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Partner CEO Makes LA's 500 Most Influential Leaders List

LOS ANGELES BUSINESS JOURNAL SELECTS JOSEPH DERHAKE FOR LA500 2020

Partner CEO Makes LA's 500 Most Influential Leaders ListJoseph P. Derhake, PE, CEO and founder of Partner Engineering and Science Inc. (Partner) has once again been featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s LA500 list of the 500 most influential leaders in the LA business landscape. This is the third year in a row Derhake has been included on this prestigious list.

“What an honor for Joe to be recognized again, and well deserved,” said Monique Burrola, COO of Partner. “Joe’s leadership has never been more apparent than in the current crisis. His passion for adaptability and creative problem solving has inspired our entire company to pivot the way we help the commercial real estate industry through this challenging time.”

Founder of Partner Engineering and Science, Inc., Derhake has had a distinguished career of over 25 years in Civil Engineering and commercial real estate due diligence. Under his leadership, Partner continues to be the best home for talented professionals in our field.

Partner was founded in Los Angeles as a start-up with only 8 employees. Year after year, Partner has continued to grow as an industry-leading firm, now with over 800 employees in 40 offices. Five of those Partner offices are located within Southern California. In the past year, Partner climbed 11 spots in ENR’s top 200 Environmental Firms, climbed 9 spots in ENR’s top 500 design firms, and was featured in the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies list.

Los Angeles Business Journal CEO, Josh Schimmels, noted that "this year’s LA500 shines a light on many of the figures who not only can help us navigate the crisis today but stand to help us find our way through to the other side of this situation.”

Derhake and Partner have committed to helping our clients and the community through the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19. Derhake notes that “we are working to adjust our business to the new COVID paradigm and help our commercial real estate clients adjust to strains and opportunities.” From offering new solutions such as virtual site assessments to donating services to clients such as COVID-19 safety trainings and response plans. Partner is also offering comprehensive building hygiene consulting to help owners ensure the health of their facilities and occupants as the economy begins to reopen. Partner’s Charitable Fund made $25,000 in donations to various organizations providing masks and personal protective equipment to frontline workers.

To read the special issue featuring all 500 leaders, click here.