Case Studies Region: West

Langlas & Associates

A crew of workers clad in hardhats and neon yellow vests emerges from the bottom left corner of the screen. In the distance, a ten-story crane awaits the day’s first payload, while trucks carrying industrial pipes hug the massive concrete wall. It’s just past 7 a.m. local time in Bozeman, Montana, and the team at […]

Devin Hugie – CHOC Children’s Mental Health Inpatient Center

It’s about meeting the very overdue need of tending to the mental health of some of the most vulnerable children and teens in California’s Orange County. The specialized nature of such treatment being what it is, the standards of CHOC Children’s Mental Health Inpatient Center had to exceed the very stringent codes by which the […]

Gelson Da Silva II – Carta

He’s on to new adventures after a most eventful year and few months as director of global real estate and workplace services for Carta, a software platform for founders, investors and employees to manage equity and ownership, headquartered in San Francisco. But first Gelson Da Silva II plans to spend a few months with some […]

Burdick Excavating Company

It seems safe to conclude that the Sacramento Municipal Utility District is anything but penny-wise, pound-foolish when it comes to upgrading many popular campgrounds in what’s known as the Crystal Basin Recreational Area in the Eldorado National Forest of eastern California. For SMUD—one of the nation’s largest community-owned utilities—entrusted part of a comprehensive $113 million […]

Joey Martinez – Tanium

When joining rapidly-growing cybersecurity and IT management company Tanium, Joey Martinez was running—sprinting, really—long before he hit the ground. Tapped as the company’s global head of facilities and real estate, he began day one scouting high-rise office space for the new company headquarters in the San Francisco Bay area. “I like to be super busy,” […]

Acton Construction

According to a March report conducted by analytics firm CoreLogic, the median home price in California’s Bay Area has surged above $800,000—the highest anywhere outside of Manhattan, and a staggering 14.7 percent increase from 2017 numbers. In Cupertino, a city of 60,000 in the heart of Silicon Valley, a software engineer making $200,000 a year […]

Brothers Plumbing, Heating & Electric

As another summer heats up in the Denver metro area, dwellers can expect to endure 35 to 40 days of temperatures hitting 90 degrees or higher. It’ll be times like these when many of them will discover—the hard way, of course—that their air conditioning isn’t humming up to full capacity. Well, good luck finding an […]

Jack Wanner – Thunder Valley Casino Resort

The intent is to make the Thunder Valley Casino Resort as green as possible, and there are particular challenges for that in California’s Sacramento Valley, where, among other factors, an annual 70-plus days of temperatures in the 90s—including around a dozen in triple digits—necessitate round-the-clock air conditioning. That scorching period also happens to coincide with […]

Sean Collins – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

It takes a team to perform even the most minor operation, and a major one was about to get underway a couple of years ago at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The patient being the flagship Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion of the huge hospital. The locale being urban Los Angeles, the stakes couldn’t have been much higher […]

Ryan Swingruber – Stoneleigh Companies LLC

Uptown has often been classified as Dallas, Texas’ most walkable neighborhood. Boutiques, bistros, biking, vintage shopping—all are accessible in an afternoon’s stroll. It’s an eclectic community that Stoneleigh Companies had its eyes on, so much so that in 2013, the Barrington, Illinois-based developer with Texas connections, made Uptown the location of what it’s calling its […]

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