August 11, 2020 – Ulmer & Berne LLP is pleased to share that Partner Jodi Rich has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS), a nonprofit whose mission is to revitalize Cleveland’s diverse communities, strengthen the regional economy, and enhance the quality of life in northeastern Ohio.
Rich is a partner in the Cleveland office of Ulmer & Berne LLP where she has practiced since 2001 and leads the Retail, Restaurants and Hospitality Industry Group. With nearly 20 years of experience in real estate law, she assists clients with matters involving all types of commercial properties with a particular focus on addressing the legal needs of clients in the retail, restaurant, and hospitality industries. She represents a wide variety of clients in commercial real estate transactions, including buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, borrowers, and lenders in the acquisition, sale, development, leasing, and financing of commercial properties.
Committed to the industry and her local community, Rich is a member of the American, Ohio State, and Cleveland Metropolitan bar associations and a member of the Cleveland Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women. Jodi is an active member of Park Synagogue where she often volunteers. She is a frequent speaker on real estate topics, specifically restaurant and retail leasing.
The Cleveland Restoration Society is a private non-profit organization that was founded in 1972. CRS operated on a volunteer basis until 1987, when it hired its first professional full-time staff member. In the intervening decades, CRS has grown into a vibrant organization with an operating budget over $1 million, an engaged board of trustees, a headquarters on Prospect Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio, and a staff of professionals offering historic preservation programs and expertise throughout Greater Cleveland. CRS is a member of the National Preservation Partners Network.