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May 12, 1985

John Thompson, a project architect with Carli Architecture since 1977, has been named vice president and will take on additional management and policy setting responsibilities. Muriel Berman, a former community development administrator for the city of Redondo Beach, has been named marketing coordinator for the Los Angeles firm.

Robert Chais, an attorney, has been named senior vice president of property acquisition and sales of Traweek Investment Co., Marina del Rey.

Kathy Habash, recent owner and manager of Commercial Interior Consultants, has joined the Irvine Co. as director of interior project development.

Donald A. Pins, president of First American Title Co. of Los Angeles, has been named regional vice president of the parent firm, First American Title Insurance Co.

Joseph de Coster and Allan Levin have been appointed vice presidents of Sunrise Co., Palm Desert, and its construction subsidiary, National Mortgage & Land Co.

Mike Boudreaux, a former principal with Barras, Breaux & Champeaux of Louisiana, has joined Warkentin Cox Architects of Costa Mesa. Mary Ann Schebeck, a graphics-design consultant, has joined the firm and will assist with development operations.

John Bunting has joined the operations department of the Larwin Co., Encino. He has had 30 years of construction experience.

George S. Spragins has been appointed vice president and district manager for the Newport Beach office of Grubb & Ellis Commercial Brokerage Services.

Daniel Zornizer, senior associate with Gensler & Associates, Los Angeles, has been appointed chairman of the Building Owners & Managers Assn. subcommittee on government codes and regulations. Rinaldo Veseliza will head Gensler's Salt Lake City office.

Natalie Ulstad, formerly with Home Savings of America in Beverly Hills, has been appointed the new director of business development for Western Mutual Corp., Orange. Western Mutual Escrow Services's new branch office in San Clemente is being managed by Maggie Collins; she has been in escrow and related services for 25 years.

Thomas H. Nielsen, president of the Irvine Co., has been elected a member of the board of trustees of the City of Hope National Medical Center.

J. Roderick Heller III, president and chief operating officer of Bristol Compressors Inc., in Bristol, Va. since 1982, has been elected president and a director of the National Corp. for Housing Partnerships, Washington D. C.

Architect Charles Luckman, chief executive officer of Luckman Management Co., Los Angeles, has been appointed by President Reagan to the 15-member President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

John V. Nalbandian, formerly senior vice president/director of Warnecke International with the architectural firm of John Carl Warnecke & Associates, has opened his own practice in Rancho Cucamonga under the name of the Nalbandian Group.

Cadillac Fairview, U. S. Western Region Inc., has named Wanda Chihak and Graham (BZ) Jones as vice presidents of its industrial division, and Pat Irvine as vice president of its urban development division.

The California Escrow Assn. has appointed as legal counsel Michael J. Matlaf of the professional law corporation of Walker & Kendrick, Newport Beach.

James L. Breen, former business editor of the Daily News of Van Nuys, has replaced Keith Karpe as director of public relations in the Los Angeles Basin for Grubb & Ellis Commercial Brokerage Services, Los Angeles. Karpe moves up to the position of vice president of public relations for the firm's new Pacific Southwest Region.

Project level geologist James E. Fisher has been promoted to vice president of geology of Irvine Soils Engineering in Irvine.

Joseph W. Smith, a former recipient of the National Assn. of Home Builders' Salesman of the Year Award and the Southern California Building Industry Assn.'s Max C. Tipton Award, and former president of the BIA Sales and Marketing Council, has been appointed president of sales for Monarch Beach, a development of the Stein-Brief Group.

Joyce LaBossiere, president of LaBossiere & Associates in Laguna Beach, was named an honorary member of the National Assn. of Women in Construction.

Walter Braun has been appointed to the project engineering staff of Robert E. Bayley Construction Inc., a Seattle-based firm with an office in Los Angeles.

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