Chicago & Midwest CRE News In Your Inbox.

Sign up for Connect emails to stay informed with CRE stories that are 150 words or less.

Sub Markets

Property Sectors


Chicago & Midwest  + Downtown  + Office  | 
Larry Blouin Summit Design + Build

Summit Design + Build Hires Construction Veteran as VP

Summit Design + Build recently hired Larry Blouin as VP. Blouin joins Summit Design + Build with more than 37 years’ construction industry experience. 

As VP, Blouin will assist in the day-to-day management of the firm’s operations, overseeing project management, field operations and project staffing. Working alongside the firm’s senior management team, Blouin is also charged with developing and executing Summit Design + Build’s long term growth plan. 

Blouin began his career as a superintendent, managing projects across a multitude of markets including retail, multifamily, institutional, government and healthcare projects. He later moved into project management and senior leadership roles, managing construction projects valued up to $275 million. Blouin most recently served as VP of operations for another Chicagoland-area top contractor and is also the former executive director for capital project delivery at the University of Chicago. 


Inside The Story

Summit Design + Build

About Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 16-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 7-10 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

  • ◦Development
  • ◦People