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06/18/2019 Deal

Dermody Properties Acquires 17.1 Acres for New LogistiCenter(SM) at Louisville Airport in Kentucky

Dermody Properties

Dermody Properties, a national private equity real estate investment, development and management company focused exclusively on the logistics real estate sector, has acquired 17.1 acres near the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) from the Louisville Renaissance Zone Corporation (LRZC). The site is located in the Renaissance South Business Park, which was created by the LRZC on 680 acres of land located within two miles of SDF, two interstate highways and a major rail line. The site is the future home of a 352,800-square-foot warehouse/distribution center. It will be called LogistiCenter at Louisville Airport and will be located in the Southside/Airport sub-market at 2825 Transglobal Drive. The project is under construction and will be complete by first quarter of 2020. “This is an outstanding location for logistics-focused companies because of its proximity to major freeways, giving our customers easy access to the markets of the central United States, as well proximity to the UPS Worldport,” said Elizabeth Kauchak, Chief Operating Officer for Dermody Properties. “This will be the fourth facility Dermody Properties has developed in the Louisville metro area within the past five years.” The majority of the properties in the area are institutionally owned and leased to a variety of ecommerce, distribution/warehouse and assembly companies. The Southside/Airport sub-market is the largest in the Louisville area and includes UPS Worldport and the Ford Louisville Assembly Plant. Leasing for the new building will be represented by Kevin A. Grove, CCIM, SIOR and Doug Butcher, SIOR, both of CBRE in Louisville. The architect for the project is ATA-Beilharz Architects and the general contractor is Gordian Design & Construction, both of Cincinnati. The civil engineer is Sabak Wilson & Lingo of Louisville.

Contact: Chrisie Yabu, 775-686-7437

06/13/2019 Company News

Dermody Properties Acquires Prime Logistics Real Estate in New Jersey

Dermody Properties

Dermody Properties, a national private equity real estate investment, development and management company focused exclusively on the logistics real estate sector, has acquired a logistics building at 150 Milford Road in East Windsor, N.J. The project has 615,000 square feet currently available for lease that will be ready for occupancy by 2020 after Dermody Properties completes building upgrades. The building is less than a mile away from the New Jersey Turnpike and Route 33 and boasts an abundant nearby labor pool. It is centrally located and within 45 miles of Newark Liberty International Airport, Port Newark and Port Elizabeth. “This location provides direct access to Exit 8 of the New Jersey Turnpike,” said Eugene Preston, East Region Partner for Dermody Properties. “The building represents one of the largest blocks of available space in the Central New Jersey industrial market.” The building, located on 51.49 acres, was originally built in 1998 with a warehouse expansion added in 2003. The building features 28 trailer parking positions, 413 car parking stalls, 41 dock doors, two drive-in doors and a 36-foot clear height in the warehouse addition, making it well-suited for ecommerce operations. “This new acquisition fits well with Dermody Properties’ strategy to procure logistics real estate in key markets across the nation,” said Douglas A. Kiersey, Jr., President of Dermody Properties. “The asset provides an opportunity for our customers to grow their logistics network in one of the tightest submarkets in the country.” Mindy Lissner and Steven Beyda of CBRE are the exclusive listing agents for this property.

Contact: Chrisie Yabu, 775-686-7437

06/12/2019 Personnel News

Extensia Financial Continues Expansion of Lending Team, Hires Commercial Real Estate Business Development Officer

