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Leo Bertolino Joins Partner as a National Client Manager

Brings Substantial Expertise in Construction and CRE Due Diligence

Leo Bertolino Joins Partner as a National Client ManagerLeo Bertolino, an experienced commercial real estate due diligence consultant and construction services specialist, has joined Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. (Partner) as a National Client Manager based in Torrance, CA.  With nearly a decade of experience helping his clients manage environmental, engineering and construction risks, Mr. Bertolino will be a significant contribution to Partner’s practice nationwide, with a focus on Southern California.

“Leo has a reputation for building lasting and trusting relationships with his clients because he deeply understands their needs and how to match the right risk management approach according to their objectives,” said Joe Derhake, PE and CEO of Partner.  “He has a strong knowledge of the real estate and construction landscape in SoCal.”

Mr. Bertolino has worked with notable investors, lenders, and construction financiers such as CIM Group, Oaktree Capital Management, bkm Capital Partners and Mosaic Real Estate Investors.  Having performed and managed thousands of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, Subsurface Investigations, Remediation, Property Condition Assessments and Construction Risk Management projects, Mr. Bertolino brings substantial technical expertise to the table.  He leverages this knowledge to guide his clients through challenging issues and provide workable solutions to facilitate transactions. 

His demonstrated track record of project success includes providing acquisition-level due diligence to portfolio purchasers such as Kramer-Wilson during their purchase of 18 buildings – over $200MM worth – throughout Arizona, Utah and Colorado.  He also advised on a 26-property retail portfolio in Southern California where six of the properties were impacted with dry cleaning-related contamination; Mr. Bertolino and team provided site mitigation via sub-slab depressurization and monitoring.  He has consulted numerous buyers of class A office spaces in Southern California, including the acquisition of The Google Center, a $260MM transaction in 2016.  Bringing his signature solutions-oriented approach, Mr. Bertolino helped rescue a failed construction project of a large luxury condominium development and resort in Kauai, Hawaii by providing construction risk management services to carry it over the finish line within a reasonable time and budget. 

“I am privileged and excited to join the Partner family, an industry powerhouse that is well-respected and reliable,” noted Mr. Bertolino.  “I now have the luxury of providing the highest quality services and local resources previously unavailable to my clients.  I look forward to serving my clients to meet their goals.”

Prior to Partner, Mr. Bertolino served as an Account Executive at EBI Consulting serving clients throughout Southern California, New England and nationwide.  He holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Vermont.