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B&C News 2007

Gerald Levy Joins Bartram & Cochran as Consultant
Hartford, Conn.

Gerald M. Levy has joined Bartram and Cochran as consultant to leads the firm's professional practice in mediation and arbitration. He has acted as a mediator, party-appointed arbitrator, neutral panelist, chair or sole arbitrator in the real estate, construction, banking and securities industries and also has been active in resolving general business disputes. Mr. Levy has served as a neutral in the valuation of real estate fee simple, partial and fractional interests, rent re-settings for lease renewal terms, highest and best use issues, allocation of operating expenses between landlord and tenant, lender/borrower conflicts, property management contract problems, developer/contractor disputes, and specific performance. Construction cases have involved construction loans and business issues such as timely completion, change orders, business interruption, measurement of damages and lost profits and other matters.

For more detail, see Gerald M. Levy

Cochran Elected Liaison Vice Chair
Maura Cochran was elected Liaison Vice Chairman of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) for 2006-2007. In addition Maura will serve on the CRE Executive Committee and on the organization's Board of Directors.

Maura Cochran was awarded the prestigious designation of FRICS, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Ron Patterson Joins B&C as Managing Director
In January 2007, Ronald Patterson, a real estate professional with 35-years of experience joined Bartram & Cochran as Managing Director. For the last 26 years he has been working for United Technologies Corporation (UTC). Most recently he was International Manager, Global Real Estate Operations responsible for overseeing UTC's international portfolio of over 3,500 sites with a total of 50 million square feet in 180 countries. His duties also included overseeing real estate service providers around the world. Prior to UTC Ron worked for Marriott Corporation and Hershey Foods Corporation.

For more detail, see Ronald Patterson

Cochran Moderates CRE Leadership Roundtable
Maura Cochran, in her role as editor in chief of Real Estate Issues, interviewed Richard Hanson, CRE, Principal, Mesa development, A.C. Schwethelm, CRE, President of A.C. Schwethelm Associates and Arthur Pasquarella, Executive Vice President BPG Properties, Ltd on their perspectives of the industry..

For more detail in a PDF, see CRE Leadership Roundtable