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
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.