Rider Levett Bucknall is pleased to announce the promotions of key personnel in its North America group.
Cassie Idehara is now Vice President. Based in the Honolulu office, she leads clients’ program success as it relates to construction costs and oversees performance of the cost consultancy team. She has both national and international industry experience spanning more than 30 years including 17 years with RLB. Her expertise in cost estimating and control, project management, feasibility studies, bid analysis and value engineering have been key to managing projects ranging from $5M-$600M in construction value across Hawaii and the Pacific. She holds a degree in quantity surveying from the University of South Australia.
New York City, New York
Leading the efforts of our New York office, Paraic is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and brings nearly 15 years of experience in the construction industry. Paraic has provided an array of construction consulting services for different clients in New York and across North America since 2012, focusing on diverse aspects of cost management and estimating.
Michael O’Reilly is now Principal. An integral member of the Boston office team, Michael joined RLB in 2010. An AACEi Certified Cost Professional (CEP), he manages all areas of construction costs, including budget controls from design through construction, bid and CM/QS reconciliations, change order management, value engineering, and risk analysis. Michael received a Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management degree from the Queensland University of Technology.
Dan Junge leads our Portland office, with over 17 years of experience in the construction industry. Dan’s expertise lies in cost estimating, value engineering and project documentation. He is also experienced with various estimating software, materials take-off and various programs for scheduling purposes.
Josh Marks is now a Principal. He brings two decades of project management to the Tucson office, overseeing all aspects of construction projects. Josh holds a Master of Science in Construction Engineering & Management from Columbia University, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from Tufts University.
Jesse Zunke is now Associate Principal. Based in the Phoenix office, Jesse specializes in cost estimating, informed by his mastery of lean construction techniques and critical-path methods. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Arizona State University.
San Francisco, CA
James Casey is now Associate Principal. Originally joining RLB’s Brisbane, Australia office in 2007, James has become a valuable member of the RLB North American team, gaining significant experience in all aspects of quantity surveying, providing services on a broad range of complex and varied projects. Based in the San Francisco office, James manages the cost consulting specialty for that location, while also providing cost estimating and management consultancy at all project stages. With over fifteen years’ experience working on various projects across the USA and Australia, he has excellent attention to detail and always develops workable solutions to meet project objectives within set timeframes.
Julia Flores is now an Associate Principal. A specialist in cost estimating mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, Julia leads the RLB North America MEP Committee – as well as – contributing to global initiatives. As a member of the Denver Office, she provides clients with cost expertise and management, contractor reconciliation, and project development. Julia studied Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Bronson Pai is an Associate Principal based in Honolulu. With nearly 25 years’ experience in the construction industry, Bronson specializes in navigating the critical planning and preconstruction phases of new build and complex renovation projects and has contributed to the success of high-profile developments across the islands. He leverages his background as a general contractor to skillfully balance the relationship between value, time and cost of a construction project while working closely with owners to help drive their desired outcomes. Beyond the construction site, Bronson contributes to the firm’s independent economic research on the Hawaii market and is active in the Hawaii Chapter of the Urban Land Institute.
Terence Young is an Associate Principal of RLB and licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Hawaii. With nineteen years of experience, he has been involved in landmark projects across the Hawaiian Islands with a portfolio in excess of $1.25B. Clients in private and public sectors rely on Terence for his adept navigation of projects in the preconstruction, construction and closeout phases as well as his ability to balance relationships among stakeholders and project teams. He holds credentials as a Certified Construction Manager and earned his civil engineering degree from Purdue University.
Aaron Woodward is now an Associate Principal. He brings more than 20 years of diverse project management and green building experience to the Phoenix office and RLB North America practice, where he manages all aspects of design and construction projects, in all sizes and across all sectors. Aaron also leads RLB North America’s sustainability initiatives and specialty. He earned a Masters in Sustainability Leadership from Arizona State University.
St. Lucia, Caribbean
David is now an Associate Principal. Heading the Caribbean office, based in St. Lucia, David has over 18 years’ experience in the Caribbean and seven in the South Pacific; he is fully versed in the nuances of working in small island states and brings all that knowledge to bear when planning and implementing projects.
New York City, NY
David Eivers is now an Associate. David has a Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying. Based out of our New York office, he brings over 10 years of experience in the construction industry. David is an adaptable and multi-faceted consultant whose broad experience across multiple sectors gives him a well-rounded understanding of what is required to make every project a success.
Jeff is a Professional Registered and Licensed Architect in several states with over thirty-five years of design and construction industry experience. He is a standard of care consultant and serves as an expert witness in design and construction disputes throughout the US. His design projects range in size from several hundred thousand dollars to over $1.7B in a variety of market sectors.
Los Angeles, CA
Charlie Andrews is now an Associate. He has a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from California Polytechnic State University and has been in the construction industry since 2012 with a focus on cost consultancy.
New York City, NY
Himanshu is a now an Associate, based out of our New York office. He has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Mumbai and a Master of Science from Northeastern University. Himanshu brings a decade of cost management experience to clients in both private and public sector, for projects ranging from $8M to $450M.
Nicki Dockery is an Associate of RLB who specializes in Quantity Surveying and Cost Management, and has shaped built environments across North America, Oceania and the Pacific for more than 30 years. Nicki’s background is diverse with experience spanning commercial, industrial, federal, healthcare and hospitality works for clients that include architects, financiers, development companies and owners. In addition to her worldwide career with the firm, Nicki has held the designation of a Registered Quantity Surveyor for three decades under the seal of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) and contributes to firm excellence as a member of RLB’s Global Digital Advancement Committee.
Paul Belshoff is an Associate of RLB who oversees the firm’s Maui practice. Building on his eight-year career with the firm specializing in project management and more than 15 years of construction industry experience, Paul continues to advise clients on the cost, time, quality and risk of construction projects, while leading strategic development for the RLB team based in Kihei. Paul is a member of the Maui Chamber of Commerce, Construction Industry of Maui and the Maui Economic Development Board. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Louisville in Kentucky.
San Jose, CA
Sanaa is an Associate of RLB. Working out of our San Jose office, Sanaa has a Bachelor of Science in Design degree in Housing & Urban Development and a Master of Science degree in Construction Management from Arizona State University. Sanaa brings over 20 years of experience construction consulting and planning. She is adept at preparing construction plans and specifications and performing complex cost estimates and analysis for capital projects. Sanaa’s project experience ranges from $100,000 to over $3B providing advice on construction cost, as well as contract conditions, document, and administration.
Srinivas Goparaju is an Associate of RLB, working out of our Portland office. He has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and a Master of Science degree in Urban Planning from the University of Sydney. Srinivas has over 16 years of experience in the construction industry with both public and private sector clients, working across in Australia and in the US. He has lent his expertise to a variety of projects and building types in a range of sectors.