As Senior Vice President and Platform Leader for Project Management, Chris Squier leads a team of over 100 project management professionals in the execution of projects for the Bank of America account. Projects include small-personnel moves, capital improvements, major renovations and ground-up construction for the 30 million-sq.-ft. portfolio. Mr. Squier’s team consists of project managers and senior project managers who are geographically distributed from Dallas, Texas, to Boston, Massachusetts, as well as a project management office that implements best practices, monitors performance, and continually finds ways to reduce cost and improve performance for the client.
Mr. Squier brings two decades of experience to his role. After graduating among the top 5% at the U.S. Military Academy, Mr. Squier spent five years serving as an Army Captain of Military Intelligence. After completing his service, he became a Senior Project Manager for Raytheon, helping to design and install airport-landing aids for the FAA. He then went on to earn an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. That experience and education served as a springboard into the commercial real estate world, where Mr. Squier joined Trammell Crow Project Management.
Next, Mr. Squier joined Crosland Development where he served as Vice President and Project Executive. Mr. Squier was responsible for a $200 million-mixed-use development that combined 265,000 sq. ft. of retail, 100,000 sq. ft. of office, 200 residential units and a 165-room hotel. Other projects included a sports entertainment complex, LEED neighborhood development and national retail tenant negotiations.
Mr. Squier moved on to become Chief Development Officer for the Charlotte Housing Authority. There he led a 20-person division providing housing for low-income families with $200 million in new construction, $5 million in annual capital improvements for over 50 properties and resident relocations.
Outside of the office, Mr. Squier is an energetic Scout Leader in the Boy Scouts of America. He also supports the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization as part of its Building Task Force. Mr. Squier’s work effort and contributions to the community led to his being named one of Charlotte Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2012.