Shelbie McDiffett
By: Mike Bjella | 03/21/23 |

Meet Shelbie McDiffett, Director of Business Development

As Director of Business Development for LGE Design Build’s Texas office, Shelbie works directly with our design, pre-construction, and construction teams to ensure a superior client experience at every phase.

Can you give us a bit of professional background?

Prior to joining LGE, I was the Director of Business Development for a large Building Envelope Sub-Contractor headquartered in Canada. Prior to that, I spent four years as Director of Marketing and Business Development for a Dallas based boutique design firm that specialized in historic preservation on both public and private commercial projects. These positions allowed me to develop a comprehensive view of the industry from both the architecture and construction side. The knowledge and experience gained in each of those roles prepared me greatly for my transition to Design-Build and the LGE team!

Can you tell us about your role in the Texas office?

As Director of Business Development, I am heavily focused on sharing the amazing capabilities of the LGE Design Build team and process here in DFW. LGE has used this model successfully in Arizona over the last 29-years and expanding into Texas has been really exciting. The day to day of my role is centered around developing and executing our strategic plan for the Texas market, fostering relationships with our clients, and cultivating new opportunities for our team across multiple market sectors including industrial, healthcare, office, and hospitality. Every day looks a little different, but it all plays a part in pushing toward the common goal of success and growth for our Texas clients!

Can you give us some insight into what projects you are interested in and looking for?

Build-to-Suits across any market sector, but especially industrial/manufacturing, are a primary focus of mine, as well as industrial spec development and large TI’s. We have such a great portfolio of past work that makes us the right fit for these types of projects, but more than anything, I think it’s our design and construction team that really sets us apart from other design build firms in our market.

What does the Texas CRE market, in general, need to know about LGE? What problem does LGE solve for the Texas CRE market?

We do Design Build differently. Our unique, solution-oriented approach and project team are our biggest differentiators. Having both architecture and construction under one roof allows for one point of contact from entitlements through close-out of construction, efficiencies in the delivery and cost of your project, and true transparency throughout the process.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I really enjoy traveling, reading, going to concerts, and trying new restaurants! Recently, I’ve taken up tennis which has been a lot of fun.