View From The Top: Industry Leaders Speak Out – Josh Christensen, Suffolk Construction
Josh Christensen, Suffolk’s COO and General Manager of Florida’s Gulf Coast Region, sits down with Olivia Beaton, Editor of Senior Living News and discusses how the construction industry is using innovative technology to bring senior living facilities of the future to life and what senior living solutions we can expect to see in the coming years.
Josh ChristensenCOO & General Manager
Serving as General Manager of Suffolk’s Florida Gulf Coast, Josh Christensen is a 23-year industry veteran. In his role, he oversees teams from the earliest preconstruction efforts through project closeout and beyond. He is also responsible for the day to day operations of Suffolk’s offices in Tampa and Estero and serves on the southeast region’s executive committee. He is widely recognized for his strong leadership and mentoring abilities, as well as a steadfast commitment to superior client service.
Throughout his career, Josh has been involved with construction projects in nearly every industry sector including senior living, K-12 and higher education, multi-family residential, and hospitality. He has consistently provided clients and partners with sustainable, cost-effective, and efficient solutions for their projects.
In addition to his role at Suffolk, Josh is active in the industry and represents Suffolk with the Urban Land Institute, Associated Builders and Contractors, and a host of other organizations. He also donates his time to various community efforts including a recent partnership with Starting Right, Now – a Tampa-based charity that offers mentoring, housing, employment assistance, and life skills to homeless youth. Under Josh’s leadership, Suffolk recently donated project management resources to oversee the renovation of the charity’s education and training facility.
Josh graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He and his wife reside in southwest Florida along with their dogs.