Wiston Retail Group and Music City USA are developing the 600,000-square-foot Sumner Point Lifestyle Center in Hendersonville, Tenn. Besides offices, residences and a hotel, the center also will provide 300,000 square feet of retail including an Ann Taylor Loft store. The center is scheduled to open April 2006.

Alamo, Calif.-based Transcan Development LLC will develop the 1-million-square-foot County Crossings retail center in Antioch, Calif. Situated on 200 acres, construction is set to begin in 2006 with a mid- to late 2007 opening.

Trammell Crow Co. has promoted John Crossman to principal, director of investment services. Crossman was formerly a senior vice president and currently heads the company's Southeast Retail Investment Sales Team for Florida.

Real estate brokerage firm Fameco Real Estate has named Edward Peple III as its new president. Peple is the former president and CEO of Chainlinks Retail Advisors Inc.

Forest City Enterprises Inc. has named E. Kemel Blue Jr. as regional vice president/general manager of Forest City West. He will be responsible for managing and overseeing present and future projects in the Denver region. Blue recently served as general manager of the company's Mall at Stonecrest in Atlanta.

Chicago-based ORIX Real Estate Capital has hired John Butler as its vice president of acquisitions. Butler will search for potential real estate investments. He was formerly the managing director of acquisitions for the Broe Company, a private holding company for Broe Real Estate Services and Aspen Retirement Services.

Newton Oldacre McDonald is developing the second phase of Tigertown in Opelika, Ala. with the opening of a 20,000-square-foot Best Buy. A 125,000-square-foot Target is also under construction at the center. Scheduled for completion in three phases, Tigertown is a 130-acre mixed-use development with 800,000 square feet of retail.

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. has named Matt Dominski to its board of directors. Dominski is currently a joint owner in Chicago-based real estate investment firm Polaris Capital, LLC.

Olympic Realty & Development Corp. and W/S Development Associates LLC have announced the development of the 270,000-square-foot Highland Crossing in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The new center will be located on a former Wal-Mart store. Construction is set to begin in October and will include a Sam's Club and Kohl's.

Commercial real estate brokerage firm Sperry Van Ness has promoted Jerry Anderson to president of its national advisor organization. Anderson will help oversee the company's expansion into key markets, specifically on the East Coast. Anderson first joined Sperry Van Ness in March 2004 after serving as president of Coldwell Banker Commercial.

The world's third largest pizza maker, Papa John's Inter-national Inc., has hired Nigel Travis as its new president and CEO. Travis is the former president and chief operating officer of Blockbuster Inc.

Developers Diversified Realty has named Dawn Marie Lecklikner as its director of mall management. She will oversee the company's specialty centers and enclosed malls, which consists of 20 properties with 8 million square feet in 14 states. Lecklikner formerly served as general manager for a Prizm Asset Management Company in Pennsylvania.

Santa Monica, Calif.-based shopping center developer Arthur Pearlman Corp. has named Steven J Felderman as its new president. Felderman will oversee the planning and development of about 2 million square feet of retail and mixed-used centers in California. Since 1998, Felderman has been the vice president of development at the company.

Tampa, Fla.-based DeBartolo Development will develop the Perry Creek Commons project in Raleigh, N.C.; the company's first foray into that state. The project will have 400,000 square feet of retail with a mix of big-box tenants, local shops and several outparcels. The development is expected to be built out by late 2008 or early 2009.

Architecture, planning and interior design firm Ware Malcomb has hired Tom Myers as the director of Irvine Commercial Architecture. Myers has 20 years of experience in architecture and design and was previously employed by Lee & Sakahara Architects.