Claes Larsson, Executive Vice President and member of the Skanska Group Leadership Team is the interim Business Unit President (BUP) for Skanska USA’s Commercial Development operations.
As the interim BUP, Claes is responsible for setting strategic direction - with focus on growing Skanska’s development operations in its existing markets in Boston, Houston, Seattle, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles; improving operational effectiveness and efficiency; and evaluating new market expansion opportunities.
Under Claes direction and leadership, Skanska launched the company’s U.S. commercial development business in 2008. Since then, the team has developed headquarter offices for Brooks Sports, PwC (also known as PricewaterhouseCoopers) and Tommy Bahama.
In his role as Executive Vice President, he is responsible for all three Skanska Commercial Development business units in Europe, Nordics, USA, including Skanska Residential Development Europe and BoKlok Housing.
Claes joined Skanska in 1990. He holds an MBA and M.Sc. Engineering degree from Chalmers University of Technology.