Arizona Contractor & Community
Graycor Names New Head of Business Development for the Southwest Region
– Leading national general contractor Graycor Construction Company has hired industry veteran Sue Sylvester as Business Development Manager, responsible for identifying and pursuing new business opportunities across the Southwest region.
Sylvester joins a leadership team that includes Graycor Construction Company’s President Tim Hanifin, Southwest Division Operations Manager Rusty Martin and Construction Manager Geovanni Villalta. This combination of national and regional expertise brings the full scope of Graycor’s manufacturing, industrial, office, hospitality and retail capabilities to Arizona and the region.
“Sue understands the sectors driving our economic future and takes an approach that optimizes creativity and strategy in pursuing those opportunities,” said Hanifin. “Leveraging her 25-plus years of experience in the Valley, Sue brings a wealth of local relationships and knowledge in a variety of markets and product types to our Phoenix-based team. We look forward to the successes we will achieve together as we continue to evolve and grow our Southwest footprint.”
Since the establishment of its Southwest Division office, Graycor has developed millions of square feet across the region. This includes landmark projects such as the 1.2 million-square-foot G303 industrial development and build-out of this manufacturing facility for MLILY in Glendale, Arizona; multiple buildings at Gilbert Spectrum, including two award-winning Class A office projects for satellite developer Northrop Grumman, in Gilbert, Arizona; multiple light industrial buildings at the airport-fronting Skybridge project at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona; and the award-winning Camelback Collective, featuring a Class A office building and boutique AC Marriott Hotel in the heart of metro Phoenix’s Camelback Corridor.
In 2021, Graycor Inc. celebrated its 100th anniversary. A third-generation, family-owned and operated company, it has 10 offices nationwide, more than 50,000 projects in its portfolio and has performed more than one million man-hours with zero recordable injuries over the course of its time in business.
Sylvester holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University and studied Business Strategies for the Environment through the Executive Program at Stanford University. She co-founded the Arizona Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council and the Business Development Guild, and holds LEED accreditation and a Professional Business Developer certification from these organizations, respectively. Sylvester is also past President of the A4LE Arizona Chapter and is actively involved in the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Valley Partnership Community Project.