Bethesda, Md., June 18, 2019 – Streetsense, an experience-focused strategy and design collective, today announced that Kurt Haglund has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Haglund joins Streetsense with more than 30 years having played senior roles with leading design, brokerage, and construction companies, including Gensler, RTKL Associates, JLL, and most recently, rand* Construction, where he served as COO and was responsible for helping build its business structures, implement a generational leadership transition, and grow its national presence.
“Streetsense is poised for great success and I am excited for the opportunity to play a role in the growth of forward-looking organization with a such a strong team of creative and talented professionals,” says Haglund. “Maintaining a strong culture and creative leadership are essential to delivering incredible client experiences and I look forward to bringing a commitment to operational excellence to the uncommon collective that is Streetsense.”
Haglund brings with him extensive industry knowledge in building creative organizations and delivering projects at human scale. At rand*, Haglund was responsible for the business structure across its four national offices, which allowed the organization to increase its revenue and support an increasingly national client base and geographic expansion. In addition to his industry experience, Haglund is a member of a variety of committees, organizations, and academic institutions, including The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., and serves on the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.
“Kurt’s role leading Streetsense’s global business operations will reinforce and strengthen our commitment to delivering unparalleled creative solutions for clients and their customers,” says Brian Taff, CEO of Streetsense. “As we continue to expand and work with clients across the world, operations and seamless execution are critical to our continued success, Kurt has both the strategic and tactical experience and thinking necessary to further our goal to evolve the Streetsense brand and its positive impact on the communities in which we work.”
Bolstering the operations functions align with and support Streetsense’s ongoing growth strategy, which has included opening new offices in the U.S. and Europe, expanding services, and a joint venture with CBRE Group, Inc., the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm.
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