Cameron Smith & Associates to add commercial construction division

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Executive recruiting firm Cameron Smith & Associates in Rogers announced Thursday (Sept. 20) it is expanding its services to include recruiting for the growing commercial real estate sector. Smith said Steve Lockwood is joining the firm to head up the new division. Lockwood brings expertise in project construction and facilities management, according to a news release.

Lockwood, working as a principal in Lockwood 2 Creation, has previously overseen project and facilities management for vendor offices in Northwest Arkansas. Prior to that, he was as senior manager at Steelcase. He also held similar positions at retailer Meijer and the NASA Facilities project in Midland, Mich. Lockwood also has taught facility design and management at Michigan State University, Ferris State University and North Dakota State University.

Cameron Smith & Associates primarily recruits for leadership positions among consumer products companies in the U.S. and Canada. But in recent years, the firm has also added search for directors to serve on boards for a number of Fortune 500 companies.

Smith said Lockwood is a natural fit for the firm and the timing of the expansion makes sense, given the ongoing building boom across the region, state and country. Smith said there is a growing need for experienced project managers, estimators and construction managers across the region.