KOVA Partners appoints Patrice Heatherington as controller

Patrice HeatheringtonKOVA Partners, LLC has announced that Patrice Heatherington has been appointed to controller for the company. In her new role, Heatherington will be responsible for the direct supervision of all accounting and financial functions for KOVA Partners, and will assist in the creation and implementation of policies and procedures for accounting issues management and efficient and accurate closing and reporting processes.

Heatherington earned a Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality management from Ohio State University. She has 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, of which she served 11 years in accounting and 15 years in management. Prior to joining the team at KOVA Partners, Heatherington served as club controller for Vineyards Country Club in Naples, where she was responsible for the management of multiple departments, along with accounting and human resources.

About KOVA Partners, LLC

KOVA Partners, LLC is a privately owned, full-service real estate firm and real estate investment fund manager engaged in the development, financing, investment, managing, insurance and leasing of a wide array of real estate investment products and services. With offices in Naples and Bonita Springs, as well as numerous strategic partnerships with third party affiliates, KOVA Partners is comprised of KOVA Commercial, KOVA Property Management and KOVA Insurance Group, and prides itself on its ability to enhance profitability for all of its clients through strategic partnerships and effective solutions. For additional information about KOVA Partners, LLC, please visit www.KOVAPartners.com or call 239-261-2627.

KOVA Partners expands portfolio, launches KOVA Insurance Group

KOVA - Daniel Bolduc David Bolduc Anthony EmmaKOVA Partners, LLC is pleased to announces the launch of its latest division of services, KOVA Insurance Group, LLC (KIG). Led by David P. Bolduc, CFA, ARM, ARe and Daniel G. Bolduc, CPCU, KOVA’s newest offering provides clients a comprehensive approach to the management of real estate assets by combining the expertise of a fully integrated, full-service commercial real estate firm with insurance principals who possess an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of risk management pertaining to commercial properties.

The opportunity to expand KOVA Partners current repertoire of services was led by Anthony Emma, CEO and managing member of KOVA Partners, who invested as a partner with Lely Insurance to form KIG. Currently managing three million square feet of property, KOVA Partners presents a versatile portfolio of services, offering clients a tailored approach to the commercial insurance industry, and this acquisition will allow the company to continue to broaden its span of internal services available to clients. Specializing in the commercial real estate industry, KIG will have the distinctive ability to identify which insurance companies and coverages best fit each client based on their individual location, construction, age and square footage risk profile, and can evaluate clients’ insurance programs for coverage gaps and need for additional coverage to enhance their overall insurance programs.

“Following our motto of investing in people, our goal is to work on behalf of our clients to reduce operating expenses while providing the key services they need to promote growth. Incorporating insurance services into the mix allows KOVA to go above and beyond our call to provide a one-stop shop experience dedicated to the protection and management of our clients’ real estate assets,” Emma said. “Through KIG, we now have the ability to sit down with our clients and reassess risk and current premiums in order to pinpoint the areas within their coverage that need to be improved upon. This new division extends our range of service to prospective clients, and paves the way for current clients to enjoy yet another service available through KOVA Partners that will promote long-term benefits within their businesses.”

David Bolduc began his career as an underwriter with American International Group (AIG) where he was responsible for underwriting commercial insurance programs for several Fortune 500 corporations in New England and eastern Canada. He later joined Strategic Risk Solutions as a risk analyst where he performed a number of captive insurance feasibility studies, and also assisted in the management of a Bermuda-based reinsurance company focused on hurricane and earthquake catastrophe-prone commercial property insurance programs. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics from Brown University, and holds the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) designations from the Insurance Institute, and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) investment designation from the CFA Institute.

Daniel Bolduc’s past experience includes ownership of a successful insurance firm in Maine, where he successfully transformed a small agency into a flourishing business. He has earned the prestigious Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, a premier designation in the property and casualty insurance industry that is held by just over two percent of all those employed in the insurance industry in the United States. Achieving the designation requires completion of courses covering topics such as insurance law, history, contracts, property insurance, liability insurance, operations, rate making and risk management. Before entering the insurance industry, Daniel Bolduc served as a professional hockey player, represented the United States at two World Championships and is a former member of the 1976 USA Olympic Hockey Team and 1976 USA Canada Cup Team. He played college hockey at Harvard University, reaching two NCAA Frozen Fours, and winning two Beanpot Championships.

About KOVA Partners, LLC

KOVA Partners, LLC is a privately owned, full-service real estate firm and real estate investment fund manager engaged in the development, financing, investment, managing, insurance and leasing of a wide array of real estate investment products and services. With offices in Naples and Bonita Springs, as well as numerous strategic partnerships with third party affiliates, KOVA Partners is comprised of KOVA Commercial, KOVA Property Management and KOVA Insurance Group, and prides itself on its ability to enhance profitability for all of its clients through strategic partnerships and effective solutions. For additional information about KOVA Partners, LLC, please visit www.KOVAPartners.com or call 239-261-2627.