Gaughan Companies – CORFAC International’s, John Chirhart chaired the 2019 CORFAC International’s Fall Conference Communications Committee meeting in Philadelphia, PA. The conference was held from September 18th through the 21 at the at the prestigious Logan Philadelphia Hotel, on Lincoln Square.
The Communications Committee enhances awareness of the organization and its affiliates through communications, public relations, advertising, thought leadership, branding, video and social media.
Established in 1989, CORFAC International is a network of independently owned commercial real estate brokerage firms. CORFAC currently has offices in 50 U.S. markets, 5 Canadian markets and 18 international markets and is celebrating 30 years of success in business.
Gaughan Companies proudly acknowledges its 50th Anniversary this year, as a premier full service real estate company. Mr. Chirhart has been focused on commercial real estate for the past 20 years and serves on numerous boards and committees within the industry.
On Friday, July 27, 2018, John Chirhart, Gaughan VP of Sales and Leasing, participated as a panelist at the 2018 Minnesota Real Estate Journal’s East Metro Development Summit, hosted at the University of St. Thomas. He was part of a panel that was comprised of experienced commercial real estate professionals.
The panel discussed current market-specific real estate metrics, new projects and trends, as well as opportunities for the future.
The MNREJ hosts educational and informative events throughout the year in order to provide local professionals with valuable information to better serve their clients or to assist in the quality of their business decisions.
John Chirhart has been involved in commercial real estate and development for 18 years—the past 9 years with Gaughan.
Gaughan is a full-service commercial construction, development, and real estate brokerage firm. Established in 1969, the company has now grown to over 150 employees. If our team can assist with your real estate needs, please contact us at (651) 464-5700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several members from our development and brokerage team attended this year’s MNCAR EXPO hosted by the MN Commercial Association of Real Estate at the Minneapolis Depot.
Our team shared with attendees the projects that Gaughan Construction and Development are working on. They also learned about the ventures of the 70 other exhibitors and broker members. Our team is always looking for ways in which they can better serve clients.
We would like to extend our congratulations and a warm welcome to Compass Early Learning, our newest tenant! Their grand opening was held on Tuesday, October 3, and was a great success!
Located in Coon Rapids, this is the first location for the early childhood education center. They are currently enrolling children from infants to preK. Each room at the center has a focus on a different subject, including Music and Movement, S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Art and Dramatic Play. The children will rotate to different rooms for experience with each subject and will have a homeroom to come back to. By doing this, they will have a sense of routine and will be able to develop social skills and friendships with the others in their homeroom.
The owners, Amy Steiner and Ginger Olson, both have backgrounds in early childhood learning and are passionate about providing a stable and well-rounded learning environment for children. Both owners grew up in Coon Rapids, so this location is dear to their hearts. Amy said, “It felt like coming home.”
To learn more about Compass Early Learning, visit their website at www.compassearlylearningmn.com.
While many people are hesitant when faced with a change, real estate developers welcome change and are always up for a challenge; it comes with the territory. At a development site, people can generally only see that a building is worn down and beyond use, but they don’t want to let go of what once was.
An artistic, visionary developer can see beyond what may currently be there. They recognize the potential in a worn down building, if it can be repurposed instead of demolished. But sometimes, a building is just beyond repair. It is a developer’s job to discover a greater purpose for the site that far exceeds the community benefits of what was once there.
Developers face many challenges and are frequently stereotyped, but they are willing to take high risks to promote community growth and reward. The right developer will select a site design that is not only right on the inside but focuses attention to the exterior. Opposition to developers are often concerned about what the appearance of the building will be. Most developers don’t understand this, but this is the approach that Gaughan Companies takes.
A recent article in the Star Tribune looks into the increase in development in the Twin Cities. Contact one of our development or brokerage experts at Gaughan Companies, and let them put their proven skills and expertise to work for you on your next project.
At the end of December, we had another team from Gaughan Companies head out to Sharing and Caring Hands to help prepare and serve the lunch meal. (Our first team went in November.) They had a blast, and a few reported that they were blessed to be able to serve others in this way. This season, of course, reminds us to donate our time, talents and means to those that need help. We look forward to the possibility of making these trips an annual tradition.