Extensia Financial

Extensia Financial, one of the nation’s premier credit union service organizations (CUSO) specializing in commercial real estate lending nationwide, announces the addition of real estate finance professional Jan Hood as its newest business development officer. With over 20 years of commercial real estate lending experience, Hood is positioned to help expand Extensia’s lending footprint and leverage one of the most established credit union lending and loan participation platforms nationwide. “Jan’s background and network of commercial real estate borrowers and brokers align with our ongoing expansion goals,” said Craig Page, Extensia’s president and CEO. “Jan possesses not only commercial real estate insight and market knowledge but also the underwriting experience necessary to recognize whether or not the loan will work for our credit union customers.” Hood is a former vice president at George Smith Partners, where she helped to establish a successful northwest commercial real estate lending office. She also worked as an independent commercial mortgage banker and broker for over 10 years. An active member of her community, Hood serves as executive board member for Alaska Housing Initiatives, Inc., a nonprofit assisting various homeless, low-income and disabled populations. She completed her master’s degree in Business Administration at Golden Gate University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Marketing at the University of Oregon. “Extensia’s ability to originate, participate and service loans for the credit union industry in a customer-centric manner blends well with the customers and clients with whom I have worked over the past two decades,” said Hood. “I believe that we will be able to make a tremendous impact in the Pacific Northwest and nationwide, and I’m excited to help Extensia continue on its growth trajectory.”

Contact: Nicole Deermount, 949-274-3855

06/11/2019 Personnel News

Dermody Properties Hires Gill Shaw as Senior Vice President of Development in Southeast Region

Dermody Properties

Dermody Properties announces that Gill Shaw, an industrial real estate development veteran with extensive experience in construction management, engineering and warehouse/distribution projects, has been hired as Senior Vice President of Development in the Southeast Region. Dermody Properties is a national private equity real estate investment, development and management company focused exclusively on the logistics real estate sector. Shaw will be based in the Atlanta, Ga. office and will be responsible for providing due diligence, design, entitlement, budget and construction oversight for both investment developments for lease and build-to-suit projects. He most recently served as Vice President of Construction at McDonald Development Company. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Construction and Corporate Sustainability at IDI Gazeley North America. Throughout his career, he has overseen development of approximately 1,100 acres of industrial property and managed the construction and development of 63 warehouse/distribution facilities and other light industrial projects totaling more than 11.2 million square feet. Additionally, he managed the construction of 177 tenant finish projects totaling over 8.7 million square feet. In each of these roles, Shaw also oversaw the design and construction teams to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery of all projects. Shaw holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Penn State University. He is a registered professional engineer in both Georgia and Pennsylvania and is LEED AP accredited. Dermody Properties is actively looking for investment and acquisition opportunities in the Southeast Region.

Contact: Chrisie Yabu, 775-686-7437

06/07/2019 Company News

MVE + PARTNERS EARNS FIVE COVETED GOLD NUGGET AWARDS AT 2019 PCBC®

MVE + Partners

MVE + Partners, a leading architecture, design and planning firm continues its 45-year history of developing innovative design solutions by earning five Grand Awards, aka Gold Nugget Awards, for two of its multi-family projects, The Residences at Pacific City and The Griffin on Spring at the 2019 PCBC® Gold Nugget Awards Ceremony, including the prestigious Grand Award for the Best Multi-Family Community of the Year. “We thank our clients UDR and Holland Partner Group for entrusting MVE with the opportunity of designing their projects, engaging our teams, consultants and builders in a collaborative process that realizes built work that inspires,” said Matthew McLarand, president and director of design, MVE + Partners. The Residences at Pacific City: Designed by MVE + Partners for developer UDR, The Residences at Pacific City was named Grand Award winner in four categories: Multi-Family Community of The Year, Best Recreational Use Facility – Community Amenity, Best Multi-Family Housing Community – 30-60 DU/Acre and Best Indoor/Outdoor Lifestyle for a Community. The Griffin on Spring: Designed by MVE + Partners for developer Holland Partner Group, The Griffin on Spring was recognized in the Best Multi-Family Housing Community – 100 DU/Acre or More category.

