Our Company

The Team

Serving the Compliance and Due Diligence needs of Lending and Real Estate Institutions.

The strength of LCS has always been the people who work here. Our staff has an acute understanding of a lender’s perspective. So, we know how to search out threats and hazards to a real estate transaction – and provide insight to close your transactions with peace of mind.

LCS CEO Ted Duffy

Ted Duffy

Chief Executive Officer

Ted Duffy

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Duffy has more than fifteen years experience in environmental investigations, design remediation, and project management capabilities. During his tenure with a previous employer, Mr. Duffy acted as Executive Vice President to the Chief Executive Officer in the development and management of products and services for a large client base. Mr. Duffy's understanding and research into the issues facing lenders and real estate professionals have allowed him to develop low cost environmental service packages for our growing client base.

Mr. Duffy has extensive experience in asbestos and lead-based paint related issues having served as general manager for a large consulting firm in the New York City area. His depth and breadth of knowledge lends a unique perspective on building related issues in real estate transactions.

LCS president Ben Bremer

Benjamin Bremer

President

Benjamin Bremer

President

Mr. Bremer is President of LCS. He works with the maintenance and development of both new and existing clients nationwide. Mr. Bremer also manages the LCS Express and other outsourced due diligence programs from development through implementation.

While with LCS, Mr. Bremer has been involved in thousands of Environmental Site Assessments and construction projects. This includes site reconnaissance, data review, and report preparation. Mr. Bremer has completed field studies nationwide range from small gasoline stations to large scale industrial facilities.

While an Environmental Scientist with LCS, Mr. Bremer has also been involved in hundreds of intrusive investigations and remediation projects. Such investigations have included gasoline stations, dry cleaning facilities, motor repair facilities, and industrial facilities. Mr. Bremer’s hands-on experience has included soil sampling, groundwater monitoring well preparation and sampling, environmental drilling, underground storage tank removals, remediation projects, project management, data review and report preparation.

While studying at SUNY at Buffalo, Mr. Bremer interned at Wastestream Technology, Inc. where he was involved in testing soil and water extractions for potential pollutants. His experience in the lab primarily dealt with metal extractions, while also being introduced to volatile organic compounds, semi-volatile organic compounds, pesticides, and herbicides analysis.

LCS COO Meg Battin

Meg Battin

Chief Operating Officer

Meg Battin

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Battin has over twenty-five years of experience in various aspects of the environmental field including environmental management, compliance, research, and site investigation. Ms. Battin has acted as a liaison between property owners, and governmental and financial agencies. She was previously a partner and Vice President of an environmental consulting firm in the Chesapeake Bay Region.

Ms. Battin has conducted and reviewed thousands of Phase I and Transaction Screen Environmental Site Assessments, environmental compliance and research projects, as well as conducted and managed numerous Phase II and Phase III projects including hydrogeologic investigations, storage tank management and underground storage tank (UST) removal and closure projects, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) monitoring, assessment and reporting, groundwater monitoring well installation and monitoring, landfill delineation projects, and site characterization and remedial design projects.

LCS CFO Mary Kay Myers

Mary Kay Myers, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

LCS CFO Mary Kay Myers

Mary Kay Myers, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Mary Kay has more than 13 years of experience in accounting, ranging from monitoring cash flow and budgeting to customer invoices and collections. She currently manages all financial related aspects of the business.

After graduating from Canisius College with a B.S. in Accounting, Mary Kay began her career as an auditor with one of the Big 4 international accounting firms. There, she serviced a wide range of clients in many different industries, including construction, manufacturing, and non-profit organizations. Later, she went to work for a local municipality as the director of finance, preparing annual budgets for all funds and districts, and implementing and managing investment and purchasing policies.

Prior to joining LCS in 2000, she was an accountant with a manufacturing company where she implemented and managed a computerized employee stock option plan, maintained capital expenditure projects, and prepared monthly and quarterly cash flow statements, in addition to her daily tasks of managing accounts receivables and collections.

LCS SVP Douglas Reid

Douglas B. Reid

SVP, Environmental Services

LCS SVP Douglas Reid

Douglas B. Reid

SVP, Environmental Services

Douglas Reid is the Sr. VP of Environmental Services for Lender Consulting Services, Inc. and works with LCS’ clients assisting with environmental risk management, consulting on potential liabilities and providing practical solutions for identified concerns associated with commercial real estate located anywhere in North America.

To date, Mr. Reid has completed or been directly involved with more than 10,000 Phase I, Transaction Screen Environmental Site Assessments, Underground Storage Tank abandonments, Vapor Intrusion assessments, Remedial Investigations, Feasibility Studies and Remediation projects. Previously, Mr. Reid worked as a consultant to major oil companies working on gasoline stations and major oil storage facilities. Mr. Reid graduated from Slippery Rock University, located in Pennsylvania, in 1995, with a B.S. in Environmental Science.

