Joseph Laganza has joined Griffin Capital Securities as managing director of national accounts for the Los Angeles-based broker-dealer. A 15-year industry veteran, Laganza most recently was senior vice president of national accounts at Lightstone Securities. Prior to that he served as the vice president for sponsor relations at Royal Alliance.

Jason Johnson has joined KBS Capital Markets Group as regional vice president of the upper Midwest region. The Minnetonka, Minn. resident will develop and manage broker-dealer and registered investment adviser relationships in Minnesota and South Dakota on behalf of KBS Real Estate Investment Trusts.

Mary Beth Cutshall has been named vice president of acquisitions and business development for Hospitality Ventures LLC, a hotel ownership and management firm based in Atlanta. She will grow the portfolio through acquisitions and third-party management agreements.

Allan Katz has joined Dallas-based Stratford Land as legal counsel. He will handle and coordinate legal aspects for a portion of the Stratford Funds' land investments. He previously was a shareholder with Winstead PC in the real estate development and investments practice group.