01 Our Team

Nick Butcher

Managing Director, Cost + Risk Management

“We put our feet in our client's shoes to understand in detail what their needs are, and what success looks like for them.”

I was trained as a quantity surveyor and began my career in the UK before moving to the United States (via the Middle East) in 1986. I’ve been based in Los Angeles for the majority of the time since and prior to joining MGAC I played a leading role in the growth of the North American arm of a global cost consultancy.

I joined MGAC in 2014 after a long history of collaboration with the firm, seeing the opportunity for us to build a differentiating cost management offering within an established project management business. I am proud to be working alongside the firm’s other practice leaders to deliver a fully integrated service, bringing increased certainty to our clients’ commercial success and continuously exploring new ways of delivering work along the way. I have the opportunity to work with the most creative of people from all over the world and very much enjoy the collaboration that results in realizing the most ambitious of projects.

MGAC is a client-driven firm. We work hard to understand our clients, their goals and needs, and ultimately what success looks like for them. When I’m not working, you’ll find me playing or listening to music, golfing, cycling or tinkering with another project at my mid-century modern home.


  • Cost and Risk Management


  • A+D Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors


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