Our 2019 acquisition of CPSI, a Southern California Real Estate firm, added 17 top-notch professionals to our team, doubling the size and capacity of our Real Estate division. Its locations in Orange County, Long Beach, and Modesto also expanded our reach in the Southern California market. It was also this year that we opened our office in Vallejo, California.
Throughout 2019, we added four new service lines to our operations. While we’ve had a small amount of Planning work since 2016, we officially launched the division in 2019. Some of the Planning and Urban Design Services we provide today include downtown planning, zoning, transit development, departmental support, and staffing.
In the second half of 2019, we added services for Emergency Management and Organization & Leadership Development. These two divisions are now led by Managing Director Jacob Green, a former local government and public safety executive, crisis management expert, and bestselling author.
Our Water Policy and Planning services also launched in October 2019 through the recruitment of two key employees in the industry: Rob Roscoe and Jeff Nelson. Rob Roscoe most recently served as the General Manager of Sacramento Suburban Water District and brings more than 40 years of experience in planning, design, construction, operation, and management of water systems. Rob has received awards from the Association of California Water Agencies and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Jeff Nelson currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Carmichael Water District just outside of Sacramento and has over 30 years of professional engineering experience in the California water market sector.