Mortenson Taps Company Veteran to Lead Real Estate Development in Phoenix

Mortenson, a leading construction and real estate development company, today announced that George Forristall has been promoted to development executive and will oversee its real estate development services in Phoenix. Forristall is a 20-year Mortenson veteran and previously worked as a principal for the company’s construction business. Mortenson’s latest project is the development of an 11-story, 210-key Hampton Inn & Suites hotel in downtown Phoenix.

George Forristall

Forristall earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver and is also a LEED© Accredited Professional. His experience includes multiple projects for Mortenson across the western United States, Hawaii, Guam and in Tokyo, Japan. Forristall is actively involved with numerous organizations in the Valley including the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), Phoenix Community Alliance (PCA), Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) and, Urban Land Institute (ULI).

“As Mortenson expands its value to our facility and capital partners, the growth of our development business here in the Southwest is a key component to our mission of providing an exceptional customer experience,” said Robert Nartonis, senior vice president, Mortenson. “As a long-tenured Mortenson leader, George understands how to best leverage the full capabilities of our enterprise to the benefit of the customer and markets we serve. We look to quickly expand our real estate practice portfolio throughout the Valley and the Southwest under George’s leadership.”

Mortenson recently announced the groundbreaking for the Hampton Inn & Suites at the intersection of N. 1st Street and E. Polk Street, centrally-located near entertainment and business, and immediately south of the downtown campus of Arizona State University (ASU). It will be the first Hampton Inn & Suites in downtown Phoenix.

As a long-standing and active member of the Arizona market, Mortenson has delivered notable projects including Salt River Fields, Camelback Ranch, SRP Public Administration Building headquarters renovations, and several projects for the University of Arizona, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University.

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