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The Milwaukee Business Journal's
Real Estate Awards 2021

 

The Milwaukee Business Journal's Real Estate Awards Honor the Best Completed Commercial Real Estate and Construction Projects


55o Ultra Lofts and Ascent Were Two of Eighteen 2021 Real Estate Award Winners

550 Ultra Lofts Luxury Apartments Downtown Milwaukee Fiserv Forum Commercial Housing Project C.D. Smith Construction Manager

550 Ultra Lofts shown above

The Milwaukee Business Journal's Real Estate Awards honor the best commercial construction projects and real estate deals completed in southeast Wisconsin. Judges place particular importance on community impact and project success. C.D. Smith Construction is honored to be involved with two of the projects that made the list, and we're providing additional details below (as well as linking to the Milwaukee Business Journal's profiles of these important projects to the Milwaukee area). Congratulations to all 2021 Real Estate Award winners!

Ascent luxury apartments Milwaukee housing project updates from C.D. Smith Construction on tallest mass timber wood building.

Photorealistic rendering of Ascent courtesy of Korb + Associates

 

550 Ultra Lofts

When the excitement of Fiserv Forum sparked a range of new developments, C.D. Smith was honored to be hired as construction manager for Five Fifty Ultra Lofts. In the Special to the Milwaukee Business Journal on April 29, 2021, Milwaukee's C.D. Smith Construction Inc. was identified as the general contractor. C.D. Smith self-performed concrete, steel and precast erection on the 550 Ultra Lofts project.

550 Ultra Lofts Luxury Apartments Downtown Milwaukee Fiserv Forum Commercial Housing Project C.D. Smith Construction Manager

550 Ultra Lofts | Best New Development - Residential: At home in an exciting new neighborhood (Special to the Milwaukee Business Journal 04.29.2021)

 

PROJECT CREDITS (as cited in the Special)

Owner/developer: Royal Capital Group LLC

General contractor: C.D. Smith Construction, Inc.

Architect: Engberg Anderson Architects

Engineer: K. Singh & Associates Inc.

Lead finance: West Bend Mutual Insurance Co.

Completion: February 2020

Project cost: $25 million

 

For the longest time, downtown Milwaukee west of the Milwaukee River struggled to compete with the district east of the river. Finding the spark to change that proved... (Continue reading by clicking the link to the 550 Ultra Lofts: Special to the Milwaukee Business Journal article.)

 

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Ascent

When New Land Enterprises embarked on its latest and most ambitious project to construct the world's tallest mass timber tower, C.D. Smith was honored to be selected as part of the project team. While Ascent will not be complete until next year, this project has already brought international attention to Milwaukee and we expect it to build in parallel to construction activity.

Ascent luxury apartments Milwaukee housing project updates from C.D. Smith Construction on tallest mass timber wood building.

Ascent | Most Creative Financing Deal of the Year: How to Assemble Funding for the World's Tallest Timber Tower (Special to the Milwaukee Business Journal 04.29.2021)

 

PROJECT CREDITS (as cited in the Special)

Owner/developer: New Land Enterprises

General contractors: C.D. Smith; Catalyst Construction

Architect: Korb + Associates Architects

Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti

Lead legal counsel: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC

Lead finance: Bank OZK

Other: Hines Realty Income Fund (mezzanine lender)

Real estate brokerage: JLL (financial broker)

Project cost: $125 million

 

Financing multi-family housing projects in Milwaukee with a price tag in excess of $100 million - and without government assistance - is like trying to assemble an enormous puzzle... (Continue reading by clicking the link to the Ascent: Special to the Milwaukee Business Journal article.)

Learn More about Ascent MKE Building the World's Tallest Mass Timber Tower


 

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About Us
C.D. Smith Construction is a nationally recognized industry leader in safely providing the highest quality commercial construction services. Utilizing an integrated approach and in-house technical expertise, our team serves as a solutions provider throughout all phases of a project, from planning through closeout. With veteran leadership and dedication to our employees and clients, we proudly place our name on projects of all sizes across the United States.
Sustainable Projects

Our commitment to holistically enhancing the current and future environmental, economic and societal well-being of the communities in which we live, work and play in begins with education. We have a team devoted to understanding the difference between green building and a sustainable built environment. Our team will help you weigh the financial and business impacts of building green, through a sustainable approach, to make the most informed decisions. Join us in our commitment to creating better-performing buildings by increasing sustainable construction practices. It’s more than a trend… it’s the right thing to do!

