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Carrier Johnson picCarrier Johnson + Culture is designing high-profile projects in San Diego.  

By Kat Zeman 

When it comes to architecture and urban planning, Carrier Johnson + Culture brings more to the table than simple drawings. The San Diego-based firm focuses on delivering individualized solutions that blend technology, art and expression. 

Describing its architectural services as design-centric, the firm embraces creativity and thinking outside of the box. The San Diego-based company specializes in providing unique architectural solutions. It manages construction projects for clients in sectors that include healthcare, education, corporate, advanced technology, life sciences, residential, public and mixed-use developments.

The Core CompaniesThe Core Companies sparks interest in its residential developments by delivering on the expectations of the neighborhood. 

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

The Core Companies is a vertically integrated real estate development and construction firm that immerses itself in the communities in which it builds with the goal of enhancing the overall environment. The company maintains that mission by creating vibrant new home communities in San Jose, Calif., that improve its residents’ quality of life.

Founded in 1989 by David Neale, The Core Companies has developed more than 400 single-family homes, townhomes and condominiums, as well as 2,960 apartment units in the South Bay region. Chris Neale joined the team in 1999 as Executive Vice President and oversees all development activities from inception through completion.  The Core Companies umbrella encompasses Core Residential, which specializes in market rate multifamily projects, Core Affordable that develops affordable housing and Core Builders, an in-house general contractor. 

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RL Baxter builds long-term relationships with clients by listening and responding to their needs.
By Jim Harris, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

RL Baxter Building Corp. does much more than its name indicates. “We really see ourselves as a customer service business that just happens to do construction,” says Eric Baxter, vice president of the Poughkeepsie, N.Y.-based company. “We believe in providing custom service, listening to our clients’ needs and wants, and executing to their vision.”

Eric Baxter makes himself readily available to clients. “Every client has my cell phone number,” he says. “I’m always available and able to drop anything to go on a work site.

“People enjoy working with us because they know we will do the right thing,” Baxter adds. “We don’t just want to do one job with our clients, we want their next five to 10 jobs.”

SiliconSage picSiliconSage Builders specializes in condo and mixed-use developments that meet the needs of its target demographic in Silicon Valley.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

SiliconSage Builders became the pioneers for urban infill condominium and mixed-use projects in Silicon Valley after the 2008 recession and today the firm helps alleviate the area’s housing shortage. The company prides itself on developing game-changing properties that are uniquely designed and always innovative.

“Silicon Valley is transitioning from being suburban to urban,” says Sanjeev Acharya, founder, president and CEO. “We saw an opportunity to meet a growing need for urban housing in underutilized downtown areas. We moved quickly to acquire and entitle properties just as Google, Facebook and Apple were expanding their staffs.”

Camaretta picCameratta Companies prides itself on going above and beyond to exceed its customers’ expectations.
By Bianca Herron, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Cameratta Companies is a leading full-service real estate development company with four decades of experience. Since Joe Cameratta built his first home in 1978, the company has developed thousands of acres of raw land, from the Midwest to south Florida, into beautifully designed homes. These have included single- and multifamily, high-rise condominiums and master-planned communities.

The company credits its employees as the key to its success, noting they play a part in every facet of the development process. This includes acquiring land, creating a vision and land plan, acquiring financing, securing county and government approvals, and overseeing infrastructure installation and amenity design.

Dellbrook JKS Genesis HouseDellbrook | JKS is reviving the Genesis House senior housing development in Boston.
By Jim Harris, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Dellbrook | JKS wants clients to receive a project exactly the way they envisioned. “We have systems in place that help us track everything we do and ensure we are building the project the owner specified,” Project Superintendent Donal Barry says. “Quality control is a big part of what we do. We make sure we’re putting in what we’re supposed to and that our clients are getting what they paid for.”

ThinkstockPhotos 695721248The Lanwin Group celebrates its 40th anniversary, attributing its success to building outside of the box.

By Kat Zeman

Phil Evans is an old-fashioned guy with modern ideas. He believes that a handshake seals the deal and that promises matter. “In our day and age, even when we shake hands, we still need two pounds of paper for contracts,” he says. “But I think if you shake someone’s hand, it’s a deal.”

At the same time, he believes in innovative ideas and isn’t afraid to enter new territory or introduce unique designs when it comes to construction. As founder and managing partner of The Lanwin Group, Evans pushes his company to build outside of the box.

“We are not a cookie-cutter builder,” he says. “We like doing different things, facing challenges and coming up with creative ideas. We always ask ourselves, ‘How can we do it better?’”

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