NORTH MIAMI BEACH-Locally based Equity One Inc. has announced two changes in top executives in the company. Mark Langer was appointed to the newly created position of chief administrative officer and COO Jeffrey Stauffer will resign effective Feb. 28.

Langer will lead human resources, information technology and marketing to create an infrastructure that supports the company’s investment goals. From January 2000 to December 2007, Langer served as COO of Johnson Capital Management. Officials from Johnson Capital Management did not comment on the move. From 1988 to 2000, he was a certified public accountant in the assurance practice at KPMG, LLP. He was elected partner in 1998 and worked in the manufacturing, retailing and distribution practice.

“We are excited that Mark is joining our management team,” says Equity One CEO Jeffrey Olson, in a prepared statement. “I have known Mark for many years. His exceptional organizational talents will result in immediate, positive contributions throughout Equity One.”

Stauffer will be relocating back to California to be closer to his family and will pursue other opportunities from the West Coast. His duties will be assumed by the company’s regional vice presidents of leasing and property management, reporting directly to Olson.