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Murray Hill Properties/TCN Worldwide announced the appointment of Bruce L. Goodman as senior managing director.

Prior to joining Murray Hill Properties/TCN Worldwide, Goodman served as a principal at Douglas Elliman Commercial, where he negotiated more than $1 billion worth of transactions and oversaw the leasing and marketing for such clients as IBM, Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, and the Taubman Company. Most recently, he served as a member and managing director of the Principals Transaction Group at Polestar Capital Group, LLC.

Goodman was a past recipient of the "Most Ingenious Deal of the Year" award for the sale of 1540 Broadway to Bertelsmann Property, Inc. He received his M.B.A. from New York University and resides in New York City.

Phipps Houses has announced the election of current president Ronay Menschel as chairman of the board of trustees, and Adam Weinstein, senior vice president and chief operating officer, as her successor as president and CEO. The changes are effective as of October 1.

Under Menschel's stewardship, Phipps has developed nearly 350 new apartment units. She fostered joint ventures with community-based organizations and oversaw the expansion of Phipps' property management portfolio to nearly 10,000 units. As chair of Phipps Community Development Corporation, Menschel spearheaded the organization's response to welfare reform. She also oversaw a large expansion of Phipps' after-school and in-school education programs in its neighborhood schools and the creation of college preparation and placement programs. President-elect, Weinstein joined the organization in 1989, and has at various points overseen operations and strategy for its full scope of work. With the change, Weinstein will also assume the chairmanship of human service affiliate, Phipps Community Development Corporation.

Denholtz Associates has announced the appointment of John J. Schimpf as portfolio manager for Banyan Strategic Realty Trust. Schimpf will be based at the company's Rahway, N.J. headquarters and will be responsible for overseeing leasing and property management for the portfolio.

John Schimpf has spent more than 20 years in the real estate industry. Since 1998, he has worked as an independent business consultant to the residential and commercial building industries. Prior to 1998, he worked at Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., as executive vice president and a member of the board of directors.

Mr. Schimpf currently serves on the board of regents of Seton Hall University and on its finance and academic committees. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University, has a Master's degree from the University of Wisconsin, and an M.B.A. in finance and marketing from Columbia University.

Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Brokerage Company has announced that Stephen L. Levine has joined the firm's Manhattan office as a sales agent.

Levine joins Marcus & Millichap from Massey Knakal Realty Services, where he was a senior managing director specializing in the sale of buildings and development sites throughout Manhattan. He has more than 30 years of experience in real estate brokerage, valuation, investment, and development. He has represented clients that included banks, financial institutions, law firms, government agencies, and individual investors.

Levine's education credits include a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.S. in mathematics from the University of Denver. In addition, he has the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute and is a state-licensed real estate appraiser and broker.

Skidmore. Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) has announced that H. Guy Leibler has joined the firm as president. In his new position, Leibler is responsible for the implementation of the firm's strategic initiatives and for overseeing all aspects of its business operations. In addition, he will coordinate finance, information technology, and legal and human resources functions in all of SOM's offices.

Guy has a diverse background in the real estate, entertainment, and health care industries. Since April 1997, he has been chairman of the board of directors of the White Plains Hospital Center in White Plains, N.Y. In that role, he was responsible for strategic planning, policy, and governing the institution.

Leibler earned his M.B.A. from Columbia University in 1978 and his B.A. in political science from the American University in Washington, DC. He lives in Greenwich, Conn. with his wife and daughter.

The New York Mortgage Company, LLC has named Dennis Raico executive vice president and national sales manager, announced Steven Schnall, president.

Raico is a former New York regional head of Emigrant Savings Bank's mortgage unit, where he more than doubled both volume and profitability for the region. Raico initially managed 15 mortgage loan officers, but increased that figure to more than 30 by mid-2000, while increasing net profit margins by more than 120% and decreasing expenses by 35%.

Raico, a resident of Manhattan, holds an M.B.A. from the Stem School of Business at New York University, and has earned his B.A. in economics and political science from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Penn. He is a captain of the U.S. Army Reserve 412th Engineer Company.

Stephanie A. King has joined Hart-Weidlinger as director of risk analysis. She will be developing and managing the firm's risk analysis capabilities. The techniques she is helping to design will aid in estimating the financial and structural impact over the life-span of structures based on various environmental risk factors.

King has more than ten years of experience in seismic hazard and risk analysis and is a published expert on the topic. Prior to joining Hart-Weidlinger, she owned her own consulting engineering firm in Palo Alto, Ca., and served as an associate director at the John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center at Stanford University.

King received her M.S. and PhD in structural engineering from Stanford University, and her B.S. in civil engineering from Arizona State University. She edits the monthly newsletter for the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, a nonprofit, technical society aimed at reducing earthquake risk by advancing the science and practice of earthquake engineering.

Harry Hirschkorn has rejoined MCA of New York, Inc. as senior vice president.

Hirschkorn has 24 years of experience in the real estate industry. He spent eight years with Ekstein Rothenberg Corporation, specializing in finance and sales transactions, and has also worked at Saxon Capital.

A member of the Young Mortgage Bankers and American Arbitration Association, Hirschkorn graduated from Bucknell University.

GVA Williams Property and Asset Management Services announced the appointment of Eric B. Stone as district manager for the New Jersey region. He will be responsible for managing several million square feet of office and industrial space. Stone will be based at the company's Parsippany, N.J. headquarters.

Stone has more than 12 years of experience in all facets of property and asset management. Most recently, he worked for Simon Property Company as the asset manager of Livingston Mall, where he was directly responsible for the financial and operational performance of a one million square foot regional shopping center.

Stone earned his Bachelor's degree from Kings College and possesses a New Jersey salesperson license. He is currently a member of the BOMA-NJ and ICSC organizations.

Andrew Siemsen has joined Cushman & Wakefield of New Jersey, Inc. as a research associate.

He is covering the state's industrial market, including database enhancement and maintenance, analysis of vacancy rates, absorption, leasing, new construction, and average rental rates across product sectors.

Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Siemsen was involved in real estate research and analytical activities at Reis, Inc. in Manhattan. He assisted the company in expanding its coverage from 50 to more than 100 markets nationwide and helped initiate the revitalization and expansion of its industrial database.

Siemsen earned a bachelor's degree in geography from the University of Tennessee and a master's degree in urban planning from Rutgers University.

GVA Williams of New Jersey has announced that Colton Brown has been appointed associate director of corporate services.

In his new position, Brown will work directly with GVA Williams' CEO Eric Witmondt, servicing client requirements and relationships. Current projects include dispositions for GPU, New Jersey-American Water Company, and Boston Scientific.

Previously, Brown served as vice president at the Binswanger Companies in Philadelphia, Penn., where he was assigned to specialized practice groups and serviced major corporate accounts including Intel, Motorola, and Aviron Pharmaceuticals.

Brown received his B.A. in philosophy, politics, and economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Date:Aug 8, 2001
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