

O'Brien holds a B.A. in construction/civil engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has completed a number of courses at New York University, including studies in project management, project cost control, and law.

Hines announced that Jim Lacancellera has been promoted to the position of vice president in its New York office.

Since joining the firm in 1996, La cancellera has undertaken such projects as the acquisition of 750 Seventh Ave. and the construction of 745 Seventh Ave. in New York City.

Lacancellera holds a B.A. in business administration from SUNY-Albany and an M.A. in architecture from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.

Lighthouse International announced that Peter Slatin has been elected as a member of its board of directors.

Slatin is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Grid, a commercial real estate magazine. Prior to joining Grid, he was a real estate writer for The New York Times and the New York Post.

Slatin holds a B.A. in fine arts from the State University of New York and an M.A. in fine arts from Hunter College. In addition to his role at Lighthouse International, he is also the director of the Van Alen Institute, a member of the Fight for Sight and Ski for Light International.

Cushman & Wakefield announced that Anne Covell and Chuck Harry have been named as directors of its advisory group's analytics team.

Most recently, Covell served as regional director of analytics in the firm's Midtown office. Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, she was the national director of research at Rockwood Realty Associates.

Covell holds a B.S. in economics from the University of Maine and an M.A. from Michigan State University.

Harry most recently served as regional director of Cushman & Wakefield's San Francisco analytics team. Prior to joining the firm, he was a director of real estate at the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries.

Covell holds a B.A. in city planning from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina.

The National Association of Industrial and Office Properties announced that David M. Jellison has been elected as chairman of its board of directors for 2002.

Jellison currently serves as Vice president and city manager of Liberty Property Trust. Prior to joining Liberty Property, he was an executive at MEPC American Properties, Inc.

Jellison is past chairman of the legislative committee of the Minnesota chapter of NAIOP.

Insignia/ESG announced that Cheryl Hardt has been promoted to the position of director.

Hardt has been with Insignia/ESG since 1993. She specializes in real estate development. Her client list includes such firms as HealthSouth, SJP Properties, and the Lynmark Group.

Insignia/ESG announced that Christopher Olsen has been promoted to the position of director.

Olsen specializes in strategic planning, advisory, and implementation services. His clients include such firms as Omnicom, Sony, and Bell Atlantic.

Insignia/ESG announced that David Opper has been promoted to the position of director.

Opper specializes in the generation of new business. His client list includes such firms as Summit Bank, Citibank, and Provident Mutual.

In 2000, Opper received Insignia/ESG's "Sales Associate of the Year" award.

Insignia/ESG announced that John Kaye has been promoted to the position of associate director.

Kaye specializes in the representation of institutional and corporate clients. His client list includes Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, News America Marketing, and STS Software.

Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP announced that Raymond A. Sanseverino has joined the firm's real estate department as partner and head of its commercial real estate leasing group.

Sanseverino specializes in commercial leasing and brokerage. Prior to joining Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner, he was a partner at Corbin Silverman & Sanseverino LLP.

Sanseverino holds an A.B. from Franklin & Marshall College and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP announced that Richard A. Nardi has joined the firm's real estate department.

Nardi specializes in real estate and mortgage-backed securities law. He currently serves as the general counsel of the Mortgage Bankers Association of New York, Inc.

Nardi holds an A.B. from Fordham College and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP announced that Kenneth W. Sold has joined the firm's real estate department as partner.

Sold is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the New York County Lawyers Association.

He holds a B.A. from SUNY Binghamton and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School.

Sinvin Realty Corp., announced that Roxanne Betesh, has joined the company as vice president. Betesh brings her half decade of experience in tenant and especially landlord representation in commercial and retail leasing to Sinvin. Betesh is especially active in the neighborhoods of Chelsea, Flatiron, Tribeca and West Village.

Most recently, Betesh was a vice president at Tarter Stats Realty. Among her notable transactions are a series of leases that transformed a single Duane Street block into a destination for fine home furnishings, with tenants such as JH Antiques, Duane, Room, Les Migrateurs and BurdenIssette.

Betesh has also represented both landlords and tenants in transactions with Marc Jacobs, Issey Miyake, artist Donald Baechler, Ilona Rich Art & Design Studio, Italian furniture maker Kartell, and financial company MoneyLine. She also has 20 years experience in the restaurant business, and is the founder of the well known former restaurant, Roxanne(1)s, in Chelsea.

Hines announced that Kevin Tartaglione has been promoted to the position of vice president of construction in its New York office.

Since joining Hines in 1996, Tartaglione has handled the construction management of such projects as the structural renovation of the James Farley Building in New York City and the 280,000 FDA laboratory project in Queens, N.Y.

Tartaglione holds a B.S. in architecture and an M.S. in civil engineering and construction from Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
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