The Grupe family has played an important role in the growth of Northern California since the Gold Rush. John Carsten Grupe came to California in search of gold in 1849.
For five decades, the experience and creativity of the Grupe team shaped the future and significantly contributed to the American standard of living. In our quest to build legacy communities of enduring value, we look for ways to create living environments of extraordinary beauty. Our communities incorporate that which is unique. In more than 12 master-planned communities, the company has created more than 50,000 homes in 35 cities nationwide, established more than 400 acres of lakes, preserved wildlife habitat areas and open spaces, created more than 200 parks and 20 miles of trails, and planted more than 500,000 trees. This creative approach translates into places people love to live – year after year, decade after decade.
Since 1987 SKK has been owned and managed by Sotiris Kolokotronis, and their team has been building communities and legacy projects. From award-winning master-planned developments to neighborhood-defining urban core projects, SKK’s projects create vibrancy and livability.
Based in Sacramento, California, SKK’s expertise in urban infill, mixed-use, mixed-income residential, ground up commercial and land development has created socially responsible, sustainable communities that have served as models for smart growth. Sotiris Kolokotronis has overseen 70 partnerships and joint ventures in a portfolio valued at more than $1 billion and has played a major role in bringing about the communities of Laguna West, Natoma Station, Olympus Pointe in the Sacramento Region and Lexington Hills in Portland. SKK’s vision has played a primary role in the transformation of Midtown Sacramento with the development of urban mixed-use projects including L Street Lofts, 1801 L, Fremont Building and Capitol Park Homes.
Since the 1970s, Guardian Capital and its affiliates have developed master-planned communities, multi-family projects and retail shopping centers while offering equity investment capital powered by strong leadership and a tradition of success. On behalf of our principals and investors, we finance, acquire, develop, invest and manage real estate in California and the Western United States.
In 2009, James Previti founded Guardian Capital after successfully founding and leading Forecast Homes, one of the largest privately-owned home building companies, which was subsequently sold in 2002 to K. Hovnanian. He gathered a team of experienced real estate professionals dedicated with the investment thesis of strategically placing equity capital and developing opportunistic real estate ventures based on market conditions, strong existing ationships and a team based mentality.
Completing more than two decades of excellence and distinguished service, Poelman Construction continues to pave the way as a mid-size leader in the industry. Founded in 1987 as a general contracting company by Ken and Frank Poelman, Poelman Construction has confidently grown and diversified throughout the Greater Sacramento and Bay Area Region.
Our growth has been deliberate and methodical in the opportunities that we pursue and we have thrived on the principle that expertise precedes expansion. Our team continues to work each day to maintain our established reputation for providing our clients with the highest level of professionalism and service, making your project our top priority.
Founded in 2010, C2K Architecture is led by principals Kevin Sauser and John Wright. Today, our staff of over 40 creatives offers architectural and interior design services to private companies, real estate developers, building contractors, and nonprofits. Our portfolio includes high rises, mixed-use developments, offices, retail centers, tenant improvements, and residential projects of all kinds. We’ve also designed and built health and fitness facilities as well as hospitality and entertainment venues.
We are located in Portland, Oregon, but our practice brings us to cities and communities across the United States.
Our firm’s work strikes a balance between functionality, beauty, sustainability, and sensitivity to the surrounding community. Most important, our projects are the result of the collaborative partnerships we forge with our valued clients.