Pacific Building Group has executed on its 2018 blueprint for growth with the addition of three new employees: Julie Robson, Sarah Cordon and Eric Gradyan. With more than 50 years of combined experience, the trio will expand the general contracting firm’s project management, business development and marketing expertise.
“Julie, Sarah and Eric bring refined expertise and most importantly, an avid desire to build projects that Pacific Building Group and its clients will take great pride in,” says Jim Roherty, president of Pacific Building Group. “We welcome the trio with great enthusiasm as we embark on our thirty-fourth year in business.”
Julie Robson has joined the team as director of business development where she will oversee client and community relations, business acquisition and assemble teams for projects. She started in the real estate industry more than 20 years ago as an escrow officer and later moved into residential real estate, then most recently served as director of business development for construction management firm KCM Group.
Robson’s list of contributions to the local building community is vast. Most notably, she will serve as 2018 President of the Southern California Trades Association, an assemblage of experienced building industry professionals. Also, this year she will co-chair the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Women’s Leadership Initiative, and continue her role on the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) marketing committee.
Sarah Cordon has been named project manager for Pacific Building Group. A San Diego native, Cordon’s role with Pacific Building Group will include client relations, managing job sites, working with building owners and subcontractors, and delivering projects on time and on budget. She accepted the new role following 10 years managing hotel renovations, such as the U.S. Grant, Hyatt Regency Long Beach, and Hotel Palomar San Diego, for Lombardi Contracting Corporation.
Eric Gradyan, as project manager, will focus on biomedical and life science projects, a growing sector for Pacific Building Group. Gradyan has worked for some of San Diego’s largest general contractors and brings more than 25 years of experience to his new position.
Outside of the office, Gradyan serves as a mentor at Clairemont High School. This follows his time as a mentor in the ACE (Architecture, Construction, Engineering) Mentor Program.