Adler Realty Investments Inc. opened the Agoura Design Center, a 120,000-sq.-ft. retail furniture center in Agoura Hills, Calif.

Simon Property Group, Inc. opened Houston Premium Outlets, a 427,000-sq.-ft. outlet center in Cypress, Texas.

Equity One, Inc. hired Thomas Caputo as president. Prior to joining Equity One, Caputo served as executive vice president of Kimco Realty Corp. While there, he handled portfolio management and acquisition groups.

Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. appointed John T. Hayes as CFO, effective July 1, 2008. Hayes currently serves as vice president and controller. His appointment will follow the retirement of James R. Moore, Urstadt Biddle's current executive vice president, CFO and treasurer.

RiverRock Real Estate Group appointed Ken Kruis as CFO. Prior to joining RiverRock, Kruis served as assistant controller with Western National Group. He has more than 15 years of experience in financial management.

The Buccini/Pollin Group will develop a $500 million, 20,000-seat waterfront stadium and entertainment complex in Chester, Pa. The project will feature 180 town homes, 225 apartment units, 435,000 sq. ft. of office space, a 200,000-sq.-ft. convention center and 42,000 sq. ft. of retail space. Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall.

Colonial Properties Trust and First Commercial Real Estate will start construction on phase III of Turkey Creek, a 160,000-sq.-ft. shopping center in Farragut, Tenn. The project is scheduled to be completed for the spring of 2009.

Marinita Development Co. started construction on the Shops at Sycamore Creek, a $42 million, 94,000-sq.-ft. supermarket-anchored shopping center in Corona, Calif. Completion is scheduled for the fall.

Prime Retail completed a $55 million, 115,000-sq.-ft. expansion to the Prime Outlets — Williamsburg, a 456,922-sq.-ft. outlet shopping center in Williamsburg, Va.

Honu Group, Inc. broke ground for Ko Olina Station and Ko Olina Center, two complementary mixed-use projects totaling 56,000 sq. ft. in Honolulu, Hawaii. Completion is scheduled for September 2009.

First Round Pacific LLC started construction on 280 Beach Walk, a 34,500-sq.-ft. retail development in Waikiki, Hawaii. The project will be the first LEED-certified retail center in Waikiki.

Mid-America Real Estate Corp. appointed Michael Sims as principal. Sims has 20 years of experience in real estate. Prior to joining Mid-America, he worked as vice president of retail leasing with United Properties.

Combined Properties, Inc. hired Lucy E. Fraser as vice president of East Coast property management. Fraser has 20 years of experience in real estate. Prior to joining Combined Properties, she handled real estate asset optimization for the American Red Cross.

Tucker Development Corp. hired Moshe Glick as vice president of regional development. Prior to joining Tucker, Glick served as vice president of development with Pinnacle Companies.

Crosland will develop MiraBay Center, a 175,000-sq.-ft. mixed-use center in Apollo Beach, Fla. The center is scheduled to open in the fall.

NBBJ appointed Jane Ayers as principal. Ayers has 25 years of experience in retail design. Prior to joining NBBJ, she worked for Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and May Department Stores.

Miller Construction Co. appointed Brian Sudduth as vice president of pre-construction. Previously, Sudduth served as director of pre-construction with the firm. He has 10 years of experience in the field.

Prism Capital Partners broke ground on Edison Village, a 21-acre mixed-use redevelopment project in West Orange, N.J. When completed, Edison Village will contain 620 residential units, 18,000 sq. ft. of retail and a 630-space parking facility.

Randall Hagner appointed Glenn M. Sutton as senior vice president in its commercial services division. Prior to joining Randall Hagner, Sutton served as senior vice president with Ezra Co.

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. sold approximately seven acres of land at its Pearland Town Center in Houston to Sueba USA Corp. for the development of residential apartment units. Sueba will build the Residences at Pearland Town Center, a 188-unit apartment complex.

Kemper Development Company will renovate Bellevue Square in Bellevue, Wash. The project will include the installation of natural stone flooring, new gathering spaces and seating areas; new lighting; a new children's area, new elevators and new signage. Completion is scheduled for fourth quarter.

Weichert Commercial Brokerage, Inc. hired James Murray as vice president. Murray has more than six years of experience in real estate. Prior to joining Weichert, he served as director with Buschman Partners.

Equity hired Philip R. Drake as vice president of restaurant and retail sales. Drake has more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate. Previously, he served as regional development director with Studio Plus.

Grubb & Ellis Co. promoted Wendy Vandeventer to vice president of its investment services group. Vandeventer has more than 18 years of experience in commercial real estate. She specializes in dispositions, acquisitions and development of investment properties.

Staubach Retail appointed Karen Loss as senior vice president of retail corporate solutions. Loss has 24 years of experience in real estate. She has been with Staubach for nine years.

The Garrett Group hired Ken D'Angelo as vice president of development. D'Angelo has 25 years of experience in real estate development. Prior to joining the Garrett Group, he served as senior project manager with Cornerstone CMS.

Heslin Becker Properties, LLC completed construction on Pico Plaza, a 30,000-sq.-ft. shopping center in Pico Rivera, Calif.

Primestor Development broke ground for University Square, a 41,135-sq.-ft. neighborhood shopping center in Carson, Calif. The project is scheduled to open in September.

Sperry Van Ness hired Wayne Caplan as director of investment and development services. Caplan has 10 years of experience in real estate. Previously, he worked at such firms as Sheldon Good & Co. and Inland Real Estate.

The Sembler Co. completed its first Goodwill Superstore in Spring Hill, Fla. The 25,872-sq.-ft. development is the first of three stores Sembler agreed to build for Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, Inc.

Continuum Partners, LLC hired Chardell Steves as director of retail leasing. Steves has 22 years of experience in retail real estate. Prior to joining Continuum Partners, she served as a senior leasing representative at Park Meadows in Lone Tree, Colo.

William Procida, a founding member of Palisades Financial, has left the firm to focus on the advisory and brokerage business. He will continue to serve as an advisor to Palisades Financial.

ka architecture appointed Anthony D. Roppa as director of business development for the retail, mixed-use and housing markets.

Sudberry Properties, Inc. hired George Yermanos as director of property management. Yermanos has 20 years of experience in real estate. Prior to joining Sudberry Properties, he served as vice president of business development at Arnett Construction.

ING Clarion Partners LLC appointed Brian Watkins as director. Previously, Watkins served as senior vice president with the firm's acquisition group. He has more than 15 years of experience in real estate.

DAVACO, Inc. appointed KC Culbert as director of sales operations. Culbert has more than 15 years of experience in retail operations. Prior to joining DAVACO, he served as senior director of client services with Crossmark.

W.E. O'Neil Construction Co. of Colorado promoted Tom Hammar to manager of the special projects group. Hammar has been with W.E. O'Neil for six years.

U.S. Capital Holdings, LLC hired Mark Fiford as project manager for 321 North. Prior to joining U.S. Capital, Fiford served as director of development for Gates in Naples.

Crossman & Co. appointed Angie Lester as a research analyst for its Villages shopping center and mixed-use complex. Previously, Lester served as a sales manager with the firm.

Trademark and RP partners will develop WestBend, a $100 million, 350,000-sq.-ft. mixed-use project in Ft. Worth, Texas that will feature 100,000 sq. ft. of retail, 150,000 sq. ft. of office and a 135-room hotel.