Jim Scarpone is director of business development at Shawmut Design and Construction, a leading $1.5 billion national construction management firm. As director, Scarpone is responsible for cultivating new relationships with retail clients, landlords, and developers, and reinforcing existing partnerships. He has developed and maintained relationships with industry powerhouses including Tiffany & Co., PUMA, and Primark, along with Paramount Group, Brookfield Properties, and SL Green.
Scarpone has 35 years of experience in the construction industry. A member of VMSD’s advisory board, Shop! Association’s board of directors, and an active member of Innovating Commerce Serving Communities (ICSC) and Retail Design Institute’s (RDI) New York chapter, Scarpone has his finger on the pulse of the industry. Partnering closely with his colleagues across Shawmut’s sectors—including commercial and hospitality—he has a keen sense of when and how retail is integrated into new formats.
Scarpone is a member of PAVE, connecting young talent in the retail industry with key resources and mentors. He is captain of Shawmut’s Pan-Mass Challenge team, which rides in the two-day, 190-mile bike ride to raise awareness and funding for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.