Strengthening our US project management offer with public sector specialists Heery

Incorporating Heery’s enhanced project and programme management offer into our business gives us the scale, capacity and capability to support any project of any size and complexity, anywhere in the US.

In January this year Turner & Townsend welcomed public sector project and programme management specialists Heery into our US business from CBRE.   

From 1 April the Heery team will operate in the US market as Turner & Townsend Heery under the continued leadership of Executive Vice President, Rob Chomiak.  

Bringing 350 new colleagues from CBRE Heery into our Turner & Townsend team takes our overall headcount in the US to nearly 1,500 employees. It also substantially increases our geographical reach, giving us two new office locations and strengthening our market presence in 12 of Turner & Townsend’s existing 19 US locations. 

The coming together of Turner & Townsend Heery has been delivered through our wider strategic partnership with CBRE, leveraging the strength of our advice to clients across the project lifecycle and consolidating our geographic reach. Heery was acquired by CBRE in 2017 and Heery's longstanding design, engineering and commissioning practice remains as part of CBRE.  

Founded in 1952, Heery specialises in project and programme management for public sector organisations, including local and federal government, aviation, healthcare and education providers, and cultural and sporting institutions.  

Landmark projects for Heery across the US have included major expansion and capital investment projects for Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta and Miami airports, and K-12 public schools programmes in many of the largest US school districts including Miami, Atlanta, Portland, Los Angeles, Puerto Rico, Dallas and Houston.    

Heery also has a track record of delivering Government projects, including renovation of the U.S. Department of State headquarters and the Calexico Land Port of Entry, as well as projects for the General Services Administration, National Institute of Health, Social Security Administration, Department of Agriculture, and National Archives and Records Administration. Its other public sector clients include the United States Postal Service, Freddie Mac, the Federal Reserve Board and the International Monetary Fund.    

This experience closely complements Turner & Townsend’s support for high-profile government and public sector projects, as well as our work in key strategic growth markets for the US including green industries, infrastructure, logistics, manufacturing and life sciences.   

Turner & Townsend Heery and CBRE Global Workplace Solutions specialists also continue to collaborate closely to provide integrated services to public sector clients.  

John Robbins, Country Managing Director, USA and North America Head of Real Estate said: 

The addition of Turner & Townsend Heery enables us to rapidly expand our project management offering across North America, creating a compelling proposition for our clients that brings access to a diverse suite of services, experience and geographies.

"The move also supports our wider goal at Turner & Townsend to deepen our relationships across the public and private sectors as we diversify our operational model."

Rob Chomiak, Executive Vice President, Turner & Townsend Heery said: 

"Coming together with Turner & Townsend marks a new stage in our business’ evolution."

As Turner & Townsend Heery, our combined expertise will give our clients access to leading global market insight, data and digital platforms as they navigate an increasingly complex construction and investment landscape.

"For our own team, this act of joining forces will help create a fantastic platform for career growth – opening up further opportunities to expand their experience and capabilities, supporting even bigger and more challenging projects."

About Turner & Townsend 

Turner & Townsend is a global professional services company with over 10,000 people in 50 countries. Collaborating with our clients across real estate, infrastructure and natural resources sectors, we specialise in major programmes, programme management, cost and commercial management, net zero and digital solutions. 

We are majority-owned by CBRE Group, Inc., the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with our partners holding a significant minority interest. Turner & Townsend and CBRE work together to provide clients with the premier programme, project and cost management offering in markets around the world. 

We are passionate about making the difference, transforming performance for a green, inclusive and productive world.

A selection of projects in which Heery has been involved.