Innovative contractor’s commitment to sector diversification and strategic Centers of Excellence allows the organization to leverage its building construction experience and client relationships nationally; newly-hired vice president of Gaming will bolster firm’s leadership position and client relationships in the gaming, resorts and hotels sector
BOSTON, November 08, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Suffolk, one of the largest and most innovative real estate and construction enterprises in the country, has announced the addition of Chris Creasey as Vice President of Gaming. In this role, Mr. Creasey will leverage his deep knowledge of the Gaming industry, maintain and cultivate relationships with tribal leaders and independent developers, and establish Suffolk as the national builder of choice for world-class resort and gaming properties.
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Chris Creasey, newly appointed Vice President of Gaming for Suffolk. (Photo: Business Wire)
“The Gaming and Resort sector continues to show signs of significant growth in the years ahead, and Suffolk’s commitment to sector diversification and the Gaming sector has positioned us as a major player in this category,” said Pete Tuffo, President of Suffolk’s National Gaming Center of Excellence. “The addition of Chris to our team will help us expand our footprint in this space and allow us to introduce our unique construction management approach to new gaming clients throughout the country.”
Mr. Creasey comes to Suffolk after more than 23 years at Tutor Perini, where he worked on iconic hospitality and gaming projects with Native American and commercial clients throughout the country, including Pechanga Resort and Casino and Chumash Casino Resort in California; CityCenter and The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas; Mohegan Sun Casinos and Resorts; and Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos.
“I am excited to join the Suffolk team because of this organization’s strong national reputation for innovation, leadership and client service, particularly in the gaming sector. Suffolk’s impressive projects and repeat clients in this growing sector speak for themselves,” said Mr. Creasey. “I am looking forward to leveraging Suffolk’s innovative technologies, proven processes, unlimited resources and incredible project teams to deliver the highest quality projects for clients and continue to expand our gaming footprint nationally.”
With more than $5 billion and 10 million square feet in casino and hotel projects completed to date, Suffolk’s Gaming Center of Excellence has managed construction for some of the most iconic hotel and casino properties across the country, including the groundbreaking 450-foot guitar-shaped Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. The high-rise project includes more than 2 million square feet across 36 floors of hotel rooms and spaces including luxurious villas, a casino area and a 6,500-seat entertainment venue. Suffolk also managed the preconstruction and construction services for the 3.2 million square foot Encore Boston Harbor, America’s first five-star urban gaming resort, the Agua Caliente Casino Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, California, and the Chicken Ranch Casino Resort in Jamestown, California.
Suffolk is a national enterprise that builds, innovates and invests. Suffolk is an end-to-end business that provides value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging its core construction management services with vertical service lines that include real estate capital investment, design, self-perform construction services, technology start-up investment (Suffolk Technologies) and innovation research/development.
Suffolk – America’s Contractor – is a national company with more than $5.0 billion in annual revenue, 2,600 employees, and main offices in Boston (headquarters), New York City, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. Suffolk manages some of the most complex, sophisticated projects in the country, serving clients in every major industry sector, including healthcare, life sciences, education, gaming, transportation/aviation, government, mission critical and commercial. Suffolk is privately held and is led by founder, chairman and CEO John Fish. Suffolk is ranked #8 on ENR’s list of “Top CM-at-Risk Contractors.” For more information, visit www.suffolk.com and follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.
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