Swinerton announces the addition of Project Executive Rashad Morton to its regional healthcare team in response to the increase in demand for construction and renovation of medical facilities. Morton is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
“At Swinerton, we have a passion for building spaces that have the power to heal people,” said Chris Morris, Director of National Healthcare. “In [his] new role, … Rashad [is] pivotal in delivering world-class medical facilities to the communities we serve.”
Based on the FMI analytics, Swinerton expects healthcare construction spending to top $2.2 billion in Atlanta from 2024 to 2026. FMI also indicates that within the next few years, the growth in healthcare construction spending in Atlanta will spike 8 percent, accounting for 9 percent of total construction spending in the city.
Further, governments are modifying Certificate of Need (CON) laws that previously hindered the delivery of medical facilities. “These revisions will allow Swinerton to deliver mental health facilities on an accelerated timeline and meet the growing need for behavioral health beds,” said Kevin Smith, Division Manager for Swinerton’s Carolinas division.
As Project Executive, Morton is tasked with capturing market share in health care by forging new relationships within the industry, generating brand awareness, and winning projects for Swinerton’s Atlanta division. Morton joined Swinerton in 2017 as a Senior Project Manager in Los Angeles and recently relocated to Atlanta.
“Rashad is really known for his consistency and systematic approach to any project — but he also knows when to be flexible and creative,” said Derek Mosiman, Vice President and Division Manager for Swinerton’s Atlanta division. “He is also quite adept at determining when to implement skill and tried-and-true methods and when to utilize a more improvisational approach to tackle challenges.”
At a construction site in South Los Angeles, Morton provided career opportunities for local residents in an economically disadvantaged neighborhood encouraging community engagement, while building connections and a sense of pride in the neighborhood.