General Growth Properties Inc. has named Thomas D'Alesandro IV as senior vice president, where he will oversee the company's master-planned community development portfolio. D'Alesandro will also look into possible redevelopment potential and opportunities through which the company can transform a retail center into a mixed-use property.

National real estate consulting firm Bieri Company has hired Gregory McDuffee to the new position of senior consultant, where he will contribute expertise on real estate site selection, acquisition and public-private partnerships. McDuffee was formerly a senior executive at the Smith Group. Bieri Company also named Alexander Bieri as real estate and marketing project manager.

Cousins Property Incorporated is developing the $80 million, 360,000-square-foot San Jose MarketCenter in San Jose, Calif. Already 80 percent leased, it is a power center that will include Target, Marshalls and PetsMart. It is expected to open in March 2006.

The Macerich Company has named Greg Dellfous as its assistant vice president of security and guest service for the company's central property group, which includes eight shopping centers in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa and South Dakota. An employee of Macerich since 1999, Dellfous was previously a police officer in California.

Greenberg Commercial Corporation has named Donna Sills as its new vice president and general counsel. She will manage legal affairs and functions for the company. With 25 years of experience, she was formerly the vice president and director of corporate compliance for the Rouse Company.

Prime Retail is conducting a $25 million expansion and renovation of its Prime

Outlets-San Marcos in San Marcos, Texas, that will bring the total square footage to 750,000. It also will add 33 high-end retailers such as Pancaldi 1888 and Yves Delorme. Expected to open in November, Neiman Marcus Last Call will anchor the expansion.

Sperry Van Ness has hired Neil Johnson as a senior adviser. Johnson will work in the company's new office in Geneva, Ill. where he will be joined by sales associates Ann Dvorak and Mary Dinkel.

Caruso Affiliated has hired Todd Russell as its senior vice president of leasing. He will help sign tenants for the company's more than $1 billion worth of projects now under way.

Columbus, Ohio-based K2 Group will develop the 104,000-square-foot Shoppes at River Ridge lifestyle center in Dublin, Ohio. Construction on the $24 million project is expected to begin this summer and be completed by spring 2006.

CBL & Associates Properties Inc. has named Bryant Siragusa as national director of mall restaurants and entertainment for the company's mall leasing team. He will focus on expanding restaurant and entertainment possibilities at CBL's portfolio of 70 enclosed malls.

Equity One, Inc. has named Ilan Zachar as its vice president. Zachar will also continue to serve as chief information officer. He first joined the company in 2002.

Real estate brokerage firm Garrick-Aug Associates Store Leasing Inc. has hired Cynthia Chapin as a new managing director. Garrick-Aug has also named Paulette Powell as a new managing director.

International design firm RTKL Associates has hired Richard Lewis as a principal in charge of the firm's Retail Interiors Studio. He will be responsible for developing a portfolio of retail environments.

CBL & Associates Properties Inc. has announced a multimillion dollar renovation to its 1.1 million-square-foot CoolSprings Galleria mall in Nashville, Tenn. The renovation is expected to start this month and be completed by May 2006. The mall is currently 98 percent occupied.

Dallas-based retail service provider DAVACO Inc. has named Gregg Morrison as its new vice president of product merchandising. Morrison will be responsible for developing and expanding the company's hard-line product merchandising services. The company also has named Paula West as its new vice president of brand merchandising.

The Sembler Company has just broken ground on its 469,000-square-foot mixed-use Legacy Place project in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The project is expected to be completed in early 2006.

San Diego-based retail development services firm 3rd Works has named Kenneth Adams as regional director for the company's new office in Tampa, Fla. Adams first joined the company in 2004 and previously worked at Developers Diversified Realty.

Roadside Development will develop a 66,000-square-foot Loews Cineplex and a 57,000-square-foot Safeway at the 56-acre University Town Center in Hyattsville, Md. Under construction, it is expected to open in 2006. The new tenants are part of a redevelopment at Town Center that will include adding 242,000 square feet of retail.

Poag & McEwen Lifestyle Centers has hired Robert Fargo to its development team as development manager. Fargo will oversee conceptual development and implementation on future projects.

The Woodmont Company has named Frederick Meno as the president and chief operating officer for the company's property and asset management services. Meno is a former employee who once served as president of the company's property management arm.

GBT Realty Corporation is developing the 167,517-square-foot Shoppes of Brentwood Hills in Nashville, Tenn. Scheduled for a July 2005 opening, the center will be anchored by Target and also include a Panera Bread and Cold Stone Creamery.

General Growth Properties will expand its Pembroke Lakes Mall in Pembroke Lakes, Fla. with an 83,000-square-foot Macy's Men's and Home store and a four-level parking garage. The garage is set to open this year, while the Macy's extension will be completed in early 2006.

Developers Diversified Realty Corporation has named Francis Xavier Gonzales as regional manager for the company's recently acquired portfolio in Puerto Rico, which totals 15 properties and nearly 5 million square feet. Gonzales has 15 years experience in property management.

Grubb & Ellis Company has named Eric Stone as its vice president of director of management services for New Jersey. Stone will be responsible for directing the property and facility management operations, project management and business development. Grubb & Ellis Management Services' New Jersey portfolio includes 5 million square feet.

Next Realty, LLC has hired Richard Kabat as principal for the firm's new development operations called Next Realty Development, LLC. Kabat has nearly 25 years experience in retail development. Next Realty Development will focus on retail properties in the mid-Atlantic and Midwest including a 700,000-square-foot lifestyle center.

McMillin Commercial will build the 103,000-square-foot Shops at San Miquel Ranch in Chula Vista, Calif. for a late 2006 opening. The center will include a 52,000-square-foot market anchor tenant. The Spanish-style architecture of the center is designed by Benson & Bohl Architects, Inc.

Full-service real estate company Opus West has named Tom Kier as its director of retail development for Texas. Formerly real estate manager for Wal-Mart, Kier will handle site selection, land acquisition and lease negotiations.

Chesapeake Commercial Properties Inc. has completed construction of its 158,000-square-foot Honeygo Village Center in Owings Mills, Md. Tenants include Weis Supermarket, Subway, Blockbuster and UPS Store. The center also includes a 28,500-square-foot office building.

Brown Hill Development has named Chris Horrigan as its vice president of development for the New York region. He previously worked at Rockefeller Group Development Corporation. The company also named Serge Nalbantian as vice president of development for the Philadelphia region.