Sam Sakocius, President
Sam Sakocius is an award winning Real Estate Project Advisor, Golf Development professional, mentor, author and executive. He is presently a principal owner of the consultancy, Qualitas Project Control with 30+ years in Golf and Real Estate development.
During the course of his career he has administered over 100 golf, residential, and resort development projects; several of these projects have won awards for top 10 best new developments in various respected publications.
His sphere of operations transects all of East and Southeast Asia. He has worked with many of the great designers working in the field today, including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Nick Faldo (current), Gil Hanse (the Rio 2016 Olympic Course Architect), and Tom Fazio, to name a few.
Prior to establishing PCI, he successfully founded SAJO Construction, Inc. Sakocius built a company from two employees to over two hundred and fifty. He also established his company as a Certified Golf Course Builder by the Golf Course Builders Association of America and led SAJO to win the “1996 National Golf Course Builder of the Year Award.” During his tenure at SAJO Construction he was also featured on the cover of the Houston Business Journal in 1997. Sakocius helped pioneer Digital Terrain Modeling for the Golf Industry as well as other technological advances.
He has contributed to numerous articles relating to golf and real estate development and golf development management which have appeared in Golf Digest, Golf, Inc., Golf Course News and many other publications.
Sakocius has appeared on numerous panels and seminars discussing and teaching the principles of Golf Course Development and Construction Management, including the Golf, Inc. Show, the Golf Industry Show, American Society of Golf Course Architects seminars, and the Golf Course Builders Association of America.
He has worked with the University of Wisconsin as a guest lecturer and providing insight in the continued development of their Golf Enterprise Management Bachelor of Science Program.
Sakocius served for seven years on the Board of Directors of the Golf Course Builders Association of America and spearheaded the development of the GCAA standards and practices guidelines still in used today
Over the past several years he has been living in China-Thailand while advising and consulting to numerous projects in East Asia.