Willis C. Blakeslee of Penta Pacific Properties has been installed as 1985 president of the Southern California chapter of the Society of Industrial Realtors, succeeding James E. Collins of Collins Fuller Corp. of Irvine.
Installed with him were William M. Schnee of Ashwill/Schnee, Santa Monica, vice president; Kim R. Shirley of Crookall, Shirley & Co., Santa Ana, secretary, and Jay Haskell of the Seeley Co., Los Angeles, treasurer.
Blakeslee has been affiliated for 16 years with Penta Pacific, of which he is a co-founder. The commercial and industrial real estate company has its principal offices in Norwalk.
The new president has held all chapter offices and has been its annual seminar chairman. He is a past president of the Los Angeles Realty Board and a California registered civil engineer.
The installation was performed by L. Boyd Higgins, national president of the society and affiliated with the Seeley Co., during the chapter's annual meeting at the Hotel del Coronado.