Friday, November 2, 2018

The Castell Project Accepting Nominations for 2019 Castell Leadership Program

Patty Berg

ATLANTA, GA — Officials of Castell Project, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the careers of women professionals in the hospitality industry,  announced that the organization is accepting nominations for its 2019 Castell Leadership Program.  

Now in its third year, the two-pronged program delivers essential advancement tools for women and implements a custom career development program to move attendees up the leadership ranks.

                Interested participants are sponsored by their companies. They are nominated by a Champion from their firm and also submit an Application/Registration Sheet. 

 Following a review of materials, individuals are contacted and interviewed for acceptance. Castell Program is exclusively for women in the hospitality industry and serves all facets of the industry from operations to franchise to finance to advisory services.

“With each cohort, we have refined the Castell program to build the strengths women need to advance,” said Peggy Berg, Castell president. 

“While women are 53 percent of the hotel industry workforce, we are drastically underrepresented in the c-suite and on the speaker’s dais.  We are committed to changing the paradigm and are confident today’s dynamic rising business women will transform the industry.  The Castell Program exists to provide the tools and resources to make it happen.”

                The Third Annual Castell Leadership Program workshop runs April 29 through May 1, 2019.  The one-year Program sequence includes an individual career plan, Checkpoint 360 assessment, workshops, executive coaching, and membership in the WILL resource network (Women in Lodging Leadership Network).

                For additional information, please visit


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Ware Malcomb Announces Construction Completed at The Mix at Harman Campus in Nortridge, CA

The Mix at Harman Campus, 8500 Balboa Boulevard, 
Northridge, CA

LOS ANGELES, CA, Nov. 1, 2018 – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm based in Southern California, today announced construction is complete at The Mix at Harman Campus, a creative office redevelopment project located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley at 8500 Balboa Boulevard in Northridge, Calif. 

Ware Malcomb provided master planning, architecture, interior design, and branding services for the project.

Ware Malcomb’s design for the 44-acre mixed-use site combines office, retail, and restaurant space in a campus environment that promotes walkability and a connection between buildings. 

The property’s creative office space features collaborative indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, game areas, private patios, a food truck pavilion, on-site restaurants, brand-name retail services and a 30,000 square foot town square/central park. 

The Mix caters to the region’s expanding demand by entertainment and technology companies for amenity-rich campus-style office space, as well as traditional companies seeking a healthy, fun and collaborative work experience for their employees.

“We are honored to be a part of this exciting project that captures everything today’s companies and employees want in a workspace – both within and beyond the walls of their office,” said Radwan Madani, Principal of Ware Malcomb. “The Mix offers collaborative creative office space within a dynamic campus environment that combines the utmost in work, play and wellness.”

The Mix at Harman Campus has been constructed over three phases since first breaking ground in May 2016. Phases 1 and 2 centered on the renovation of an existing 200,000 square foot building into a multi-tenant creative office space. 

Radwan Madani

The transformation included a new exterior red brick, wood and metal entry fa├žade, and a new interior circulation corridor for potential multi-tenant office or industrial tenants. 

This central corridor evokes the feeling of a modern gallery with open-air windows, high ceilings and natural light, while providing varied types of meeting/social spaces that promote a collaborative work environment. 

The existing brick and exposed structure of the building were intentionally left intact to create industrial design aesthetic, while new materials, colors and textures were used to highlight the major building and tenant entries.

In the recently completed Phase 3, two new single-story speculative retail and restaurant buildings totaling 17,000 square feet were constructed, along with Town Square Park, a central landscaped courtyard amenity space including bocce ball courts and outdoor dining areas. 

The Mix at Harman Campus recently received a Gold Award for Best Mixed Use Project at the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s 2018 Commercial Real Estate Awards. 

The developer of The Mix at Harman Campus is Shubin Nadal Realty Investors. The General Contractor for Phase 1 of the project is Oltmans Construction Co. and the General Contractor for Phases 2 and 3 is RM Dalton Corporation.


Rachel Reenders

VP Public Relations 
KCOMM for Ware Malcomb

 Kelly Teenor, Director, Marketing, 949.660.9128,

Maureen Bissonnette, Associate Principal, Marketing, 949.660.9128,

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