Case Studies Residential

Kathy Makino-Leipsitz ‒ Shelborne Development

Kathy Makino-Leipsitz says she was inspired as a teenager while reading “Nothing Down,” a book about buying real estate with little or no money down. But she admits that she didn’t foresee her business path going the way it did. Makino-Leipsitz bought her first duplex as a college freshman with the $2,500 she saved from […]

Urban Property Management Co. – Bill Kasper

You’re living and working in Boston, and your building’s hot water system has malfunctioned or failed while you were at the office. But you don’t know this, and after your long day and the trip home on the T, you arrive ready for a hot shower. Thankfully, you’ll have one because while you were working, […]

Blake Roberts – Legend Homes

When a real estate market turns sour—whether caused by market conditions or a pandemic—that’s not the time to panic, says President Blake Roberts of Legend Homes in Houston. In fact, it’s what he’d call a business opportunity. It was in this very situation that the Texas-based residential development company found itself, not once, but twice. […]

Nathan Marks – Hudson Development & Property Management

Completing a historic renovation of a distressed apartment building in Cohoes, New York, turned out to be a rewarding proposition for Nathan Marks—in more ways than one. For years, the aged 1888 structure had been neglected. But for Marks, president of Hudson Development & Property Management in Albany, it was an opportunity to restore a […]

Max Wolf — DayRise Residential LLC

Where Max Wolf grew up in Hanover, Germany, multifamily housing communities with gyms, pools, dog parks and build-in barbeques weren’t exactly the norm. Today, these concepts are at the core of the multifamily industry in Texas—and Wolf is right in the thick of it. Since joining the Houston-based DayRise Residential LLC two years ago, Wolf, […]

Allan Miller – Prometheus Real Estate Group

Rooftop saltwater pools affording 360-degree mountain views. State-of-the-art fitness centers and spas (for pets, too). Expansive game rooms. Outdoor theaters. And then there are the keyless entries, smart thermostats that “learn” heating preferences, movable kitchen islands, customizable closets, fireplaces, private scenic patios and balconies. Offering these features across dozens of properties, Prometheus Real Estate Group […]

Jimmie Dale – Baker Brothers Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electrical

One client woke up in the early morning to find stagnant standing water in his home. Another had a “disgusting” experience involving her toilet continuously backing up into her shower. Then there was the seven-months-pregnant woman whose air conditioner conked out in the stifling heat of midsummer Texas. Needless to say, Baker Brothers Plumbing, Air […]

Kevin Blanch – Arch Painting Inc.

Over a time-intensive four months, workers meticulously did their jobs. They cordoned off stalls using plastic barriers, vented dust and odors and repainted. All this while in adjoining areas, large animals including horses, alpacas, goats and sheep were undergoing surgery, MRIs, ultrasounds and other procedures. “Painting a facility for animals is tricky enough but painting […]

Paul Kausch — Kaplan Cos.

In its day, the Helme Snuff Mill was nothing to sneeze at. Built in 1883 in the ubiquitous brick factory complex style of the era, it produced enough smokeless, snortable tobacco and chaw to employ a town that became known as Helmetta, New Jersey. When the mill, about 50 miles south of New York City, […]

Hunter Quinn Homes

Will Herring is no stranger to swinging a hammer. But drawn to details like his father, who was a civil engineer, he admittedly became more of an operations “process junkie” when it came to pursuing a career in construction and planning. Those interests, coupled with his business background, led him to launch Hunter Quinn Homes—a […]

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