ROSS FORD has been promoted to president and CEO of TCN Worldwide. Ford formerly was president of the organization. Ford is responsible for the strategic direction of the organization and the implementation of its marketing, expansion and networking initiatives.

CHARLES J. RUE has been named vice president of development for Matrix Residential Properties, a division of Matrix Development Group. Rue previously worked for GMH Military Housing LLC as associate counsel.

BRIAN BARNUM has been appointed CFO for Rent.com. Prior to joining the company, Barnum was CFO at UFO Communications.

MARINA ROSSI has joined NewMark Merrill Cos. as acquisitions director, responsible for land acquisitions and property development in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and San Diego counties, as well as Las Vegas. Prior to joining NewMark Merrill, Rossi worked as a retail investment broker at Marcus & Millichap.

CURT BAILEY has been appointed director of the retail division for the north central region of Archon Group. Based in Chicago, Bailey will be responsible for acquisition, development and tenant relations for Archon's retail projects.

PATRICIA B. FORBES has joined Paradigm Properties as vice president in the development services group. Previously, Forbes worked for ChildrenFirst Inc. as vice president of real estate.

JAMES WHITTINGTON has been promoted to executive vice president and managing director of finance and investments at U.S. Equities Realty. Whittington joined the firm in 1995 to oversee its investment services.