Multi-Housing Executives on the Move

Thomas Christopher Appointed Director in Arbor’s Darien, Conn. Office Darien, Conn.–Arbor Commercial Mortgage recently appointed Thomas Christopher as director in Arbor’s Darien, Conn. office. Christopher will be responsible for all of Arbor’s loan products including Fannie Mae, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and Commercial Mortgage Backed Security (CMBS). Prior to joining Arbor, he was a banker and sales manager for Countrywide Commercial Real Estate Finance, where he also founded the company’s Advantage Loan program.Marcus & Millichap Promotes Ari Firoozabadi to Associate Vice President of InvestmentsWashington, D.C.–Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services promoted of Ari Firoozabadi from senior associate, to associate vice president of investments for its Washington D.C. region.“By continuously tracking real-time trends, the Firoozabadi Group has been able to bring comprehensive market data, that until recently has been available only to institutions, down to the smaller investors,” says Ramon Kochavi, regional manager of Marcus & Millichap’s D.C. and Reston office. He adds, “Firoozabadi has created a market for the mid-size apartment complex that did not exist prior to his arrival.”Twenty-six-year-old Firoozabadi joined the company in May 2004 as an associate. He is an active member of Marcus & Millichap’s National Multi-Housing and Retail Group, the District of Columbia Builders Industry Association and the National Multi Housing Council. In 2008, Firoozabadi was elected to sit on the board of directors for the American Housing Opportunity Fund (AMHOF), a non-profit housing lender that provides education, assistance and loans to first-time home buyers through the tenant opportunity to purchase act (TOPA) in Washington D.C.Peter Schubert Joins yoo USA as Managing Director for Business Development  London–Residential branding, design, development and investment company, yoo, has appointed Peter Schubert as managing director of yoo USA.Schubert’s role will focus primarily on business development throughout the Americas for yoo, which is currently involved in projects in New York, Boston, Dallas, and Miami, as well as in locations throughout Latin America including Mexico, Panama, Brazil and Uruguay. In addition to promoting the company’s design services, Schubert will seek to identify opportunities for yoo Capital, yoo’s investment arm, to co-invest as an equity partner with quality developers in the region.“I am excited to join the visionary team at yoo,” Schubert says. “I look forward to contributing to the expansion of yoo’s impressive portfolio and reaching into new and existing international markets.”Schubert will replace Bret Bobo, former COO, who will maintain an advisory role at yoo to ensure a smooth handover on existing projects.