Contact: Angelyssa Granillo, 909-576-1758

06/03/2019 Company News

CAPSTONE ADVISORS ACQUIRES RETAIL CENTER IN ENCINITAS, CALIFORNIA

Capstone Advisors

Contact: Nina Parra , 760-804-6900

05/24/2019 Company News

Extensia Financial Grows Lending Team, Hires Commercial Real Estate Finance Veteran

Extensia Financial

Extensia Financial, one of the nation’s premier credit union service organizations (CUSO) specializing in commercial and multifamily real estate lending nationwide, announces the addition of real estate finance veteran Richard Caldwell as its new chief lending officer. Bringing over 25 years of experience in commercial real estate lending and corporate finance, Caldwell comes to Extensia with a mandate to grow the firm’s loan originations team and lending activity nationwide. This most recent addition to their team continues Extensia’s strategic execution of a plan to leverage one of the most established credit union lending and loan participation platforms nationwide. A seasoned real estate professional, Caldwell has an extensive track record of lending and advising on billions of dollars of debt and equity in commercial real estate. “Richard’s background and strength in commercial real estate debt and equity aligns with our goals and mission at Extensia,” said Craig Page, Extensia’s president and CEO. “Our team is focused on providing credit unions not only with lending opportunities that are tailored to match their specific needs and risk preferences, but also the assistance that our credit union customers need to grow their real estate lending portfolios and generate profitable returns for their members. Richard possesses exceptional insight and market knowledge, and we are pleased to welcome him into the Extensia family.” Caldwell is a former senior vice president at Revere Capital, where he led commercial real estate lending in the Western U.S. Prior to Revere, he served as chief lending officer at Pacific National Bank, part of the $19 billion FBOP Corporation, where he established a team and lending platform to successfully fund over $2 billion in real estate loans. In this capacity, he grew the bank’s assets by 800%. Richard was also a founding partner, senior vice president and regional manager at Buchanan Street Partners, a California-based real estate equity fund management firm.

Contact: Nicole Deermount, 714-263-8746

05/23/2019 Personnel News

Burke Construction Group, Inc. Announces the addition of Breann Henderson as a Project Manager

Burke Construction Group

Burke Construction Group is pleased to announce the addition of Breann Henderson in the capacity of Project Manager. Breann attended Columbia Southern University in Alabama where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health and since then she has had a career in construction spanning over 10 years. Breann brings with her a diverse skill set, including an exceptional background in safety. Her understanding of the importance of Burke employees and trade partners personal safety and health makes her an outstanding asset to the Burke Safety Committee. As an OSHA 502 and 510 Certified Instructor, she provides top level support and commitment to our safety programs and procedures. Prior to Burke, Breann was a Senior Project Engineer at Bernards where she worked on the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe Havasu Landing Hotel and Casino in Havasu Lake, California. Breann also has project experience in office, food service, retail, entertainment and multi-family.

Contact: Jaskinder Aujla, 702-522-2013

05/22/2019 Company News

Dermody Properties Breaks Ground on 14 Acres at LogistiCenter at Speedway In Las Vegas

Dermody Properties

Dermody Properties, a national private equity real estate investment, development and management company focused exclusively on the logistics real estate sector, recently broke ground on a 251,800-square-foot distribution center in the North Las Vegas submarket of southern Nevada. It will be located at 6565 Nascar Street on a 14-acre site and will be called LogistiCenter(SM) at Speedway. It is estimated that construction will be completed by first quarter of 2020. The North Las Vegas submarket offers the highest concentration of warehouse/distribution facilities in the region. This site is accessible to Interstate 15 via the Speedway Blvd. off-ramp and offers an unobstructed view from the interstate. The building is currently available for pre-leasing and is divisible to 24,300 square feet. “This is an outstanding location for logistics-focused companies because of its ability to provide our customers with easy access to West Coast markets,“ said George Condon, West Region Partner for Dermody Properties, which is headquartered in Nevada. “Dermody Properties has been active in the Las Vegas market since 1974 and this is another great project that will benefit southern Nevada’s economy.” Corporate neighbors include Amazon, Sephora, Sysco Foods, and of course, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The project is represented by Garrett Toft and Sean Zaher of CBRE Las Vegas. United Construction Company will be the general contractor. LogistiCenterSM, a nationally trademarked brand owned and developed by Dermody Properties, represents the company’s business philosophy of developing Class A distribution and logistics facilities that meet the supply-chain requirements of the most innovative companies. For more information on LogistiCenterSM at Speedway, visit: https://dermody.com/region/west-region/property/logisticenter-at-speedway-blvd/

