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Los Angeles Office Next Stop for Growing Construction Project Management Firm

LOS ANGELES, CA and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 6, 2013) - VVA, LLC, a global leader in Project Management and Cost Consultancy, is pleased to announce the opening of a West Coast office in Los Angeles, California. The VVA Sweett office in LA marks yet another significant step in 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," commented 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."

Jeff is a lifelong resident of California, with close to thirty years of experience in project management and the real estate industry. Jeff has personally 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. His extensive experience, local expertise and relationships will be vital in the success of the West Coast office.

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 Cathy.

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.

Dean Webster, Chief Executive Officer of Sweett Group, said, "We are extremely pleased to announce VVA Sweett's West Coast expansion and the ability to serve the needs of the region's very active commercial real estate market. The US construction sector is regaining strength and momentum. Cross referrals are encouraging and we continue to jointly bid on projects offering our combined delivery solution.

VVA Sweett Los Angeles is a key component in serving West Coast clients while leveraging our firm's global expertise and resources. The LA Office is off to a good start with several sizeable assignments, including two international law firms in Palo Alto and Costa Mesa. VVA Sweett's global platform provides clients with access to over 1,450 professionals across more than fifty five offices in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.

For more information, please visit us at http://www.vvallc.com/Who-Are-We.aspx and our global platform at www.vvasweett.com.

About VVA Project Managers and Consultants (VVA, LLC)

VVA Project Managers and Consultants is a leading New York headquartered project management and cost consultancy founded in 1994 with expertise in property and infrastructure professional services.

VVA Sweett Inc. is a 50/50 joint venture between VVA, LLC (VVA) and the Sweett Group, Plc a global business providing project and cost management services. The two parties collaborated to provide clients with an enhanced integrated project management and cost management service offering to clients in North America since 2010 and established a joint venture in 2011.

VVA aims to forge long term, successful relationships with all stakeholders in the property and infrastructure industry. "Global know-how, local delivery" is the essence of the business and this reach enables them to put global best practice to use in the local markets they serve.

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