SEATTLE – Skanska, one of the world’s leading development and construction firms, announced today that Christian Gunter has been promoted to Vice President of Development for the company’s commercial development operations in Seattle.
Gunter, who joined Skanska in March of 2013, was instrumental in the development and financial success of Skanska’s first-ever multi-family project, Alley 111 in Bellevue, WA. Subsequently as a Director, Gunter took a key leadership role on Skanska’s 2+U project, an office development under construction at Second Avenue and University Street in the heart of Seattle’s urban core.
In his new role, Gunter will continue managing project development and leasing, as well as take a leadership role in new land pursuit opportunities.
2+U is a 38-story, 665,000 square-foot building will be lifted 85 feet, revealing a 24,000 square-foot outdoor urban village that will include arts and entertainment spaces, restaurants and retail, open to the public and accessible during every season.
“Christian is a valued member of our team, actively supporting and driving our business and making everyone else around him better,” said Murphy McCullough, Executive Vice President for Skanska USA Commercial Development in Seattle. “He embodies our commit to customer’s value and always strives to go the extra mile to achieve results for them and for the community.”
Skanska USA Commercial Development invests in and develops customer-focused, highly sustainable office and multi-family properties in Boston, Houston, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Since 2009, Skanska has invested approximately $1.5 billion in nearly a dozen projects in its select markets. Skanska self-finances the majority of its projects and serves as the construction manager. The group has developed projects for clients such as Brooks Sports, PwC and Tommy Bahama. Each Skanska USA Commercial Development project aims to achieve a minimum LEED® Gold certification.
About Skanska USA
Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the U.S., serving a broad range of clients including those in transportation, power, industrial, water/wastewater, healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation, life sciences and commercial. Headquartered in New York with offices in 31 metro areas, we have nearly 11,000 employees committed to being leaders in safety, project execution, sustainability, ethics and people development. In 2017, our work in building construction, civil and power/industrial construction, commercial development and infrastructure development (public-private partnerships) generated $7.3 billion in revenue. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled $18.8 billion in 2017. Skanska shares are publicly traded in the U.S. on the OTC market under the symbol SKBSY through a Level I American Depository Receipt program.