Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ventura Consulting Group Earns Four Construction Industry Awards

Naval Hospital at Camp Pemdleton, CA
VENTURA, CA - Ventura Consulting Group (VCG), a global builder of world-class construction industry teams, was recently honored with awards on four projects the firm successfully facilitated.

The awards were presented by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of California, International Partnering Institute (IPI) and Caltrans. Three of the firm’s facilitators also received Master and Senior Level Certification from IPI.

Among a crowd of more than 250 construction industry professionals, the AGC of California presented its Excellence in Partnering Award to two project teams during its 2014 Constructor Awards banquet held at Disney’s Grand Californian hotel in Anaheim on June 7, 2014.  The awards were given for one project under $50 million and one over $50 million.

VCG facilitated the partnering on the new LEED-Gold designed Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton which was the recipient in the over $50 million project category. 

Earlier in the year, the Naval Hospital project won the AGC Build America Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award, the industry’s highest partnering honor.

 Built by Clark/McCarthy, a joint venture, the replacement hospital project was delivered six months ahead of schedule and more than $100 million below the Navy’s original budget.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Laura Mickelson
(949) 295-4452

FrontDoor Communities Plans New Community in Metro Atlanta

Eric White

ATLANTA, GA – FrontDoor Communities is adding yet another community to its Georgia portfolio with the announcement of Nash Springs in Lilburn.

Located in Gwinnett County – a high-growth area in metro Atlanta – the community fills demand for well-appointed homes on larger lots in the market.

Nash Springs will include 45 single-family homes off Five Forks Trickum Road, south of Ronald Reagan Parkway, placing it in the top-rated Brookwood High School district.

The neighborhood will reflect FrontDoor’s priority to build better homes through quality design by incorporating timeless architecture and thoughtful planning.

“Bringing a community to Gwinnett County is a natural choice for us as we continue to position FrontDoor Communities as a leader in metro Atlanta,” said Eric White, division vice president at FrontDoor Communities. “The Gwinnett area is starved for finished lots, and we have the unique advantage of providing some of the largest lots in the area.”

Homes will range from 3,000 to 4,0000 square feet, with prices ranging between the low $400,000s to low $500,000s. The neighborhood features include oversized lots (many of which include basements), three-car garages with side entries, porches and outdoor living spaces.

Construction is expected to begin in October 2014 and homes will be move-in ready by spring 2015.

For more information on Nash Springs and other communities, visit

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

M.C. Rhodes •The Wilbert Group
1720 Peachtree St., Suite 350 • Atlanta, Ga. 30309
O: 404-343-0274  • M: 678-983-5867

Kiser Group Brokers Nine Property Sales of Apartment and Mixed-Use Buildings in Chicago and Evanston, IL Surpassing $20 million

Lee Kiser

 CHICAGO, IL – Kiser Group, Chicago’s leading mid-market commercial real estate brokerage firm, announces nine Chicago-area property sales that closed in July and August 2014.

The largest closing was a 206-unit, four-building portfolio in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood.

Other Chicago sales include a 24-unit multi-family building near DePaul University in Lincoln Park; two 19-unit mixed-use buildings: one in Logan Square and the other in Ravenswood Manor; three six-unit apartment buildings in Woodlawn; a six-unit apartment building in Washington Park; and an eight-unit apartment building in northwest Evanston, Ill.

 Jeffery Portfolio – South Shore

Located at the intersection of 71st and Jeffery Boulevard in the South Shore neighborhood, this 206-unit portfolio, which includes 198 apartments and eight retail stores, sold for $7.05 million. It includes four vintage buildings: 1962 E. 71st Place (52 apartments and five retail stores), 7130 S. Jeffery (60 apartments and three retail spaces), 7147 S. Jeffery (38 apartments) and 7144 S. Jeffery (49 apartments and 41 parking spaces). The portfolio includes studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom units, and is professionally managed and maintained.

Noah Birk
“These apartments offer 1920s character as well as modern living comforts since they were completely renovated in the early 1990s,” said Lee Kiser, principal of Kiser Group. He and Noah Birk, managing director of Kiser Group, represented the seller in the transaction.
“The location was also a key selling point as the buildings are located near neighborhood shopping and the Metra station,” said Sean Connelly, senior managing director of Kiser Group, who represented the buyer in the transaction. 

“Also, CTA bus lines directly in front of the buildings offer north-south or east-west travel.”

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Mark Thomton,, 312-267-4523