Navigant Consulting Announces Expansion of Construction Practice Service Offering
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 7, 2005--
New Leadership Addition in Real Estate Consulting Services
Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI), a specialized consulting firm providing dispute, financial, regulatory and operational advisory services to companies in regulated industries, government agencies and legal counsel, announced today the expansion of the Company's Construction practice to include real estate consulting services.
Darin L. Buchalter, formerly a Partner at Ernst & Young LLP, with leadership responsibilities for real estate advisory services in the Northwestern and Central United States, has joined Navigant Consulting to lead the firm's Real Estate Practice. Mr. Buchalter, who is based in the San Francisco office, brings nearly 20 years of consulting experience for Fortune 1000 corporations, emerging ventures and real estate investors in a variety of financial and operational matters to Navigant Consulting. His addition signals a commitment by the Company to building a stronger brand in the real estate consulting category.
"The Navigant Consulting platform allows for the delivery of a comprehensive real estate consulting service and, importantly, gives clients direct access to experienced professionals in complementary practice areas, including Corporate Finance, Healthcare and Litigation consulting," stated Buchalter. "The pressures of the ever-changing financial and competitive environment require enterprises to seek sophisticated advice; our resources, expertise and objective counsel make Navigant Consulting ideally positioned to meet this demand."
With the addition of real estate expertise, Navigant Consulting will offer a global clientele strategy consulting, transaction advisory, project management, valuation and dispute services. The real estate practice will be part of the NCI Construction practice, an international unit with more than 200 specialized consultants in construction and real estate services worldwide.
"We are ideally positioned to support the full array of issues facing real estate owners and users," stated David R. Tortorello, Managing Director and head of Navigant Consulting's Construction practice. "The addition of real estate expertise is a natural extension of our services giving our team the ability to guide clients through the entire lifecycle of a capital decision."
About Navigant Consulting
Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized independent consulting firm providing dispute, financial, regulatory and operational advisory services to government agencies, legal counsel and large companies facing the challenges of uncertainty, risk, distress and significant change. The Company focuses on industries undergoing substantial regulatory or structural change including healthcare, energy and financial and insurance services, and on the issues driving these transformations. "Navigant" is a service mark of Navigant International, Inc. Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NCI) is not affiliated, associated, or in any way connected with Navigant International, Inc. and NCI's use of "Navigant" is made under license from Navigant International, Inc. More information about Navigant Consulting can be found at www.navigantconsulting.com.
CONTACT: Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Darin L. Buchalter, 415-356-7126
Andrew J. Bosman, 312-573-5631
SOURCE: Navigant Consulting, Inc.