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Gilliland Construction Brings on Project Manager

San Diego-based Gilliland Construction Management has hired Brandon Bettes as project manager. He brings more than 16 years’ experience in the construction industry to Gilliland, on projects ranging from master-planned residential communities, single family and multi-family construction, mid- to high-level commercial construction projects, high rise tenant improvement projects and luxury hotel/resort construction.

Bettes has extensive experience in all facets of construction management, including program/project management, preconstruction activities, procurement, permitting, construction estimating, contract negotiation, budgeting and contract reconciliation. He focuses on high-level organization, efficient communication and day-to-day project management operations.

Prior to joining Gilliland, Bettes served as a project manager for hospitality projects in the Caribbean and Miami Beach. He also provided entitlement and design management for a charter school, and management for various public capital improvement projects.

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