Luke MacDougall, New York Metro region general superintendent, was named to New York Real Estate Journal’s 2023 “Ones to Watch Rising Stars,” recognized for his contributions to Shawmut and the industry. Read Luke’s Q&A below and in New York Real Estate Journal for insights into his recent work at Citi Field, interests when not on the jobsite, and why we consider Luke a rising star at Shawmut.
Number of years at firm: 11
One thing on my bucket list: I thoroughly enjoy immersing myself in different cultures and getting to know new people, so becoming fluent in Spanish is a personal aspiration of mine. By learning Spanish, my hope is to connect with a wider variety of people, allowing me the opportunity to learn about different cultures and understand different perspectives.
When I am not working, I am: During the week, my wife and I enjoy cooking dinner together. It’s a great way to unwind after work and it gives us a chance to catch up on each other’s days. On weekends, I love exploring the different restaurants around the city with friends, and when the weather is warm, I try to spend as much time as possible outside.
What recent project, transaction or accomplishment are you most proud of?
My team recently completed four different projects during the off-season at Citi Field for the New York Mets. On a fast-paced schedule, we upgraded the ballpark with new premium clubs, left field flex space, and revamped suites. I am proud of this project and my team, as we worked tirelessly to complete the work before the home opener. Completing projects like these make me proud to be part of a team that values hard work and determination.
What makes Luke a RISING STAR?
“Luke’s leadership drives those around him to perform at a higher level. He is committed to helping everyone become better at what they do—and has the skills to manage many different working styles. He also is always looking to grow by expanding his own knowledge and skills.” – Joe Picaro, Director of National Field Operations at Shawmut