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Dennis GeorgatosDennis Georgatos
Executive Vice President, General Manager
Skanska USA

Though not the Southeast’s largest construction market, Nashville continues to show impressive activity levels and momentum. “I do not see a slowdown in private development or public work,” says Georgatos. In particular, he says, the hospitality, office and retail project sectors remain “very strong.” And while residential construction has slowed, he believes that Amazon’s recent announcement that it will bring 5,000 jobs to downtown Nashville should spur an uptick in housing construction.

Firm in Focus

HNTB Corp.
725 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin, Tenn.
Practice Builder: Robbie Hayes
Founded: 1914
What’s New: The engineering firm recently opened its first office in the Nashville area, with Robbie Hayes joining as project manager and practice builder for the environmental planning group.