Contact: Chrisie Yabu, 775-686-7437

05/16/2019 Company News

C.W. Driver Companies Breaks Ground on Kinesiology and Athletics Complex at Orange Coast College

C.W. Driver Companies

COSTA MESA, Calif. – May 16, 2019 – C.W. Driver Companies, a premier builder celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, broke ground on the new $36 million Orange Coast College (OCC) Kinesiology and Athletics Complex. The 88,000-square-foot, multi-building complex is one part of a broader project to revitalize and modernize OCC’s campus, and one of three projects for OCC currently being constructed by C.W. Driver Companies. The new complex will offer a new pool and additional resources for kinesiology students. The new Kinesiology and Athletics Complex will provide an expanded, modernized space for a wide variety of OCC programs, including physical education, athletics, sports medicine and kinesiology studies. The construction will occur in two phases. The first phase includes new construction of a multi-building, one-story complex spanning 58,000 square feet. Phase two will focus on the renovation of the existing 30,000-square-foot building that houses the men and women’s locker rooms and existing pool areas. Upon completion, the three buildings will encompass division offices, athletic training, adaptive physical education, equipment management, locker rooms/showers, support spaces for the aquatics programs, a 65‐meter competition pool with double bulkheads, 25‐meter instructional pool and 450-person bleacher covered by a canopy. The buildings will be interconnected by an overhead shade structure.

Contact: Jade Terry, 714-263-8752

05/15/2019 Company News

Dermody Properties Breaks Ground on 73 Acres at LogistiCenter℠ at Lehigh Valley East In Pennsylvania

Dermody Properties

Dermody Properties, a national private equity real estate investment, development and management company focused exclusively on the logistics real estate sector, recently broke ground on two buildings in a 557,820-square-foot complex located 80 miles from the Port of New York and New Jersey. It will be located at 450 East Moorestown Road in Wind Gap, Pa., in the Northampton County submarket. Construction of the first building is scheduled to be complete in the 4th quarter, 2019. The second building will be completed in early 2020.

With more than 93 million square feet of industrial space, the Lehigh Valley market is a desired location for manufacturing, warehouse/distribution, and ecommerce companies. Among the advantages of the Lehigh Valley are a solid workforce, strong manufacturing base, key interstates, proximity to the NY/NJ port and a new FedEx Ground Hub located in Bethlehem which has opened the doors for local and national manufacturing and warehousing/distribution companies to call the Lehigh Valley home.

“This is an outstanding location for logistics-focused companies because of its ability to provide our customers with easy access to the markets of the northeast United States, and the ports are gateways to the rest of the world,“ said Eugene Preston, East Region Partner for Dermody Properties.

Building 1 will have 349,920 square feet of available space and Building 2 will have 207,900 square feet. Both will have a 36-foot clear height, ample car parking and dock doors, making them ideal for ecommerce. The buildings will sit on approximately 73.1 net acres.

The property was purchased from Ashley Development, led by Lou Pektor, and Vertek Construction Management, who were both instrumental in facilitating the approvals needed to transfer ownership and start construction. It is being represented by Brian Knowles, CCIM, SIOR and Eric Zahniser of Lee & Associates of Eastern Pennsylvania. Vertek Construction will be the general contractor.

