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Patterson-Woods Principal, Joseph Latina, shares his thoughts on maintaining successful business relationships in the latest issue of Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal (MAREJ).

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Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties/CORFAC International Principal Joseph Latina Will Transition to President of CORFAC International in January 2021

Wilmington, DE (December 14, 2020) – Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties/CORFAC International is pleased to announce that Joseph Latina will transition to President of CORFAC International, a global network of independently owned commercial real estate firms, in January 2021.

 

Latina has been on the executive board of CORFAC International for several years and has served as chairman of the Affiliations Development Committee, Treasurer, and most recently, Vice President of the organization during the 2020 term.

 

Latina brings over 30 years of commercial real estate expertise to CORFAC International, and is recognized as an industry expert, thought leader, resource, and friend to those within the organization as well as his regional and local clients and peers. In his new role, he will oversee the operations, objectives and goals of the CORFAC Executive Committee, member firms, and staff.

 

“It is with great humility that I accept the role as 2021 CORFAC International President. It is truly an honor to be given the opportunity to lead this great organization that has provided my firm and I with a multitude of resources, business-partnerships and lifelong friendships. I look forward to continuing the work of my predecessors, while bringing new initiatives to the organization as we progress through one of the most challenging times of our lives,” said Latina.

Founded in 1989, CORFAC has 75 offices in the U.S., Canada and international markets, including Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand and United Kingdom. CORFAC offices collectively close an average of 10,000 lease and sales transactions valued in excess of $9.0 billion annually, totaling 500 million square feet closed and 65 million square feet managed worldwide. 

 

About Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties/CORFAC International

Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties/CORFAC International is a leading commercial real estate services firm specializing in the Mid-Atlantic commercial property markets. We have been providing the most complete selection of commercial real estate services to the communities of Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania for over 50 years. Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties is a second generation company well-known for facilitating solutions to the needs of the business community and developers of real property. For more information on Patterson-Woods/CORFAC International, contact the company’s Wilmington, Delaware headquarters at 302-622-3500 or visit www.pattersonwoods.com.

About CORFAC International

CORFAC International is a global network comprised of privately held entrepreneurial commercial real estate firms with expertise in office, industrial and retail brokerage, tenant and landlord representation, investment sales, multifamily, self-storage, acquisitions and dispositions, property management and corporate services. Our members frequently collaborate across markets to offer unmatched service to clients and provide top-level commercial real estate advisory expertise. Firm principals are involved in every transaction, adding value and best-in-class service to each client interaction. www.corfac.com

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CORFAC CONGRATULATES OUR 2020 STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS

CORFAC International is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Standards of Excellence Awards, which recognize individuals who exemplify excellence, integrity, dedication and participation in the CORFAC network.

Award winners were honored by CORFAC's 2020 President Alan Joel, CCIM, of Joel and Granot Commercial Real Estate/CORFAC International in Atlanta, Georgia, during the organization's 2020 Virtual Board of Directors meeting on September 10. 

“One of the bonuses of being CORFAC President is working with great individuals from all over the world,” Joel said. “Being able to spend time with and working toward a common goal with these award winners has been a special honor and privilege. They are truly the heart and soul of CORFAC.” Award winner descriptions follow.

Charlie King MVP Award
Joe Latina of Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties/CORFAC International in Wilmington, Delaware, received the Charlie King MVP Award, which is bestowed to a member selected by CORFAC’s President to be the “most valuable player” over the past 12 months. The award was created in honor of CORFAC co-founder Charlie King Jr., for his devoted and exceptional service to the organization. 

“I am truly humbled and honored to be named the 2020 recipient of the Charlie King Award,” Latina said. “It is no secret that 2020 has been a challenging year, but with strong leadership and an amazing staff, CORFAC has adapted and persevered. I look forward to the continued growth and prosperity of our organization into 2021 and for many years to come.”

Latina, who is currently serving as Vice President of the organization, has spearheaded numerous network-building initiatives. His role as past chairman of the organization’s Affiliation Development Committee led to the acquisition of several new member offices in key markets. He also helped to build CORFAC’s retail profile with an expanded presence at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ RECon event in recent years. 

Olen Monsees Award
Scott Hensley, CCIM, SIOR, of Piedmont Properties of the Carolinas/CORFAC International in Charlotte, North Carolina, was recognized as this year’s Olen Monsees Award winner. Hensley has been a leader in expanding CORFAC’s market presence as chairman of the Affiliation  Development Committee this year. 

The Olen Monsees Award, which recognizes members who have provided exceptional service to the organization, is named in honor of Olen Monsees, a former President of Karbank Real Estate Company in Kansas City, Missouri. Olen was known for his integrity and ability to create win-win solutions, often going above and beyond the call of duty without being asked.

“I am humbled and grateful to be recognized by my fellow CORFAC members for the Olen Monsees Award,” Hensley said. “I was fortunate to know Olen well and considered him a friend who I enjoyed spending time with at conferences. For my fellow members to think I possess even a few of the great character traits of Olen is an honor.”

Thomas B. Hayes, Jr. Award
This year’s Thomas B. Hayes, Jr. Award was given to Frank Schulz, SIOR, of The Klabin Company/CORFAC International in Los Angeles, California. The award honors the late Tom Hayes, a Principal of Integrated Corporate Property Services/CORFAC International, known for his innovative use of new technologies to continually improve client service. Recipients of this award have distinguished themselves by sharing innovative and creative ideas relevant to commercial real estate brokerage.

“I am honored to receive such an award and I hope that my efforts will inspire others to think creatively, just as Tom did,” Schulz noted.

This year Frank has taken a creative and innovative approach in leading CORFAC’s Communications Committee initiatives, including expanding CORFAC’s brand into new media outlets and improving the CORFAC website. 

Steven H. Podolsky International Member of the Year Award
Charlie Thompson, SIOR, RICS, of Farebrother/CORFAC International in London, England, is the recipient of the Steven H. Podolsky International Member of the Year Award. The award recognizes an outstanding international member (outside of the U.S.) who goes above and beyond the call of duty in the service of international CORFAC members and their clients. The award is named in honor of Steven H. Podolsky, SIOR, a founding member of CORFAC and chairman of the International Committee during a crucial re-building stage. 

“I’m very honored to receive this prestigious award and proud to stand alongside its previous winners,” said Thompson. “Being chair of the International Committee has been an honor. Getting to work with so many members across the globe, who I now call friends, has been wonderful.”

Thompson has served in a wide range of roles for CORFAC, including two consecutive years as Chairman of the International Committee and before that as a member of the Communications Committee.

Congratulations to Patterson-Woods Principal, Joe Latina, on receiving the Five Star Professional Real Estate Agent Award for the 10th consecutive year! Five Star Professional conducts market research to define and promote excellence in several professional industries. The designation is named to those who provide exceptional service to their clients. For more information, visit www.fivestarprofessional.com

Patterson-Woods Principal Joseph Latina shares his thoughts on the future of the retail market in the latest edition of Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal. Click Here to Read.

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Patterson-Woods Principal Joseph Latina shares his thoughts on the current state and future of the retail market in this insightful Delaware Business Times Economic Forecast article. Read it here: https://www.delawarebusinesstimes.com/retail-apocalypse-delaware/