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Jones Lang LaSalle names retail exec

BY CSA STAFF

Honolulu, Hawaii — Jones Lang LaSalle announced Thursday it has named commercial real estate veteran Kirk Horiuchi as senior VP in its Retail Division.

In this newly created position, Horiuchi will oversee the company’s leased and managed portfolio, and will be tasked with growing the firm’s third-party retail business in Hawaii.

In late 2010, Jones Lang LaSalle re-entered the Hawaii market with its purchase of General Growth Property’s third-party management practice, which in Hawaii was comprised of the leasing and management of Windward Mall on O’ahu, Queen Ka’ahumanu Center on Maui and the Kings’ Shops on Hawai‘i Island.

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Doug Ewert takes the Men’s Wearhouse reins

BY Staff Writer

Houston — Men’s Wearhouse announced Wednesday that Douglas S. Ewert has officially succeeded founder George Zimmer as the company’s president and CEO.

The announcement was made at the retailer’s Annual Shareholder Meeting. As previously announced, Zimmer will continue as executive chairman of the board of directors.

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Collective Brands CEO resigns

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Topeka, Kan. — Collective Brands, parent to the Payless ShoeSource and StrideRite brands, announced Wednesday that its chairman and CEO Matthew E. Rubel has resigned, effective immediately.

Rubel said in a release that he is leaving to pursue “a new chapter” in his career, and the company has offered no additional explanation.

Collective Brands said it is searching for a permanent replacement.

Rubel, who hailed from the Cole Haan division of Nike, assumed the CEO position for Collective in 2005. The company has struggled with weak customer traffic in the United States recently, although wholesale operations and international business have been bright spots.

Until it finds a permanent replacement, Collective has named its international head Michael J. Massey as interim chief. Massey is senior VP, general counsel and secretary, and leads international growth and overall business development. Massey has told the search committee he isn’t interested in permanently succeeding Rubel.

Collective Brands also named D. Scott Olivet as nonexecutive chairman.

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