MIAMI-Five people have joined CB Richard Ellis Inc.’s Palm Beach County, FL office. Marisella Cotilla and Jeffrey Lapidus were appointed as vice presidents of investment properties, and Andrew Ackerman relocated to this office as marketing administrator. Erick Diaz joined in market research.Anne Routh was appointed to the private client group handling retail marketing. Routh will support retail investment advisers David J. Donnellan and William R. Strauss.”A lot of it was to support the broker staff,” Jeff Kelly, senior vice president and managing director of the Palm Beach County office of CB Richard Ellis, tells commercial real estate services company is getting ready for 2003 by adding staff and expanding services to broker teams. CB Richard Ellis expects to increase sales next year and foresees further expansion to accommodate growing demand.