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Revolutions in Real Estate: 8th Annual Real Estate Event

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

For IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2013

Dietrick Group Forecasts and Analyzes at 8th Annual Real Estate Event

What: Dietrick Group’s 8th Annual Commercial Real Estate Presentation. A discussion of the state of Lehigh Valley real estate.

Where: Revolutions Saucon Valley, 3717 Route 378, Bethlehem, www.revolutionsentertainment.com

When: Wednesday, May 1 from 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Who: Dietrick Group – A full-service commercial real estate firm, specializing in sales, leasing, appraisal and property management. www.dietrickgroup.com

Media Wishing to Attend: Email Kelly-Anne S. Rohrbach at krohrbach@dietrickgroup.com or call 610-391-8888

Tickets: RSVP required. Please call Gina Novak at 610-391-8888.

Every year hundreds of local real estate industry insiders, from developers and builders, to brokers and investors, flock to Dietrick Group’s annual presentation to learn the temperature of the Lehigh Valley real estate market: Where are the hot spots? Which sectors are thriving and which could use a leg up?

“This past year was one of continued activity across the board, albeit a little slow in some sectors,” noted Linda Dietrick, founder and managing partner of Dietrick Group, LLC. “We’re not out of the woods yet, but there has been moderate, tempered growth throughout the Valley.”

It’s these bright spots that Dietrick and her team will highlight at the 8th Annual Lehigh Valley Commercial Real Estate Presentation on May 1. Dietrick also will forecast what’s in store for the coming year.

Attendees can look forward to a walking video tour of Allentown’s “City Center” development, led by Jim Gentile, president of North Star Construction Management, as well as an introduction to the city’s proposed “Waterfront” development, led by developers Andy Twiggar and Ryan Dunn, of Dunn Twiggar Company, LLC, and Zachary Jaindl, senior operations officer of Jaindl Properties.

The event guest list mimics a “Who’s Who” roster in local commercial real estate and has grown exponentially from a smattering of attendees at the meeting’s first incarnation in 2006 to this May, when the guest list numbers nearly 400.

The draw?

“They’re not going to get this information as concise anywhere else,” Dietrick said. “Not in such a nice and fun package.”

Each year Dietrick selects a venue that reflects a new area highlight, be it the Rave Movie Theatre, Coca Cola Park, Mack Trucks, ArtsQuest Center at Steel Stacks, the Sands Casino or, last year, Allentown Symphony Hall. This year, the presentation will be all rock, bowl and real estate at Revolutions Saucon Valley.

“As we worked through potential venues, we just loved the playful elegance of Bethlehem’s newest hot spot,” Dietrick noted.

The meeting will be followed by networking, hors d’oeuvres and drinks in Revolutions’ Red Brick Grille.

Dietrick Group thanks event sponsor, PennCap Properties (http://www.penncapproperties.com ) and in-kind reception partner, Habitat for Humanity Lehigh Valley(http://habitatlv.org/).

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To request more information on this or any other Dietrick news and events or to schedule an interview with Managing Partner Linda Dietrick or another member of the Dietrick team, contact Kelly-Anne Rohrbach by calling 610-391-8888 or by email at krohrbach@dietrickgroup.com. For more information about Dietrick visitwww.dietrickgroup.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dietrickgroup and on Twitter @dietrickgroup.

About Dietrick Group: Dietrick is a full-service real estate services firm with a focus on commercial sales and leasing, appraisal and property management. Dietrick Group’s business model is straightforward and has not changed since the day it opened its doors: stay focused on our core strengths and the markets we know best. Established in 2006 on the foundation of our unwavering commitment to establish and maintain long-term relations, it is the trust and loyalty of our clients that has been the hallmark of our past success and, more importantly, the reason for our optimism and confidence in the future.

Linda L. Dietrick (Managing Partner/Director of Appraisal): Mrs. Dietrick graduated from Kutztown University in Kutztown, Pennsylvania and continued her education at New York University’s Real Estate Institute in New York, New York and Schlicher-Kratz Institute of Real Estate in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Linda is recognized as an expert in the field of commercial and investment real estate as a designated CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member). She is currently President of CREW Lehigh Valley, a commercial real estate women’s network, after being active in the organization as Vice President/President Elect and Program Committee Chair. Mrs. Dietrick is an Associate Member of the Appraisal Institute (AI), Society of Industrial & Office Realtors® (SIOR) and the Institute of Real Estate Management® (IREM). Mrs. Dietrick is also the 2010 recipient of the 7th Annual Crossing Borders Award and the 2008 recipient of the Lehigh Valley SUITS Commercial Real Estate Award.

Kelly L. Berfield (Partner/Broker of Record): Ms. Berfield supervises Dietrick Group’s sales and leasing department to ensure proper operation of all of its brokerage efforts. Ms. Berfield received a Juris Doctor and a Master of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey and has been a licensed Pennsylvania Real Estate Salesperson for more than 15 years and received her Broker’s license in 2007.  She has been practicing real estate law in New Jersey since 2001.  Ms. Berfield also teaches real estate at Lehigh University.

Ryan C. Dietrick (Partner/Director of Sales and Property Management): Mr. Dietrick oversees sales and outside marketing efforts for all development projects, cultivates and maintains client relationships and negotiates acquisitions and land development opportunities for client portfolios as well as Dietrick Group’s portfolio. He attended Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Monmouth University in Monmouth, New Jersey. Prior to opening the doors to Dietrick Group, LLC in 2006, he was Partner of Dietrick Group Consulting and a Sales Representative at Verizon Wireless. A licensed Pennsylvania Realtor, Mr. Dietrick also has his ACOM designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). He is an active participant in Moravian Academy’s Summer Bridge program as a member of the Board and Marketing Committee.