David L. Pryor has joined The Braedon Companies as senior vice president and chief operating officer with responsibility for day-to-day operations of Braedon's three offices in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. He was formerly director of administration for Computer Sciences Corp.

John R. Pinkett III has joined the real estate and insurance brokerage firm of John R. Pinkett, Inc. as vice president for administration. The company was founded by Pinkett's grandfather in 1932 and is one of the oldest and largest black-owned firms of its type.

Gerald M. Wade has been promoted to executive vice president of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust. In addition, Worthington H. Talbot was promoted to vice chairman, John E. Wooding was named vice president for engineering and Edward W. Bishop Jr. was appointed assistant controller.

James W. Todd, president of three separate Mobil Land Development Corp. real estate companies headquarted in Reston, has been appointed president of Mobil Land Development Corp.'s eastern division, adding three new development communities in the Atlanta area to his responsibilities. tTodd will also oversee all new real estate acquisitions in the eastern United States.

Arthur J. McGowan has been promoted to vice president -- regional marketing and sales director of Monument Homes of both Aquia Harbour and Montclair in Virginia.

Frances Miglioretti, branch manager of Thermal Industries in Beltsville, has been appointed interim secretary of the Metropolitan Washington Chapter, National Home Improvement Council.

Spotswood I. Quinby, Clarence T. Woodward and Joseph Sharlin have joined the commercial investment division of Colquitt-curruthers, Inc.

Patti Hames has been named manager of Shannon & Luchs Gaithersburg residential sales office. She is a member of the Montgromery Board of Realtors.