CBRE makes two research appointments
Los Angeles — CBRE Group Inc. has made two research appointments.
First, Nick Axford, Ph.D., will move up to Global Head of Research, a new position, from CBRE’s Asia Pacific business unit. He will manage global research efforts, establish strategies that support CBRE objectives and serve as a resource for clients on global commercial real estate trends.
In addition, Raymond Torto, Ph.D. will become global chairman of CBRE Research. He will analyze market trends for clients.
Abilene Sam’s Club relocates
Abilene, Texas — Sam’s Club will open a 136,000-sq. ft. relocated club today in Abilene, Texas. Mayor Norm Archibald and the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Redcoat Committee are scheduled to attend the grand opening.
The event will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Chamber members, joined by 16 Sam’s Club associates who have been with the club for more than 20 years. In addition, former Dallas Cowboy’s linebacker and defensive end Charles Haley, who has three Super Bowl rings, will be at the club signing autographs during the afternoon.
23rd Massachusetts’ Whole Foods now open
Weymouth, Mass. — Whole Foods Market has opened at Pleasant Shops in Weymouth, Mass., according to Federal Realty Investment Trust, one of the center’s joint venture owners.
The 40,000-sq.-ft. store, Whole Foods’ 23rd location in Massachusetts, will employ 140 full and part time workers.