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Xpera CM Announces Merger with C&S Professional Services

SAN DIEGO AND LOS ANGELES – Xpera CM, a Southern California-based construction management consulting firm with offices in San Diego and Los Angeles, announced today that it has merged with San Diego-based C&S Professional Services. The combined firm will have over $500 million in construction management contracts in three states.

The principals of C&S Professional Services, industry veterans James Callaghan Jr. and Craig Perry, join the Xpera CM executive team with 65 years of cumulative experience in construction, development and entitlements.

The combined firm will operate under the Xpera CM name and provide project management services for C&S’s major developer clients, including Wakefield Housing & Development Corp. (with affordable housing projects throughout Southern California), The Richman Group (with residential projects in California, Texas and Colorado) and a major mixed-use project in Orange County, among others.

Xpera CM was founded in 2014 by President David Pallinger and is an affiliated company of Xpera Group, a full-service construction and real estate consulting firm. Xpera CM has grown rapidly its first year of operations, with a number of high-profile projects throughout Southern California. The firm is currently providing construction management services for the new hotel tower at the Viejas Casino & Resort in Alpine, mixed-use Worthington Square project in Imperial, new Cambria Suites project for Choice Hotels/Filmore Hospitality near Los Angeles International Airport, and Creekside Vista, a new garden-style apartment community in Chula Vista.

“By bringing these two firms together, we have created a construction management powerhouse,” said Pallinger. “It is rare to have this level of senior-level expertise and broad project experience with the staff and technical support provided by Xpera CM. We couldn’t have hand-picked a better team to deliver value and unparalleled service to our clients.”

Prior to founding C&S, Callaghan was vice president of real estate, facilities and construction for Qualcomm Inc. for 15 years. He has provided principal oversight of asset acquisition, design, construction and facilities maintenance for over $700 million in construction and six million square feet of commercial and industrial space in the United States and abroad.

Perry’s 30-plus years of construction, management and consulting experience includes work with such notable companies as Roel Construction, R.E. Hazard, Intracorp, Del Mar Pacific, and Cornerstone Communities. He has provided construction management/owner’s representative services on over $500 million in construction projects.

Xpera CM is able to offer clients direct access to industry-leading real estate development, design and construction expertise on an as-needed basis through affiliate firm Xpera Group, founded by Ted Bumgardner. Services available in-house include building envelope consulting, quality assurance, construction forensics, market research and analysis, and real estate renovation and repositioning. The Xpera Group team includes over 50 highly specialized construction and real estate experts, with offices in San Diego and Los Angeles.

Xpera Group was recently ranked #77 on the 2015 Zweig Group’s Hot Firm List, which recognizes the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting firms in the United States and Canada. It was the only San Diego-based firm to make the list and among the youngest to earn the honor.

About Xpera CM

Xpera CM was formed in 2014 as an affiliated company to Xpera Group, California’s largest group of construction and real estate consulting experts. Xpera CM provides project management services to protect owners’ interests throughout the development and construction process, with a focus on pre-construction management support. More information about Xpera CM can be found at or by calling (858)436-7770. To learn more about the comprehensive services offered by the Xpera Group of companies, visit

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