Announcing the retirement of Julian Anderson and the appointment of Paul Brussow

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Taryn Harbert


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International property and construction consultancy firm Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) proudly announces the appointment of Paul Brussow as its new President of North America, effective January 1. This strategic move follows the retirement of Julian Anderson, who served as president of the firm for 32 years and played an integral part in the company’s growth and success.

RLB has developed a strong ethos of succession over its 238-year history, and this new appointment continues that tradition. The company has always been committed to creating a culture of growth and development, enabling it to attract and retain top talent, which has been instrumental in its success, allowing the firm to maintain its position as an industry leader.

I am honored to take on the role of President of our North American practice. Our clients can expect the same level of quality and service that they have come to expect from Rider Levett Bucknall.  Our teams are committed to ensuring that our client’s needs are met and that we continue to provide the best service possible.

Paul Brussow, President Elect

Brussow joined RLB’s Sydney office in 1995 as a quantity surveyor and moved to the U.S. two years later. Paul pivoted his skillset to become an expert in construction project management. During his near three-decade career, he has advised on more than $10B of projects, developing and executing custom construction-management programs to help his clients achieve commercial success.

Brussow has been a key member of the RLB team, consistently demonstrating a commitment to excellence, innovation, and client satisfaction. His deep understanding of the industry and forward-thinking approach position him as the ideal leader to guide RLB into its next phase of growth.

The transition, having been underway for more than a year, reflects RLB’s commitment to strategic leadership continuity and maintaining its position as an industry leader. The company anticipates a seamless transition under Paul Brussow’s guidance.

We are confident that this transition will enable us to serve our clients well into the future and continue to grow as a company. We have the ability to make a positive impact on a client’s vision. Moreover, we have the skill set to make our client’s projects successful. But at the end of the day – we aren’t just bringing imagination to life; we’re building the future.

Paul Brussow, President Elect

Brussow will continue to work from the company’s Phoenix headquarters.