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    Luda Safransky Named 40 Under 40

    May 29, 2019


    With 14 years in the AEC industry, an MBA completion at the age of 24, and a registered LEED Green Associate, Luda Safransky is a pioneer in leveraging relationships, information and resources to drive value for her company, community and the industry as a whole.

    As a business development manager for Balfour Beatty's San Diego office, her insight has played an essential role in the business development team's acquisition of over $1 billion worth of work in the last 18 months. “The way I do business development is by creating relationships. It’s crucial. I do believe your network gives you more support than knocking on doors,” shared Luda.

    Luda credits this strategy with helping her secure a $10 million dining hall renovation project on the University of California San Diego campus. Balfour Beatty had pursued a relationship with the University for years, but it was Safransky who finally acquired the work.

    “I think it’s important to know that being a woman, you can still do it all. As a mother of two young boys, I believe you can be successful in both your career and in motherhood," she maintained.

    Luda’s commitment to change the perception of what’s possible has paved a path for future leaders. She is actively mentoring several women and men in the industry, teaching them that as long as a goal is in view, it’s not out of reach.

    Recent Awards:
    San Diego Business Journal – 2019 Outstanding Women in Construction & Design
    SD Metro – 2018 Women Who Impact San Diego
    2018 Top Hammer Award (Marketing Department, Balfour Beatty)

    Achievements:
    Served on the Developing Leader Council of NAIOP from 2013-2018.
    Co-chairing the Program and Education seat of Balfour Beatty’s Connecting Women Employee Resource Group.
    Working with the CREW Career Development Committee to educate an upcoming generation interested in the development and real estate.
    Mentoring several future leaders in the industry
    Speaking among a panel of women pioneering business development initiatives in the construction industry at a Women’s Construction Coalition Leadership Series event.
    Continuously volunteering for several notable organizations including; Challenged Athletes Foundation, Junior Achievement of San Diego, Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House, USGBC

    Keep up the great work Luda. We are so proud to have you on our team and can’t wait to see where your career takes you!