Suffolk San Francisco New Business Development

Suffolk, one of the largest and most innovative real estate and construction enterprises in the country, has hired Alex Barake as business development director to support and strengthen strategic partnerships and client development, and bolster the Suffolk San Francisco team. Mr. Barake will oversee business development in San Francisco as the company continues its growth and expansion throughout Northern California and delivers sophisticated, world-class projects. Suffolk has successfully managed complex building construction projects in high-growth sectors, including residential mixed-use, life sciences, higher education, mission critical and data centers, commercial, aviation/transportation and government, among others. 

“Alex’s impressive background and experience in business development is a key component of Suffolk’s growth strategy as we strive towards our ambitious expansion goals in Northern California,” said Tony Rango, President of Suffolk’s West Region. “We are excited Alex has joined our team and we look forward to working closely with him as we strengthen our client relationships, expand our project portfolio and strengthen our brand presence in the region.” 

Mr. Barake has more than ten years of partnership development experience in the real estate development and construction space. In his previous positions, Mr. Barake has supported his firms’ expansion in a variety of sectors, including complex, large-scale residential, mixed-use, higher education and hospitality developments. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a commitment and passion for community involvement, team building, external partnership management and client relations.  

Suffolk has continued to expand its portfolio in the Bay Area with many on-going projects, including Garden Gate Tower, a 23-story residential building in downtown San Jose; 600 7th Street, a 200 affordable housing unit complex in San Francisco; University of California, San Francisco, which includes a demolition and abatement of the school’s original campus at Parnassus Heights; 1900 Broadway, a 40-story residential mixed-use tower in downtown Oakland; and other sophisticated, high-profile projects. 

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About Suffolk   

Suffolk is a national enterprise that invests, innovates and builds. Suffolk is an end-to-end business that provides value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging its core construction management services with vertical service lines that include real estate capital investment, design, self-perform construction services, technology start-up investment and innovation research/development.    

Suffolk is a national company with $5.0 billion in annual revenue, 2,500 employees and main offices in Boston (headquarters), New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. Suffolk serves clients in every major industry sector, including healthcare, science and technology, education, gaming, transportation/aviation, mission critical and commercial. Suffolk is privately held and is led by founder, chairman and CEO John Fish. Suffolk is ranked #23 on the Engineering News Record list of “Top 400 Contractors.” For more information, visit and follow Suffolk on  Facebook,  Twitter,  LinkedIn,  YouTube,  and  Instagram.   

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