Cathy McHale, a senior associate and LEED AP, will assist Lorenzo Vascotto at VVA.

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK-VVA LLC, a global leader in Project Management and Cost Consultancy, has opened of a West Coast office in Los Angeles. The firm says the VVA Sweett office in LA marks a significant step toward achieving its long-term growth strategy and expansion of its global platform.

“We have been looking forward to opening an office in Los Angeles for quite some time in order to serve our West Coast and Asia Pacific clients in closer proximity,” said Lorenzo Vascotto, founding partner and managing director of VVA. “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Gingold as managing director, to lead the effort. He will be supported by long time VVA veteran, Cathy McHale.”

Gingold, a lifelong resident of California, has close to thirty years of experience in project management and the real estate industry. He has managed the construction of over seven million square feet of space in the Western United states with an estimated project value of over $10 billion.

Cathy McHale, a senior associate and LEED AP currently working at VVA’s New York HQ, is also a native of California with over 20 years of experience in commercial interior design and project management.

“I am excited to return to my hometown and bring the wealth of experience I’ve gained in New York to my clients in California.” says McHale.

VVA was founded in New York City in 1994 and has expanded its reach throughout the Americas with regional offices in Washington, D.C., and Sao Paolo, Brazil. In 2011, VVA enhanced its global service capabilities by establishing VVA Sweett, Inc. a joint venture unifying the forces of VVA, LLC and the Sweett Group Plc, a premier global project management and cost consultancy firm. 2013 marked the expansion into New England with the office in downtown Boston. The West Coast office is the second VVA Sweett office in the Americas, and advances an already successful initiative.

 VVA Sweett’s global platform provides clients with access to over 1,450 professionals across more than 55 offices in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.