Peter J. Laird, formerly vice president and general counsel of Schneider Commercial Real Estate, was named president and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles-based firm.
Marjorie Folkert, with California Community Builders Inc. for the past nine years, has been named vice president of the Santa Monica-based company.
Ed Griffin of the Koll Co., Newport Beach, has been promoted to executive vice president and will participate with principal partners in overall company management.
Candy Berry Shepard, responsible for sales and marketing activities for Irvine Pacific residential home projects, has been promoted to vice president of sales and marketing for the Newport Beach firm.
Raymond L. Erler, former president and chief executive officer of Wedbush, Noble, Cooke Realty, has joined Traweek Securities Inc., Marina del Rey.
Denis Ouellette has been appointed vice president and Southern California regional manager of Norris, Beggs & Simpson, San Francisco.
Linda Dusckett, a senior account executive of Impact Images Inc., Santa Ana, has been named vice president.
James Armstrong will head business development and Lalita Tho will serve as project designer for Cannell & Chaffin's commercial design center in San Diego.
Carol Versluys has joined the Sherman Design Group Inc., Long Beach, and will be responsible for space planning and interior design for Pacific Community Medical Centers in Lancaster and Alhambra, and for the Bixby Ranch Co. in Long Beach.
Robert G. Fullarton has been named assistant vice president of Ramsey-Shilling Commercial Real Estate Services, Los Angeles.
Linda M. Lowson has joined the Koss Financial Corp. as a senior loan analyst.
Stanley L. Iezman, formerly a partner of Leff & Mason, Beverly Hills, has been named senior vice president/general counsel for Birtcher Investments; Robert P. Lacy, formerly with Joint Ventures, Stockton, has been named a senior vice president; Thad C. Lowery, a former partner at Real Estate Marketing Management, Santa Ana, has been named vice president of Birtcher Properties Residential. Andrew M. Ellison, previously with INCAP, Irvine, has joined Birtcher Investments as a senior financial analyst.
Kevin D. Russell has joined First Interstate Mortgage Co.'s Income Property Division, Tustin office, as assistant vice president.
David A. Climan has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer of Leisure Technology, Los Angeles, replacing Joseph T. Lynch, who has resigned.
Fred Brown has been appointed a project manager at Marlborough Development Corp., Los Angeles.
Gail Babnew and Meg Gilbert have joined the Real Estate Consulting Group of Laventhol & Horwath, Los Angeles, and will perform specific managerial duties. Babnew will focus on expanding the firm's corporate consulting services and Gilbert will serve various governmental agencies and developers requiring on-going assistance.
Rick Hsu joined the architectural division of Stichler Design Group Inc., San Diego, as a senior designer.
Stephen M. Jacobs has been promoted to senior vice president of R. P. Segerstrom Inc., Costa Mesa.
Tom Korey, Richard Abbitt and Stephen M. Walbridge have been appointed assistant vice presidents of at Julien J. Studley, New York commercial real estate firm, and will be based at the firm's Los Angeles office.
J. Randall Moore, co-founder of the Morlin Management Corp., Los Angeles, has been elected to the board of directors of the Building Owners & Managers Assn. International.
Leo Gutierrez has been appointed controller at W & A Builders Inc., Santa Monica.
Fred Wubbena has been appointed vice president of construction for Pacific Inland Constructors, Anaheim.
Nancy Green, Westland Escrow president, has been elected to the board of directors of the Escrow Agents Guarantee Corp., and chosen to participate on the panel of the California Escrow Assn.
Matthew J. Vanderhorst has been named marketing and development director for Dominguez Properties of Carson.
Denise L. Peters has joined the J. M. Peters Co., Newport Beach, as merchandising-advertising manager.
Mary E. Morgan has been named director of financing for Griffin Homes, Calabasas.
Dale C. Robinson, a 20-year veteran in real estate development in Southern California, has been named chief financial officer for Troy Investment Fund, Newport Beach.
William Dorman, former building official and code enforcement administrator for the city of Pasadena, has joined Colonial Construction Co. as vice president in charge of construction.
Michael D. Smith has been named construction project manager of Santa Ana Fashion Square by JMB/Federated Realty Associates Ltd., Cincinnati-based retail developer.