Contact: Chriise Yabu, 775-686-7437

05/15/2019 Company News

Extensia Financial Facilitates $28.9 Million in Commercial Real Estate Loans

Extensia Financial

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. – May 15, 2019 – Extensia Financial, one of the nation’s largest credit union service organizations (CUSO) focused on commercial real estate lending, successfully led the closing of 11 commercial real estate loans totaling $28.9 million in March and April. The loans consist of seven commercial and four multifamily assets located in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina and Texas, and represent the breadth and depth of Extensia’s nationwide network and experience in the industry as credit unions look to the CUSO for lending opportunities and advisory services. “Demand for commercial real estate lending opportunities from credit unions continues to grow, and we were so pleased to welcome two new credit union partners into our robust network across the U.S. through the funding of these recent deals,” said Craig Page, president and CEO at Extensia Financial. “We have the tailwinds of a healthy economy at our backs, and real estate market fundamentals are strong heading into the second half of the year. As credit unions seek more lending opportunities that fit their risk profile, our team is ready to leverage our experience to help identify new ways credit unions can diversify their real estate portfolios.” About Extensia Financial Extensia Financial is one of the most seasoned credit union service organizations (CUSO) focused on commercial real estate. Established in 1995, Extensia is a customer service-driven organization providing highly customized loan programs to credit unions looking to expand their commercial real estate lending portfolios. With a robust network of over 140 credit unions in 42 states and a team of specialized commercial real estate and lending professionals, the CUSO aims to serve as a credit union’s back office, providing hands-on guidance and risk advisory services to its credit union partners. The company is headquartered in Northridge, California. To learn more visit www.extensiafinancial.com.

Contact: Nicole Deermount, 714-263-8746

05/15/2019 Personnel News

Natalie Sherod Named Account Executive at Cavignac & Associates

Cavignac & Associates

Natalie Sherod has been appointed Account Executive in the Commercial Department of Cavignac & Associates, a downtown San Diego-based risk management and insurance brokerage firm. Bringing with her nearly 12 years of experience in the insurance industry, Natalie is charged with maintaining relationships with existing clients, handling their renewals and other service needs, and prospecting for new sales leads.

Contact: Bonnie Kutch, 619-299-1010

05/14/2019 Company News

Boston Capital, Caritas Communities and South Boston NDC team up to create 47 affordable homes for seniors in South Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Capital

Boston Capital is investing in the construction of O'Connor Way Senior Housing, a 47-unit affordable housing development for seniors ages 62 or older in South Boston, Massachusetts. The general partners are Caritas Communities, Inc. and South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation (NDC), based respectively in Braintree and Boston, MA. "We are extremely excited to partner with Mark Winkeller and Donna Brown in this investment which will create 47 affordable homes for a fast growing population of seniors needing housing in Boston," said Jack Manning, president and CEO of Boston Capital. "Residents will benefit from the development's location near the growing Seaport district and its close proximity to public transportation and downtown Boston."

Contact: Allison E. Marino, 619-299-1010

05/02/2019 Personnel News

Dermody Properties Promotes Brendan Egan to Vice President, National Account Manager

Dermody Properties

RENO, Nev. – Dermody Properties announced today that West Region Development Director, Brendan Egan, has been promoted to the role of Vice President and National Account Manager at the company. Dermody Properties is a national private equity real estate investment, development and management company focused exclusively on the logistics real estate sector. In his enhanced role, Egan will be responsible for growing relationships with companies looking for logistics properties and with industrial brokers across the nation. He will be working with Dermody Properties’ Senior Vice President, Jeff Zygler, on national development initiatives and will also be focused on sourcing build-to-suits for customers. Egan is active in the industrial and commercial real estate community, and is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC), Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC), southern Nevada Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), and the northern and southern Nevada chapters of NAIOP (National Association for Industrial and Office Parks). Before assuming the position of Vice President and National Account Manager, Egan was the Director of Development in the West Region at Dermody Properties, overseeing the region’s acquisitions, developments and planning. About Dermody Properties Dermody Properties is a privately-owned real estate investment, development and management firm. The company specializes in the acquisition and development of logistics real estate in strategic locations for e-commerce fulfillment centers, third party logistics and distribution customers. Founded in 1960, Dermody Properties has invested in more than 83 million square feet of industrial space. In addition to its corporate office in Reno, Nev., it has regional offices in northern and southern California, Atlanta, Phoenix, Seattle, Chicago, New Jersey and Nevada. For more information visit www.Dermody.com.

