Suffolk Los Angeles Hires Industry Expert Jim Douglas II to Bolster Southern California Leadership Team

Douglas joins Suffolk to support Southern California as Vice President and General Superintendent

Suffolk, one of the largest and most innovative real estate and construction enterprises in the country, has expanded its team of construction experts in its Los Angeles office with the hiring of vice president and general superintendent, Jim (James) P. Douglas II. The new hire strengthens the firm’s capabilities and expertise in large and complex projects with challenging logistical needs, while ensuring all standards for safety, constructability, quality, scope compliance and trade partner management are met or exceeded.

“We are honored to welcome Jim to our team as we continue to expand our on-site project management across Southern California,” said Ken Summers, General Manager of Suffolk Los Angeles. “As we continue to build and support communities throughout the region, Jim will ensure we’re exceeding our commitment to providing clients with the best possible results and our west region projects will continue to be a step above across all aspects of the design-build process.”

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With 24 years of industry experience, Mr. Douglas will oversee Suffolk’s on-site project management throughout Southern California and provide on-site leadership to ensure all standards for safety procedure maintenance, trade partner management, constructability and quality are met throughout a project’s timeline/life. He will also focus on developing the construction plan from acquisition to owner turnover. Mr. Douglas’s extensive portfolio experience includes significant developments such as the San Diego State Aztec Stadium & West Campus, University of California San Diego North Torrey Pines Living & Learning, Padres Ballpark and Salesforce Tower, among other projects.

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Suffolk continues to provide Los Angeles and its regional teams the additional resources, data, and tools needed to manage the most complex projects anywhere in the country. Suffolk project teams are curious, inventive, flexible, and forward-thinking and they leverage cutting-edge technologies and processes to deliver value. The Suffolk “toolbox” consists of a customized suite of technologies that leverages virtual models, “plan and control,” artificial intelligence and data to mitigate risk, minimize waste, lower costs and deliver a more seamless, transparent process for life sciences clients.

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