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Dresser ’81 Joins LandVest

LandVest, a service provider for owners of significant real property assets, announced Joanna Dresser is now a broker for the Luxury Real Estate Group. Dresser will provide marketing and sales expertise to owners and investors of high-quality real estate assets, specifically land, estates and distinctive homes in the Boston Metro-West and Nantucket markets. Dresser is a member of the William Smith Class of 1981. The full press release from LandVest is below.

LandVest Hires New Broker, Grows Luxury Real Estate Group

Boston (January 5, 2005) – LandVest, a service provider for owners of significant real property assets, is pleased to announce that Joanna Rizzo Dresser has joined the company as a broker for the Luxury Real Estate Sales Group.

In her new role, Dresser will provide marketing and sales expertise to owners and investors of high-quality real estate assets, specifically land, estates and distinctive homes. She will concentrate on the Boston Metro-West and Nantucket markets.

LandVest's Luxury Real Estate Sales Group specializes in marketing luxury homes, land and estates throughout the Northeast, with a rapidly increasing practice nationally and internationally. As advisors to luxury real estate owners, the company has been involved in many of the most significant property transfers over the past 30 years.

“Ms. Dresser's experience in negotiating and closing real estate transactions, combined with her strong marketing background, will benefit LandVest clients tremendously,” said Robert R. Borden III, President of LandVest. “Her established track record in providing clients with strategic and creative solutions for complex real estate issues will compliment LandVest's approach to serving our clients.”

Dresser brings to LandVest 19 years of experience in commercial real estate brokerage, where she represented both tenants and landlords in office space negotiations in the downtown Boston market. Most recently, she served as a director for Insignia/ESG, a subsidiary of New York-based real estate company Insignia Financial Group (NYSE: IFS), where she was a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board Multi-Million Dollar Club, Platinum Level. Prior to Insignia/ESG, Dresser worked as the director of leasing for ING Clarion Partners, a provider of private market real estate investment management services.
“I am delighted to join the LandVest team of professionals in providing superior market expertise, knowledge and service to our clients,” said Dresser.

About LandVest
Headquartered in Boston, LandVest has been providing a broad array of services to owners of significant real property assets since 1968. Operating nationally and internationally, the company's three divisions include the Real Estate Consulting Group, offering land planning, appraisal and project management services; the Luxury Real Estate Group, which markets fine homes, estates and land; and the Timberlands Group, providing forestry consulting services, assistance in timberland acquisition and disposition, and valuation and planning services. For additional information, please visit the company's Web site at www.landvest.com.
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