LCS Julie Daly

Julie A. Daly

SVP, Environmental Services & GM, NY & Tri-State Region

LCS Julie Daly

Julie A. Daly

SVP, Environmental Services & GM, NY & Tri-State Region

Ms. Daly has over fourteen years of experience in various aspects of the environmental field including laboratory analysis, environmental compliance, research and site investigation. She was previously a Project Manager with an environmental consulting firm in the greater NYC area.

Ms. Daly has conducted and reviewed countless Environmental Site Assessments across the United States for residential, commercial, and industrial properties. This has included all aspects of data collection, data review and report preparation. Her responsibilities have also included conducting asbestos surveys, conducting lead-based paint surveys, managing large property portfolios, training environmental professionals and assisting in Phase II investigations. In addition, Mrs. Daly performs construction-related services, including Construction Draw inspections.

LCS Eric Roeder

Eric Roeder

SVP, Valuation Services

LCS Eric Roeder

Eric Roeder

SVP, Valuation Services

Eric J. Roeder is a distinguished valuation professional with over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. Over the course of his career, his areas of expertise have focused on residential and commercial appraisal and brokerage.

He has worked for two of the largest financial institutions in the nation, Transamerica Life Insurance and SunTrust Bank, where he spent the last several years as a regional valuation manager that supported Commercial Lending Units, Special Assets, OREO and Corporate Facilities. He has mentored many community banks in the creation of valuation policies and procedures for their lending and foreclosure activities.

His MAI and CCIM designations and MS in Real Estate Appraisal and BA in Economics make him uniquely qualified to assist lending institutions in meeting the myriad compliance requirements at the Fed, OCC and FDIC as well as NCUA. Eric is also an approved instructor for the Appraisal Institute, allowing him to bring client centric appraisal training and educational services to lending institutions of any size.

Mike Kosmoski

VP, Construction Services

Mike Kosmoski

VP, Construction Services

Mike Kosmoski is a career construction professional with over 22 years of multidisciplinary work experience in the construction industry. He holds a B.S. in Architecture from the University at Buffalo and has used that knowledge to assist in all facets of a diverse group of construction projects. His career path has allowed him to be involved in a wide variety of construction methods and building compositions. Prior to joining LCS, Mr. Kosmoski was Director of Construction for a Buffalo based multifamily contractor with a nationwide presence.

With an in-depth knowledge of the preconstruction discipline, Mr. Kosmoski is highly skilled at plan and specification cost reviews, property condition assessments, schedule creation/analysis, conceptual estimating, scope of work generation and drawing constructability reviews. Also, his involvement as a construction project manager allows him to QA/QC outgoing reports with a highly critical eye. Mr. Kosmoski’s background and depth of knowledge provides our clients the perfect resource to assist with a wide variety of risk management solutions.

Currently, Mr. Kosmoski is a licensed general contractor for the state of North Carolina and has a license pending in South Carolina.

LCS Abby Pudhorodski

Abby Pudhorodski

VP, EAQuick Services

LCS Abby Pudhorodski

Abby Pudhorodski

VP, EAQuick Services

LCS David Crandall

David Crandall

VP & Director, Environmental Due Diligence Services

LCS David Crandall

David Crandall

VP & Director, Environmental Due Diligence Services

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Our Philosophy

Make a difference in all your real estate transactions

We make a difference by bringing experience that was born and forged in the world we live in. Our senior staff has an acute understanding of a lender’s perspective. This gives us a unique outlook on the nuances and complexities associated with property transactions.

The six-lined LCS logo is adapted from the 3,000 year-old Chinese text called the I Ching or Book of Changes. The I Ching consists of 64 hexagrams, each of whose combinations of broken and/or unbroken lines offers a keyhole glimpse into the meaning of a particular moment in time. The LCS hexagram of six unbroken lines represents the power of pure energy. We translate it as “Be Creative in Facing Challenges.”

Being creative in facing challenges comes down to seeing the business through the eyes of both the lender and the borrower and understanding their respective needs. Being practical in the transaction is important. Identifying alternative methods to collateralize the mortgage, finding the right type of environmental insurance policy or creating an escrow account to cover post-closing investigations and anticipated remedial costs are examples of LCS’ practical and creative approach.

We customize all our products and services to meet your specific needs, and we work with you to learn exactly what those needs are. We see all your transactions from your point of view. We will provide what you need in the most affordable and efficient manner possible.