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Andy McQuade, CAPS, CGA, CGP, TRUE Advisor

Andy has spent over two decades working with real estate owners, developers, investors and managers across the United States and Canada.

Having personally impacted millions of square feet of commercial space and over one-hundred and fifty thousand living spaces across twenty-nine states and three countries as a trusted advisor, he has saved his clients millions of dollars on product, labor and overhead during his career.  Andy currently works exclusively in the real estate industry to streamline and optimize procurement processes and improve return on investment from MRO and capital improvement spend.

His expertise ranges from residential new construction and remodeling to light commercial multifamily development, including capital improvement, rehab, renovation, and MRO procurement.  Having spent spent the first 22 years of his career in building materials supply, his experience comes from holding multiple senior leadership positions in retail, wholesale and manufacturing.

Andy has been trusted on hundreds of projects impacting multifamily portfolios, mixed-use renovations, Fortune 100 commercial spaces and single family homes of all sizes. He’s served in various roles from store management to building and leading international sales teams for some of the largest and most respected companies in the industry.  He brings unique insights and market intelligence to his clients, helping them optimize their procurement operations and deliver the highest value for their organization.

As a firm believer that adopting sustainable business practices improves more than just the environment, Andy helps organizations design and implement processes and standards that reduce operation and maintenance costs, cut waste, and provide a healthier, more efficient living and working environment for their customers.  With certifications and experience in Green Building, Zero Waste, and Sustainability, he helps his clients leverage related programs and products into their properties to save them money.

He began consulting as a subject matter expert on the building materials industry in 2016 and exited the world of building materials in 2019 to pursue his passion for helping people and businesses make more informed decisions as a full time consultant. Andy is also the founding Principal of ARM Procurement Advisors, a boutique consulting firm where they specialize in procurement advisory for companies involved in the real estate industry.  Since 2019, he’s provided his expertise to four of the top five multinational consulting firms, a global appliance and electronics manufacturer, and over a dozen global investment banking firms.

Andy is an active member of the National Association of Home Builders and participates in the 55+ Housing Industry Council and the Multifamily Council, is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist and Certified Green Professional, as well as being a NKBA Sustainability Specialist and a TRUE Zero Waste Advisor. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Rochester, New York based Upstate Building Industry Alliance since 2016.  He is also a member of the National Apartment Association, the US Green Building Council, the National Real Estate Investors Association, and the Greenhome Institute.

He shares his knowledge and opinions on his blog and Medium.com, on various social media outlets, as a private consultant, and as a Quora Partner.

Want to hire Andy? You can download Andy’s Resume, look at some of his Case Studies and Whitepapers, or just send an email to his firm to find his availability.

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