Terrance C. Coakley has become vice president of construction and development for Coakley & Williams Inc. He has been a manager of specific construction projects in the area.

In a related development, John A. Ferri has been appointed director of planning and design for Coakley & Williams. He was previously a project manager for CMSI, a construction management firm in Detroit, Mich.

E. Austin Carlin will retire as chairman of the board of DANAC Real Estate Investment Corp.

Philip L. Blair has become vice president and controller of the Artery Organization Inc. He was previously a vice president in the architecture and construction division of the Marriott Corp.

Philip E. Meany Jr. has been promoted to assistant vice president of Leggat McCall & Werner Co. Inc.

Warren Porter has been elected president of the Mortgage Center Inc. He was formerly with the Carey Winston Co.

Larry Wolff and Jeffrey Marc Zell have been promoted to vice presidents of Arthur Rubloff & Co. In addition, William Farrell has joined the company as head of its counseling and appraisal department. Farrell was previously a partner in the real estate firm of Gilbert Leon White in Dublin, Ireland.

Stephen D. Driesler has been appointed executive vice president of the National Multi-Housing Council. He was formerly administrative assistant to Rep. Larry Hopkins (R-Ky.).

The National Association of Realtors has named Wayne W. Lancaster a director.

Richard Pettingill, formerly director of the commercial real estate division of Urban Properties, has joined W.A. Kehoe Co.

Timothy R. Halloran has been promoted to vice president of Spaulding & Slye. He was previously assistant vice president.

Thomas R. Otey II has become a marketing principal in the Washington design division of Interspace Inc. Design Group.

Karen Geldner has been promoted to vice president and director of the Shannon & Luchs insurance division.

S. Michael Vardell has been appointed vice president of Boston Properties.

J. Bruce Ashton and Albert R. Harrison have been promoted to assistant vice presidents of the H.G. Smithy Property Co.