Respected property professional Jeffrey Gall will retire this month, following 21 years with Rider Levett Bucknall and 50 years in the industry.
Mr Gall has provided estimating services on some of RLB’s largest projects. Most recently, he prepared precontract cost planning for the Martin Place Over Station development, the new Sydney Fish Markets, and the David Jones city store redevelopment. Mr Gall also provided cost planning for No 1 Bligh Street, South West Rail Link extension, Anglicare Social Affordable Housing Programme and was involved with most stages of the Barangaroo precinct redevelopment.
NSW Managing Director, Stephen Mee, paid tribute to Mr Gall’s professionalism and expertise.
“Jeffrey is master at reviewing estimates across all sectors of RLB’s business before they are delivered to clients and has been the valued leader in assessing the Sydney market construction price conditions and forecasts,” Mr Mee said.
“Jeffrey’s leadership and expertise in cost planning, estimating and contract procurement has contributed to the realisation of dozens of iconic commercial, residential and retirement developments. He has delivered outstanding outcomes on leading tertiary education projects including the award-winning Biological Sciences Buildings and the Science and Engineering Building at UNSW. This infrastructure will support ground-breaking research to create a better tomorrow,” Mr Mee said
“On behalf of everyone at RLB, I thank Jeffrey for his long-term commitment and wish him the best for the future. Jeffrey’s legacy is a stronger, more professional industry. I am confident the next generation of leaders will continue to build on this legacy for many years to come.”
Michael Mihailou, who assumed the role of Associate in February 2021, will assist Director Oliver Nichols with Sydney market construction cost research and development moving forward.