Lou Proto

Lou Proto, principal of The Proto Group, has been in the commercial real estate field since 1989. He has served as the state of Connecticut Retail Co-Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers, a post he held from 1996-2000. Lou is an active member of the Amity Club, St. Andrews Society, Sons of Italy, Porcini International, and is a past president and active member of the Greater New Haven Association of Realtor's Commercial and Investment Division. Lou resides with his wife and daughter in Bethany.

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Steve Patten

Steve Patten, CCIM has specialized in the commercial field since 1994. In addition to holding a BA in economics from the University of Connecticut, he has earned degrees in architectural drafting and mechanical engineering. Steve served as 2012 CT CCIM Chapter president and is a current member of its Board of Directors. He has served as the Connecticut ICSC Retail co-Chairman from 2002-2005, held the position of Director of the Greater New Haven Association of Realtors from 2004-2006, and is a former president and director of the Greater New Haven Association of Realtor's Commercial and Investment Division. Steve has been a contributor to the New England Real Estate Journal.  He is a volunteer for The American Heart Association and The First Tee of Connecticut. Steve and his wife live in Cromwell.

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Kathy Proto

Kathy Proto is the Chief Financial Officer for the company.  She handles all accounts payable, receivable, and all bookkeeping functions at the firm.

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Lauren Anderson

Lauren Anderson is the Office Manager at The Proto Group. She graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in 2015. She began working with the firm in early 2016. In her free time, Lauren coaches cheerleading for Derby High School and Derby Pop Warner, where she has won several state and national championships. She resides in Derby with her family. 

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