Avison Young Acquires Dowling Houy to Expand its Life Sciences Expertise in Boston

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Boston– Avison Young announced the strategic acquisition of the well-established project management firm Dowling Houy.

The boutique firm specializes in life sciences, providing a full range of owner’s project management services across the real estate life cycle. Jeanne MacLellan will join Avison Young as Principal, bringing more than 20 years of project management experience. Also joining the Avison Young Boston team are Amanda Randall Capobianco as Associate Director and Senior Project Managers Angela Ciramella and Jennifer Perrault.

“Avison Young fully understands that our clients require assistance throughout the real estate life cycle – from initial strategy and decision-making through project management and implementation. We continue adding solid guidance to our New England clients as we expand our professional services platform through the Dowling Houy integration,” said Sheila Botting, Principal and President Americas, Professional Services at Avison Young. “The growing demand of the life science industry is booming in New England and we’re excited to expand our life science project management capabilities with a broader, unified platform to meet that rising demand,” added Patrick Schmidt, Principal, Project Management of Avison Young’s Boston office.

Dowling Houy was founded in 2010 by Richard Dowling and Charles Houy. MacLellan later took ownership in 2015 and was granted Women-Owned Business status by 2018. Over the years, the company has developed into one of the most respected project management firms in the greater Boston area. As a full-service project management firm, it has a long history of representing top tier corporate clients in an array of industries, including, life sciences and healthcare, higher-education and non-profits.

“We’re looking forward to extending our reach by being part of a bigger platform backed by market intelligence and innovative solutions,” commented MacLellan. “Avison Young’s culture was the perfect fit for us. It’s a global company with a small company feel and we look forward to assisting with broadening the life science brand for the firm.”

This year, Avison Young has expanded its client experience and professional services teams to best help occupiers, owners and investors navigate increasingly complex and accelerating marketplace needs around the future of work and city resiliency.