MULTI-HOUSING EXECUTIVES UPDATE: HFF San Francisco Hires Kevin Redford as Director in Debt Placment Group, and Other Moves

By Anuradha Kher, Online News EditorSan Francisco–HFF (Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P.) has hired Kevin Redford as a director in its debt placement group in its San Francisco office.  Redford will focus on debt and structured finance transactions with a particular emphasis on multifamily properties in Northern California and throughout the Western United States. Prior to joining HFF, Redford was a vice president of finance with San Francisco-based Fowler Property Acquisitions Co. (FPC), a private real estate firm focused on multifamily and commercial investments. Prior to FPC, Redford was a tenant representative broker with Cornish & Carey, a boutique brokerage firm.  Kimber White Named Director of Loan Modification Division at FRTFt. Lauderdale–The Foreclosure Response Team (FRT) has named Kimber White (pictured) as director of the company’s Loan Modification division. White currently serves as founder of Loan Modification Team LLC, which he formed in 2008 in an exclusive partnership with the Foreclosure Response Team. The Loan Modification division offers distressed homeowners who cannot afford their mortgage payments the opportunity to continue living in their homes instead of having to sell the property or face foreclosure. White is responsible for overseeing the loan modification process for those in need of a permanent change in the terms of their mortgage loan. In the event that the decrease in the loan is not sufficient for a homeowner to afford, the FRT will assist in the Short Sale of the property at no cost to the consumer, also helping to avoid foreclosure.   Sustainable Design Thought Leader Scot Horst Named USGBC’s SVP of LEED Washington, D.C.–The U.S. Green Building Council has appointed Scot Horst to the position of senior vice president, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a new position in the organization.“USGBC stands at the nexus between buildings and humanity,” says Horst. “Thanks to the incredible work of this organization, the question is no longer ‘How do we do less harm?’ rather, it has become ‘How can we do more good? How can we make buildings restorative and ultimately regenerative? LEED is the focal point that makes these questions possible, and advancing the whole systems thinking it requires is a mission I am passionate about.”Horst is partner at 7group, a green building consultancy and president of the Athena Institute International, where he has been involved with a broad range of work related to Life Cycle Assessment. During his LEED Steering Committee chairmanship, Horst has overseen the development of LEED for Core and Shell, LEED for Schools, Revisions to LEED for Existing Buildings, LEED for Neighborhood Development, LEED for Homes, LEED for Healthcare and LEED 2009.