J.S. Held Expands Project Support Services Practice in the Midwestern U.S. with the Acquisition of CORE Planning Strategies

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June 3, 2021
CORE Planning Strategies Joins J.S. Held
CORE Planning Strategies Joins J.S. Held

Based in Indianapolis, the CORE Planning Strategies team provides project and program management, owner’s representation, facility assessment, capital planning, and process optimization consulting services for clients in the public and private sectors.


JERICHO, N.Y. – June 3, 2021 – Global consulting firm J.S. Held announced today that it has acquired CORE Planning Strategies. This strategic acquisition brings additional specialized architectural, engineering, and construction advisory expertise to J.S. Held's Project Support Services Practice in the Midwestern United States. CORE Planning Strategies’ (CORE) consulting services include project and program management, owner’s representation, facility assessment, capital planning, and process optimization.

"We are excited to add the professionals from CORE to the J.S. Held team," said Michael Collins, LEED AP, Senior Vice President in J.S. Held’s Construction Advisory Practice. "The technical, data-focused expertise of CORE further enhances our comprehensive project support services and strengthens our presence throughout Indiana and Ohio. The CORE team knows what it takes to keep complex construction projects in scope, on schedule, and within budget while delivering superior client service."

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, CORE has successfully guided clients through the complexities of the construction project lifecycle for a wide range of facilities. The CORE team of registered architects, real estate, permitting, and construction experts has developed strategies for clients in both the public and private sectors.

“J.S. Held and CORE share foundational values focused on quality, collaboration, and passion for our clients,” said Deb Kunce, FAIA, LEED AP, Founding Principal of CORE Planning Strategies. "Through this alliance, our team gains a diverse group of experts that complement our depth of creative strategies and practical implementation, elevating the service we provide clients.”

CORE joins the J.S. Held team of more than 1,500 professionals around the world. By joining forces with J.S. Held, CORE gains access to additional resources and experts to provide clients with an expanded suite of technical and scientific, financial, and strategic consulting services.

About J.S. Held

J.S. Held is a global consulting firm that combines technical, scientific, financial, and strategic expertise to advise clients seeking to realize value and mitigate risk. Our professionals serve as trusted advisors to organizations facing high stakes matters demanding urgent attention, staunch integrity, proven experience, clear-cut analysis, and an understanding of both tangible and intangible assets.

The firm provides a comprehensive suite of services, products, and data that enable clients to navigate complex, contentious, and often catastrophic situations.

J.S. Held, its affiliates and subsidiaries are not certified public accounting firm(s) and do not provide audit, attest, or any other public accounting services. J.S. Held is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice. Securities offered through PM Securities, LLC, d/b/a Phoenix IB, a part of J.S. Held, member FINRA/ SIPC or Ocean Tomo Investment Group, LLC, a part of J.S. Held, member FINRA/ SIPC. All rights reserved.
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