For more than three years, the partially completed Residences at the Stoneleigh tower in uptown Dallas served as a visual reminder of the housing market bust. The first 10 floors of the 22-story building’s structure were the only ones completed when the building’s owners stopped work in 2008, the beginning of the recession.

Treat others as you would like to be treated, that is the rule upon which Gerald and Monte Enoch founded their business in 1987. Now 25 years later, with a younger generation of the Enoch family at the helm of the company, the rule still applies, whether they are dealing with customers, employees or distributors.

The last major addition to one of south Florida’s most exclusive communities is on track to open in April 2013.

The roof slab of the 24-story Bellini Williams Island condominium project in Aventura, Fla., was poured in November 2012 – almost exactly one year after foundation work on the building began. Recent work includes drying-in the building’s interior, and exterior work is anticipated soon. The 347,801-square-foot building is the last anticipated new development on Williams Island, a community referred to as “The Florida Riviera” for its natural beauty and access to high-class shopping and nightlife.

Andrew Beal and Michael Derkenne established a general contracting company in 2010, a time many of their peers were either going out of business or struggling to survive. “It was definitely not a great time in the marketplace to form a new company, and a lot of people thought we were crazy to be starting from scratch,” Beal says.

These days, high-rise luxury apartment complexes often feature complicated designs with numerous angles, contortions and floor plans, which typically prove inefficient when it comes time to construct the structure. In Houston, though, the WR Sage West Apartments will feature the most luxurious amenities with a structural and architectural design that maximizes all 580,000 square feet of space on the 10-acre site.

The once-stalled residential project at 808 and 810 N. Spring St. in downtown Los Angeles is on its way to being completed by the end of this year. In 2004, developer KOR Group bought the two buildings with a vision of converting the adjoined structures to market-rate condominiums. However, after hitting financing and parking issues, the developer sold the property to Southern California developer Meta Housing Corp., which is nearing completion of an affordable senior housing project at the downtown location called the Chinatown Metro Apartments.

I t is not always easy for groups of people to work together. They often have to share the same ideals and have the right chemistry to develop a relationship. However, developer and general contractor Sunshine-Invest and architectural firm PlanificArq have found the right mix to partner up time and time again on projects throughout the Dominican Republic.

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