We are a high-end residential construction and professional services company that provides a wide range of integrated offerings, spanning the entire life cycle of a client relationship.
Our unique expertise in high rise construction began nearly 35 years ago with our founding in New York City, where we work in many of the most prestigious buildings in the city. Overcoming the challenges of working in such a demanding environment requires us to develop a highly specialized approach to high rise construction.
Successfully navigating aggressive schedules, an unwavering commitment to quality, and a host of logistical challenges has provided an opportunity to rethink and reimagine the conventional approach to high rise construction. It is this highly sought-after expertise that has afforded us the opportunity to build some of the most complicated and sophisticated apartments in Los Angeles over the past 20 years.
Engagement structures vary and are tailored to meet the unique requirements of each unique luxury construction project. We firmly believe that a client relationship must be built on a foundation of trust and an unwavering commitment to exceptional quality, craftsmanship, expertise and concierge level service irrespective of a project’s size, location or complexity.
One Beverly Hills & I-Grace
One Beverly Hills, a $2 billion high-rise development in Los Angeles, will be one of the largest in the city’s history, spanning 17.4 acres between Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards. The site is currently home to the Beverly Hilton and Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills hotels. Plans for the complex include two high-rise residential buildings containing 303 units, a new hotel with 42 suites and 37 designated residences, and a four-story, approximately 35,000-square-foot pavilion containing retail and dining spaces.
The two new residential towers will be known as the Santa Monica Residences (32 stories) and the Garden Residences (28 stories).
The surroundings of the development will include 8.5 acres of gardens designed by local multi-disciplinary design firm RIOS, with more than half being open to the public. Two one-mile-long walkways will move through the landscape. Additionally, the project includes an underground parking garage with space for more than 2,100 vehicles, green rooftops, electric vehicle charging stations, and high efficiency building systems.
The master plan for the complex has been designed by Foster + Partners with Gensler acting as executive architect. The developers of the project are Oasis West Realty and BH Luxury Residences, which are owned by Israeli-American entrepreneur Beny Alagem and London-based real estate firm Cain International. Alagem, who owns the Beverly Hilton and Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills hotels, purchased the site in 2018 along with Cain for a reported $420 million.
The Most Discerning Homeowners, Architects and Designers Choose to Work With I-Grace
We are committed to a solution-driven and collaborative culture. We understand the expectations of working with a world class teams for discerning clients. The skills required to successfully build and manage project teams can only be acquired through experience—we therefore hire, retain cultivate smart, experienced and creative thinkers expert in high-end residential construction. Our subcontractor and vendor pool are carefully and continuously vetted, and our internal processes maintain strong controls which drive accountability. We offer best-in-class teams with unparalleled experience and have a proven track record of success.
We see our role both as builders and facilitators. Part of our facilitation role is providing a transparent framework for the Team to make informed decisions. In short, we assist with providing the schedule and cost impact of all project related issues, ideally in advance, so the Team can arrive at the best solution for the Client. This requires not only an ability to understand construction but the ability and expertise to think conceptually and creatively about a project.
We offer an array of professional and related services from Project Development Services to 24/7 Service and Small Projects. Our understanding of Client relationships, be they Clients or Owner’s Representatives or Design Professionals, starts from a place that we must be both a service driven organization and one that is capable of providing value-added services. We believe this is an important distinguishing characteristic because we actually understand and live all aspects of a Client relationship. While we understand that a project’s life cycle may come to an end, we know from experience that a Client relationship does not.