Shawn Hurley is president & CEO of Skanska USA Commercial Development, which invests in and develops highly sustainable office and multi-family properties in select markets in the U.S.
Shawn is focused on growing Skanska’s office and multi-family development operations in its existing markets in Boston, Houston, Seattle, and Washington D.C.; improving operational effectiveness and efficiency within the group; and evaluating opportunities to expand into new U.S. markets.
He has nearly 20 years of experience in project development and joined Skanska in 2010 as executive vice president and regional manager in Boston. During his time in this role, he negotiated the acquisition of more than 1.5 million square feet of development rights and supervised the development of more than $1 billion worth of projects in the Greater Boston area. Shawn oversaw development of five properties in Boston including 101 Seaport, 121 Seaport, Watermark Seaport, 1350 Boylston and 150 Second Street.
Prior to joining Skanska in 2010, Shawn was regional partner at Urban Residential, LLC where he oversaw the residential and mixed-use development activities of the Boston and Philadelphia offices. Previously, he was a project manager at Hines in Los Angeles.
Shawn received a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a member of Advisory Board of the MIT Center for Real Estate, the Board of Directors of NAIOP Massachusetts and the Advisory Board of Urban Land Institute Boston.