HED welcomes Chris Jann to the firm as Business Development Manager in the Chicago office. Supported by HED’s extensive technical team of architects, engineers and designers, Chris will serve HED’s diverse range of Higher Education clients.
With over 25 years of experience in Architecture, Design, and Construction, Chris focuses his efforts on understanding the challenges Colleges and Universities are faced with when developing and maintaining their facilities. Bringing project owner’s the highest skilled team available to meet their needs in a creative yet cost effective manner is at the core of his efforts.
Chris has extensive knowledge of the nuances and related technologies of specific building types and how those affect the design and construction of a successful project. Chris also has a detailed understanding of the project development and funding processes Colleges and Universities follow when executing their projects. Whether the project is student life-oriented or a complex laboratory he understands how essential having the most informed and knowledgeable team is to the success of a project.
Mr. Jann has participated in hundreds of successful College and University projects in almost every state in the country, and prior to joining HED, Chris owned and operated the market research and business development firm “Jann Group,” which he passed on to his son. Prior to running “Jann Group,” Chris held leadership roles in a number of firms including as the Director of Project Research with Ellerbe Becket in Minneapolis, MN – now part of AECOM.
Chris’ market knowledge and dedication to client service will be integral to HED’s effectiveness toward its mission: Advancing Your World. Founded in 1908, we seek creative solutions that have a positive Impact for our clients, the community, and the world.