Tierney Development Services, LLC, or TDS, is based in Massachusetts and provides Owner’s Representation, Owner’s Project Management (OPM), and Clerk of the Works services to the New England region. Principals Douglas Tierney and Brooks Mostue bring more than 60 years of combined experience in the following roles: construction project manager, architect, owner’s representative, construction site inspector, bank inspections, clerk-of-the-works, real estate broker, and development consultant.
Douglas Tierney has been helping property owners across the United States achieve their project goals for the last 16 years. After graduating from Colgate University, Doug worked in construction contract administration for Mostue & Associates Architects (now Davis Square Architects). In 2008 he moved into direct owner representation when he joined The Community Builders, a national developer of affordable housing. As their Director of Construction for the New England Region, he managed a variety of complex developments over a 6-year period. He has since gone on to serve as Director of Construction for Cambridge Housing Partners, a Denver-based housing developer, and Broder Management, a Massachusetts-based developer of luxury housing and hotels. Doug has a passion for great exterior envelope details, energy efficiency, historic renovations, teamwork, and clear expectations for all team members. He currently lives in Natick, MA with his wife, two children, and dog.
Brooks Mostue has over 45 years of experience as a registered architect, contractor, real estate broker, and developer in Massachusetts and abroad. He is a founding principal of Mostue & Associates Architects, Inc., and its successor Davis Square Architects, Inc.; The Casali Group, Inc. construction project managers; Pentimenti LLC and Gibson & Quincy, LLC real estate developers; and The China Vision Project. Brooks' work spans a broad range of academic, corporate, and residential projects, many of which involve historic and architecturally significant buildings. He is enthusiastic about affordable housing, energy efficiency, and environmental protection. A graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Brooks has taught and participated in design studios at Harvard, and other schools in Boston and Rhode Island. He has volunteered on building committees for the Town of Lincoln, MA, and is the past president of the Board of Trustees for Farrington Memorial. Brooks has restored four of his own homes of historic significance and is currently renovating a house with one of his three daughters. Brooks and his wife Patty reside in Lincoln, MA.
John Cavacas, CDT, FMA, is a seasoned manager with over 30 years of experience in Owner’s representation. In addition to construction project management, John’s expertise extends to estimating, scheduling, constructability analysis, contract documents (CDT), facilities management (FMA), and real estate sales (license #0761231). Prior to joining TDS, John was the Construction Representative for Colliers International for the new Cape Cod Technical High School. He is a proud graduate of Southeastern Massachusetts University's (UMASS Dartmouth) Construction Management program. John lives in Centerville with his wife Marcie.
Melanie Coo, RA, has been a licensed Architect for over 20 years, with extensive work in affordable and multifamily housing. A graduate of Wellesley College, and with a Master of Architecture from MIT, Melanie’s career includes large multi-unit new construction and rehabilitation projects, as well as small custom retail and residential projects. With Next Phase Studios, she was an associate with the team building the Genzyme Center – among the first LEED Platinum certifications in the country for a large commercial building. During several years with Mostue & Associates (now Davis Square Architects), Melanie was promoted to Senior Associate, managing teams on many affordable housing projects. Her several awards include a Boston Society of Architects’ Design Award, an Energy Star award, and a 2009 National Housing & Rehabilitation Association “Timmy” award for best historic rehabilitation. Most recently she has been overseeing construction as an Owner’s project manager for Acorn Holdings. Melanie has renovated 3 of her own homes, including an appearance on HGTV. Melanie lives in Concord, MA with her husband, 2 teen sons, and many pets.
Nathan Dalke joined TDS in 2021 after 12 years with the Design and Construction Department of The Community Builders. At TCB, he acted as full-time Clerk of the Works on site for several large rehabilitation projects before being promoted to Construction Manager, and later Senior Construction Manager, for both new construction and occupied rehab projects in the greater Boston area. During his time with TCB, Nathan worked on several company-wide initiatives, including their Climate Taskforce focused on identifying and implementing Sustainability and Resiliency programs within specific projects. He also piloted an Enhanced Capital Needs Assessment process to ensure proper Sustainability and Resiliency goals and initiatives were being identified and addressed during early Project Scoping. Nathan is a LEED Accredited Professional, and will receive Passive House Certification in 2022. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from the University of Arkansas’ Fay Jones School of Architecture. Nathan is an aspiring carpenter, outdoorsman, gardener, and avid cyclist. He lives in Hyde Park, MA with his wife and two children.
Sean Ramos has 15 years of construction experience, predominantly in architectural metal and glass facades. Sean started his career as a Union Journeymen for high rise commercial exterior façades, and moved into project management, and estimating. In addition to commercial high rises, he has done public work, intricate interior build outs, art deco ground up builds, and extensive interior design build projects for high end clients. Sean holds his OSHA 30 certification, real estate license (#10401335642), Mortgage broker license, CDL class C, welding certificate, RRP certification, and is currently studying at Salem State University to complete his B.S/M.S.
Nick Munkenbeck joined the TDS team in 2021, subsequent to 7 years of private practice consulting affordable housing developers on construction projects in the Boston area. Before receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Roger Williams University, he worked as a machine operator and Yard Foreman in the relocation of six triple-decker apartment buildings and later as a “rough-neck” piping drill rigs for geo-thermal wells around Trinity Church in Copley Square. While a designer and assistant project manager at The Architectural Team in Chelsea, he helped complete the adaptive reuse of Boston’s Historic Baker Chocolate Factory and other mill buildings. Nick has worked as Clerk of the Works for Roxbury Tenants of Harvard on Mosaic on the Riverway, their high-rise project in the Longwood Medical area; Madison Park Development Corporation on the Historic Tropical Foods building; and the Lena New Boston, creating 188 mixed income home ownership and rental opportunities. Nick has a passion for the outdoors cemented in his youth after a stay at the Lake of the Clouds hut on Mount Washington, and reinforced later by mountaineering trips to Glacier National Park and Denali with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Living in Wayland, MA with his wife and being a present father has brought him boundless joy.
Peter Rex came to TDS after attending Colgate University. At Colgate, Peter earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Geography. He has had internship experience with Davis Square Architects and the Planning Department for the Town of Andover, MA. Peter has participated in research studies which explore regional transit-oriented development and evaluate municipal vulnerability to natural hazards. He has also completed graduate coursework through UMass Boston’s Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters. Peter brings a passion for energy efficiency and combatting climate change through green building. He currently lives in Somerville, MA.
Former speaker of the house, George Santos, joined TDS in 2024 after unifying the US Government and American people. His unique project management style has resulted in 115% of projects finishing before they start, at negative cost to the Owner. In his spare time, George successfully solved the housing crisis when he found the missing middle, in the second to last place he looked. George can schedule Eversource work crews directly, foresee unforeseen conditions, and fabricate his own switchgear.
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