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Katayoun C. Sadeghi

Lecturer, Construction Administration; Senior Vice President; HNTB

Kat Sadeghi is an adjunct faculty member for the Master of Science in Construction Administration at Columbia University. She is based in New York and is a Senior Vice President and part of the national Advisory group at HNTB.  

She is a project finance and infrastructure development professional specializing in large-scale public-private partnership (P3) projects in North America.  In her role at HNTB, Kat leads the company’s Innovative Delivery group and provides strategic advising for public sector clients nationwide.  Prior to joining HNTB, Kat served as an Investment Director at AECOM Capital (ACAP), the equity investment arm of AECOM, where she managed the commercial and legal workstreams on public infrastructure pursuits. Before ACAP, Kat was a practicing attorney for over 7 years, focusing primarily on infrastructure and project finance.  She worked as a Senior Associate at Ashurst and, before that, an Associate at White & Case. Kat currently focuses on advising public sector clients in a holistic manner across the full project lifecycle, and has extensive transactional experience, both as an attorney (representing developers, lenders and public agencies) and a developer.  She has experience working across asset classes, including on transportation (road, rail, aviation), transportation-oriented development, social infrastructure and broadband projects.

Board Representation

Kat currently serves on the following boards: 

  • Young Professionals in Infrastructure (Co-Founder, Past President)   
  • Armed Services YMCA
  • ARTBA P3 Division Board

Selected Projects & Deal Experience

  • Georgia DOT, Major Mobility Investment Program
  • San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), Central Mobility Hub
  • Michigan DOT, I-75 Modernization Project (Segment 3)
  • Diversion Authority, Fargo-Moorhead Area Flood Diversion Project 
  • Virginia DOT, Transform I-66 - Outside the Beltway
  • Ohio DOT, Portsmouth Bypass Project 
  • Florida DOT, I-4 Ultimate Project 


Kat co-teaches the Capstone course. 


  • J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law
  • M.A., Near Eastern Studies, New York University
  • Fulbright Scholar, Ankara, Turkey  
  • B.A., International Relations, University of Pennsylvania