BOSTON—SGA, a Boston and New York-based architecture, interior design, branded environments, planning and virtual design construction firm, announced that real estate industry veteran Stephen Hassell has joined the firm’s Boston office as Vice President of Business Development.
In his role, Mr. Hassell, who has worked in the real estate, construction and architecture industry for over 45 years, will focus on business development and corporate clients, and will work closely with SGA’s executive and marketing teams.
“We are excited that Stephen has joined our growing team of professionals,” said Al Spagnolo, President and Founding Partner at SGA. “He brings over four decades of experience in real estate development, construction and design industry to SGA.His presence and skills at SGA will benefit both us and our clients.”
Prior to joining SGA, Mr. Hassell worked as business development director at national construction management firm Shawmut Design and Construction. Earlier, Mr. Hassell served as vice president of client development at Columbia Construction Company where he had led the firm’s long-term strategic growth. In addition, Mr. Hassell has held executive positions at Anderson-Nichols, Cushman & Wakefield and Collaborative Engineers, and has managed major complex projects such as the former Wang Towers.
“During my past roles at several firms, I had opportunities to work with SGA team on several major real estate development projects in Boston, and I was impressed by their professionalism and their passion for design,” said Mr. Hassell. “I am pleased to join the SGA team that I admired.”
Mr. Hassell is also active in a number of industry and charitable organizations: Society of College and University Planners, New England Health Care Engineers, CORNET, NAIOP, Board of Overseers for Franciscan Children’s Hospital, Executive Board for The Fenway Alliance FACES Committee, Executive Committee for The Babson Real Estate Alumni Network, and Trustee Emeritus Archbishop Williams High School.
Mr. Hassell holds an MBA from Babson College and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Northeastern University College of Engineering.