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Balfour Beatty US’ Jeff Sandeen Honored Among Building Design+Construction’s “40 Under 40” Class of 2017
October 02, 2017
magazine has named Balfour Beatty US’ Jeff Sandeen to its prestigious “40 Under 40” Class of 2017. Each year since 2006, the magazine’s editors have honored 40 individuals in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) community as the next generation of rising stars. At age 38 and selected from a group of more than 250 entries, Sandeen serves as vice president and business unit leader for Balfour Beatty in the Carolinas.
In his current role, Sandeen leads a team of 168 professionals responsible for over $400 million in construction annually in the Charlotte and Charleston, S.C. markets. Over the course of his career, he has managed over $1.5 billion in construction projects. In 2016, Sandeen orchestrated Balfour Beatty’s expansion into the Charleston market where he is currently overseeing the construction of a 172,000-square-foot corporate headquarters and a $101 million hotel project.
“Throughout his career, Jeff has earned the trust and respect of his colleagues, clients and trade partners through his unwavering commitment to servant leadership, hard work and always doing things the right way,” said Pat Dean, chief operating officer for Balfour Beatty in the Carolinas and Georgia. “Jeff’s teams appreciate how he takes challenges head-on and rolls up his sleeves to help ensure success for our clients. In addition to his technical expertise and business accomplishments, Jeff is a valued mentor to our young professionals and highly involved in the community, making him very well deserving of this honor.”
Over the course of his career, Sandeen has led work on complex design-build and construction manager at risk projects in the hospitality, retail, criminal justice, federal and healthcare market sectors. Some of the prominent projects he has led include a $376 million hotel and convention center in Washington, D.C.; a $268 million U.S. military headquarters in North Carolina; and $70 million university science and technology development in Maryland. Sandeen also has significant experience assisting clients in achieving their LEED and small/disadvantaged business goals.
The servant-leadership Sandeen exemplifies while overseeing multi-million dollar construction projects manifests through his passionate service to the Charlotte community through organizations including Teach for America, Leadership Charlotte, American Heart Association, Urban Ministry Center and Habitat for Humanity.