SSG can handle all the tasks required to complete a job
We provide all services necessary for project completion resulting in a cost savings achieved that is not possible when there is fragmentation of services.
Over the years our business has grown in much the same way a building gets developed, from the ground up. SSG's first projects were for our own investment accounts. We found the land in need of development, or the building in need of renovation. We negotiated with neighborhood associations or plowed our way through city bureaucracies. We raised money from investors and obtained funding from financial institutions. We completed the construction process, leased the space, and managed the property through final disposition.
After completing all or part of this process many times during our 29 years in business we have acquired a broad base of knowledge that can be divided for further explanation into 5 major categories. It is our belief that by understanding and participating actively in all of these areas we bring a unique, holistic perspective which benefits our clients.
The work starts next month and, once it is complete in about two years, a revitalized 7.8-acre site at the edge of downtown Austin, Tex., will offer new office spaces, shops and a high-rise apartment complex along Lady Bird Lake.
Rising prominently from the center of the site will be the restored Seaholm Power Plant, a massive Art Deco-style structure built in the 1950s that once burned oil and gas to supply much of the city’s power. Retail and office tenants will occupy the former plant’s 117,000 square feet of interior space. Its cavernous four-story turbine room will be dotted with displays on the plant’s history and the new energy-efficient designs featured in its makeover.
... Preserving older buildings has also become a standard component of urban renewal projects, he said. And while many of these old plants will close because they no longer meet environmental standards, they will come back to life in restoration as showcases of the latest green building designs and features.
For example, Seaholm, which was taken out of service in 1996, will use the pipes and tanks that once held water to cool its generators to capture rainwater and irrigate the grounds. A large solar panel array on the roof will generate part of the building’s power.