UrbanXWith the River Landing development, UrbanX Group is bringing retail to an area of Miami that has great demand.

By Staci Davidson, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing 

During the Great Recession, so many contractors and developers had to shut down, reorganize or figure out what else they could do. The market could not support everyone the way it was operating previously, and many companies struggled. This is not really news, but it is great to report on companies that were able to come out the other side of the recession and not only find success, but excel on an entirely new level. UrbanX Group is one of these. 

Live OakLive Oak Contracting has become the fastest-growing company in the construction industry as it continues to build multifamily complexes along the East Coast.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

Live Oak Contracting is a full-service general contracting firm that specializes in multifamily and commercial construction along the East Coast. The company prides itself on an extensive portfolio of more than $200 million worth of projects that span nine states and are backed by its team’s more than 50 years of construction experience.

The Bozzuto GroupBozzuto is building luxury living in The Village at Valley Forge development.

By Alan Dorich

With four distinct, but united, divisions – development, management, homes and construction – Bozzuto is not only in the business of building properties, but also relationships with people, including subcontractors and clients.

StreetSideStreetSide remains one of Winnipeg’s largest multifamily developers.

By Jim Harris, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

StreetSide Developments Winnipeg continues to build on its parent company Qualico’s long legacy of delivering quality homes. “We strive to develop condos that suit any lifestyle,” Vice President Brian Cornelsen says. “We are committed to quality and value to our homeowners.”

The Minto Group picThe Minto Group has earned a strong reputation in the multifamily market.
By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

For Martin Tovey, working alongside the team at The Minto Group has been a pleasure. “That’s what keeps me coming back,” he says. “I’m one of those guys who’s excited about going to work and what’s going to happen the next day.”

Tovey is the vice president of acquisitions for the Ottawa, Ontario-based company, which started operations in 1955 when four brothers built and sold their first home. “From there, we went to building in Florida, Toronto and now in Calgary,” he says.

Baydo pic

Baydo Development is eyeing mid- to high-rise projects and expanding into Toronto and Vancouver.

By Kat Zeman


As a part of its shift towards mid- to high-rise projects, Baydo Development plans on expanding into Toronto and Vancouver. 

The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based land and real estate developer, which started out building townhomes and for-sale products, specializes in building purpose-built rental apartments and commercial and light industrial developments. But the company is shifting into a taller market.  

“Our vision is taller and bigger,” says Chris Luczka, vice president of finance. “We’re shifting into taller buildings. That’s one of the reasons we have to look at expanding into Toronto and Vancouver. We’re moving into Toronto this fall and we’re in negotiations on land in Vancouver.” 

McHugh Construction picMcHugh Construction brings a local, unique perspective to each of its multifamily projects.
By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Not many construction companies can say they have been a defining force in their industry. But that’s not the case for James McHugh Construction Co. “We’ve been pushing the boundaries of multifamily construction since 1960,” Senior Vice President John Sheridan says.

Based in Chicago, McHugh Construction specializes in concrete construction, historic restoration, special-use and infrastructure projects in Chicago and across the country. But the company got its start in the multifamily sector in the 1960s when it built Marina City, the iconic residential towers in its home city. 

KSK picKSK Construction Group soars to new heights with the construction of a new luxury condominium project in New York City.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor for Knighthouse Media

KSK Construction Group is managing the construction of a 25-story luxury condominium project in New York City where competition is fierce and project logistics are complex. The company confidently takes on complex projects and soars to new heights by relying on its management team’s extensive experience in real estate development for a wide spectrum of clients.

“Three partners with years of experience in heavy construction started KSK Construction Group in the early 2000s, starting with small development projects in Brooklyn,” Project Manager Ali Cuhruk says. “Over time they built up the business, increased the scale and right now we have five major building projects in Manhattan and five in Brooklyn and Queens. We only function in New York and the partners are still hands-on, overseeing every project.”

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