Holmes Named COO of Madison Apartment Group

Philadelphia– Private equity fund managers BPG Properties has appointed Dean Holmes as chief operating officer of Madison Apartment Group, the firm’s multifamily operating arm.

Silverman Joins Perkins Eastman as Principal

Washington, D.C.–Sandy Silverman, AIA, has joined design and architecture firm Perkins Eastman as a principal.

Western National Promotes Two Property Management VPs

Orange County, Calif.–Western National Property Management, the multifamily property management division of Western National Group, has promoted Julie Manthey and Nick Alicastro to vice president roles.

Yield Technologies Taps Burke as CFO

Chicago–Yield Technologies, a real estate technology and management solutions providor, has hired Brian Burke as chief financial officer.

Walker & Dunlop Launches Interim Loan Program

Bethesda, Md.–Walker & Dunlop, Inc. has launched its interim loan, which will initially be focused on East Coast markets and offer floating-rate interim loans to experienced borrowers seeking to acquire or reposition multifamily properties that do not currently qualify for permanent financing.

Riechman to Head Centerline’s Affordable Housing Group

New York–Michael Riechman will join Centerline Capital Group on September 6 as the firm’s new head of Affordable Housing Equity.

International Buyers Attracted to Condos in New York and Miami

New York–Two luxury condominiums developed by Africa-Israel USA are attracting international buyers from countries including China, Italy, Brazil, Russia and Singapore.

Freddie Mac Offers $1B in Multifamily Securities

McLean, Va.–Freddie Mac expects to offer approximately $1 billion in Structured Pass-through Certificates–K Certificates–offered to the market by a syndicate of dealers.

Ground Broken for New Seattle Apartments

Seattle–Holland Partner Group and Capstone Partners L.L.C. have broken ground on a 284-unit mid-rise apartment building in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle.

TPG Capital Affiliates Acquire PRIMEDIA

Atlanta—Affiliates of global private investment firm TPG Capital have acquired PRIMEDIA Inc., a company that helps consumers find apartments through Internet, mobile and print solutions.