AR Capital LLC — The New York real estate advisory firm tapped Kase Abusharkh as chief investment officer. Abusharkh, a 13-year veteran of commercial real estate, founded commercial real estate franchisor Sperry Van Ness, which brokered more than $2 billion-worth of commercial real estate transactions.
Brown Gibbons Lang & Co. — Clifford Sladnick has been hired as a managing director at the Chicago-based investment bank. Previously, Sladnick worked at Hampton Advisors where he advised companies and private equity investors in acquisitions and divestitures, as well as corporate strategy. Sladnick’s experience also includes three years as chief administration officer for Gevity HR, where he led the sale of the company. Before that, he spent three years as vice president of corporate development for Brunswick Corp., where he led nine divestitures and 16 acquisitions and joint ventures.