David Thorson763.287.3575
David Thorson
Development Senior Project Manager - Minneapolis | Real Estate Development

As Development Senior Project Manager, David provides support across the Midwest region including, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, and remote offices in North Dakota and Iowa. David’s responsibilities include project cost feasibility, providing project Basis of Design narratives to help define the opportunity around the Target Value Delivery process, assisting the regional offices and industry sectors in the design-phase development of the project, and providing oversight on the AHJ Entitlement process to advance development opportunities to construction projects. Once the project is in operations, David serves as Mortenson Development's owner representative processing payment applications, change order requests, tracking schedule, quality assurance and project close-out.

Prior to joining the development group, David worked in the Phoenix office leading the construction efforts for the Ellsworth Adhesives Distribution Center in Reno NV; Hyatt Place/Hyatt House Hotel in Tempe, AZ; Hyatt Place Downtown in Phoenix, AZ; and most recently transferring to the Minneapolis office to lead the construction effort for the Augustana University Student Housing Master Plan in Sioux Falls, SD. Prior to joining Mortenson, David worked for McShane Construction from May 2005 until December 2017 as a Project Executive providing estimating, preconstruction and operational leadership to their Phoenix office.

David graduated from Arizona State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. In his free time, David enjoys playing and watching sports, and spending time with his wife Lauren and their children Ella, Jack and Liam.

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