A 23-year commercial real estate construction management expert has joined Stream Realty Partners’ Washington, D.C. Metro office as Vice President of Construction and Development.
J.J. Campbell comes to the national real estate services, development, and investment company from CCSI Construction and Blake Real Estate, Inc. of the District of Columbia. He will be responsible for managing staff and large projects for the local construction and development team, supporting existing and new client relationships, and working with leadership to grow Stream Washington, D.C. Metro’s market share.
“Stream offers an energetic and entrepreneurial environment with a collaborative and focused team with which I can leverage my experience and relationships to provide great results,” Campbell said. “I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to build on these elements.”
After graduating from Virginia Tech in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Campbell joined CCSI and Blake Real Estate, where he completed renovations of the high-rise office building at 1701 Pennsylvania Ave., the iconic 1500 K Street office building overlooking McPherson Square, and the highest-rated Energy Star-certified Class A office structure known as the Farragut Building at 900 17th St. NW. The buildings were all occupied during construction, and the nature of the work presented “extremely challenging constraints for the construction,” Campbell said.
“Construction is an inherently disruptive process, especially when you are renovating and changing critical building systems and infrastructure while tenants are trying to conduct their normal business operations on a day-to-day basis,” he said. “But through hard work, perseverance, and transparency with my team, we were wildly successful. These projects were not one-time transactions, but the start of long-term relationships that continue to this day.”
In 2007, Campbell attended George Mason University and completed his Master of Business Administration. He was named an emerging business leader award finalist in 2009 and honored as the most outstanding graduate of the MBA program in 2010.
Stream previously worked with Campbell and his firm, which provided general contracting services on several projects over the last few years.
“We were super impressed with not only JJ’s technical knowledge on the construction side but also his ability to manage a large team while providing outstanding customer service,” said Charlie Smiroldo, Managing Director of Stream Washington, D.C. Metro. “We looked at him as a value-add on any of the projects we were working on together, and we actively found ways to make each other’s businesses better. Our hope is that he continues to grow as a business leader and use the tools he has gained over the last 23 years to take on bigger and better challenges and add value to our growth in the D.C. Metro Region.”
When he’s not working, Campbell said he enjoys running, cooking, volunteering with his kids’ swim teams, playing guitar, watching college football, doing home improvements projects that require building things, and skiing.