MULTI-HOUSING EXECUTIVES UPDATE: Gary Gregory Named Top Advisor at Sperry Van Ness, and Other News

By Anuradha Kher, Online News EditorIrvine, Calif.–Sperry Van Ness has named Gary Gregory (pictured), CCIM managing director for Sperry Van Ness | Gregory Interests LLC, as the Sperry Van Ness Top Advisor in 2008. In addition, Sperry Van Ness | Gregory Interests LLC was the number two ranked office in 2008.In 2008, he completed 65 sales transactions valued at $227 million including a $132 million sale of the Legacy apartment portfolio.“In the past few years, Gregory has become one of the premier brokers in the United States,” says Kevin Maggiacomo, president of Sperry Van Ness International.Since joining Sperry Van Ness, Gregory has received numerous awards including Partner’s Circle, Achiever and Trainer of the Year. He is consistently one of the company’s top advisors.“It’s an honor to be recognized as the top advisor out of nearly 1,000 advisors in the company,” says Gregory. “The commercial real estate investment market is very volatile. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that investors seek advice of a qualified broker for their commercial real estate needs.”“Gary’s success confirms that high-quality properties and investors are everywhere – primary, secondary and tertiary markets,” said Mark Van Ness, CEO of Sperry Van Ness. “We are happy for his success and look forward to our long-term relationship.”David Auerbach Re-Joins Thomas D. Wood as Vice PresidentMiami–David Auerbach has re-joined Thomas D. Wood & Co. as vice president, and now specializes in originating and structuring commercial real estate debt and equity financing nationwide for all property types. Prior to joining Thomas D. Wood & Company, Auerbach was responsible for opening and expanding Deutsche Bank Mortgage Capital’s Miami office as director. During his tenure at Deutsche Bank between 2007 and 2009, Auerbach was involved in the placement of fixed and floating rate non-recourse debt and equity investments for institutional investors and assets.Keystone Pacific Hires Two Community Association ManagersIrvine, Calif.–Keystone Pacific Property Management Inc. has hired Gregory Oymaian and Justin Palermo as community association managers within its Irvine office.In this role, Oymaian and Palermo are responsible for managing a portfolio of existing association communities throughout Orange County.