Quality is a relentless focus in our work, regardless of budget.Construction costs are the primary expense for any real estate project.We love the chase of finding great materials at the lowest costs, including a recent adventure in Glenmont, Ohio, where we hand selected sandstone at the same quarry used by West Point while reducing costs by 50%.The end result is a level of quality and authenticity that give our projects with unique character that makes them special places to live, work and play.
Real estate is a team sport, especially the world of public-private partnerships.We believe itís our duty to carefully work with communities to create properties that are thoughtfully designed and well built as well as functional, sustainable and impactful.In the process, we do our best to not fall into the trap of believing that weíre the smartest people in the room.We work hard to leverage the different perspectives brought to the table, including differences of opinion we just may not be able to be resolve.
Life is too short for any us to invest time and energy in a professional endeavor that we do not believe will create value for ourselves, our investors and our stakeholders, public or private.A number of us are blessed with Children and Grandchildren.We work hard to provide for them.We work equally hard to create value for communities by connecting dots that others may not connect and creating opportunity where none may now exist.
Performance to Plan
We believe the best of all worlds is to be proud and profitable.Our work and investment in a community extends beyond the footprint of our projects to include public safety, native plants and computer labs for people who may not own a computer.However, we carefully hold our project teams accountable for the schedule, budget and performance to plan necessary for a profitable project.
Real estate development and public-private partnerships are ultimately about people in the communities where we live and work.We donít believe the last nickel needs to be squeezed out of a project.Our mission is to leverage the many assets of Ohio and the Midwest that all of us neglect or pass by in a busy world.Itís how we earn our living.Our position is to ensure that every project is equitable in the value thatís created for the project team as well as the community because it really canít be done any other way, especially in todayís economy.