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Gregory S. Napier, President of Accompany, LLC has a diverse experience from project delivery, owner representation and facilities management. With over twenty years of development experience, his expertise is unparalleled. Napier started Accompany in 2013. He is a thought leader among designers and is well respected around the construction industry. His knowledge related to development and operations serves as a great background to assist the clients of Accompany. Napier believes that good design and operations should evoke a positive emotional response from those working within and visiting various facilities.
For over a decade, Napier managed various aspects of the real estate portfolio, physical facilities, master planning, development, construction, operations and maintenance of the physical assets of the Purdue Research Foundation (PRF). This included the six research parks based in West Lafayette, Indianapolis, Merrillville, WestGate and New Albany in the state of Indiana. In his tenure, Napier held the title of Director of Purdue Research Parks, Purdue Technology Centers, Purdue Railyard, PRF Physical Facilities, Assistant Director of Real Estate and Physical Facilities and Associate Director of the Discovery Park District.
As owner representative for the PRF, Napier’s responsibilities included project management to ensure that development projects reflect positively upon PRF and Purdue University. He provided direct supervision to the facilities management team. He also was involved with recruiting companies to the Purdue Research Parks, which aided in the economic development of the State of Indiana.
At that time, Purdue Research Parks consisted in excess of 2200 acres, 84 facilities and over 2 million square feet of space. Of this space, Napier managed nearly a million square feet for hundreds of companies. More than 5,000 people were employed in the 225 plus research park companies. An independent study reported that the Purdue Research Park has about a $1.3B annual economic impact on the State of Indiana in 2012.
As senior project manager for the Purdue Research Foundation, Napier oversaw the development of multiple park expansions, the development of a variety of facility types and the first public/private partnership involving a contractor at risk for a university. Napier was actively involved in the master planning of the Purdue University campuses in West Lafayette and around the state, coordinating real estate transactions including the buying and selling of properties. He also assists in the management and planning of residential units on the West Lafayette campus.
Napier has an Executive MBA and a Bachelor’s of Science in Landscape Architecture, both from Purdue University. He holds memberships with the Association of University Research Parks, where he has served on its Board of Director’s and chaired its education committee. He also is involved in the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the U.S. Green Building Council. Napier is a Landscape Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional specializing in Building Design and Construction. He also has served on the board of directors for the Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and Wabash Valley Hospital, Inc.