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Alfred J Koeppel, (photo) a former Trinity board of trustees chairman and partner in Koeppel & Koeppel Real Estate in New York City, received an honorary doctor of laws degree during Trinity College's 174th Commencement.

Koeppel, an attorney and a member of Trinity's Class of 1954, was a member of the board of trustees for 15 years and served as chairman from 1990 to 1996. Under his leadership, the board of trustees selected Evan S. Dobelle as Trinity's 18th president, promoted a vigorous neighborhood strategy, championed an ambitious comprehensive capital campaign, paved the way for the Campus Master Plan, shepherded the Target of Opportunity Program to increase minority faculty, and conducted a major study of the Greek-letter organizations. He also served on the executive committee of Trinity's National Alumni Association and on three Trinity presidential search committees. Together with his brother, Bevin, Class of 1947, he funded the Koeppel Student Center.

"Alfred Koeppel has honored Trinity through his alumni service and his many accomplishments over the past five decades," Dobelle said. "In all of his activities on behalf of the College -- as an admissions interviewer, class agent, fundraising leader, and stalwart of the alumni association - he has shown keen intelligence, an enthusiasm for work, meticulous attention to detail, and a deep commitment to learning."

Pamela Liebman (photo) was named CEO of the Corcoran Group, Manhattan' s largest privately-owned residential real estate company. Liebman will have overall responsibility for The Corcoran Group's sales and day-to-day operations. She will be replacing the retiring Esther Kaplan, former President and COO.

"While I am sad to see Esther retire, I am delighted to have Pam accept this position," said Barbara Corcoran, chairman and founder of The Corcoran Group. "Pam is one of the brightest lights in the business."

Liebman has been with the firm for 15 years and has been a partner since 1990. Most recently, she was president of Corcoran Group Marketing in TriBeCa, where she directed the marketing and sale of approximately $500 million of new residential developments. She also has been the driving force in establishing The Corcoran Group as a leading firm in the downtown market.

Barbara Corcoran will remain as chairman of the company, with primary responsibility for the strategic direction of the company and continue to act as the public face of The Corcoran Group.

Liebman has lectured at New York University, Marymount College and the Real Estate Board of New York. She had earned further prominence in her field with a list of professional accreditation and is frequently quoted as a specialist by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Crain's New York Business, New York Magazine, CNBC, CBS News and other news organizations. Liebman was recently named a Woman Leader for the 21st Century by the Association of Real Estate Women. She studied at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and the European Business School in London.

W. P. Carey & Co. Inc. announced the appointment by its Board of Directors of Edward V. LaPuma as Executive Director.

Commenting on the appointment of Mr. LaPuma, Wm. Polk Carey. Chairman and Chief Executive or W. P. Carey, stated, "As founder of our institutional department, a member of the Acquisitions Group and portfolio manager of Carey Institutional Properties, Ed has played a primary role in thc growth of W. P. Carey. His strong financial background coupled with his superior negotiating skills and extensive transaction experience, has enabled him to generate a record number or new business transactions across a wide range of industries. Ed is a leader among an exceptional group of talented individuals who will contribute meaningfully to W. P. Carey's continued success into the new milleninum."

Over the past 12 months, Mr. LaPuma has initiated, negotiated and closed transactions totaling more than $175 million. Included in these transaction was a $42 million sale-leaseback/build-to-suit for CheekFree's corporate campus in Norecross, Georgia, a $14.7 million sale-leaseback of a to-he-built megaplex theater for Consolidated Theaters in Richmond, Virginia, and a $20 million saleleaseback of one of Best Buy's leading California retail centers.

Mr. LaPuma joined the company as Assistant to the Chairman in 1995 and established W.P. Carey's institutional department. He was elected a First Vice President in April 1998. Mr. LaPuma holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania's College of Arts and Sciences and a BS from its Wharton School. He graduated magna cum laude from both.

The New York City-based law firm Goetz Fitzpatrick Most & Bruckman, LLP, has named Barry R. Fertel, (photo) as partner. Formerly Mr. Fertel was managing partner of Roper Barandes & Fertel in New York.

