McHugh Construction names new president

Kinjal Patel (Photo courtesy of McHugh Construction.)

Kinjal Patel has joined the Chicago office of McHugh Construction as president.

Patel most recently led the Chicago construction business for Lendlease. In his new role, Patel will drive strategic growth and diversification of McHugh’s construction business in Chicago and select U.S. cities by tapping into his strong client relationships.

He will also pursue a range of new-construction, renovation and adaptive reuse projects spanning the multifamily, hospitality, sports/entertainment, healthcare and medical office, and light industrial sectors.

Prior to joining McHugh, Patel spent nearly 20 years with Lendlease, where he was promoted several times, eventually leading the Chicago construction business as executive general manager. In addition to Lendlease’s own residential developments, his cross-sector portfolio of Chicago projects includes Clark and Grand Hotels, a trio of hotels under one roof in River North; Lathrop, the redevelopment and restoration of the historic Julia C. Lathrop Homes on the city’s Northwest Side; and One Bennett Park, a 70-story luxury condominium high-rise in Streeterville.