Jeremy Hunt followed in his father’s footsteps when he chose a career in construction, and it was a path that he decided upon when he was fairly young.
“I’ve always wanted to do something hands on and something related to business,” Hunt says. “Commercial development combines both.”
As a senior project manager in KDC’s design and construction group, Hunt collaborates with clients, design teams, general contractors, to develop build-to-suit sites. Before he joined the company, he was a general contractor project manager on several KDC projects including FedEx’s North Texas campus and Liberty Mutual’s regional headquarters.
While Hunt enjoys all aspects of his job, he finds particular satisfaction in problem solving, as well as building teams and client relationships. He also finds satisfaction in the permanence of real estate. “It’s something you can physically see and touch – a product that impacts people’s lives,” he explains.
Hunt launched his career with Balfour Beatty as an intern and advanced to a senior project manager position with a focus on corporate interiors. During his 10 years at the national general contracting firm, he managed over 2 million square feet of interiors projects including several that rank as DFW’s most high-profile projects and clients.
Of all the projects Hunt has worked on, he names Liberty Mutual as the “most amazing.” He says: “In addition to its size – it was a mega-structure – it’s a unique building that required a lot of coordination between the interior and core shell teams. It was challenging but fun and rewarding.”
Hunt was born and raised in Indiana and graduated with a Construction Engineering & Management degree from Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis.
Though Hunt is a native Midwesterner, he has extended family in East Texas and was familiar with the Lone Star State before he relocated to Dallas in 2012. “At that time, the economy was just recovering from the Great Financial Crisis, and North Texas real estate and construction markets offered an entirely different type of opportunity than the Midwest and Indianapolis, in particular,” he notes.
In his free time, Hunt enjoys traveling with friends and family, exploring the outdoors on the lake or coast, hunting, fishing, and golfing.