I’m writing in regard to Edward D. Ptacek, a long-time business associate that I have known for many, many years. Ed has had an outstanding professional career with special emphasis on his loan origination and underwriting skills where I believe he has originated almost $1 Billion Dollars in loans covering all property types with a multitude of different lenders. May years ago, as an attorney I represented several banks in which Ed was involved either as an employee or as a loan participant and found him at all time to be an extremely accomplished lender and very well grounded in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate lending.
Not only is he an accomplished lender, but Ed is also a C.G.R.A. (Certified General Real Estate Appraiser) having appraised hundreds of all types of income properties. He is also certified by The Appraisal institute in Litigation Support and Expert Witness where he has significant experiences with both litigators in court appearances.
As a Well-rounded professional, Ed also has deep experience in the management of retail real estate and recently was responsible for overseeing 1.3 million square foot portfolio involving the disciplines of accounting, property management systems as well as tenant issues, lender issues and similar property management matters.
His integrity and his deep commitment to the work ethic is truly exemplary.
In summary, I strongly recommend Ed for the discpilines enumerated above and would hope that you would give him every consideration. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to cal.
Very truly you,
Richard S. Ziman