Natick, MA (December 14, 2022) – Fort Lauderdale-based Chen Moore and Associates announced its second acquisition in the past 18 months. The 100% acquisition of Jupiter, Florida-based NZ Consultants expands Chen Moore and Associates’ planning services division and increases the firm’s statewide team to 120 employees. 

“We are committed to expanding our service portfolio and our presence along the Treasure Coast, and acquiring NZ Consultants helps us achieve both,” said Peter Moore, President and CEO of Chen Moore and Associates. “For the past 13 years, Nilsa Zacarias and her team have been providing general planning services to cities in Palm Beach, Indian River, and St. Lucie Counties and we’re thrilled to have their expert planners join our team.” 

Following the acquisition, Chen Moore and Associates now operates a satellite office in Jupiter, a key asset for their Florida Department of Transportation-related projects in District 4. Additionally, the entire NZ Consultants team has joined Chen Moore and Associates, including the Firm’s Principal, Nilsa Zacarias, AICP, who is now serving as the Director of Planning for Chen Moore and Associates. 

With this new team of AICPs and graduate planners on board, Chen Moore and Associates will provide added client support for Comprehensive Plan Amendments, Zoning Code Updates, Land Development Regulations, and other professional planning services.

For more details about this transaction click here.

Morrissey Goodale, a specialized management consulting and research firm exclusively serving the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting industries, advised Chen Moore and Associates.

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