Suffolk, one of the most innovative and successful builders and real estate enterprises in the country, announced the hiring of Zach Hammond as General Manager of the San Diego office. Mr. Hammond will be responsible for business planning and development, market analysis and talent recruitment. In his role, he will be tasked with leading Suffolk’s operations in San Diego and expanding the company’s presence across various industries, including residential, hospitality, education, science and technology, aviation and others.  As a 14-year veteran of the company, Mr. Hammond will leverage his experience at Suffolk, the construction industry and the region to partner with key organizations and stakeholders in the San Diego community and to support equitable, sustainable, and long-term job creation and economic growth.

“We are thrilled that Zach will be leading our San Diego office,” said John Fish, Chairman and CEO of Suffolk. “Zach is one of the many success stories at Suffolk, having started his career with our team through our Career Start Program, and taking on new responsibilities each year. He has the experience, dedication and knowledge of the business to help us expand our presence in San Diego and continue building our team.”

Before joining the San Diego team fulltime, Mr. Hammond served as a Project Executive in the Boston area. Most recently, he led operations for Parcel 12 in Boston, a $400 million development project in air rights –the rights to owning, renting and receiving the rights to use and develop the space above land without interfering with other buildings . This was the first air rights project executed in Boston since 1983 and Mr. Hammond played an instrumental role in pushing the project forward to ensure it received the approvals it needed prior to relocating to San Diego. His industry experience also includes business development, operational efficiencies, preconstruction, employee engagement,client satisfaction and project management in the healthcare, education and life sciences sectors.

His appointment as General Manager marks a return to San Diego. He previously worked in Suffolk’s San Diego office between 2012 and 2014 to help the team secure new projects and grow their operations.

“I’m excited to be back in San Diego with such a strong team to continue Suffolk’s momentum in the market,” expressed Zach Hammond. “With a market that is ripe with opportunities, we plan to bring an unprecedented level of innovation, efficiency and sophistication to every project we build.”

About Suffolk

Suffolk is a national enterprise that invests, innovates, and builds. Suffolk is an end-to-end business that provides value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging its core construction management services with vertical service lines that include real estate capital investment, design, self-perform construction services, technology start-up investment and innovation research/development.

Suffolk is a national company with $4.5 billion in annual revenue, 2,400 employees and main offices in Boston (headquarters), New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. Suffolk serves clients in every major industry sector, including healthcare, science and technology, education, gaming, transportation/aviation, and commercial. Suffolk is privately held and is led by founder, chairman and CEO John Fish. Suffolk is ranked #23 on the Engineering News Record list of “Top 400 Contractors.” For more information, visit and follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.


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