Development - Ownership

lobby of 3314 Peachtree

3314 Peachtree - Distinction Amid the High-Rises 

Atlanta’s Buckhead district is a mix of high-end retail, offices and hotels, as well as a strong nightlife component. While the Buckhead skyline has filled over the last decade with high-rise projects of all types, the new branch office for Charles Schwab is notable for its unassuming size and its distinctive architectural style.

Harrison Metro Center under construction

Bad Site + Good Location = Win Win 

In a sputtering, job-lagging recovery, redevelopment of a brownfield site into a 24/7 environment can have an impact far beyond the the municipality’s location. This is what Advance Realty and the New Jersey town of Harrison are finding as that town’s Riverbend District is transformed into a dynamic environment for living, working and recreation.

Cashman Equipment complex

Cashman Equipment – A Case for Consolidation 

Cashman Equipment was founded in 1931 and is one of the highest-rated Caterpillar construction equipment dealers in North America. Starting as an equipment supplier for the construction of Hoover Dam, it has grown into one of the largest privately owned employers in Nevada, with over 700 employees.

Fornelli Hall's elevator lobby

Developer of the Year: The Alter Group's Art of the Game 

Teamwork, loyalty, a dose of humility and the discipline to stick with the basics and get very good at them are all qualities that athletes’ coaches hammer home time and again to turn their teams into champions. Some top companies in the commercial real estate business may have taken a page from this playbook as well.

energy star label

Strategically Green - Developing a Retrofit Strategy: Making Sense of It All 

When developing a retrofit strategy, owners typically evaluate building condition and design, market conditions, and investment goals for the asset. When considering a sustainable renovation, it is important that the decision-makers define their retrofit goals in order to prioritize the type of green upgrades to pursue.

Distribution Center 1

Distribution Center I – Sustainability Without Limits 

Some developers look at a project and ask “How can I get the highest value out of this land?” They consider building green, but then recognize the costs involved and push the idea aside. While it may be hard to commit to spending more, when you consider an industrial building has a lifespan of several decades, decisions made now will follow you for a long time.

K Street, Washington, D.C.

Going for the Platinum — BASF’s New Headquarters 

BASF Corporation and Rockefeller Group Development Corporation(RGDC) have signed a long-term lease for BASF to occupy a new 325,000-square-foot office building RGDC will develop at The Green at Florham Park, New Jersey.

Dell Headquarters Solar structure

First Look - Solar Parking Lots 

Building owners have another option for reducing their utility bills while also providing shade for their tenants’ cars - solar parking arrays.

the H2O floating office

First Look - The Floating Office 

Who says that your office has to be on land? In today’s age of mobility, work is portable and you can forego a conventional office and work on the water, literally!

Construction employees looking at plans

Trends in Tenant Construction 

This article discusses new trends in tenant construction.

From the Archives: Development Ownership Articles from the Previous Issue

the roof at night of the 1200 Nineteenth building

1200 19th Street – Creating Modern Curb Appeal  

Opportunities exist for developers to leverage prime downtown locations and create value through the redevelopment of older assets. Many of these opportunities present complex challenges that require incorporating modern design, technology and environmental strategies into structures that were built more than 30 years ago.

McGraw building at 1221 Avenue of the Americas

Strategically Green - 1221 Avenue of the Americas 

LEED certification for existing buildings continues in large and small cities across the country and skyscrapers in New York City are among them. The 2.5 million square foot McGraw-Hill Building at 1221 Avenue of the Americas achieved LEED EB certification in July 2009.