Case Studies

Roy Manno – Kendal-Crosslands Communities

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Quite the productive year it’s been at Kendal-Crosslands Communities, a senior living community in southeast Pennsylvania. Eight new cottages began welcoming residents this past spring. By mid-autumn, the doors should open for another apartment building. Preliminary work has begun for what will be an expanded healthcare center come 2023. Everything has been or will be […]

Richard Carr – EDEN

Est. reading time: 4 mins

With a degree in construction management, Richard Carr says there were plenty of opportunities early—and throughout—his career to take a lucrative position in the market-rate housing industry. He could’ve worked for a large real estate organization and helped build luxury townhouses and high-end apartment complexes, for example. But for him, there was always something missing […]

Rob Young – MyMichigan Health

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Rob Young wasn’t making a career of digging ditches—he was a successful master electrician. But he was digging one to lay conduit the day he got a call inviting him to join MyMichigan Health in 2007. Almost 15 years later, Young is the system director for facilities and construction for the nonprofit health system, which […]

Robbie Sovie – T5 Data Centers

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Building the “cloud” may seem abstract, but the companies that create and manage clouds are faced with practical challenges that are grounded in the reality of data centers.  As Robbie Sovie explains, data centers supporting cloud operations require strong power and fiber networks. They also must be built to withstand seismic activity, heavy wind, fire […]

Rosalie Mignano-Aste – Endeavor

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Buoyed by mentors, Rosalie Mignano-Aste has spent more than 30 years in roles that have taken her around the world, many of them with the same employer.  After being hired by global talent and event-management agency Endeavor (then IMG) in 2008, she restructured its facilities management department. Detail intense, that job involved establishing roles and […]

Roger Beck – IHG Hotels & Resorts

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Some people climb the ladder in their industry not by taking others down, but by becoming indispensable to everyone around them. Such was the case with Roger Beck, the global facility and real estate manager at IHG Hotels & Resorts, whose brands include InterContinental Hotels, Regent, Holiday Inn and Crown Plaza. As an example of […]

Ryan Berger – Avanti Residential

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The Kenilworth Apartments were built solidly enough during the 1960s to still be home to several hundred dwellers, but Avanti Residential saw need for upgrades after buying the Prairie Village, Kansas, complex last year. “Though well maintained, the place still feels like it need modernization,” says the young but very seasoned man who’s been directing […]

Rich Potosnak – MacAllister Machinery

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Its heavy equipment is a go-to for construction, engineering and agriculture, but not every corporate client can afford to buy what’s on a Caterpillar lot. Even the automotive companies in Michigan often opt to rent rather than purchase machinery when upgrading their production lines. So noted MacAllister Machinery a decade ago. An Indianapolis-based renter and […]

Rey Black – The Howard Hughes Corporation

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Though her stamp was already on much of modern Manhattan, Rey Black still wanted to do more when she brought her architectural skillset to The Howard Hughes Corporation in 2018. “I had built so much, but never a pier,” she tells Blueprint in August. “We were pulling out old piles and driving in new ones […]

Rabih Zahnan – Sorensen Gross Company

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In 1913, Henry Ford developed his assembly line for mass production, famed for its efficiency. In the 1930s, Toyota took it a step further, developing a manufacturing production method—often referred to as LEAN—which not only limited waste and overproduction, but made it possible to create more variety of cars. Since then, the LEAN process has […]

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