NEW YORK CITY-Robert Rothenberg has been appointed chief operating officer and a member of the board of Tarragon Realty Investors, headquartered here. He is the managing member of Ansonia LLC that, together with Tarragon, its majority partner, acquired approximately 2,600 apartments in Connecticut over the past three years. In his new post, he will be responsible for managing close to $1 billion in multi-family and commercial properties.

The firm has also named Eileen Swenson president of Tarragon Management Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of TRI. She is the founder and former president of Accord Property Associates, which managed the Ansonia portfolio and other properties.

In addition, Saul Spitz has joined Tarragon as executive vice president, acquisitions. He will seek new properties in Florida for purchase by the company and oversee the disposition of seasoned facilities. Also, William Thompson, the former CFO of Accord Ventures, has been appointed Tarragon’s new EVP and chief information officer.Tarragon is acquiring Accord Properties and affiliates, where Rothenberg, Spitz and Swenson served as equal partners, for a combination of cash and stock valued at about $600,000.

Tarragon manages a portfolio of 20,000+ apartments in Florida, Texas, Colorado and Connecticut along with 2.5 million sf of office and retail space.

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