Hartman Simons has named Gil Y. Burstiner as its new managing partner.

Burstiner, who assumed the role in early January, replaces A. Summey Orr III, who had held the managing partner position since October 2011. Orr will remain with the firm as a partner.

Burstiner is a 20-year veteran of commercial real estate law who has significant experience representing clients across the country on industrial, office and retail projects. A graduate of Emory University and the University of Chicago Law School, he joined Altman, Kritzer & Levick, P.C. — the predecessor firm to Hartman Simons — in 1997.

“I am both excited and honored by this opportunity,” Burstiner said. “Summey did a tremendous job in this position, and I look forward to continuing the strong leadership this firm has always enjoyed. We have outstanding clients, and thanks to their confidence and the improving local and national commercial real estate markets, 2014 should prove to be an exciting and productive year for our clients and for Hartman Simons.”