Event Name: Mergers & Acquisitions: Navigating Personal Change Successfully
Event Date: February 10, 2020
Event Start Time: 5:30 pm
Event End Time: 7:30 pm
Event Location: SmithGroup, 100 High St #1800, Boston, MA 02110
Hosted by: Career Strategies Development
Every week it seems as if a new merger or acquisition is announced. The A/E/C and larger real estate industries are defined by constant change. Anticipating change and navigating it gracefully can be a critical factor in an individual’s and company’s success. When employees understand the business goals, drivers and desired outcomes behind M&A's, they can better support their peers, managers and company during times of transition. Employees can also leverage career opportunities through demonstrating resilience and providing positive support. Come join us for a panel discussion between industry experts who’ve been through it all - the good, the bad and the purely amazing. They’ll share their experiences and lessons learned, around best practices in adding value during a transition process.
Moderator: Julie Brown, Founder, JBBD
Terry Julie Brown is the founder of JBBD, Inc, she has more than 20 years of business development and relationship building experience. Her career spans the entire architecture, construction and engineering industry. Julie has been invited to speak on the power of relationship building by Autodesk’s Sales Conference, BSLA, AGC, ASHRAE, IFMA, CREW, WWIRE, EMNARI, STC and numerous private companies. She is the 2020 CREW Boston Entrepreneur of the Year.
Mark Jussaume, Vice President, Boston Office Director, SmithGroup
Mark has a deep regard for people, placing significant emphasis on promoting the growth and development of people both inside and outside the firm. Mark joined the firm nearly 30 years ago as mechanical engineer with a passion to create meaningful work. As his career has evolved, he has shifted his attention from working "within" the firm to working "on" the firm. "As a leader, it is important to sit back and look at what is happening from the bigger picture," notes Mark. "Purpose is the lens we look through that gives meaning to our work. Seeing the ‘Big Picture’ enables us to ensure we are continuing to honor our core mission to create inspiring places that enrich the human experience." In his various roles, Mark has helped shape the firm’s strategic direction placing a significant emphasis on creating a supportive environment that invites people to learn, grow and thrive.
Terry McDonald, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Cumming
Terry began his marketing career in the A/E/C industry in 1995. Consistently seeking to expand his knowledge base and grow personally and professionally, he has continuously assumed greater responsibility in his various industry roles. Today, he serves as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Cumming, an 800-person, international project management and cost consulting company with an aggressive and successful growth strategy.
Over the past 13 years, Terry has been involved with a variety of acquisition and integration activities around seven separate deals, most recently in support of his firm’s acquisition of New York City-based Lehrer, LLC to form a new division within Cumming called Lehrer Cumming.
Terry holds a B.S. degree in business administration from the University of Maine and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Terry served as President of SMPS Connecticut in 2003, and has supported the Connecticut, Arizona, and San Diego chapters on a number of activities.
Jeff Birenbaum, Managing Director, Lehrer Cumming
Jeff is the Managing Director for Lehrer Cumming’s New England region with 24 years of industry experience. He has worked on a wide range of project types throughout his career, from small renovation assignments to complex, multi-million-dollar, ground-up developments with a concentration in the hospitality and residential sectors. Jeff’s diverse portfolio includes a number of notable projects, including Aloft and Faena Versailles in Miami Beach, FL, 1,060-key Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers in Boston, MA and Mandarin Oriental. He also owned his own property management firm for nearly a decade, during which time most of the 3,000 units under management were comprised of Boston’s most prestigious boutique buildings.
Jeff serves as a mentor to the University of Miami Masters of Real Estate Development program and is an Interdisciplinary lecturer. He has been involved with two significant mergers and acquisitions, which include the sale of his own property management firm in 2010 and the recent acquisition of NYC-based Lehrer, LLC by Cumming. His experiences are unique in that they provide insight from both the owner’s and client’s perspectives, including with regard to negotiations, the impacts to internal team members, and much more.
Max Capacity: 50
Pre-Registration Deadline: February 5, 2020 If you do not register by this date you will be charged an additional $10.00
Members End User – No Cost
Member Service Provider – No Cost
Non-Member End User - $25.00
Non-Member Service Provider - $55.00
Student Member – No Cost