Multi-Housing Executives on the Move: Cole Heard Joins CMG as SVP/Division Director, and Other Moves

By Anuradha Kher, Online News EditorIrving, Texas–Cole Heard (pictured) has joined CMG as the senior vice president/division director. She is responsible for the daily operations of the firm.Cole has more than 13 years of multifamily real estate experience and has worked for some of the largest third-party and owner-operated student-housing firms in the United States. “With the addition of Cole, CMG will be able to offer a lot of new services to universities and equity partners,” said Chief Financial Officer, Richard Wygle.RealtyTrac Promotes Ari Monkarsh to VP of Business DevelopmentIrvine, Calif.–RealtyTrac has promoted Ari Monkarsh to the position of vice president of business development. In this new role, Monkarsh is focusing on member subscription sales, advertising sales, traffic, lead generation programs and product sales.  Monkarsh joined RealtyTrac in 2005 to expand and manage the company’s professional sales organization. Under his leadership, RealtyTrac has developed partnerships with many of the leading companies in the real estate market. He was also instrumental in expanding RealtyTrac’s new business units, including the company’s new auction, training and educational units.Dan Haefner Quits Lane Co., Joins Sales Inc. as PreidentAtlanta–Dan Haefner, previously with Lane Co., has accepted a new position as president of SALES Inc!, a company providing Accelerated Leasing Solutions in the multifamily industry. “Sales Inc! helps improve a property’s performance through proven accelerated leasing techniques,” Haefner says. “Increasing the bottom line is what it is all about, and I look forward to utilizing my previous experiences as an owner/operator to help other multifamily owners, operators and investors increase their Return On Investment (ROI).” Haefner previously oversaw Lane Co.’s asset management, property/portfolio accounting and technology-related activities. A finalist for 2007 Georgia CIO of the Year Awards, he helped Lane become a national leader in the multifamily sector for use of technology.“After almost 10 years with Lane Co., it was a tough decision to leave, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to head up Sales Inc!, which is great organization built on strong people, principals and processes,” he says.