MULTI-HOUSING EXECUTIVE UPDATE: Kislak Co. Promotes Baxter to President, and Other Moves

Woodbridge, N.J.–The Kislak Co. Inc. has promoted Don Baxter (pictured) to vice president. Baxter received the Rookie of the Year award in 2007 and the Salesperson of the Year award in 2008. “Baxter has a passion for hard work, a dedication to his clients and a keen sense of the investment real estate market, and for this he is a well-respected and valued employee of his company,” says Jeffrey Wiener, president and co-managing director.  Noted Affordable Housing Lawyer Monique DeLapenha Joins Ballard Spahr As PartnerPhiladelphia–Monique DeLapenha, a real estate lawyer well known for her work in public and affordable housing, has joined Ballard Spahr as a partner.DeLapenha, most recently a partner at Wolf Block, has joined the Real Estate Department and Housing Group and is resident in Ballard Spahr’s Philadelphia office. She will focus her practice on the development, financing, and regulation of public housing projects around the country. “Being a part of Ballard’s preeminent affordable housing practice will allow me to expand my practice,” DeLapenha says. “There are enormous opportunities for those who can interpret and optimize the application of the new stimulus regulations.”RealtyTrac Hires Robert J Houghton as CIO, CTOIrvine, Calif.–RealtyTrac has hired information technology expert Robert J. Houghton as chief information officer/chief technology officer. In this position, Houghton will oversee RealtyTrac’s IT and technology departments, while increasing efficiencies in RealtyTrac’s corporate business processes.Houghton has more than 25 years of technology experience in operations, management and IT applications across a variety of companies. For eight years, Houghton held several senior management positions at Western Digital Corporation, where he began as director of IS for North America and rose to CIO for the IT division.