Global Hospitality Construction and Development Executive Middleton Teams with Peter M. Lehrer and Norbert Young to Lead Top Consultancy That Guides Building Owners and Developers through World-Class Construction Projects
New York, NY—(July 18, 2016)—Lehrer, LLC, one of the nation’s most accomplished construction consulting firms focused on strategic guidance and project development for large-scale, building projects, announced today that Gavin Middleton, former SVP Construction and Development with Starwood Capital Group, will join the Lehrer Executive Leadership team as Partner and Chief Operating Officer, effective July 18, 2016.

Prior to joining Lehrer, LLC, Mr. Middleton oversaw construction and development activity for Starwood Capital Group. He brings to the Lehrer team more than 24 years of real estate development and project management experience throughout North America and Europe, and has successfully planned, developed and executed industry-leading projects across a comprehensive variety of asset classes. These include luxury urban hotels, beach resorts, high-rise condominiums, mid- and high-rise office buildings and industrial business parks.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Middleton was a Partner and Vice President of Engineering and Construction Services for CPI Capital Partners North America, Citigroup’s opportunistic real estate fund business, which he joined at its inception after an eight-year tenure helping to manage the firm’s real estate portfolio.

“Gavin is an intelligent, driven, strategic thinker with an uncanny ability to see the big picture,” said Peter M. Lehrer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lehrer, LLC. “He is able to nimbly navigate the complex and challenging issues that regularly confront building developers and owners. His success is rooted in the same long-term relationship building that makes Lehrer, LLC such a valued partner for so many iconic property owners and projects. Norbert and I are excited to welcome Gavin to the leadership team and look forward to sharing his expertise and counsel with new and existing clients as we work together so that their best interests are thoughtfully and strategically served—no exceptions.”

As Owner Advisors to some of the world’s most visionary building developers, Lehrer, LLC has created a forward-looking model for overseeing the development and execution of industry-changing real estate projects. With more than $4 Billion in project volume, the firm has demonstrated unrivaled business acumen from the owner’s perspective.

“Gavin brings to the table a depth of experience and a uniquely modern perspective that are in perfect sync with the model and mission that drive our company forward,” said Norbert W. Young, FAIA, Executive Vice President for Lehrer, LLC. “We are thrilled to introduce him as a trusted partner and advisor who will understand and assist our client decision makers. Peter and I have no doubt that Gavin’s commitment to excellence, and his no-stone-unturned approach to getting projects done quickly and cost-effectively will continue to enhance the capabilities of the team.”

“Today’s building and construction landscape is economically and environmentally challenging, and ripe for growth and innovation,” said Gavin Middleton. “Peter and Norbert have masterfully engineered a foundation for Lehrer, LLC that is built on knowledge, creativity and steadfast relationships and I look forward to contributing to the continued growth of the firm.”

About Lehrer, LLC

Lehrer, LLC is a construction project consultancy firm widely recognized as the industry leader for guiding owners, developers, and institutions through complex capital projects. Established in 1996, when Peter Lehrer sought to improve collaboration between builders, designers and regulators in the construction industry, Lehrer, LLC delivers top-tier strategic guidance and a hands-on support system to a multitude of prestigious clients. By focusing on careful planning of early project stages Lehrer Owner Advisors help their clients deliver the maximum impact on budget and on time.

The Lehrer, LLC portfolio includes prominent New York City landmarks and projects such as the Whitney MuseumColumbia UniversityRockefeller UniversityBarnard CollegeNew York Public LibraryJetBlue Terminal 5Eataly15 Central Park WestBloomberg Headquarters220 Central Park South and currently serving as Owner’s Advisor for the expansion of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
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