As Director of Public Sector Project Management, Samantha Dunsten is devoted to assisting federal agencies with making optimal real estate, design, and construction decisions. She brings more than 10 years of project management experience to the firm’s real estate advisory practice. Specializing in construction management, Samantha leads the federal government project management group to ensure the federal agency’s leased space is designed and constructed in accordance with the tenant’s program of requirements to help foster the most effective work environment for the tenant agency. Moreover, Samantha coordinates site selection, design, construction, move management, occupancy, sustainability and overall advisory services. In order to ensure timely results and fulfill expectations, Samantha establishes and manages deliverables by effectively negotiating and communicating with landlords, designers, tenants, and other business partners.
In addition to her ability to strategically oversee projects, Samantha oversees the pre-construction and construction processes by evaluating scopes, leading meetings, preparing, implementing and maintaining project budgets and schedules, and effectively communicating with project stakeholders. Ultimately, Samantha ensures that quality standards and client-driven requirements are met.
Prior to joining Savills, Samantha led multiple construction projects as assistant project manager at James G. Davis Construction. In her role, she effectively assessed and managed risks associated with project plans, implemented strategies for efficient design processes and ensured that quality design and construction standards and client-driven requirements were met.
Awards, Achievements and Activities
Samantha is an active member of the Honeymoon Israel Mitzvah Committee, a community service-based group serving the DC area. She is also a Virginia Tech 2018 Outstanding Construction Engineering and Management Alumnus.
Virginia Tech, Bachelor of Science, Construction Engineering and Management
- National Science Foundation
- National Institutes of Health
- US Department of State, Consular Affairs
- US Marshals Service
- Professional Services