My New Normal: McHugh Construction President Mike Meagher
This series aims to capture a moment in time, talking to men and women in commercial real estate about how their lives and businesses are being transformed by the coronavirus pandemic.
Although Illinois went into a lockdown in mid-March, Gov. J.B. Pritzker deemed construction an essential business, and that has kept firms like James McHugh Construction Co. busy throughout the crisis. The Chicago-based company is one of the nation's largest construction managers and general contractors, and President Mike Meagher now helps keep it running from his dining room as it makes its biggest mark ever on the city's skyline.
McHugh will soon finish work on the 101-story, nearly $1B Vista Tower in Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood. The Jeanne Gang-designed structure is now the city’s third-tallest skyscraper, one of several notable projects McHugh built near the lake, including the seven-story, 222-room Curio Collection by Hilton hotel on Navy Pier.But with a…
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