East Greenwich, R.I. (May 7, 2013) –Corvias Group, a privately-owned, vertically-integrated real estate solutions group, announced today the promotion of Sara Ortleb to Assistant General Counsel from Associate Counsel as a recognition of her hard work and vital role in the legal department.
As Assistant General Counsel, Ortleb will continue to work alongside Corvias Group’s General Counsel to provide legal support on all company matters. As a result of the company’s expansion into the student housing market in July 2012 with the creation of Corvias Campus Living, its portfolio now includes strategic partnerships with both higher education and military clients. Ortleb will assume additional responsibility across both divisions and help grow the legal department to accommodate the larger volume of work.
“Sara has succeeded in gaining the trust of clients and all those who work with her through her ability to provide sound and balanced legal guidance and support,” said William Culton, General Counsel at Corvias Group. “Her dedication to our core values and the extensive work she has done over the past three years make her an invaluable asset to Corvias’ legal department and the company as a whole.”
During the past three years at Corvias Group, Ortleb has successfully led efforts on several initiatives put forth by the legal department, including the development of Standard Operating Procedures, implementing the use of standard form agreements and contract training. She also created the legal department’s intranet site to promote consistency and the sharing of institutional knowledge.
Prior to joining Corvias Group, Ortleb served as an Assistant General Counsel at Nestor, Inc., where she was responsible for all legal matters of the company, including the management of outside counsel and coordinating due diligence investigations and meetings between the company and interested bidders. Prior to Nestor, she was the Director of Compliance at GTECH Corporation where she gained experience drafting and implementing compliance plans and codes of conduct, as well as in the negotiation of customer, vendor, employment, non-disclosure and noncompetition contracts.
Ortleb earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and psychology from Indiana University, and then went on to graduate from Emory University School of Law. She is a member of the State Bar of Rhode Island and the State Bar of Massachusetts, as well as the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island.
About Corvias Group
Corvias is a privately-owned, vertically-integrated real estate solutions group dedicated to building strong communities through partnerships that deliver the highest quality development, construction and management solutions to a range of clients, including the military and higher education. Applying our success as pioneers of real estate development and management as Picerne Military Housing, Corvias delivers customer service that exceeds client expectations and an innovative, holistic approach to facility financing, management and construction. We have the ability to forge partnerships that consistently put the interests of our clients first and the flexibility to pursue creative, sustainable long-term solutions to their most difficult challenges.www.corvias.com