Boston-based builder Suffolk named Chris Creasey as vice president of gaming, the company announced on Nov. 8.
Creasey comes to Suffolk after more than 23 years at Los Angeles-based builder Tutor Perini, where he was a director for the company, according to his LinkedIn profile.
While at Tutor Perini, he worked on iconic hospitality and gaming projects for Native American and commercial clients, according to the release, including:
- The Pechanga Resort and Casino and Chumash Casino Resort in California.
- The CityCenter and The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
- The Mohegan Sun Casinos and Resorts.
- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos.
“The gaming and resort sector continues to show signs of significant growth in the years ahead, and Suffolk’s commitment to sector diversification and the gaming sector has positioned us as a major player in this category,” said Pete Tuffo, president of Suffolk’s gaming division.
The company has constructed more than $5 billion and 10 million square feet in casino and hotel projects to date, per the release, including the 450-foot guitar-shaped Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood in Hollywood, Florida. The high-rise project includes more than 2 million square feet across 36 floors of hotel rooms and spaces including villas, a casino area and a 6,500-seat entertainment venue.
Suffolk also managed the preconstruction and construction services for the 3.2 million square foot Encore Boston Harbor, the Agua Caliente Casino Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, California, and the Chicken Ranch Casino Resort in Jamestown, California.
This is at least the second gaming-related move the company has made this year. In September, Suffolk appointed former Clark executive Brett Earnest as executive vice president, with oversight of several sectors, including gaming.
Correction: The Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood is located in Hollywood, Florida.