Consolidation of branding follows MGAC’s 2021 takeover 

RLF has changed its name to match that of its parent company MGAC, the American firm which snapped up the UK cost consultant for an undisclosed cash sum at the end of 2021. 

The domestic business, which turned over £9.6m in the year to May 2021, has been operating for roughly 140 years and employs more than 100 people in this country. 


The firm is working as CDM adviser on the Make-designed 40 Leadenhall Street job

Last month, the firm brought in Matt Barrington, former head of Gleeds’ London residential sector, as a director at its Finsbury Square office. 

The UK business employs more than 100 people across its offices in London, Birmingham, Brighton and Glasgow, while its parent has six offices across North America.

MGAC was worked on projects for clients including the University of Birmingham, Bruntwood SciTech, BAM Properties, Solum, Prologis, the BBC, The Institute of Cancer Research, and One Housing.    

It is also working as a Construction (Design and Management) adviser on the Make-designed 900,000 sq ft office-led development 40 Leadenhall Street. 

The firm’s latest accounts stated that the MGAC deal would provide opportunities for the UK business to develop in new sectors including hospitality and data centre work. 

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In October, MGAC ranked 73rd in chartered staff in Building’s latest Top 150 Consultants listings.

RLF last year poached Mark Gilhawley from JLL as a director in its London office to lead on hotel and hospitality projects in the United Kingdom and Europe.