The Southwest division of Graycor Construction Company has hired Rusty Martin as Project Executive. Based in Graycor’s Phoenix office, Martin is charged with providing high-level operations and expanded business development support as Graycor broadens and diversifies its Southwest regional portfolio.
“The addition of Rusty’s 20 years of construction and operations experience continue to expand Graycor’s capacity and add to the momentum we’re experiencing at a very exciting time in the market cycle,” said Todd Ostransky, Graycor Construction Company General Manager – Southwest Division. “We are in significant growth mode, and very bullish about putting the full weight of Graycor’s platform to work in our region. Rusty’s deep industry expertise will help lead our team toward that future.”
Martin previously worked at Kitchell and The Weitz Company, overseeing Native American, retail, mixed-use, office and tenant improvement projects throughout the Southwest. His project experience includes the Ak-Chin Justice Center, The Shops at Chauncey Ranch, Scottsdale 101 shopping center, Barneys New York, Riverwalk at Talking Stick, CityScape Block 77 mixed-use development and a large tenant improvement assignment for Banner Health that was just named the “Tenant Improvement Project of the Year” by both the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and Engineering News Record magazine.
“I was attracted to Graycor’s diverse portfolio and scalability,” said Martin. “Their legacy of historical, long-term measured growth – paired with their fresh approach to the Arizona market – makes them an excellent firm. I look forward to what we can achieve for our clients, both locally and nationally.”
Graycor’s concentration in the market continues to expand, recently kicking off new projects with Prologis, Liberty Logistics Center II and beginning construction as design-build partner for the Camelback Collective, a highly anticipated, mixed-use development by LaPour Partners that encompasses 120,000 square feet of modern Class A office space and a 160-room AC by Marriott hotel in the heart of Phoenix’s Camelback Corridor.
“Our team is focused on continuing to deliver value when addressing market demand, and the addition of new talent just adds to our efficiency,” said Ostransky. “It’s fun to visualize what the future brings for the entire Graycor team.”
Graycor represents 95 years of building experience and employs more than 1,500 construction experts. Locally, the Graycor legacy extends over more than three decades, with a portfolio that includes Gilbert Spectrum Business Park, East Valley Commerce Center, Chandler Airport Center, AMC Esplanade Fork and Screen Conversion, Buckeye Logistics Center (including 600,000 square feet for Amazon.com), JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts Camelback Inn Renovation, Salvation Army Southwest Divisional Headquarters and women’s shelter, FedEx Chandler Distribution Center, Home Depot Distribution Center, Mountain Vista Medical Office Building, and Sunrise Assisted Living of Chandler. Tenant improvement and interior deliveries include Davis at Hayden Ferry Lakeside, StitchFix.com, InEight Hard Dollar and Southland Engineering at Papago Buttes, named among the Top 10 Offices in Arizona by AZRE Magazine.
Martin holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Brigham Young University and is a member of the Arizona Builders Alliance, Design-Build Institute of America, International Council of Shopping Centers and NAIOP.