"Last year we created Goetz Fitzpatrick Most & Bruckman so that we could expand the scope of our practice areas and offer our clients a full range of services. Mr. Fertel's extensive experience and track record as a litigator, proves him to be exactly the type of attorney we are looking for to continue building our firm," said Peter Goetz, the firm's senior partner. "In addition to litigation, he brings expertise in real estate and is an authority on education law -- a practice area we did not previously offer. We are delighted that Barry has joined our firm as partner."

Barry Fertel, has over twenty years of experience, focusing on commercial litigation, arbitration, entertainment law and education law. Mr. Fertel has served as trial counsel in cases throughout the country, including California, Texas and Illinois. He has represented National Gypsum Co, Stage II Apparel Corp., Chase Manhattan Bank, Bank of America, Chemical Bank, Macy's and Tesoro Petroleum.

Prior to serving as a partner of his own firm, Mr. Fertel served as an Assistant Attorney General with the New York State Attorney General's office.

Barry Fertel is active in community affairs, currently serving as the President of the Board of Education of the City of New Rochelle, the seventh largest city in the State of New York. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Stage II,

Apparel Corporation, an Amex listed corporation, and also serves as a board member for several charitable institutions. In addition, Mr. Fertel is also a member of the Committee on Judicial Administration of the New York State Bar Association and the Committee on Education and the Law of the Bar Association of the City of New York.

Barry Fertel received his BA from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his JD from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Deborah Ippolito has joined John Ciardullo Associates, P.C., a New York City-based architecture and design firm, as director of business development. Ms. Ippolito joins the firm with 10 years of business development experience in architecture and interior design.

Ms. Ippolito, 45, is responsible for new business development of the firm's architectural, interior design and structural engineering services. Her primary focus is real estate developers, corporations and government agencies in the tristate area.

Over the past six years, Ms. Ippolito played a key role in building the relationships that grew the office of Marvin H. Meltzer from a three-person firm to an organization of 30 employees. Her prior experience includes business development at a corporate interiors firm and a position as regional marketing manager for Wang Laboratories, where she headed the design of Wang's Executive Briefing Center in New York City.

"With the addition of Ms. Ippolito to our team, I am confident that our 30-year-old firm and our respected reputation will continue to grow in the years ahead," says Mr. Ciardullo.

John Ciardullo Associates, P.C., is an award-winning architectural firm whose projects include multi-family housing, community facilities, corporate renovations, and historic preservation work. Some of the firm's noted projects are: Port Regalle, a waterfront community in Staten Island; the preservation of the Hamiuon Fish Pool Park in Manhattan; and the interior renovation of the Algonquin Hotel.

The Corcoran Group has promoted Eva Marie Bozsik (photo) to vice president and named the broker a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Club in the $10 to $19.9 million category.

Bozsik has 11 successful years in the real estate profession and has been recognized for her professional expertise and personal interest in her clients' needs. "My clients trust me because I'm candid with them," she says. "I provide realistic assessments of the marketplace and can make informed decisions."

"Eva Marie believes in thorough preparation and hard work," says Barbara Corcoran, Chairman and Founder of The Corcoran Group. "And it clearly pays off big. Very big!"

The architecture, interior design and engineering company, Jarmel Kizel Architects, Inc., has announced the appointment of Vincent E. Paolicelli as an associate project architect and technical director. In this capacity he will be responsible for managing the development and design of new office, industrial and retail projects for the firm. Additionally, as Technical Director, Mr. Paolicelli will manage the staff of intern architects in the firm's mentoring program.

Prior to joining Jarmel Kizel, Mr. Paolicelli served as Project Manager for Greenberg Farrow Architecture in Somerville, N.J. and operated his own architectural firm for 25 years. During his career, Mr. Paolicelli has been involved in such notable projects as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., New Jersey Institute of Technology, and the State University of New York at Albany.

He is a graduate of Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.
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