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John Townsend Advances to Principal

July 2021

Northstar is excited to announce the advancement of John Townsend to Principal.

As Northstar continues to grow so do its employees.  John Townsend, a recent shareholder, officially joins Kirstin Brown, Lee Burneson, Tom Fanning, David Girard, Chris Packard, and Anthony Warren as the firm’s 7th Principal. John joined the firm in 2014 and has over 20 years of senior level project management experience on a variety of capital, TI, and development projects. His portfolio has a concentration in the life sciences and also includes educational, institutional, residential, commercial, and retail sectors.

Notable projects John has worked on during his time at Northstar include:

Sanofi’s 12 story, 500,000 SF North American Headquarters

Takeda Pharmaceutical’s Regional Capital Project program

Emmanuel College’s ground up 18 story New Residence Hall

Shire / Baxalta’s 206,000 SF Research & Development Center.


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