Skanska Names Jan-Erik Hustrulid as Director of Business Development in Florida

Skanska, one of the world’s leading construction and development firms, is pleased to announce Jan-Erik Hustrulid as Director of Business Development for its Florida building operations.

Based in Fort Myers, Hustrulid will support business development activities and lead sales and marketing efforts for the state’s southern markets. Focused on streamlining project planning, he will work closely with building owners, developers and investors, to provide timeline and cost forecasts, and recommend design professionals and turnkey services. In this role, Hustrulid will work with regional executives on strategic planning, market sector research and project risk analysis to identify new business opportunities.

“Cultivating meaningful relationships is at the core of our business and Jan-Erik is a visionary catalyst who nurtures partnerships and drives triumph in the communities where we are working, said Mandy Weitknecht, Skanska’s vice president of business development for Florida building operations. “With Jan-Erik spearheading our business development activities throughout southeast and southwest Florida, his first-hand knowledge of the markets will be a welcomed addition for our continued growth throughout the region and beyond.”

Prior to joining Skanska, Hustrulid spent 11 years as the Director of Strategic Development for a local employee-owned construction company in Fort Myers. He is also a licensed Florida broker with more than 17 years of experience in selling residential real estate in Southwest Florida.

Hustrulid is the current chairman and an executive committee member of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Southwest Florida chapter, an organization he has been involved with since 2014. He is also a member of the ULI SE Florida/Caribbean Leadership Institute’s 2023 graduate class. Additionally, Hustrulid is an advisory board member of the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Business Hall of Fame, serves on the Executive Leadership Team for March of Dimes’ 33rd annual Signature Chefs Gala and is a founding committee member of Leadership NEXT, a group of advancing professionals actively pursuing quality programs and business through the Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce.

An active member of the community, Hustrulid serves as immediate past chair, a position he held for 6 years, and is the current vice-chairman of the board for The Heights Foundation & The Heights Center, a non-profit organization that celebrates the strength and diversity of the community and has the goal of breaking the cycle of poverty. Its work supports community development programs for individuals, students, and families, and provides charitable outreach projects in the Fort Myers community. Hustrulid is also a founding board member of Harlem Heights Community Charter School.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Florida Gulf Coast University.