Construction & Development Innovator Recognized by Leading Magazine Two Consecutive Years

Dr. Michael Hatcher is the First African American with a Ph.D. in Building Construction and Integrated Facilities Management from Georgia Tech
By: Tamika Morrison Okeleke on behalf of Sovereign C+D
ATLANTA - April 3, 2022 - PRLog -- Construction Industry Innovator and Educator, Michael Hatcher, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of Atlanta-based Sovereign Construction and Development was recognized by Atlanta Magazine as one of the city's "Top 500" most influential leaders.

The magazine shares, "What makes this list of corporate, non-profit, civic, entrepreneurial, religious, and creative leaders the cream of the crop is more than their titles or stations at the top of their organizations. It's the thoughtful way [during the pandemic] that they have gone about considering their work and the work of their companies—people first."

Founded in 2007, Sovereign Construction & Development is a general contracting, construction management, and development firm with a diverse portfolio of completed commercial projects throughout the southeastern region of the United States.

Dr. Hatcher is a graduate of Morehouse College and received his MS and Ph.D. in Building Construction and Integrated Facilities Management from The Georgia Institute of Technology's, College of Architecture, School of Building Construction. He is the first African American to receive the distinguished Doctor of Philosophy degree from the institute's College of Architecture, School of Building Construction since its inception.

Sovereign Construction has a wide range of commercial construction in its portfolio including historic restorations, interior build-outs, and high-rise multi-family tower renovations in Atlanta and Charlotte. Dr. Hatcher, a LEED accredited professional has also been a project leader on LEED-certified projects which achieved LEED GOLD Certification. In addition, he is currently working on two LEED projects that are in the planning and design phase.

The construction firm was selected for the renovation and historic restoration of the Sweet Auburn Curb Market (ATL), deemed a historic landmark. They were selected by the Atlanta Housing Authority and the Habitat Company as the construction team for a series of residential unit renovations across its property portfolio and have the Atlanta-Fulton Library System and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as clients. Sovereign Construction has built, renovated, developed and managed over 1000 units of affordable housing since its inception in 2007.

Dr. Hatcher brings a wealth of experience related to integrated project delivery and collaborative construction practices and believes attracting a diverse and talented pipeline of future leaders into the Commercial R/E and Construction industry is a vehicle for growth and innovation.

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