"We hired B&C because they bring a creative approach. They are strategic thinkers who always see the optimal solution and they give better individual attention."

Richard E. StoltzBack

Mr. Stoltz joined Bartram & Cochran in 1991, after serving as Director of Corporate Real Estate Strategic Planning at Aetna Life & Casualty. He specializes in creating economic development and marketing plans for municipalities and other entities, as well as in corporate strategic planning for real estate and transportation-related areas. He has extensive experience in developing public/private partnership solutions that are mutually beneficial to both sectors.

Representative assignments include:

  • Determined the disposition strategy and implementation for Kingswood-Oxford’s 9-acre middle school campus
  • Created a marketing and revitalization plan for Hartford's South End for the Franklin Avenue Merchants Association
  • Assisted The Village for Families & Children in selecting and acquiring a satellite site in South Hartford and acted as owner’s representative in renovating the historic Trolley Barn site
  • Determined the economic impact of building the proposed Griffin Line, a light rail line between Hartford and Bradley Airport
  • Developed and implemented an adaptive reuse plan for the riverfront for the City of Brewer, ME that included both open and developed space; uses include parks, marina, residential, retail, and office

While at Aetna, Mr. Stoltz’s responsibilities included developing facilities master plans for over five million SF of space and developing buy, build, lease, or refurbish alternatives for a $500 million facilities portfolio. He coordinated the plan for refurbishing a $200 million, two million SF corporate headquarters facility. Prior to corporate real estate planning, he had responsibilities for developing business plans and formulating strategies using operations research models.

Mr. Stoltz has been very active in industry organizations. He has served on numerous board and committees, including the Downtown Council, the Rideshare Company, the Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce, and the Real Estate Finance Association (REFA). Additionally, he presented testimony on public/private partnerships to the federal Department of Transportation when it was developing the National Transportation Policy.

Mr. Stoltz holds an M.S.E. from the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College.