Shea Properties, the commercial development and investment arm of the J.F. Shea Co., hired Colm Macken as its new president and CEO. Macken was president and COO of Forest City Enterprises' West Coast Commercial Group. Macken will replace W. William Gaboury, who retires next year.

Staubach Retail's West Region hired John Rehling as senior vice president. Rehling formerly specialized in shopping center leasing for commercial brokers D.L. Slaughter Co. He will now work with the company's leasing group.

The Hilton Garden Inn Fredericksburg officially opened at the Silver Cos.' 2,400- acre complex called Celebrate Virginia. Located 45 miles south of Washington, D.C., Celebrate Virginia has more than 3 million square feet of retail and an eco-center adventure park.

Architect Avila Design hired Alex Albani to support the company's retail clients and expand the firm's technology infrastructure and processes. Albani was formerly the regional architect for MEXX Stores in the Middle East.

CBL & Associates Properties Inc. promoted Victoria Berghel to senior vice president and general counsel from vice president — deputy general counsel. CBL also promoted Mark Mancuso to senior vice president of community center development for the New England regional office.

Tampa, Fla.-based DeBartolo Development LLC hired Norman Krone as development officer. He was chief operating officer of Olympia Development Group Inc. in Dunedin, Fla.

Developers Diversified Realty named William Lakios development director. He was the director of retail acquisitions and development at Cleveland-based Armstrong Development Inc.

Archon Group hired Greg Roth as director of retail investments for the Southeast region. He was a senior vice president for Staubach Co.

Forest City Enterprises Inc. plans to build the 1.2 million-square-foot Grist Mill Crossing lifestyle center in Mansfield Tex. It will be the company's first retail development in the state. Designed by RTKL Associates, the first phase is expected to break ground next fall.

DMK Real Estate Advisors and a group of local investors plan a $45 million, mixed-use development in Smyrna, Tenn., on an 86-acre parcel across from the Nissan Manufacturing plant. Construction is scheduled to begin on Smyrna Commons in spring 2006.

Westminster Communities, the development arm of Kushner Companies, is building a $600 million, 49-acre waterfront mixed-use redevelopment in Perth Amboy, N.J called the Landings at HarborSide. It is also developing a transit village in Cranford, N.J. called Cranford Crossing, which will have 50 condominiums and 22,000 square feet of retail.