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!
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 | 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.)
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 | 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.)
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We are proud of the sustainable design and construction that went into our new headquarters. Key sustainable features include:
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!
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.
Tracking and metering of systems allow for decreased operating costs, enhanced system performance, energy savings, increased comfort and overall increased control of building infrastructure.
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.
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.
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.
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.