Senior Advisors

W. Scott Toombs

Mr. Toombs is a Senior Advisor of Silvermine Development Partners, and the founder of predecessor organizations Merritt Capital Partners and Toombs Development Company. Through their history, Merritt and Toombs Development Company developed over 1.5 million square feet of high profile commercial real estate projects in the US Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and were industry leaders in their groundbreaking vision for integrating commercial and residential real estate projects to create vibrant, efficient communities of the future. High profile developments include Aramark Tower (formerly known as One Reading Center) in Philadelphia, Redwood Tower in Baltimore, Princeton Forrestal Village in Princeton, New Jersey and Virginia Crossings, Richmond, VA.

Prior to founding Toombs Development Company, he was a senior executive of The Rouse Company, an early commercial real estate pioneer building some of the nation’s first enclosed shopping malls, shopping mall food courts, and “festival marketplaces” including several of the most high profile in America: Faneuil Hall in Boston, South Street Seaport in New York City, Harborplace in Baltimore, and the Galleria in Philadelphia, where Mr. Toombs’ leadership was instrumental in the overwhelming success of those projects. At The Rouse Company, he also led the development of the planned community of Columbia, Maryland, a ground-breaking concept in real estate and an entire new city greenfield development project. Columbia is considered an extraordinary success, and is now the second largest city in Maryland after Baltimore. In 2010, Money magazine ranked Columbia (together with Ellicott City, its neighbor to the north) #2 out of the 100 “Best Places to Live” in the United States.

Mr. Toombs is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and has been a frequent industry speaker. He received his MBA from The Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania in 1971 and graduated from Ursinus College, Pennsylvania in 1966. He served as an officer in the United States Army, and was awarded the Bronze Star while a company commander in The Vietnam War.

Norbert W. Young, JR., FAIA, hon RAIC

Mr. Young is a Senior Advisor of Silvermine Development Partners, and Senior Vice President of STV, leading the project controls group in their Construction Management Division. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2012, STV is a global leader in providing architectural, engineering, planning, environmental, and construction management services for buildings and facilities.

Throughout his career he has consistently worked to improve productivity by leveraging technology. He now provides thought leadership to STV as they adopt more virtual design and construction processes, linking building information modelling (BIM) with key components of project controls such as estimating, scheduling, constructability and value engineering as well as project information management.

Before joining STV, Mr. Young was the president of McGraw-Hill Construction, the leading provider of information and media services to the construction industry through such prestigious brands as ENR, Architectural Record, FW Dodge, Sweets and construction.com. Prior to McGraw-Hill, he was with the Bovis Construction Group, where he was president of Bovis Management Systems. While at Bovis, he led construction program management for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, with responsibility for implementing the 28-project construction program for the games.

Prior to Bovis, Mr. Young was a Partner at Toombs Development Company, where he managed all aspects of design and construction, including governmental permitting and approvals for the firm’s real estate developments in Philadelphia, Baltimore and New Jersey.

Mr. Young is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a member of the National Academy of Construction, with other professional affiliations including the Urban Land Institute, the Construction Specification Institute, and the Associated General Contractors of America Private Industry Advisory Board. He is a member of the Construction Users Roundtable, a national organization of over 50 major owners which provides the “voice of the owner” to the design and construction industry. Addition, he has served as a Trustee of the National Building Museum, Chairman of the Board of Regents of the American Architectural Foundation, Board of Overseers of The University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and Vice Chairman of the national ACE Mentor Program, a high school program designed to identify and attract new talent to the design and construction industry.

Mr. Young has received numerous industry awards and recognitions, including the Henry Michel Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Kemper Award from the American Institute of Architects for outstanding service to the profession of architecture. He was designated an Honorary Fellow by the Royal Architects Institute of Canada in June 2007.

Mr. Young is an active speaker nationally covering such topics as construction economics, project delivery, risk management, and key trends impacting the construction industry such as interoperability, sustainability, productivity and globalization.

Mr. Young received his Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College and his Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.

2013: Hanover Street Development, Boston, MA 2012: Teatro on Parmenter, Boston, MA 2009: 38 Hope St, Niantic CT 2009: Parcel 24 Boston, MA 2008: Virginia Crossings, Glenn Allen, VA 2004: Merrill Lynch Conference Center, Princeton, NJ Sisters of St. Joseph, Boston MA(LEED Certifiable project) 2001: Genzyme World Headquarters, Cambridge, MA(LEED Platinum Certification) 1997-1999: GM Technical Center, Warren Center, MI 1995: New England Patriots Stadium, South Boston, MA 1992-1994: Town of Saugus, Saugus, MA 1990: West End Place, Boston, MA 1990: Siena Village, Watertown, MA 1989: St. Cecilia’s House, Boston, MA 1987: Friendly Garden Cooperative, Revere, MA 1987: Constitution Cooperative, Boston, MA 1987: Hesed House, Billerica, MA 1987: Collins Cooperative, Chelsea, MA 1987: Mt. Carmel Elderly Housing, Worcester, MA 1986: Princeton Forrestal Village, Princeton, NJ 1985: Paul Revere Condo/Cooperative, Boston, MA 1985: Polcari Playground, Boston, MA 1985: St. Helena’s House, Boston, MA 1985: Archdiocesan Center Masterplan, Boston, MA 1985: Redwood Tower, Baltimore, MD 1984: ARAMARK Tower, Philadelphia, PA 1982: St. Mary’s Plaza, Lynn, MA 1980: McNamara House, Boston, MA 1977: Gallery at Market East, Philadelphia, PA 1976: Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, MA 1967: Columbia, MD