African American Real Estate Professionals Honor Turner Constructions’ Darien Grant

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AAREP DC Chapter Recognizes Industry Professionals Who Are “Building Monuments, Making History”

"Serving as the Project Executive on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial was an honor personally and professionally." - Darien Grant

Turner Construction Company’s Darien Grant was honored by the African American Real Estate Professionals of DC for his outstanding contributions in the real estate and construction fields at the 9th Annual Awards Gala on October 25th. Grant received the President’s Award, along with McKissack & McKissack’s founder Deryl McKissack for their contributions to the real estate and related industries and their roles on Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial project.

Darien started his career with Turner Construction out of their Houston, Texas office. After earning his Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law in 1997, Darien transferred to Turner’s DC office. Darien has held positions as Project Manager, Project Engineer, Project Superintendent, and Purchasing Agent before rising to the level of Project Executive. Darien has led Turner’s efforts on several major projects including the National Intrepid Center of Excellence, NAVFAC Utility Upgrade, Marie V. McDemmond Center for Applied Research, University of Maryland Medical Systems Lombard Hospital, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial.

“Serving as the Project Executive on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial was an honor personally and professionally,” says Grant. “Leading the construction team down the final stretch for the first national memorial commemorating an African American who changed the climate of the United States is a privilege and an experience that has been one of the highest points of my professional career. Gaining recognition by AAREP for my efforts on this project really just takes the cake.”

Darien is currently spearheading the Howard University Interdisciplinary Research Building, the Federal Office Building No. 8 Modernization and the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial. His broad range of work experience includes project delivery methods such as design-build, design-bid-build, construction management at-risk, construction management agency, and cost-plus. Darien has been with Turner Construction for 23 years.

About Turner Construction Company Mid-Atlantic
Turner has received accolade as a leading builder in the Mid-Atlantic region in diverse fields of healthcare, government, interiors, bio-tech, K-12 education, commercial, hospitality, telecommunications and multi-family residential facilities. Turner's focus on service and responsiveness to client needs has led to the company's consistent growth in the region over the past 30 years.

About Turner Construction Company
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company. Founded in 1902 in New York City, Turner has 5,200 employees worldwide and works on 1200 projects each year, for an annual construction volume of $8 billion. As the largest general builder in the United States, Turner ranks first or second in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, and green building. The firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, a publicly traded company, and one of the world’s leading international construction service providers. For more information please visit

HOCHTIEF is one of the leading international providers of construction-related services. With more than 80,000 employees and a sales volume of EUR 23.28 billion in FY 2011, the company is represented in all the world‘s major markets. With its core competencies in development, building and operation, the Group delivers services for the entire life cycle of infrastructure projects, real estate and facilities. The focus of the related business activities is on four strategic areas: energy infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, major cities, and resources. With its subsidiary Leighton (HOCHTIEF share around 54 percent), the Group is market leader in Australia. In the USA, the biggest construction market in the world, HOCHTIEF is the No. 1 general builder via its subsidiary Turner and, with Group company Flatiron, ranks among the most important players in the field of transportation infrastructure construction. Because of its engagement for sustainability, HOCHTIEF has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006. Further information is available at

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