Friedman Real Estate Welcomes Betsy Allen As General Counsel

Posted on March 10, 2023

Farmington Hills, Michigan (March 10, 2023) – Friedman Real Estate, one of the nation’s leading owner/operators of commercial real estate, is pleased to announce that Betsy Allen has joined the company as General Counsel and Managing Director of Legal Services.

In her new role, Ms. Allen will oversee the firm’s in-house legal team and provide advice and counsel to the company’s principals, department heads and internal stakeholders regarding the acquisition, disposition, financing, and development of commercial real estate.  Ms. Allen will also direct the company’s compliance, risk management, corporate governance, and employment-related matters.

“We are pleased to welcome Betsy to the Friedman team,” said Scott Shefman, Executive Managing Director, Real Estate Operations. “Betsy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our organization, and we expect that she will be instrumental in helping us to operate and expand our growing commercial real estate business.”

Prior to joining Friedman, Ms. Allen spent eight years working for a large commercial law firm in Detroit. She holds a JD degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

“I am very excited to join Friedman Real Estate,” said Ms. Allen. “I look forward to working with the Friedman Team and making contributions to the company’s continued success.”