Construction company veteran will oversee Central Florida, California, Texas and Hawaii markets from Tampa office.
Moss Construction, one of Florida’s leading general contractors and among the most active commercial builders nationwide, has promoted Mike Mazza to be president of the company’s Mid-Florida region, which includes both Tampa and Orlando.
From Tampa, Mazza also will oversee and direct the contractor’s work in California, Texas and Hawaii – the result of a corporate acquisition in 2016 – as well as lead Moss’s efforts in building courthouses, prisons and other law enforcement-related projects.
“My goal is to further leverage the brand that Moss has developed; we want to be known as the construction manager that cares – about the wellbeing of its employees, our subcontractors and our clients,” Mazza says. “We’re in this to be a partner, not just a builder.”
Mazza joined Moss from Centex Corp. in 2004, when the Fort Lauderdale company was founded. He had worked at Centex for 11 years.
During his time at Moss, Mazza has worked on The Kolter Group’s 18-story Ritz-Carlton Residences condominiums, in Sarasota; The Related Group’s 21-story Icon Harbour Island apartments, in Tampa; an addition to the Tampa Bay Lightning NHL hockey team’s practice facility in Brandon; and Nova Southeastern University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine, in Clearwater; and a Strategic Property Partners’ 25-story apartment tower in downtown Tampa.
Mazza says that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Moss’s construction pipeline remains active.
“The challenge we have now is that deals are harder to convert from pursuit to closing,” he says. “In a lot of deals, clients are saying ‘lets push this out 90 days,’” Mazza says. “But those deals also aren’t going away, which is good.”
He expects multifamily rentals, offices, healthcare and educational properties to remain robust sectors, and he sees an uptick in tourism-related construction once the virus is contained.
“From the moment that Mike joined Moss, he has elevated every project in which he’s been involved and embraced our core values,” says Moss CEO Scott Moss, in a statement.