TONY MARANO has been named COO for the United States by New York-based Cushman & Wakefield. Marano most recently held positions as vice president of business services and vice president of real estate for Lucent. He also has worked as vice president of real estate for AT&T. At Cushman & Wakefield, Marano will be based in New York and will report to Bruce Mosler, president of U.S. operations for Cushman & Wakefield.

BART STEINFELD AND RANDALL ZISLER have been named the managing directors of Chicago-based Jones Lang LaSalle's newly formed U.S. Real Estate Investment Banking Group. Formerly principals and co-founders of New York-based real estate investment banking firm Apogee Associates LLC, Steinfeld and Zisler are now the co-heads of JLL's new group that will focus on raising equity and debt for pubic and private real estate developers and owners. They will be based in Jones Lang LaSalle's New York office. Steinfeld and Zisler also have held management positions at Goldman Sachs, CS First Boston, Drexel Burnham Lambert and Nomura Securities.

JAMES BUTTON has been appointed senior vice president of property management for The Mills Corp. He will be based at Mills' headquarters in Arlington, Va., and will be responsible for the management of all the company's operating properties, including tenant improvements, risk management and property insurance administration.

PATRICK KELLEY has been appointed president of commercial sales and leasing for the Mid-Atlantic Region at Binswanger/CBB. In addition to overseeing the commercial division, Kelley will grow the Philadelphia-based firm's business and client base in Philadelphia. Most recently, Kelley served as director of the brokerage services group at Cushman & Wakefield.

KURT REICH, DAVE ENGLISH AND CARL REGGIE have joined the leadership team of New York-based investment and developer Thor Equities. Reich has been named the executive vice president of acquisitions, English the vice president of construction and Reggie the director of marketing. The three executives, with combined experience in urban retail and mixed-use development, will promote redevelopment in communities across the United States, according to company officials. Reich, English and Reggie formerly held positions with Walden Partners LLC, Urban Brands and Simon Property Group, respectively.

DAN ADAMS has been named executive vice president of operational strategy for United Dominion Realty Trust Inc. Most recently, Adams served as the COO of for Digital Lighthouse Corp. He also has held positions as COO and CFO at Switch Manufacturing. In his new position at United Dominion, Adams will be responsible for the firm's operational excellence initiative.