MULTI-HOUSING EXECUTIVES NEWS: South Florida Developer Joel Altman Selected as Finalist for Ernst & Young ’09 Florida Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and Others

By Anuradha Kher, Online News Editor Boca Raton, Fla.–Chairman and CEO of The Altman Cos., Joel Altman (pictured), is a finalist for the Ernst & Young 2009 Florida Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the real estate and construction services category.  Category winners for the award, which recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate extraordinary success in the areas of innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, will be announced in June.Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur Of The Year national program. Capital Markets Associates Team Joins HFF Office in San FranciscoSan Francisco–A team of capital markets associates at HFF (Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P.), led by senior managing directors Michael Leggett and Gerry Rohm, will join the firm’s San Francisco office. The team members, formerly of Cornish & Carey Commercial Institutional Investment Services Group, will focus on investment sales transactions primarily on the West Coast.  The Leggett and Rohm team will join HFF’s existing San Francisco office of four senior debt and structured finance professionals. The team is led by senior managing director and co-office head, Bruce Ganong, who opened the San Francisco office of HFF in late 2006. The Leggett and Rohm team has more than 50 years of transaction experience having consummated approximately $4.6 billion of commercial real estate transactions consisting primarily of office, research and development and industrial properties since January 2004, including more than $400 million in 2008.  In addition, they closed a Bay Area research/development and industrial portfolio for nearly $60 million in the first quarter of 2009.Brock MacLean Promoted to SVP of National Sales, Development of For Rent Media SolutionsNorfolk, Va.–For Rent Media Solutions recently promoted Brock MacLean to senior vice president of national sales and development.MacLean is a 15-year veteran in the multi-housing industry. He spearheaded efforts to create Community Theater, the industry’s first online video package, followed by a text messaging product, mobile Web site and most recently, an iPhone application for the apartment market. He has helped educate the industry through speaking engagements and national management meetings.