Matthew McGovern Joins GRS Group
Commercial Real Estate Veteran Brings 20 Years Experience to Rapidly Expanding Transaction Services Firm
Los Angeles, Calif., – July 1, 2014 – GRS Group, a global provider of commercial real estate Assessment, Title, and Financial Advisory services, announced today that industry veteran Matthew McGovern has joined its national leadership team.
McGovern, based in New York City, is a seasoned veteran with over 20 years experience in assessment and technical due diligence. He will be joining two other members of GRS Group’s national leadership team based in New York—Mark Halloran and Sahar Ghavami, both directors at GRS | Corteq.
Prior to joining GRS Group, Mr. McGovern spent nine years at Nova Consulting Group, where he was a senior vice president of the capital markets group. Before that, he was a vice president at LandAmerica Commercial Services.
Mr. McGovern is well known in CMBS circles and was part of the team that founded National Assessment Corporation (NAC) in 1996. NAC was a national leader in real estate environmental and engineering due diligence prior to its acquisition by LandAmerica Financial Group in 2002.
“We are extremely pleased to have Matt back on our team,” said Charles Victor, GRS Group CEO. “Matt was with us when we built NAC and we stayed on together after we sold the business to LandAmerica. He is an icon in the industry and it’s great to have him back with us to grow our business domestically and in Europe.”
Matthew McGovern received his BME in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University. For a period of time Matt will be on garden leave from GRS | Corteq, the group’s assessment company. During garden leave Matt will be cross training in the executive management training program at GRS Group’s national title agency (GRS | Title) and their financial advisory company (GRS | Centaur).
About GRS Group
As a global affiliation of commercial real estate services firms with over 600 professionals on 3 continents, GRS Group provides local market knowledge with global perspective for institutional real estate investors, occupiers and lenders worldwide. Through the company’s proprietary management process, Global Services ConnectionTM, GRS Group delivers an integrated suite of services including Environmental Assessments, Property Condition Reports, Title Insurance, Financial Advisory and Energy Management. For more information, visit http://www.grs-global.com or call 877 477 2731.
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