Gaughan Debuts New, Luxury, Multi-Family Property
This Fall, Gaughan opened Lighthouse Lofts Luxury Apartments, a new multi-family property in downtown Forest Lake, Minnesota. This 5-story, multi-use building is the newest luxury apartment community in the neighborhood. As General Contractor and Developer, Gaughan’s vision with Lighthouse Lofts and other developments is to bring new life and vibrancy to the core of the city. Investments like this are made to help fulfill a void in the market.
The first floor features a new location for Snap Fitness, to which Residents receive a complimentary membership with their lease. Mallards Restaurant has also opened their new, second location in the North corner retail space. Above that, Lighthouse Lofts has four floors of luxury apartment homes with several, additional walkout units on the first floor.
The modernity of this project is bringing a new atmosphere to downtown Forest Lake. The 8.5-foot ceilings and 6-foot windows in every unit allow natural light into nearly every room of the apartment, and the patios and balconies provide a beautiful lake view year-round. Residents can enjoy the rooftop patio, equipped with gas grills, in the summer. The adjacent clubroom provides a place to relax, gather in community, or reserve for private events in any season.
For more information about this development, visit www.lighthouseloftsmn.com, and stop in to experience these luxury apartments! The team at Gaughan can assist with your commercial real estate and construction interests. Contact us directly at 651-464-5700.
Gaughan VP Panelist for 2018 East Metro Development Summit
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 email@example.com.
Gaughan Association Management Awarded the Accredited Association Management Company Designation
Gaughan Association Management recently joined an elite group of community association management companies that have earned the Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC®) credential from Community Associations Institute (CAI). To earn the AAMC credential, a management company must have three years of experience in community association management and at least 50 percent of its managers must have earned professional designations.
Gaughan is one of six association management companies in Minnesota to receive the AAMC designation. Fewer than 250 management companies worldwide have earned the highest level of professional recognition in the community association management field.
Gaughan Association Management will be inducted during the Opening General Session of the upcoming CAI Annual Conference and Exposition in Washington, DC on May 9-12, 2018.
Gaughan Attends Annual Who’s Who Showcase
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth yesterday. We thoroughly enjoyed The Who’s Who in Building & Showcase (hosted by The Blue Book Network) and plan on attending again next year!
Our construction project managers were able to meet local and national subcontractors, vendors, customers, and other exhibitors. We are always looking to work with the best in the business in order to provide our clients with the highest quality construction. The Who’s Who Showcase is an excellent event for networking and learning about the latest news and technologies in the construction industry.
If you didn’t get to meet our team at the event or if you did and would like to discuss working with a quality general contractor, call us at 651-464-5700.
Gaughan Senior Brokerage Associate Facilitates 495-Acre Listing
In a recent article, the Prior Lake American covered the sale of a 495-acre listing, owned by a local family in Prior Lake, Minnesota. While the details of how the land will be divided are not complete, the number of interested buyers continues to increase.
“So far, it’s been a combination of out-of-state and international-type investors, local investors, and everything in between,” Tom Opsahl said. “It’ll be really interesting to see over the next 12 months how it turns out.”
For more information about this and other listings, contact Gaughan Senior Brokerage Associate Tom Opsahl at 651-255-5569.
Gaughan Booth Scheduled for Annual Construction Industry Showcase
We are excited to be attending The Who’s Who in Building and Construction Industry Showcase next Wednesday (3/28)! Stop by and visit our booth.
This yearly event is hosted by The Blue Book Building & Construction Network at the U.S. Bank Stadium from 2-6 PM, and it is free to attend. We hope to connect with you there!
For more information, visit their Event Brite page.
Gaughan Director of Association Management Receives AMS Designation
Gaughan Association Management is pleased to announce that Amanda Glader, Director of Association Management, has been awarded her Association Management Specialist (AMS) designation from the Community Associations Institute (CAI).
The Community Associations Institute’s (CAI) Association Management Specialist (AMS) designation says a lot about community managers who have earned this highly respected credential. It says they have the training and knowledge required to provide professional service to their community association clients. It says they understand the nature, importance and unique challenges of community association management. It says they are committed to excellence and continuing education. Employing a manager who has earned an AMS means you are committed to preserving the character of your community, protecting property values, and meeting the expectations of your owners.
To earn the AMS credential, managers must have at least two years of experience in community association management and complete advanced course work. In addition, they must have already earned the basic industry certification for managers—the Certified Manager of Community Associations credential.
“Professionals who earn CAI credentials maximize the value they can provide to their community association clients,” said CAI Chief Executive Officer Thomas M. Skiba, CAE. “Not only have these professionals demonstrated a personal commitment to self-improvement, but they have also elevated their practical knowledge and expertise. That’s what all community associations need and what board members and residents deserve.”
Professional managers provide administrative, operational and managerial counsel to the boards that govern homeowners and condominium associations. Managers typically are responsible for managing budgets and contractors, directing association personnel, and overseeing compliance with association covenants and restrictions.
Congratulations, Amanda! We are proud of your commitment to our clients and the community management industry!
Happy International Women’s Day!
The year 1908 began the journey for global recognition and celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The first International Women’s Day (IWD) was celebrated in 1913 when the women of Russia campaigned for peace on the eve of World War I. Today, it is often recognized by local activities, rallies, conferences, gifts, and the colors purple and green–symbolizing justice, dignity, and hope.
IWD also falls within Women in Construction (WIC) Week! This time is set aside, each year, to continue to raise awareness of the increased role and opportunities for women in the construction industry. We are proud of and thankful for the women at Gaughan and the hard work that they do!
The Pinnacle of the Project
March has brought with it beautiful sights at one of our construction projects. On March 1, crews at Lighthouse Lofts began working on assembling the “lantern room.” Once complete, the tower will exude light to be seen from great distances. This will be the clubroom for Residents.
For more information on Lighthouse Lofts, visit www.LighthouseLoftsMN.com.
Team Building Brings Big Thrills
Every year, Gaughan Companies hosts an annual team building event for all of its employees. This year, we took a day during the week to go to Big Thrill Factory in Oakdale with the whole company.
After an address from the company president, Patrick Gaughan, the attendees ate lunch and gathered into smaller groups in order to connect one-on-one with their coworkers. Our staff is growing, and with many of them at locations throughout the Twin Cities, it is important for us to take the time for these team building activities.
We participated in activities like go karts, laser tag, a ropes course, indoor zip line, and other events, like the Gaughan Jeopardy game. The atmosphere was filled with good spirits and friendly competition!
We appreciate our employees and all that they do for our company and our community. We are blessed to have a wonderful group to work with!