Company hires first North America CEO and opens Chicago HQ on heels of 10th anniversary

Soben, an award-winning international construction consultancy, announced today the expansion of its operations into the United States. The company’s new U.S. headquarters will be located in Chicago, IL with the newly hired North America CEO Joe Cusick leading a team of 11 consultants serving clients in the United States, Mexico, and Chile.

Soben’s specialized construction solutions include cost management, project controls, and scheduling — all of which help industry-leading companies locate cost- and time-saving efficiencies whilst proactively managing and mitigating risk in their construction investments.

“For the past ten years our construction consultancy solutions have been disrupting the market in the UK and Europe,” said Scott Smyth, Founder and CEO of Soben. “We’ve now seen strong demand for our services in North America, especially as the U.S. economy begins to reopen and infrastructure spending reaches historic levels. Joe has a deep understanding of commercial and industrial real estate, data centers, life sciences, infrastructure, and energy industries. We’re thrilled to have him at the helm of our expanding North American operation as we celebrate 10 years in business.”

Soben’s 90-person UK team has previously completed high-profile projects with Glasgow Airport, London Heathrow Airport, and High Speed 2, a planned high-speed railway system in the United Kingdom, as well as with confidential clients on data center projects in the UK, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Spain. Soben’s new U.S. team plans to focus on developer clients in the mission critical, data center, infrastructure, life sciences, and renewable energy sectors.

“I am very excited to join the Soben team in the Americas,” said Joe Cusick. “The opportunity to grow a business from the ground up and to create a construction consultancy focused on, and tailored for, the U.S. market made the decision an easy one to make. The determination, support, and enthusiasm from the rest of the Soben team have also been a key factor in me coming on board.”

Soben’s expansion into the U.S. stemmed from the recent closing of a leading West Coast data center developer as an anchor client. Joe Cusick was previously a Director at Linesight, a professional services consultancy focused on the global construction industry, where he led the project controls delivery on a $2 billion data center program and was engaged on more than $8 billion in construction projects. Prior to Linesight, he held strategic roles at Currie & Brown and Faithful+Gould.

About Soben

Founded in 2011, Soben is a leading quantity surveying and commercial management consultancy. Its clients are blue chip national and international organizations who construct prestigious and complex projects across the high tech, mission critical, construction, civil engineering, rail, utility, and energy sectors. With offices in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Asia, and Australia, Soben delivers its services globally. To learn more visit www.sobencc.com.

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