International property and construction consultancy Gleeds has appointed Irina Makarova as vice president (VP) of its New York operation.
Irina joins the business from JLL where she held the position of vice president of project & development services and brings with her over 22 years’ experience in the construction industry.
Previously senior project manager and cost estimator for the firm, Irina was responsible for delivering complex schemes for a number of Fortune 500 companies including Goldman Sachs, Netflix, and Cisco.
In her new role, she will be working closely with colleagues to build on the success achieved over the business’ almost 40 years in the US.
Responsible for expanding its team based out of New York, Irina will also be instrumental in implementing its ambitious growth strategy, focusing on business development across the east coast and beyond, the company said.
Commenting on her appointment Irina, said: “I am incredibly excited to be joining Gleeds at what is a really interesting time for the construction sector in America.
“As the market adjusts to life post-pandemic, we’re seeing a huge shift in priorities here in New York as far as commercial property is concerned, and as VP I’m here to ensure that Gleeds is centre stage to help our clients through this exciting period of transition.”
Global CEO of Gleeds, Graham Harle, added: “Irina has a fantastic track-record in the industry, and I am thrilled to be welcoming her to the fold. Gleeds’ client roster in New York is diverse and Irina has vast experience of working with a range of high-profile clients on a host of fantastic schemes, so she is ideally placed to take on the mantle of VP in this vibrant city.
“I look forward to working closely with her as we continue to expand our footprint in the US.”
Gleeds has had a presence in the United States since the launch of its first office in Atlanta in 1984 and now operates across eight locations.
Image: Irina Makarova
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