 

Recently Certified Projects

LEED Certified Platinum

  • MMSD Maintenance Facility | Madison, WI

LEED Certified Gold

  • C.D. Smith Corporate Headquarters | Fond du Lac, WI
  • Grande Cheese Home Office and Research Center | Fond du Lac, WI
  • Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District tR2E2 Project | Green Bay | WI
  • Spur 16 Apartment Homes |Mequon, WI
  • UW-La Crosse Centennial Hall | La Crosse, WI
  • UW-La Crosse Student Center | La Crosse, WI
  • Zurn Corporate Headquarters | Milwaukee, WI

LEED Certified Silver

  • 7Seventy7 | Milwaukee, WI
  • Spur 16 Townhomes |Mequon, WI
  • Mequon Public Market At Spur 16 |Mequon, WI (Processing)
  • Global Water Center | Milwaukee, WI
  • Viterbo School of Nursing | La Crosse, WI
  • General Mitchell Baggage Claim | Milwaukee, WI
  • Milo C. Huemphner Department of Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic | Green Bay, WI
  • Wilmington Veteran Affairs Medical Center | Wilmington, NC
  • Benjamin Charles Steele Veteran Affairs Clinic | Billings, MT
  • Bangor Veteran Affairs Clinic | Bangor, ME
  • The Lewiston / Auburn Veteran Affairs Clinic | Lewiston, ME

 

Sustainable Projects Currently Underconstruction

  • Ascent Timber Tower | Milwaukee, WI
  • Nakoosa Trail Fleet/Fire/Radio Shop Facility | Madison, WI

 

Sustainable Practices

We are proud of the sustainable design and construction that went into our new headquarters. Key sustainable features include:

Powered by Solar

Atop of our new headquarters sits a 94kW ballasted, solar photovoltaic system. The system features five SolarEdge Technologies Inc. inverters and (294) REC Group 320w modules. It is projected to offset an estimated up to 39.1% of our electric energy consumption. That’s saving over 93 tons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year!

Daylight Harvesting

Floor to ceiling, energy-efficient windows throughout the C.D. Smtih headquarters optimize daylight to reduce energy consumption by offsetting the amount of electricity lightly needed to properly light spaces in the building. 

Automated Building Controls

Tracking and metering of systems allow for decreased operating costs, enhanced system performance, energy savings, increased comfort and overall increased control of building infrastructure. 

Waste Reduction and Recycling

Reusable cups are located in cafes. Recycling Stations are located throughout the building along with bottle filling stations. Office employees are making a valiant effort to go paperless.

Prairie in Progress

As a part of our green initiatives, C.D. Smith is practicing sustainable landscaping. Native planting takes two to three years to develop and requires maintenance for the plants to successfully establish. Maintenance may include mowing, weed management, and prescribed burning. The land surrounding the building will look different throughout the season and every year.

 

Safety
Culture of Safety

Through a proactive safety program, strict standards and our “Think Safe. Work Safe.” campaign, we have built a solid culture where safety is our number one priority day in and day out.

 Go to our website's SAFETY page to learn more about how in everything we do, safety is our number one priority. A video is embedded at the bottom of the page.
 
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Giving Back
Our Community


C.D. Smith supports many local organizations through sponsorship programs and monetary donations in our community and in the communities with which we work. In the past 10 years, we have donated over $4 million to businesses and organizations throughout the state of Wisconsin, from small community clubs to large non-profit organizations.


Building community is the foundation of our organization. By supporting community initiatives, economic growth and development, we feel privileged to help ensure our team members have solid places to live, work, volunteer, serve and play.

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Trade Partners & Bids
If you are interested in working with us or would like to request adding your company to our bidder’s database, please complete our Trade Partners & Bids Form, Click here.

Self-Performing

Our self-perform capabilities are a direct result of our talented team members' skilled trade career paths in the communities in which we live and work.

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