Contact: Stephanie Kruse, 775-771-4510

05/02/2019 Personnel News

Burke Construction Group, Inc. Announces the Addition of Stefanie Fassbender as Virtual Design and Construction Manager

Burke Construction Group

Burke Construction Group is pleased to announce the addition of Stefanie Fassbender in the capacity of Virtual Design and Construction Manager. Stefanie attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison where she received her Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Construction Engineering and Management. Seeing the tremendous value that Virtual Design and Construction (VD&C) has in the future of the construction industry, Burke has continued to invest in this innovative department. As the Manager of VD&C, Stefanie is responsible for creating a multi-dimensional digital representation of projects, which will be accomplished by providing clash detections, model coordination and construction sequencing. The VD&C department will be able to give clients, architects and contractors more insight into the project through renderings, animations and virtual walk-throughs of the space. Additionally, this department will continue to explore new technologies that will give Burke a competitive edge while showing clients a better visual representation of the concept throughout the lifecycle of a project. With these cutting-edge technologies and continued expansion, we are capable of early detection, saving time and lowering costs for our clients as well as improving jobsite safety and project team coordination across all projects. Burke Construction Group is excited about this new chapter and to be at the forefront of this cutting-edge technology.

Contact: Jaskinder Aujla, 702-522-2013

05/01/2019 Company News

Development Underway On 1.7 Million Square Feet At Palmetto Logistics Park In Atlanta

CT Realty

CT Realty and its affiliates are in development on two large-scale distribution buildings totaling 1,747,074 square feet at Palmetto Logistics Park, a 358-acre distribution facility in greater Atlanta. The development follows the completion of the first phase of development in late 2018, a 1,054,500-square-foot building that was leased to medical device manufacturer Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare shortly after completion. A key feature of Palmetto Logistics Park is its location next to the CSX-Fairburn Intermodal Terminal and proximity to I-85, one of two prominent north-south interstates in the region. The project is 16 miles from Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport and is a half-day truck drive to three principal Southeast seaports in Savannah and Brunswick, GA, and Charleston, S.C. CT and affiliate Port Logistics Realty partnered with River Oaks Capital Partners in a joint venture with PGIM Real Estate, the real estate investment business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) on the development of Palmetto Logistics Park. Vertical construction is underway on the second building at the project, a 1,041,600-square-foot building that is slated for completion Q1 2020. In addition, preliminary site work has begun on building three, a 705,474-square-foot building that will be delivered in Q2 2020. “Early tenant acceptance for this project was evident in the quick lease up on the first building soon after completion,” added Eben Hardie of River Oaks Capital Partners, CT’s partner in Atlanta. “We see tenant demand remaining strong as we complete these next two buildings.” CT Realty is engaged in a strategic expansion to meet the significant global demand from e-commerce and logistics companies for large-scale, Class A industrial buildings in nine Tier 1 markets in the U.S. CT recently announced the development of 882,000 square feet in Fort Worth, Texas, and is under construction on logistics centers in Northern California, Illinois, Indiana and New Jersey.

Contact: Nicole Deermount, 714-263-8746

04/25/2019 Company News

SoundEarth Strategies Acquires EHSI

SoundEarth Strategies, Inc.

