Collaborative Partners acquired by Hill International

January 7, 2014 12:00 AM

The real estate firm Hill International has acquired Collaborative Partners Inc. of Boston and will expand its staff over the next several years, the companies said Monday.

The deal will allow Collaborative, which manages development projects across New England, to double its 20-person staff over the next 18 months, according to Jack C. Hobbs, who will manage Hill’s New England office.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Our merger with Hill takes us to another level in the New England market,” said Hobbs, formerly chief executive of Collaborative.

He added that the deal will broaden Collaborative’s services to include management of casino and convention center construction, as well as mass transit projects.

Hill International, among the nation’s largest construction management companies, has 4,000 employees in 100 offices around the world.

“We are excited by the combination of our two firms and the opportunity to expand Hill’s operations in New England,” said David L. Richter, Hill’s president and chief operating officer.

“Collaborative Partners has an outstanding group of professionals providing excellent services to their clients.”

Casey Ross

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