05/19/05:The effort to rebuild the site where the WorldTradeCenter once stood has become a total mess. This situation is nothing less than a lesson in urban planning gone awry. There are so many different factions disputing the use, size, viability, design and safety of the new proposals, it may be another decade before anything comes out of the ground. New YorkState‘s chief executive, Governor George Pataki, has shown little stomach for the fight, and his elective future now rests on the final outcome of this situation. The powers that be owe it to New York, America and the entire world to make the unwavering statement that we as a nation can overcome the worst domestic attack in the last 60 years. But that’s impossible if we fall victim to our own bureaucratic miasma.
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GMH CAPITAL PARTNERS (NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA) The firm has tapped David R. Forrest as senior vice president for its investment sales division. Forrest, most recently vice president of the division, will run daily operations and overall business development and marketing.
TREPP (NEW YORK CITY) The firm has promoted Annemarie G. DiCola to chief executive officer, moving her up from her previous role as senior vice president. DiCola has been at Trepp for the past 15 years. She will oversee the company’s expansion in the CMBS data and analytics market.
RAL COS. & AFFILIATES (NEW YORK CITY) Ian Levine has been named chief operating officer and chief financial officer, moving up from his prior role as executive vice president. Levine, who joined the company in 1999, also serves as president of RAL’s management arm, Spandrel Property Services.
GMAC MORTGAGE CORP. (HORSHAM, PA) Sean Curry and Mark Lahiff have joined the company as director of prime assets and director of credit-sensitive assets, respectively. Curry was most recently senior vice president at Bank of America Mortgage in Charlotte, NC. Lahiff has left his post as president and chief operating officer at Keystone Asset Management Inc.
RAL COS. & AFFILIATES (NEW YORK CITY) Ken Gelman has joined the company in the newly created position of finance compliance officer. Gelman was previously vice president of equipment, controls and maintenance at Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co.
TRADEMARK PROPERTY (FORT WORTH) Dana Hansen has been hired as principal and executive vice president of lifestyle leasing. He will be responsible for leasing at all Trademark properties nationwide. Hansen was previously vice president of leasing at Poag and McEwen Lifestyle Centers.
SCHONBRAUN MCCANN GROUP (ROSELAND, NJ) Harvey S. Berenson has been named senior director of tax services at the firm. With more than 30 years of real estate tax experience, he was most recently at Ernst & Young’s national tax consulting department, where he specialized in leasing and structured finance transactions.
FIRST INDUSTRIAL REALTY TRUST (CHICAGO) New to the firm is Jeremy Shapiro, who has been named senior regional director of the Miami region. He comes from Codina Development Co., where he was director of development and vice president. Shapiro will be charged with expanding the company’s platform into South Florida.
Ideal candidate will review base rent, CAM charges, real estate taxes and insurance and benchmarking against market data, while also performing analysis and reconciliation of invoices and annual operating expense statements. He or she will develop and prepare financial reports and monitor lease abstracts and database.
HIDROCK REALTY INC.
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