Another hiring surge happened this week, with several big appointments throughout the Southwest. Among the most notable new hires are Scott Chalmers as managing director of CBRE’s West L.A. office, Chaz Mueller as CEO of Progress Residential and J. Monty Petersen as regional project director to Sunrise Management’s Phoenix office. In addition to the employment news, there were also several notable transactions this week, like Parallel Capital Partners’ 200,000-square-foot lease deal with American Specialty Health Inc. valued at $110 million and L3 Technologies Torrance Tech Campus, which traded hands for $124 million. Here’s a look at this week’s trends, announcements and deals that you may have missed in Southern California, Utah, Arizona and Nevada.