Murphy McCullough leads Skanska USA Commercial Development, which delivers customer-focused, highly sustainable office, mixed-use and multi-family properties across the United States.
As President and CEO, Murphy 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.
Murphy’s career brings more than 25 years of experience in real estate development overseeing all development activities in the market from land acquisition through divestment.
Earlier in his tenure, he served as Executive Vice President and Regional Manager at Skanska USA Commercial Development, Seattle. Most recently, he led the 2+U/Qualtrics Tower project in downtown Seattle. Built with community at the forefront, the more than 680,000 square feet and 527-feet tall structure is Skanska's largest development investment globally to date. Since joining Skanska in 2011, Murphy has been integral in delivering Skanska development firsts in the Greater Seattle region, including Tommy Bahama's headquarters and Market Hall in South Lake Union and Stone34, the Brooks Sports headquarters in Fremont - Seattle’s first living building pilot program participant. Additionally, his team was instrumental in securing and developing 400 Fairview as well as Alley111 apartments in downtown Bellevue, Skanska’s first multi-family development in the U.S.
Prior to Skanska, Murphy worked on a number of Seattle's large-scale developments, most notable, Fourth & Madison and Harbor Steps, a mixed-use development consisting of two residential towers with retail, hotel and a civic urban park open to the public.
Murphy holds a B.S. in construction management and commercial real estate from the University of Washington. He is an advisory board member for the Runstad Department for Real Estate, a board member for Skanska USA Commercial Development national operations, and an active member of the Downtown Seattle Association, which focuses on championing a healthy, vibrant urban core. He is the former Chair of the City of Seattle's Downtown Design Review Board.