MULTI-HOUSING EXECUTIVES UPDATE: Gables Hires Lynette Hegeman as VP of Marketing, and Other Transactions

Atlanta–Gables Residential recently hired Lynette Hegeman (pictured) as its new vice president of marketing. Hegeman comes to Gables with 17 years of experience in marketing, sales management and development primarily for the hospitality and real estate industries. Most recently she ran her own marketing company focused on helping developers of residential communities in resort locations create and execute effective marketing strategies. Naomi Bayer of Enterprise Conformed to Board of Directors at SONYMANew York–The New York State Senate has confirmed Naomi Bayer to the Board of Directors of the State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA). Bayer currently serves as senior vice president of National Initiatives and Innovation for Enterprise Community Partners Inc.Created in 1970 to help low- and moderate-income families become homeowners, SONYMA offers a variety of low down-payment mortgages that provide below-market fixed interest rates, as well as closing cost assistance through a network of participating lenders across the state. At Enterprise, Bayer provides valued programmatic support and direction for Enterprise’s strategic priorities: enabling environmentally sustainable development, stabilizing communities and expanding housing opportunities for the most vulnerable.
Prior to joining Enterprise, Bayer served as the director of Fannie Mae’s New York Community Business Center, working with partners to increase affordable rental and homeownership opportunities for low-, moderate- and middle-income families and first-time home buyers.  Christopher Pyke, Ph. D., Named Research Director for U.S. Green Building CouncilWashington, D.C.–The U.S. Green Building Council has appointed Christopher Pyke, Ph. D. to research director. Pyke joins USGBC from CTG Energetics in Irvine, Calif., where he was National Director of Climate Change Services. He brings a strong background of leadership in green building research to USGBC, underscoring its commitment to raising the bar on research related to green building science and technology, including the performance of LEED-certified buildings. This research will be vital to the ongoing development of the LEED green building certification program.Pyke has worked with USGBC in the past, most recently contributing technical support to the development of the rating systems under LEED v3 and as a subject matter expert for the development of USGBC’s 200-level LEED education curriculum. Pyke will also support USGBC’s work with the Clinton Climate Initiative’s Climate Positive Development Program.