Anniversary Story

Josh Foreso

VP Josh Foreso at HITT's Half Street Jobsite

A native Washingtonian, Vice President Josh Foreso has seen DC experience many transitions. As a leader in our Base Building sector, he now impacts the skyline himself—particularly in Southeast DC’s growing Ballpark District.

“I grew up here and I love seeing the changing landscape,” explained Josh. “Our team has delivered buildings on streets I remember driving down both when I was a kid and when I was in college in the city. Now I drive these streets with my own three daughters, proudly pointing out what we’re building.”

Base building is a world of delayed gratification; the decisions the team makes today may not materialize for six to eight months, or longer. It takes a certain type of person to enjoy this work, someone who craves a challenge and is in it for the long game. Josh has built a team of construction professionals who fit that mold, who work well under pressure and recognize that what they are doing is about creating a lasting legacy for our Clients. 

“The most rewarding part of my job is mentoring the next group of leaders within our Base Building group, helping them learn from my mistakes to become skilled builders,” shared Josh. “I have complete confidence in my team and I want to continue developing and building a strong group that will be here with me for the next 20+ years.”  

Josh is also passionate about building a legacy that sustains the community. That connection inspired him to create HITT’s Trees for Keys initiative, which aims to plant a tree for every individual unit completed in a multifamily building. Launched this past April, the team is already well on their way to planting more than 2,000 trees.

What started as a summer job as a laborer has turned into a passion-driven career. Josh brings incredible energy and levity to his work, and is transforming the hometown he loves in more ways than one.