Rance McFarland, president, McKissack & McKissack
NEW YORK CITY—Longtime construction management executive Rance MacFarland has joined locally-based McKissack & McKissack as its new president.
The position of president is a new post at the firm that boasts it is the oldest minority woman-owned design and construction management firm in the United States.
MacFarland, who previously served as was CEO & Board Member of Italian construction firm Pizzarotti-IBC, LLC, will report to McKissack CEO Cheryl McKissack Daniel and will be responsible for the overall management of the firm and for continuing to expand McKissack in the New York City and Philadelphia markets. The firm in addition to its two New York City locations in Bryant Park and Harlem, also has maintains offices in Detroit, Chicago, Washington, DC, Baltimore, Miami, Los Angeles and Dallas.
“From growing three construction companies into multi-million dollar businesses to managing a diverse range of commercial and residential clients, Rance’s accomplishments and award-winning experience will enhance our mission of being a leader in the construction industry and creating innovative results for each of our projects,” says McKissack Daniel.
As CEO of Pizzarotti-IBC, LLC, MacFarland facilitated the firm’s initial entrance into the New York market, which resulted in the company securing approximately $1 billion of work under contract in 20 months. Previously, as CEO of IBC Groups, LLC, he launched and expanded the start-up company’s revenues to $15 million in two years. He later negotiated its merger with the Pizzarotti Group. His previous background included a stint as president and CEO of Construction Management Services.
The McKissack firm, which was founded in 1905, has worked on a host of high-profile projects in the New York City metro area and elsewhere. Last month, the Obama Foundation announced that three firms— Jones Lang LaSalle, McKissack & McKissack, and Ardmore Associates, were selected to lead the project management for the planned Obama Presidential Center in Chicago.