Brent Anderson serves as Chief Executive Officer of International Risk Group, LLC, and is former President and Corporate Counsel for Cherokee Environmental Risk Management. With over 25 years of experience as an engineer, attorney, and entrepreneur in the impaired asset industry, Mr. Anderson has purchased and sold numerous properties with complex transactional and environmental issues involving Superfund, hazardous and solid waste, underground storage tanks, and mining liabilities. His wide range of knowledge in structuring transactions, obtaining land use entitlements, obtaining relief from regulatory agencies, and in negotiating complex transactions has earned him a solid reputation. He has started and managed environmental consulting and remediation construction companies and has completed over $300 million worth of emergency response, hazardous waste remediation, and mine reclamation projects. Mr. Anderson is published in numerous technical and legal journals and is an adjunct professor at Colorado School of Mines and the University of Denver. He received a JD (Order of St. Ives) from the University of Denver, an ME in Geological Engineering from Colorado School of Mines (Cum Laude), and a BS in Geology from Montana State University (Cum Laude). Mr. Anderson is a member of Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the Denver, Colorado, and American Bar Associations.
Mikk Anderson, Senior Vice President and Founding Member of International Risk Group, LLC, has over 35 years of experience managing impaired assets, including significant involvement in strategy development, operations and project management, client relationships, and litigation support activities. He is a recognized expert in the management of hazardous construction waste, demolition, and industrial property redevelopment. Mr. Anderson’s credentials include support for private corporations and local, state, and Federal governmental agencies. His clients included ARCO, Shell, UNOCAL, AlliedSignal, General Dynamics, General Motors, Lockheed, Rockwell, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Defense. At IRG, Mr. Anderson has served as Principal for a variety of projects including the Phoenix award winning NASA Downey site risk assumption, North Haven scrap yard to retail center, the redevelopment of former Ford Lorain, Ohio Assembly Plant, Koppers wood treating portfolio, and redevelopment of the former Alcoa West Plant in Alcoa, Tennessee. Prior to joining IRG, Mr. Anderson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Perix Industries. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering and an MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Washington.
Patrick Riddell, CEO of IRG Environmental, LLC, an International Risk Group company, has over 35 years of experience in loss control, safety, construction, and oil field and environmental insurance. He has developed and successfully implemented risk management and owner control programs for entire states, Fortune 500 Companies, and construction projects in the United States, Australia, and China. Mr. Riddell has primarily been engaged in acquisition and development of impaired properties, alternative energy acquisitions, and security programs for decommissioning marginally producing European oil production facilities. He served on various association boards and as a faculty member for the Minnesota Institute for Legal Education, the Texas Environmental Conference, the National Association of Industrial Office Parks, Colorado Real Estate Coalition, PIA, IIA, and CLE International. While with Cherokee Environmental Risk Management, Mr. Riddell was Senior Vice President of Risk Management Operations. He has also served as Vice President and Director of Environmental Risk Insurance Company (ERIC) and was a Senior Underwriter for the SAFECO Insurance Company. As a past principal in two independent brokerage firms, and as a Loss Control Consultant for Hartford Insurance Company, Mr. Riddell is well equipped in the field. He is a graduate of the Texas A & M University System.
Dwight Stenseth is the Vice President of Real Estate Investment for International Risk Group, LLC. Mr. Stenseth has over 30 years of real estate financing, investment, development, and asset management experience on all types of real estate properties. He has directed the acquisition or disposition of over $2 billion of real estate assets and other related investments. His responsibilities at IRG include managing the day-to-day activities of all real estate investment and asset management, including new deal origination, underwriting, due diligence, and value creation. Mr. Stenseth was managing director and partner in the Denver office of Cherokee Investment Partners, a $2 billion real estate investment fund. During his 12 years with Cherokee he was responsible for the investment and management of over $1 billion of real estate transactions throughout the United States and Canada. Mr. Stenseth earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota and received his MBA from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. He is a licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker, and an active member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is also active in several nonprofit groups, foundations, and service organizations in the Denver area.
Mr. Laraway has over 20-years of experience managing and directed a variety of programs and projects for private sector companies, investors and developers. For the past 10-years, Mr. Laraway has been responsible for sourcing and managing distressed real estate redevelopment projects for IRG. He leads a team of real estate, engineering, finance and legal professionals to acquire real estate in core urban infill locations. Mr. Laraway spearheads the development of each projects business plan, and post close manages the implementation to rehabilitate, redevelop and redeploy the properties to the market. His efforts have resulting in monetizing the assets for high yield returns to investors, typically between a 1.6 to 2.3 equity multiple. Additionally, Mr. Laraway works with real estate professionals in target markets to identify ideal projects that fit capitals’ investment criteria, develops investment memorandums and works to raise capital on a project by project basis. He was responsible for the underwriting and risk management of over $30-million dollars of impaired real estate development projects financed by 3rd party private equity with a concentration in the Northeastern United States. He has been a Director of Operations for an Engineering Consulting Company, managing a group of 23 multi-disciplined professionals as well as a consultant for one of the largest Engineering consulting groups in the United States. Mr. Laraway earned a B.S from Rutgers University and a MBA in Finance from the University of Colorado at Denver.
J. Kemper Will has worked with impaired properties for over 30 years: managing transactions, working through regulatory processes, as a property owner/investor, advising clients on complex transactions, and creating successful remediation and redevelopment strategies. He has been involved in hundreds of impaired property transactions, complex litigation and numerous corporate transactions. Subject properties have included industrial, commercial, shopping centers, mining, municipal, military, oil and gas, and urban centers. Transactions have required knowledge of and responding to the full range of environmental authorities at local, state and federal levels. Mr. Will is considered an innovator, creative out-of-the-box strategist, and effective communicator. He is recognized as a top environmental lawyer, including repeated listings in Best Lawyers in America, Colorado Superlawyers and Chambers USA. He has undergraduate and master’s degrees in biology, and a law degree from Georgetown University. Mr. Will began his professional journey as an EPA attorney in Washington, D.C. and Denver, Colorado, and has practiced environmental law with Burns, Figa & Will, PC, the 25 lawyer firm he co-founded in 1981. In addition to his law practice, he co-founded Industrial Compliance, Inc., an environmental consulting company (1985); founded and manages Columbine Strategics LLC, a management consulting company (2005); and founded and manages AgX Resources, LLC, a joint venturer with Hecla Mining Company in a Colorado mining project (2009).
Kristine C Lemanski, CPA
Ms. Lemanski, Senior Controller, is a Colorado licensed Certified Public Accountant with 23 years of experience in accounting, consulting, and auditing governmental, private, and not-for-profit entities. She received her BS degree in Accounting from Mesa State College, where she graduated Cum Laude. She is a member of P.E.O.