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Eric Johannessen
Eric smiling at the camera for a headshot picture

As Executive Vice President and co-founder of Beacon Bay Project Management, Eric has over 25 years of experience in construction, architecture, and project management. Graduating from both SUNY University at Buffalo in 1990, and Virginia Tech in Architecture in 1992, Eric worked for Manor Care Health Services, Marriott International, and Marriott Vacation Club International before venturing off to create a project management firm, whose sole focus is hospitality project management.

Eric started his hotel construction career in 1997 working for Marriott International out of their Western Division Office in Newport Beach, CA. He has completed over 2,000 hotel room renovations throughout the Western United States in 4 years, totaling more than $500 million.

Eric relocated to Orlando, FL in 2001 as a Project Director for Marriott Vacation Club International. In this role, he oversaw large timeshare communities of approximately 1,000 units each in Phoenix, AZ; Branson, MO; and throughout the South.

Eric and his wife, Shannon, co-founded Beacon Bay Construction Corp. in 2004, and later Beacon Bay Project Management later that year. Eric has worked both the construction and project management sides of the hospitality industry. Recognizing a need for strong leadership skills in hotel construction and renovations, Eric decided in 2007 to focus exclusively on hotel project management. Since that time, Beacon Bay has built and renovated over 300 hotels and timeshare resorts. Eric and Beacon Bay have worked as an extension of staff for Marriott International’s A&C group non-stop since 2007 and currently have projects scheduled for the remainder of 2017, as well as the majority of 2018. Since 2013, Eric oversaw the company expansion that now includes Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, & Wyndham brands as part of our project management efforts.

Eric’s strong leadership skills enable the company to continue to grow and expand. Beacon Bay Project Management was recognized as the 2nd fastest growing privately-owned company in the Orlando area by The Orlando Business Journal’s 2017 in the Fast 50 List. Beacon Bay ranked number 2 out of 50 companies honored with exceptional growth between 2014 to 2016. Eric is an essential part of this company, whose vision and direction are built on his dreams.


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