Ron Sutliff

Ron Sutliff is responsible for the firm’s San Diego Project and Development Services Group (PDS). DTZ’s PDS Group leads a collaborative process to analyze, plan and execute successful real estate and construction solutions for our clients in an “owner’s representative” capacity. The group focuses on the entire real estate value chain from due diligence, economic analysis, feasibility, conceptual planning, entitlements and development/project management. As project managers, the group has a simple mission: to produce the required facility-at a specified price, at a specified time, efficiently and without legal conflict.

Ron Sutliff formally owned San Diego Project Management Services, and before that was Senior Vice President with The Staubach Company (now Jones Lang LaSalle) leading their project management efforts in Southern California. His broad experience includes site development and project management of corporate, governmental, industrial, manufacturing, biomedical, and healthcare facilities.

With over $1 billion of successful construction projects representing 15 million square feet, Ron Sutliff is one of the most experienced and respected construction professionals in San Diego. Since providing project management services, Ron has completed over 1 million square feet of tenant improvements and another million square feet of new building construction. In addition, he has managed several LEED gold projects including one of the largest in Southern California.

Recent experience:

  •  Arrowhead General Insurance, San Diego, CA 90,000 SF
  • County of San Diego Training Facility, San Diego, CA 47,000 SF
  • San Diego Blood Bank, San Diego, CA 95,000 SF
  • County of SD – Edgemoor Skilled Nursing Facility, Santee, CA 160,000 SF
  • Intuit, San Diego, CA – LEED Gold 430,000 SF
  • Nuvasive (multiple projects), San Diego, CA 200,000 SF
  • Motorola (General Instrument),San Diego, CA 320,000 SF
  • DSL Transportation*, Vancouver, Canada 200,000 SF
  • The Scripps Research Institute (multiple projects) , La Jolla, CA 250,000 SF
  • Fair Isaac, Inc., San Diego, CA 123,000 SF
  • Nuvasive, San Diego, CA 135,000 SF
  • Prudential California Realty, Eastlake, CA 18,000 SF
  • Keller Williams Realty, San Diego, CA 15,000 SF


California Polytechnic State University – Bachelors of Science Degree–Construction Engineering

Keller Graduate Schools – Masters, Project Management

Professional Affiliations:
Board Member, HomeAid
Board Member, NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Instructor, NewSchool Construction Management

Ron Sutliff
Cushman & Wakefield