Patrick Triggs
Delivers for major corporate, retail and hospitality clients
37, Assistant Vice President, Project & Development Services
Jones Lang LaSalle

A 14-year industry veteran, Triggs has extensive experience managing interior fit-out, retail and hospitality projects for numerous high-profile clients. Last year, he managed the design and construction of Amazon's new Cambridge, Mass., headquarters. The 35,000-square-foot renovation involves reconstructing two floors of existing office space to the company's new standard. He also managed design and construction for Nokia's $5-million infrastructure upgrade that is consolidating three labs into one 7,000-sq-ft footprint. Triggs is often tasked with managing multi-site projects for clients, including Bank of America's ADA Multisite Program—an effort to assess compliance at 1,800 U.S. banking centers with the Americans with Disabilities Act. In New Hampshire, he helped Burger King roll out a new look and feel for nine restaurants across the state, negotiating agreements with cities to address their concerns while preserving the integrity of the new restaurant design. The team completed each project within Burger King's 85-day timeframe and under budget.



Matthew Tripp
In-house trainee develops into national-caliber executive
36, Director of Business Development
Shawmut Design and Construction

A member of Shawmut Design and Construction's first construction-management skills training class, Tripp is one of the company's fastest rising stars. He progressively moved up the management ranks at a swift pace—starting as an assistant superintendent, moving to superintendent and finally becoming a national construction manager—all by the age of 28. As a construction manager, Tripp was responsible for supervising a team of project superintendents across the country, some of whom were twice his age. He has fostered relationships with long-term clients such as Maggiano's Little Italy, California Pizza Kitchen, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, Yard House and Related Companies. In 2011, he was promoted from his field management position to director of business development. Within his first 18 months, he amassed more than $15 million in sales. Recent high-profile accounts include Havana Central, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Joe's Crab Shack. Joe's was a three-time client with projects in Methuen, Mass., Oceanside, N.Y., and Daytona Beach, Fla.