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Plaza Construction ensures the construction of One Thousand Museum in Miami goes according to plan.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers

Plaza Construction is overseeing the construction of One Thousand Museum, a Zaha Hadid Architects-designed luxury condominium skyscraper in Miami that has become one of the most high-profile projects in the United States. “It’s the tallest project designed by architect Zaha Hadid who about a year ago passed away,” says Brad Meltzer, president of the southeast. “She is the first female Pritzker Prize-winning architect, which puts a spotlight on the project.”

The 63-story, 709-foot-tall skyscraper will feature 83 condo units. Onlookers will be awestruck by One Thousand Museum’s complex structure, which appears as a continuous piece of contemporary sculpture from the podium to the crown. “The sensuous curves of its white exoskeleton create a dynamic contrast with the crystalline façade and define the unique shapes of magnificent private terraces,” Zaha Hadid Architects says.

Sundt Opus University Square 4 5 17 10The Opus Group is known for building high-quality buildings with great design – and its latest project is no different.
By Bianca Herron

The Opus Group is a Minneapolis-based design/build firm. Operating in nine cities across the United states, the privately held firm builds in various sectors, including industrial, office, multifamily, retail and institutional.

As a design/build developer, a unique characteristic of The Opus Group is that it is an integrated business with in-house architectural and engineering services, as well as in-house construction and development. Ultimately, after 64-years in the industry, the company’s reputation for building high-quality projects sets it apart from its competitors.

“We work hand-in-glove with each of those business units,” Senior Vice President Larry Pobuda says. “The output of that effort is high-quality and well-conceived buildings that become solid acquisitions for the institutional investment community. So when Opus is looking to sell a building after it is developed, our customers know that it is a well-located, quality project, with a solid design.”

Casey DevelopmentCasey Development’s latest project serves up luxury amenities and a healthy lifestyle.

By Chris Kelsch

The Interstate 35 corridor in Texas is considered one of the busiest stretches of highway in the entire interstate system. And while part of that can be attributed to heavy truck traffic to and from Mexico, it can also be credited to tremendous growth in two major cities along the corridor: Austin and San Antonio.

It is those two markets, along with San Marcos, Texas, that Casey Development chooses to focus on, and it couldn’t have chosen better. San Antonio and Austin remain two of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, and the towns in between such as San Marcos continue to explode as well. The growth has led to outsized demand for all types of construction, including luxury apartment rentals, such as Casey Development’s latest project, Tacara at Steiner Ranch.

SoBroSoBRO takes a socially minded approach to developing housing projects in New York’s South Bronx neighborhood.

By Tim O’Connor

The 1970s were a difficult period for the Bronx. The New York City borough suffered from economic decline and high crime. Landowners took to burning their own properties to collect insurance money and more than 21 percent of residents fled the Bronx during this decade.

 Trinity pic copyTrinity Financial has created local partnerships to revitalize public housing in Harlem.

By Chris Kelsch

The A. Philip Randolph Houses, located on a block of 114th Street in Harlem in New York City, used to stand as a symbol of urban decay, neglect and budget shortfalls. Today, however, they stand as a symbol of what strong partnerships between public and private entities can accomplish with vision, hard work and determination.

Boston-based Trinity Financial, a developer with a reputation for transforming urban areas, in partnership with local community based development corporation West Harlem Group Assistance (WHGA), was chosen as the developer on a gut rehabilitation project that will ultimately transform 36 buildings into a modern public housing complex situated within a historic district. 

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SiliconSage Builders identifies markets before they get hot and utilizes an extensive in-house team to discover efficiencies.

By Tim O’Connor

The 1960s were an era of suburban growth. The promise of new economic centers led Santa Clara, Calif., to bulldoze its historic downtown – which had buildings dating back to the 1800s. But the urban renewal that leaders promised never materialized. The city has been without a true downtown for 50 years as developers have tried and failed to gain widespread support for their projects – until now.

SiliconSage Builders is underway with a 44-unit mixed-use condominium building that it says marks the first major project in downtown Santa Clara in 20 years. Sanjeev Acharya, owner and president of SiliconSage, says his company overcame local resistance because it took the time to speak with residents and incorporate their feedback into the final design. The project is now on pace to open in 2018.

“It took a lot of dealing with neighbors where you can win their heart and show them you are doing something that will benefit their community,” Acharya says. “We broke that barrier of mistrust.”

high def front 122815The Akoya Residences at Boca West is the latest addition to the Siemens Group’s impressive residential portfolio.
By Jim Harris

The Siemens Group has played a major role in the development of the Boca Raton, Fla., region for more than 40 years. “We’ve developed many of the major projects in this market,” President and CEO Richard Siemens says.

Founded by Siemens in 1964, the company specializes in land acquisition, real estate development, sales and marketing, construction and property management. Siemens Group has built more than 15,000 homes in more than 20 communities during its existence. In addition, it has developed commercial office buildings, high-rise condominiums on the ocean, hospital campuses, shopping centers, manufacturing plants and country club communities.

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