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11/21/2017 Company News

Dermody Properties’ Annual Thanksgiving Capstone Award Provides $50,000 to One America Appeal for Hurricane Relief and the Food Bank of Northern Nevada

Dermody Properties

Dermody Properties, a national industrial real estate owner-operator has announced the recipients of the annual Dermody Properties Thanksgiving Capstone Award. One America Appeal for Hurricane Relief (One America Appeal) and the Food Bank of Northern Nevada (FBNN) will each receive $25,000 to assist in their efforts during the holiday season. The Dermody Properties Thanksgiving Capstone Award is presented each year during the holiday season to help nonprofit organizations address the increased need they experience during the holidays. FBNN will use its award to help fund its School Pantry program, through which FBNN sets up and stocks food pantries in schools throughout the Washoe County School District. There are currently 24 school pantries operating in Washoe County serving approximately 1,687 people every month. Interested parties can help further the work of the FBNN’s School Pantry program by donating at One America provides relief to those recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. This year Dermody Properties is presenting $25,000 to One America to assist with their recovery efforts. As of October 21, One America Appeal had raised $31 million in donations. Donations can be made at The Dermody Properties Thanksgiving Capstone Award is directed by the executive management committee of Dermody Properties, which includes CEO and Chairman Michael Dermody; President Douglas A. Kiersey, Jr.; Chief Financial Officer Douglas Lanning; Dermody Capital President Steven Karpf; and Chief Acquisition Officer Timothy Walsh.

Contact: Chrisie Yabu, 775-686-7437

11/16/2017 Company News

C.W. Driver Companies Breaks Ground on Newport Harbor Medical Plaza

C.W. Driver Companies

C.W. Driver Companies, a premier builder providing general contracting, construction management and design-build services to companies across California, has broken ground on the construction of Newport Harbor Medical Plaza. The 26,500-square-foot, Class A medical facility features ocean views and striking modern architecture with visibility to highly trafficked Newport Boulevard. Located at 330 Old Newport Boulevard in Newport Beach, the medical building is in close proximity to Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital Newport Beach – providing patients with convenient access for a variety of medical needs. Completion is scheduled for the fall of 2018. C.W. Driver Companies affiliate Driver SPG, a division that specializes in shorter completion times for tenant improvement, renovation and new construction projects, is working on the build alongside developer Shaoulian Properties and designer Bundy-Finkel Architects. “The team at Driver SPG will leverage its industry expertise to bring Dr. Shaoulian’s vision to life with this project, which will accommodate everything from specialty physicians’ practices to surgical services,” said Matt Looyra, senior vice president of Driver SPG. “We are no strangers to building in Newport Beach, and are looking forward to once again working with this incredible community to deliver a best-in-class medical office destination.” The office spaces will range from 2,000 to 16,500 square feet and offer second floor patio deck amenities, two levels of below-grade parking and gurney accessible elevators. “More than 10 years in the works, we look forward to having Driver SPG as a trusted partner to bring this project to fruition,” said Dr. Emanuel Shaoulian, owner of Shaoulian Properties. “The facility is designed to accommodate large groups, operating rooms, dialysis, imaging centers and a host of other advanced needs that will be desirable to a wide range of medical practices.”

Contact: Jade Terry, 714-263-8752

11/15/2017 Personnel News

Dewberry Promotes Design and Construction Business Development Expert Liz Archer


Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced that Liz Archer has been promoted to business development manager in the firm’s Bloomfield, New Jersey, office. In addition to her new role as business development manager, Archer, who has been in the industry for nearly 25 years, serves as a marketing pursuit manager where she coordinates the proposal process from prospect identification through strategy development, preparation, and final submittal. Prior to joining Dewberry, Archer spent eight years in positions focusing on marketing, community outreach, and affirmative action compliance for a construction company in New York City. She earned her bachelor’s degree in architectural technology from the New York Institute of Technology (1993) and is a member of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP), CoreNet Global, Intelligent Transportation Society of America, Professional Women in Construction, Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), and Women’s Transportation Seminar. Additionally, Archer is co-chair of membership for the CoreNet New Jersey chapter, chair of programs for the American Council of Engineering Companies’ New Jersey chapter, and was recently named October 2017 Member of the Month for SMPS’ New York chapter. Archer was also elected as a governor of the board for the New York Building Foundation in the class of 2018, and received a 2017 Women Builders Council Outstanding Woman Award. About Dewberry Dewberry is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 50 locations and 2,000+ professionals nationwide. To learn more, visit

Contact: Sandra Ammar, 703-815-4971

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