Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions announced that William (Bill) Panos has joined the company as managing director of asset management.
As managing director, Panos will be responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of all owned commercial real estate. He will perform due diligence for acquisitions and/or property takeovers, review property operations, and work with the operational teams to add value to the properties he oversees.
Prior to joining Friedman, Panos spent 15 years at Minasian Development Corporation where he specialized in leasing, asset management & financing for multiple projects. With more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate, he brings a wealth of expertise to his new position at Friedman. Panos earned his BA from Michigan State University and his Juris Doctorate from the University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Law.
The firm also announced the recent hiring of Megan Odell as managing director of legal services.
Her responsibilities will include corporate governance, preparation of purchase/sale agreements, negotiating financing documents, contract preparation, insurance claim litigation, employment law, and any other issues requiring her guidance.
Odell has represented national lenders, special servicers and businesses in state, federal and bankruptcy courts in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Delaware for over 12 years. She obtained her law degree from Syracuse University College of Law and her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University. Megan is a licensed attorney in both Michigan and Ohio.
Prior to joining Friedman, Odell worked at Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, PLC representing national lenders and special servicers by providing advice, due diligence, and legal strategy related to foreclosures, receiverships, bankruptcies, loans, and pursuing deficiency claims.
She most recently worked at Simon, PLC representing court appointed receivers in the management, operation and disposition of businesses and real estate assets. She also represented business owners, national lenders, and credit unions regarding business disputes, breach of contract claims, UCC disputes and both unsecured and secured loans in default.
Additionally, Megan has extensive experience representing creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcies, including single asset real estate cases, and drafting and negotiating cash collateral orders, lenders’ plans of reorganization, and agreements and documents related to Section 363 sales.