By Sanna Chu | September 01, 2013 07:00AM

Tom Elliott has left his post as senior vice president of sales at the Elad Group to take on independent consulting projects. “Once you are a more established company,” he told The Real Deal, “there is less of an entrepreneurial bent. I am looking for my next big adventure.”

Chagit Sofiev-Leviev, daughter Africa Israel CEO Lev Leviev, has been tapped to head the company’s U.S. arm, succeeding CEO Tamir Kazaz. The company owns the lower floors of the former New York Times headquarters at 229 West 43rd Street, and the Casa Moderna Hotel & Spa at the Marquis Residences in Miami.

Richard Lechtman has been hired as eastern director of the National Office & Industrial Property Group at Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services, where he will oversee 12 offices from Boston to South Florida. He was previously managing director at Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group.

Howard Schreiber and Carl Schwartz have been named co-heads of Hunton & Williams’ Global Real Estate Practice Group, replacing former practice head William Walsh Jr. The firm has 800 lawyers in 19 offices around the world.

David Gialanella has been hired as executive managing director for DTZ’s New York Tri-State Region, a new position created to accelerate the company’s penetration in the New York area. He previously worked at CBRE, where he was executive vice president of business development for the New York Tri-State region.

Also on the move

Town Residential hired Beverly Cole from Douglas Elliman, Jennifer Lauren Hoxter and Pat Serby Hoxter from Halstead Property, Sandra Sugata from Urban Compass and Anne Zelmati from Urban Living. Eastern Consolidated hired Carlos Olson, Stewart Davis and Andrei Danshes as associate directors. CORE hired Scott Kreitzer from Douglas Elliman. Lehrer, the construction services consulting company, hired Norbert Young as executive vice president.


Retail broker Kim Mogull, founder and CEO of Mogull Realty, married BlackBerry Chief Marketing Officer Frank Boulben on August 10th in East Hampton. Among the guests were Mitch Rudin of Brookfield, Hamptons developer Michael Newmark and former DOT Commissioner Lou Riccio.

Elizabeth Berger, the head of the Alliance for Downtown New York, who led efforts to revitalize the area following Sept. 11 and Hurricane Sandy, passed away Aug. 5 at age 53 from pancreatic cancer.