Industry pioneer Barone, R.A., LEED AP, joins Partner Engineering & Science
White Plains, NY — Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. is pleased to welcome industry veterans Robert W. Barone, R.A., LEED AP as director, and Justin Lia, PE, LEED AP to Partner’s White Plains, NY office. A highly respected figure, Barone was a key pioneer in the establishment of sound due diligence and construction risk management practices for commercial real estate. Barone’s deep expertise will substantially contribute to Partner’s successful Construction Services practice serving institutional investors, lenders, and other stakeholders nationwide. On Barone choosing Partner as the next step in his career, Partner president, Frank S. Romeo, Jr. commented “Bob is one of the most prominent figures in our industry, well respected by peers and clients alike. He will be a tremendous tailwind to our successful Construction Services practice and a true asset to our company as a whole.” Over his almost 40-year career in commercial real estate, Barone has made a significant mark on the due diligence industry. As chair or co-chair for various ASTM International committees, he helped develop standards to shape how due diligence is performed for commercial real estate, including the formation of the Standard Guide for Property Condition Assessments, and guidelines for the mold and moisture survey process. Barone has also prepared and/or contributed to the preparation of the Property Condition Assessment and Construction Risk Management guidelines for various lending and investment institutions. During his tenure at IVI International (now CBRE Assessment & Consulting Services), he was instrumental in growing that firm from a 6-person consultancy to a staff of over 250 employees. With Barone at the helm, his former firm’s construction group regularly managed more than 400 active construction or renovation projects each month. Barone has personally facilitated thousands of real estate transactions and development projects throughout North America and Europe.