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JLL’s Boston Project Management Group Continues Growth with Four New Hires

BOSTON, MA, 11 August 2014 – JLL’s Boston Project and Development Services (PDS) group continues to grow with the addition of four new hires. 

Ted Finnerty joins the Boston team from JLL’s New York office, where he was a Vice President and Associate Director. Prior to coming to Boston, Finnerty led the 12-person capital improvement team for the Empire State Building. The team implemented owner work, over $80 million of construction annually, and oversaw another $60 million annually of tenant installations. His experience also includes a number of tenant fit out projects of varying sizes for a variety of clients. Finnerty has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Dartmouth College and a Master of Science degree in Construction Administration from Columbia University. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and was named to Real Estate New York’s “Top 30 Under 30” list in 2007.

Dee Brooks is an experienced project manager who has successfully managed projects in the commercial, retail, restaurant, insurance and medical fields. She was recently responsible for interior renovations of 40+ T-Mobile retail stores in the Northeast region, as well as the move management of 2,200 employees to a new location for the UnitedHealth Group. Other representative clients include Aetna and The Hartford. Brooks is a Green Globes Professional and attended Middlesex College in Middletown, Connecticut.

David Gifford has broad experience in all aspects of project management, with a focus on hospitality, multi-unit housing, and commercial interiors. Recently he has managed several projects for Fidelity Investments, including the renovation of 120,000 square feet of office space for 12 unique business units, consolidating them from three separate buildings into one. Prior to joining JLL, Gifford managed and led the design of the 455,000 square foot W Boston Hotel & Residences and the interior design and fit out of Tremont Tower in Boston, a 116,000 square foot high-rise luxury condominium complex. He has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Boston Architectural College and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Architectural Engineering from Alfred State University.

Frank Plati comes to JLL from Consigli Construction, where he was involved in project management and site supervision for assignments including renovations at Landmark Center, MIT, Emerson College, Harvard and Equity Office. Prior to Consigli, Plati was with Shawmut Design and Construction, where he focused on retail projects. He has a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
With the addition of Finnerty, Brooks, Gifford and Plati, the PDS group has grown by six in 2014. The Boston team is now comprised of 35 project and development management professionals.

About JLL
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