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Boyle picA series of new projects has cemented Boyle Investment Co. as a premier developer of mixed-use projects in Memphis and Nashville.

By Tim O’Connor

Boyle Investment Co.’s most valuable asset is its experience. The 84-year-old company has an extensive portfolio that includes most any kind of development imaginable, from suburban subdivisions to massive downtown mixed-use projects, hotels, and office and retail facilities.

“Boyle is one of Memphis’ oldest real estate developers and has a longstanding reputation for quality developments that stand the test of time,” Vice President Les Binkley says. “We are a long-term holder of real estate and are known for our attention to detail.”

M3 picM3 has leveraged its paper mill operations, engineering and construction expertise into a promising future.

By Chris Kelsch

M3 Construction CEO Michael Steimle said “yes” to a challenge and founded a company in the process.

As the general contractor for Orchids Paper Products’ new Barnwell, S.C., facility, Steimle brought a wealth of experience in designing and building paper mills. “I actually started off in the paper industry as an engineer in a paper mill,” Steimle says. “We can design it, we can build it and we can operate its equipment. Few other contractors can sit on all sides of the project table the way we can.”

Because of that experience, Orchids Paper had no problem in trusting him with Steimle’s first major project in 2015. “From the beginning, Orchids showed a get-it-done mentality and no-nonsense attitude in building teamwork,” Steimle says.

Holland Gaas picHolland Gaas is bringing its popular greenhouse insect netting systems to the building industry.

By Tim O’Connor

The Great Recession put a stranglehold on the entire construction industry, but a few well-positioned companies found opportunities in the worldwide economic downturn. Holland Gaas, a manufacturer and supplier of insect netting systems for greenhouses, had built up a customer base of small projects.

Then the recession hit and the number of new construction projects dwindled. To survive, European greenhouse builders expanded to other continents to maintain the same workload. In doing so, those clients brought Holland Gaas to a wider audience.

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TishmanTishman, an AECOM Company, leads the MGM Springfield project to revitalize downtown Springfield, Mass.

By Stephanie Crets

Tishman, an AECOM Company, is one of the world’s leading builders, known for working on facilities and in industries of every size and type, from arts and culture to technology and transportation. Founded in 1898, Tishman has managed big-name projects such as the Javits Convention Center expansion and renovation in New York City, the new headquarters for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., and the new regional transportation intermodal center for high-speed trains in Anaheim, Calif.

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QTS assembled a skilled project team to build its new data center in Chicago.
By Alan Dorich

When QTS Realty Trust Inc. – one of the fastest-growing data center companies in the world – decided to build a location in downtown Chicago, it needed the right development team. “A strong and reliable team is the foundation of our success,” Program Manager of Property Development for QTS Ryan Duncan declares.

“We try to get someone who we can trust and rely on, provide necessary feedback when needed and make changes based on different business decisions,” he says. The company has done just that in its redevelopment of a former Chicago Sun-Times printing plant into a data center.

The 317,000-square-foot structure, built in 1999, will stand two stories and support 134,000 square feet of raised floor, which will encompass 24 megawatts of critical IT power. The first phase of the new facility recently opened in July 2016, with an expansion of the facility underway that will increase capacity to 40 megawatts of critical IT power.

After acquiring the Sun-Times facility in 2014, QTS hired Mortenson Construction as the construction manager, along with lead consulting engineer ESD Inc. and lead architect Corgan Associates. The three previously worked together on multiple data center projects.

Millie and SeversonMillie and Severson attributes its success to a high percentage of repeat clients due to a market share of strong relationships with long standing clients, architects and subcontractors.

By Bianca Herron

The Perris Circle Industrial Park is a two-building development totaling 594,000-square-feet in Perris, Calif. The site, which is an industrial area for freight and truck carriers, will provide users convenient access to the I-215 freeway, and main highway arteries to the freeway. It also provides service to San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties for shipment of product, says John Murray, project executive at Millie and Severson, the company constructing the buildings.

Weston picWeston Inc. adds to its portfolio while increasing its reputation as a commercial and multifamily residential developer and manager.
By Jim Harris

When Weston Inc. talks about having a goal of “50/90/BLT,” the commercial real estate company isn’t referring to a sandwich.

“I feel we’re the best landlord in town,” says T.J. Asher, president of the Cleveland-based company’s acquisitions and development group. Maintaining this status is the “BLT” portion of Weston’s uniquely named goal, while the “50” refers to 50 million square feet, the amount of total leasable space Weston wants to eventually acquire.

Established in 1972, the family owned company is already on the way to its acquisition goal, as it owns and leases more than 12 million square feet of space. Weston acquires, manages, leases and develops properties in Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Nevada, Georgia, Maryland and New Jersey. “We are one of the largest privately owned real estate companies in Northeast Ohio,” says Suzanne Broadbent, Weston’s dealmaker and Asher’s sister.

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