Our Team


Vaughn Barrett, MRICS, Cost Manager

Vaughn has more than 10 years’ experience in the industry, in the DC area and in the Caribbean. He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor, so brings a thorough and professional approach to the management of costs and risk on a project. He has worked in a variety of sectors, ranging from multi-family to hospitality, commercial and healthcare, and in previous roles has been both developer and general contractor.

Scott Cullen, MRICS, Principal

Scott has been providing cost and project management advice to owners, developers, public agencies and design firms since 1986, working on some of the highest-profile projects in the mid-Atlantic region during that time. He is adept at working alongside owners and designers in the early stages to develop or validate budgets, establish scope parameters and align quality or performance expectations, then manage those three competing priorities as the design progresses. Through rigorous and detailed cost planning at each design stage, the owner’s initial objectives are kept in balance and ultimately achieved. Scott also provides project and program management leadership, heads our Life-Cycle Cost service and generates Economic Analyses when required, using ECONPAK or similar software. Scott has also participated in or led condition assessment exercises involving portfolio assessments, deficiency estimating, replacement value calculations and development of facility condition indexes.

Martin Jacobs, MRICS, CCC, Principal

Martin Jacobs serves as chief estimator and project executive on many of our projects. Martin has been in the construction industry since 1992 with special emphasis on conceptual and program budgeting, as well as detailed milestone design estimating, assessing market conditions and measuring and producing Bills of Quantities.  He has in-depth experience in Anti-Terrorism and force protection (AT/FP) construction estimating and associated planning workshops. He has experience in architectural, structural, civil, mechanical and electrical work, as well as change orders, cost management and value engineering. His expertise includes the use of government software programs such as MII (Second Generation MCACES), SUCCESS and PACES in budget planning, feasibility studies, blast and security analysis and detailed cost estimating in the management of construction costs.  Martin has worked on all construction types ranging from government, commercial and education to aviation, cultural and hospitality.

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Steve Lee, CEP, Director of Construction Support Services

Stephen Lee has over 29 years of experience within the engineering and construction industry from craft apprentice through to his current position, where he leads a dedicated team of estimators, and is responsible for all aspects of cost services including change order and claims reviews.  He has worked on a wide range of estimates from initial feasibility studies to lump sum turnkey detailed proposals.  His experience covers all facility types, including pharmaceutical labs, manufacturing plants, hotels, universities and government facilities. Additionally, Stephen spent six years working for a leading mechanical and electrical contractor in a project controls and contracts management role.  This increased and expanded his commercial experience through responsibility for  project delivery, from estimating, contract award, procurement and construction phases to final account settlement. While adept in all trades, Steve is particularly skilled in mechanical and electrical cost management.

Mark Luria, CCM, Project Management Principal

Mark Luria serves as director of project management services and project executive on many of our projects. Mark has more than 33 years’ experience in the development, construction and real estate industry. Graduating with honors in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia in 1983, he started his career as a developer and construction project manager, building experience in real estate transactions, financing and processes, and construction of projects ranging from infrastructure to large commercial buildings. Certified by the Construction Manager Certification Institute, Mark has a recognized background in managing all phases of the construction process successfully, from feasibility to design and procurement through construction and turnover. Spending the previous sixteen years in general contracting and the construction management industry, his background as a developer and construction executive brings a unique mix of experience and perspective to the team. 

Brittney Madej,  LEED Green Associate, Project Manager

Brittney graduated from Virginia Tech in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Building Construction, and since then has gained experience with a general contractor and a real estate developer, before joining Hanscomb as a project manager. Her experience includes restaurant fit-outs, several projects at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, office build-outs, and most recently she was stationed on site at the Watergate Hotel, as part of the owner’s team. The project was a complete renovation of this 360-room landmark property, including all public spaces, guest rooms and suites, and the addition of a rooftop terrace bar. Brittney also has experience in the multi-family sector and other hospitality projects.

Michele Michael, Project Manager

Michele is an energetic project manager with eight years’ experience in structural engineering, design and construction management.  Recent project experience includes oversight of contract administration, change orders, submittals, procurement, and schedule on the restoration of the Watergate Hotel after the partial collapse of the parking garage; project management with a general contractor at Ashburn Crossing II Data Centers 8, 9 and 10 (a 35 acre site development including three building pad sites and a 200,000 SF concrete tilt-up warehouse on one of the pad sites to be used for future data center tenant); and Michele is currently a site-based project manager at a large pharmaceutical company’s complex in Maryland.

Matt Owens, CEP, Senior Cost Manager

Matt is an experienced, thoughtful and detail-oriented cost manager, providing cost estimating advice to owners, developers, public agencies and design firms since 2002, working across all sectors of the industry. He has expertise in all trades, ranging from site work through architectural and structural, to mechanical and electrical work, and is involved in projects from early budgeting through design estimating and change order reviews during construction. Sector experience includes aviation, government, multi-family, education, hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare and commercial.


Michael Charney, Senior Project Manager

With over 20 years' experience in the design and construction industry, much of which has been focused on technical and technically-challenging assignments, Michael is experienced in all aspects of core & shell construction as well as tenant improvement and has a deep understanding of the design-build delivery process.  Michael will be based in South San Francisco, California where he will be managing an important build-out project for AstraZeneca.  This will be Hanscomb's third project on two campuses for the pharmaceutical company.

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Colin Phillips, Senior Cost Manager

Colin has over 17 years of experience within the construction industry.  He has worked on a wide range of pharmaceutical, chemical, high-tech manufacturing, education, hospitality, healthcare, commercial, retail, entertainment and residential projects all over the world, including Ireland, The Netherlands, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the USA.  Having previously worked for both mechanical & electrical contractors and cost consultants he understands the industry from both sides.  His wide-ranging experience includes cost engineering, strategic planning, project management, project controls and contract administration.

John Adams, Assistant Cost Manager

John has over eight years of field experience within the construction industry in the Washington D.C. area.  Working as a subcontractor in the field, and being involved with pricing and productivity analysis, has given him insight into the construction process as well as estimating that will be of use as he continues his cost management career with us. 


Lindsey Gregg, Marketing Coordinator

Lindsey graduated from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design. Since then she has been providing dynamic marketing materials to multiple real estate brokers, owners and architects/engineers in the commercial real estate market and beyond. Her experience includes being responsible for the composition and upkeep of marketing materials for print, web, and mobile applications, reinforcing corporate identity and maintaining brand recognition in the marketplace.