NEW YORK (Feb. 3, 2020)—Lendlease announced the appointment of Mike Fratianni as managing director of construction for the Americas. Effective March 1, Fratianni will succeed Andrew Council to continue to drive the strategic growth and diversification of its construction business in gateway cities throughout the United States.
Council, who joined the Americas business in 2017 from Lendlease’s Australian headquarters, has overseen the expansion of the firm’s dominant share of market in the residential sector into positions in the design-build, healthcare, commercial office and hospitality sectors.
Denis Hickey, chief executive officer of Lendlease Americas said, “Fratianni is a highly-respected industry veteran with nearly 3 decades of building experience on some of the most high-profile projects in the country. Adding an executive with his leadership capabilities will propel our efforts to differentiate and grow our construction business in the coming decade.”
Fratianni spent most of his career at Hunt Construction Group, a construction management firm based in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he rose from a field engineer in the Indianapolis office of Huber, Hunt and Nichols to lead the firm through its acquisition by AECOM in 2014 and afterwards.
Prior to his appointment, Fratianni served as president and CEO of Hunt and chief operating officer of AECOM Hunt. He brings extensive experience and subject matter expertise, having contributed to a variety of notable projects, including the International Terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (Atlanta); McCormick Place West Expansion (Chicago); the Barclays Center (Brooklyn); and Walter Tower - Methodist Hospital (Houston).
“Lendlease is a respected and recognized leader in the construction industry throughout the US and internationally,” said Fratianni. “I am excited to join the firm and leverage its integrated platform to help support and evolve the construction business.”
Check back on CBO's site soon for an exclusive Q&A with Fratianni on Lendlease's plans for growth and the construction trends he's paying attention to in 2020.