KEVIN BRADY has joined Lee & Associates as founding principal of the firm's Southfield, Mich., office. Brady will be responsible for office, retail and vacant land sales in the Livingston County market. Prior to joining Lee & Associates, Brady was a project manager for a Southeastern, Mich., general contractor for eight years and a facilities manager for a semi-conductor equipment manufacturer in California.

ANTHONY LAURO has been promoted to assistant vice president of security for the company's Eastern Property Group. Lauro joined Macerich in 2004 as security and guest services manager at the recently expanded Queens Center in New York City. He will now direct activities of security and guest service managers.

JEFFREY BROWN has joined Pircher, Nichols & Meeks as a litigation partner. Brown will be responsible for enhancing and expanding the firm's litigation department, especially as it relates to the company's representation of top-tier real estate clients. Prior to joining Pircher, Nichols & Meeks, Brown was a partner at Morgan Lewis' Los Angeles office, where he handled real property and commercial litigation.

MARY BETH MERLO has joined Coldwell Banker Commercial as a sales and leasing associate. In her new position, Merlo will handle all types of commercial real estate including office, retail and industrial properties.

PATRICK WOOD-PRINCE has joined Jones Lang LaSalle as leasing director. Wood-Prince will be responsible for assisting with the growth of the firm's local markets business, which includes local tenant representation. Prior to joining the firm, Wood-Prince was with the strategic advisory group at The John Buck Co. Prior to that in 2000, he worked at Grubb & Ellis as a real estate advisor specializing in office properties.