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Adamowicz Named Director of Real Estate

Harbor Commission appoints acting director to oversee leasing

January 28, 2008

The Board of Harbor Commissioners has named Karl Adamowicz as the Director of Real Estate for the Port of Long Beach.

Adamowicz had been serving as Acting Director of the Real Estate Division since January 2007. He started at the Port in 1997 as a Leasing Officer in the Real Estate (formerly Properties) Division.

The Real Estate Division is responsible for generating revenue through leases of Port property and facilities. The Division also plays a crucial role in implementing the environmental policies and directives of the Harbor Commission.

As Director, Adamowicz will oversee property negotiations including "Green Leases" that adhere to the Port's Green Port Policy and Clean Air Action Plan. The Port has two terminals under Green Leases and will expand them to all terminals as older leases expire. Through Green Leases, marine terminal operators are required to reduce emissions of air pollutants, among other environmental improvements.

The Real Estate Division also administers the operations of the Foreign Trade Zones under the jurisdiction of the Port, and coordinates a team that maintains and repairs Port assets. Adamowicz reports to the Managing Director of Finance and Administration, Steven Rubin.

Before coming to the Port, Adamowicz was a Real Estate Officer with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and has also worked in the Real Estate Department of Southern Pacific railroad.

A resident of Orange, Adamowicz has an MBA from Pepperdine University and a bachelor's degree in geology from California State University, Los Angeles. He holds a California Real Estate Broker's License and earned a Global Logistics Specialist professional designation from California State University, Long Beach, in 2002.


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