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Construction Risk Management Industry Leader Robert Barone Promoted to President of IVI International, Inc.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Barone, R.A., one of the real estate development industry's most experienced construction risk management executives, has been promoted to President of IVI International, Inc., a leading global provider of integrated Construction Risk Management (CRM) services.  The announcement was made by Carl de Stefanis, P.E., CEO of IVI.

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In his role as president, Mr. Barone will be focused on the growth of the firm and the expansion of its consulting services to mitigate the inherent risks associated with real estate development and construction. 

"Robert Barone is widely respected by our clients, our team, and our industry for his high standards and leadership, and we are delighted that he will serve as president as we begin our fifth decade of service to real estate owners, investors and lending institutions around the world," Mr. de Stefanis said.

Mr. Barone has over 30 years' experience in assessing and managing real estate development and construction delivery risk on behalf of institutional mortgagees, equity investors and owners. He joined IVI in 1984 and has served as Senior Vice President of the firm's CRM division for the last 15 years. This division has a staff of over 50 architects, engineers and project managers, and is currently providing Construction Risk Management services for over 320 projects having an aggregate direct cost in excess of $13 billion USD.  In addition to CRM services, the division offers owner representation, litigation support and development feasibility studies. 

IVI's projects include many of the highest-profile developments in the world including the $8.5 billion City Center Resort and Casino in Las Vegas and New York's $860 million Time Warner Center. Today, the firm is providing project management oversight to two luxury residential towers in New York: One 57 and 56 Leonard Street.  In addition to construction related services, IVI has one of the nation's foremost due diligence groups, providing a full menu of services including property condition assessments, Phase I environmental site assessments, mortgage and M&A due diligence, capital needs assessments, indoor air quality and mold assessments, and other environmental studies, and a wide range of specialty services beyond that.

"I'm proud to step into the role of president at IVI to help shape our continued growth and maintain our commitment to excellence across many highly demanding fields and services," Mr. Barone said. "We are dedicated to setting the bar in every field to craft the most informed and valuable solution for every construction and environmental need."

Mr. Barone is a New York State registered architect.

ABOUT IVI International, Inc.:
IVI is a leading global provider of integrated construction risk management and due diligence services.  Since 1973, the company's dedicated team of architects, engineers, accountants and asset management professionals has worked closely with real estate owners, investors and lending institutions to offer custom-tailored solutions to a wide range of construction and environmental needs.  IVI is headquartered in White Plains, New York with regional offices in Boston, Washington DC, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas and Denver.  International affiliates are in London and Paris.  For more information on IVI and our services, visit http://www.ivi-intl.com.

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