BRG Welcomes Paragon Construction Consulting Professionals

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwired - July 16, 2015) - Leading strategic advisory and expert consulting firm Berkeley Research Group has expanded its global Construction practice with the addition of the professionals from Paragon Construction Consulting, Inc. Based in Orange County, California, Paragon has a strong record of advising institutional owners on major projects throughout the United States.

"We are excited to bring new areas of expertise and synergies to BRG," said Managing Director and former Paragon Principal Jeff Hall. "The move enables us to continue providing dedicated personal attention and world-class capabilities to clients, but with a greatly expanded pool of professionals across a wide array of industry lines and technical areas."

"Jeff and his team add deep experience in construction intervention, management and consulting services," said Managing Director Richard Fultineer, head of BRG's Construction practice. "They will be a valuable asset as we continue to build the go-to firm for construction projects throughout the world."

Hall is a seasoned executive from one of the largest firms in the nation, with over 30 years of finance, business and construction experience. He started his career serving in the Persian Gulf with the U.S. Navy and later was licensed with the National Association of Securities Dealers and the U.S. Securities and Exchanges Commission. After more than a decade with a development company in southern California, Hall joined the largest general contracting firm in the nation, at which he became vice president and an officer of the corporation. In 2007, Hall purchased Paragon and since has advised banks and large institution investors in completing almost $6 billion of developments across multiple states and internationally.

Joining Hall from Paragon are Managing Director David Fernandez, who has 28 years of experience delivering major capital projects and building programs as an owner's representative; Director Justin Markham, who has over 20 years of capital construction experience, including working with preconstruction departments from request for qualification proposals through final contracting with clients; and Associate Director Michael Sears, a former vice president of an ENR Top 100 company with nearly 40 years of experience in the construction industry.

About Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Berkeley Research Group, LLC ( is a leading global strategic advisory and expert consulting firm that provides independent advice, investigations, data analytics, authoritative studies, expert testimony, and regulatory and dispute consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, major law firms and regulatory bodies around the world. BRG experts and consultants combine intellectual rigor with practical, real-world experience and an in-depth understanding of industries and markets. Their expertise spans economics and finance, data analytics and statistics, and public policy in many of the major sectors of our economy, including healthcare, banking, information technology, energy, construction and real estate. BRG is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with offices across the United States and in Asia, Australia, Canada, Latin America and the United Kingdom.

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