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24 06, 2019

INDUSTRY INSIDER

2019-07-09T14:20:15-07:00June 24th, 2019|Newsletter|

As you’re making your summer travel plans, be sure to add these summer seminars (including some destination locations)!

July 16:  IRWA Chapter 67 Summer Seminar –Santa Ana, CA

This “2019 Summer Refresh Seminar” will cover seven different topics in right-of-way: environmental, appraisal, legal descriptions, making offers, title issues, loss of goodwill, construction plans and specs. It’s not too late to get tickets to this “refreshing” event.  Register today!

August 13-15:  Texas Housing Association’s Annual Conference and Trade Show – Galveston, TX

THA’s Annual Conference and Trade Show, “Just Cruisin’, happens in Galveston, TX this year. Join Texan “housers” at the Moody Gardens Hotel for housing-industry training and workshops.  On Wednesday, August 14, OPC’s Chad Wakefield, PMP, SR/WA, R/W-RAC, R/W-NAC, Director, Western Region, will co-present “Tenants’ Rights in the Conversion Process” with Naomi Byrne, a former executive director for numerous public housing agencies throughout Texas. Sign up at: https://www.txtha.org/index.php/conference/ 

September 27th: Mobility 21 – Beyond the Limits – Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA
Come find OPC on the exhibit floor at the annual Mobility 21 conference, back at the Happiest Place on Earth this fall.  Earlybird pricing for this conference ends August 9, 2019. Learn more at: http://mobility21.com/2019summit/

30 05, 2019

BREAKING NEWS!

2019-07-09T10:46:21-07:00May 30th, 2019|Newsletter|

Congratulations to the OPC Long Beach office and our partners on the Hill International program management team on the Port of Long Beach Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility Program! Last night, the Harbor Board of Commissioners approved both the Program Management / Real Estate and the Engineering Design contracts for this $870 million upgrade to improve port operations. OPC will provide real estate acquisition, appraisal, business relocation, and utility coordination on this contract. This project highlights OPC’s long-standing commitment to the Port as an engine of economic growth for Long Beach and a leader in infrastructure development.

Thank you to all of our team partners and staff members for this big win!

24 05, 2019

OPC Welcomes New Vice President, Steve Parent, Veteran Real Estate Services Executive

2019-06-05T14:56:05-07:00May 24th, 2019|News|

Steve Parent, PMP, SR/WA, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS has recently joined OPC as Vice President.  A highly-respected industry executive, Steve’s background includes strategic planning, engineering, business development, program and project management, appraisal, commercial brokerage, and real estate investment.  Steve has led strategic growth initiatives through geographic diversification and significant top-line growth. He has also managed or appraised more than 1,500 properties affected by public projects across multiple sectors including: transportation; heavy, light and high-speed rail; gas and electric transmission; water, and levies. Steve previously served as President of the Appraisal Institute’s Sacramento chapter, and is the current Valuation Chair for both the Los Angeles and Sacramento chapters of International Right of Way Association (IRWA).

As Vice President at OPC, Mr. Parent will drive top-line growth, provide program management expertise, expand OPC’s appraisal department, and leverage his leadership skills to benefit the company. Prior to joining OPC, Steve served as Director at Bender Rosenthal Inc., (BRI). After joining that firm in 2009, Mr. Parent managed right of way contracts and/or appraisal services for clients including California High Speed Rail, Sacramento Municipal Utilities District, Riverside County Transportation Commission, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), Southern California Gas, Southern California Edison, City of Santa Ana, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.  Steve also led BRI’s business development efforts in Southern California, achieving substantial top-line growth.  His experience as a senior operations executive includes leading a 250-person facility with $50 million in annual revenues.

“Steve’s diverse background, which includes an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA, will help him contribute in numerous ways on a multitude of projects,” said Brian Everett, OPC’s Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to benefitting from his leadership, noteworthy business development background, and extensive appraisal experience, and welcome Steve to Team OPC.”

Steve earned both his BS in Mechanical Engineering and his MBA in Operations Management and Finance at the University of Cincinnati and relocated to California 20 years ago.  He and his wife and three children currently reside in Sacramento, CA.