Veteran Construction Industry Exec. Joins Wilshire in L.A

Randy Grosskopf joins Wilshire Construction as COO with three decades of office and field operations experience in commercial real estate.
Randy Grosskopf, COO, Wilshire Construction
Randy Grosskopf, COO, Wilshire Construction

Los Angeles—Veteran construction industry executive Randy Grosskopf has joined Wilshire Construction as chief operating officer. Grosskopf’s hiring is indicative of Wilshire founder Chief Executive Officer Joe Wathen’s success in assembling a team of professionals with significant construction firm pedigrees.

Grosskopf joins Wilshire with three decades of office and field operations experience in a wide variety of commercial real estate, institutional and heavy industrial construction projects for both public and private sector clients including Disney, Caruso Affiliated, Amgen, USC, UCLA and the State of California. He joins Wilshire from the global development and construction firm Lendlease Corporation. As senior vice president, he managed Lendlease’s Los Angeles office, which is currently acting as the general contractor for Oceanwide Plaza and Circa, two of the largest mixed-use developments in downtown Los Angeles. During the course of his 30-year career, Grosskopf held similar positions with The PENTA Building Group, Bernards and Turner Construction.

Grosskopf studied Physics at California State University Northridge. He is a licensed general contractor and a certified DBIA Professional.

Since its founding in 2014, the Los Angeles-based full-service construction firm has grown to 20 employees providing preconstruction, general contracting and construction management services on a variety of high-profile ground up development and adaptive reuse projects throughout Los Angeles. Wilshire is the construction manager of Circa, a $500 million mixed use development adjacent to LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles.

“Our goal is to be a solution for those developers that want the comprehensive capabilities and experience of a large builder, but don’t want to compromise on quality and service that a smaller firm can provide,” said Wathen, a former executive with Swinerton and Webcor.

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