SoundEarth Strategies, Inc. (SoundEarth) has acquired EHS-International, Inc. (EHSI). Both companies offer environmental consulting and engineering services. The acquisition is the latest in SoundEarth’s execution of its growth strategy, focused on expansion into new markets through recruitment and acquisitions. “Our firms really complement each other very nicely,” said Al Davis, CEO at SoundEarth. “Both companies have built success around providing excellent client service, and that will continue to be our top priority. “EHSI has a strong reputation with the federal government, schools and public agencies. We look forward to growing our partnership in these and other market sectors.” “It was important for EHSI to find a partner that shares our company values and vision,” said EHSI President Larry Toimil. “This acquisition ensures the long-term future for EHSI. As EHSI graduates from the minority disadvantaged program with this partnership, we look forward to providing more service lines and expanding our reach as a small business.” The companies will continue to function as separate entities and will continue to operate with their clients, employees and systems. In addition to pursuing government and public agency work via its acquisition of EHSI, SoundEarth has increased its focus on the industrial sector through strategic hiring from industry and by opening an office near the Tideflats in Tacoma, Washington. “We certainly anticipate more of these types of transactions in our future,” Davis said. “There are a number of areas where we’ve identified opportunity to diversify our service offerings, our client base, our geographic reach—we’re beginning to develop services in wetlands and climate change, and expanding our stormwater program. Opportunities for adding an office in Portland, Oregon, are very interesting to us.” Both headquartered in Seattle, SoundEarth and EHSI provide environmental consulting services throughout the Puget Sound region and Pacific Northwest states.

Contact: Christy Kobeski, 206-436-5929

04/24/2019 Company News

R.D. Olson Construction 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raised More Than $80K to Support Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation

R.D. Olson Construction

R.D. Olson Construction (RDOC), an award-winning general contracting firm in California celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, hosted its 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, April 22 and raised more than $80K for charity. All proceeds will benefit the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF), an Orange County-based nonprofit organization committed to improving the care, quality of life and survival rate of children with malignant diseases. The tournament was hosted at Oak Creek Golf Club in Irvine, Calif. and included key industry leaders and professionals including Tim Cromwell, executive vice president of RDOC and board member of PCRF, and Bob Olson, president and CEO of R.D. Olson Development. Guests were treated to a catered lunch prior to a 12 p.m. shotgun start, followed by a cocktail reception and silent auction focused on raising significant funds for the foundation. Since its inception in 1982, PCRF has raised $42 million to fund research for the treatment of pediatric cancer diseases. “We’re honored to support the amazing work performed by PCRF and help fund future cutting-edge research, education and lifesaving advancements for children with cancer,” said Bill Wilhelm, president of R.D. Olson Construction. “Our annual event brings the industry together for a fun-filled day of golfing and networking while allowing us to make a difference for the many children and families impacted by childhood cancers.”

Contact: Angelyssa Granillo, 714-263-8743

04/18/2019 Company News

Burke Construction Group, Inc. Announces the Appointment of President & CEO, Kevin Burke as a Kansas State Alumni Fellow for the College of Engineering.

Burke Construction Group

Burke Construction Group is pleased to announce the recent appointment of President & CEO, Kevin E. Burke as a Kansas State Alumni Fellow for the College of Engineering. The College of Engineering enrolls over 4,100 students into 8 academic departments and 11 undergraduate degree programs. Every year since 1983 the Kansas State Alumni Association recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers. With approximately 187,000 living graduates, this recognition is a special way of honoring alumni’s many contributions to their profession and the university. The 317 Kansas State Alumni Fellows are chosen by each college to return as distinguished guests, mentors, friends and counselors. This special appointment will give Kevin the opportunity to share his professional expertise with students as well as faculty in the classroom and informal settings. Kevin Burke earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in business management from Kansas State University. Since joining Burke Construction Group in 1989, Mr. Burke has held various leadership positions within the organization, culminating into his appointment as President & CEO in 2001. Kevin was twice appointed by the governor of Nevada as Chairman of the state’s Contractor’s Board and is currently sitting on the Nevada Contractors Association (NCA) board. Additionally, Mr. Burke also continues to play a key role in some of the construction industry’s most distinguished organizations, including National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), Henderson Chamber of Commerce (HCC), Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA), Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Young President’s Organization (YPO) Gold. In addition to the large role Kevin plays within the industry, he is also very focused on giving back to the community through charities and volunteering opportunities, especially in the Southern Nevada region.

Contact: Jaskinder Aujla, 702-522-2013

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