The right team – Vecino wins Developer of the Year.

The right team – Vecino wins
Developer of the Year.

Looking back at 2015, it was quite a year for Vecino and our friends. For starters, our family grew: we welcomed aboard some smart, talented folks who embrace our cause and strengthen our resolve. Across the country, there was good news: we gained support and forged new partnerships toward impactful student housing, plus received the green light on new supportive developments from New York to Utah (more on these soon). And close to home, Park East came alive: two historic buildings in downtown Springfield, MO were reborn, completing our new urbanism-focused student neighborhood whose first building opened last year.

The three buildings of Park East—Sky Eleven, The Sterling and The U—in addition to its ‘sister property’, the Frisco—earned the Vecino Group the Developer of the Year honor from the Springfield Contractors Association. Knowing the criteria by which each nominee is judged, for us this award is the highest of honors. From day one, Vecino has strived for each development to make a difference, give back and be something more. To be recognized for this is something truly special.


Vecino Group named Developer of the Year

Springfield Business Journal, November 2015

But we couldn’t have done it on our own. This is an achievement for our collective team—all of the folks who put forth the thought, asked tough questions, rolled up their sleeves and helped create something for which they and the community should be proud. So, we celebrate this with Deb Sheals of Historic Preservation Consulting; Buxton Kubik Dodd Creative, our architect and design team on all four downtown projects; BUILD LLC; and our financial partners: Bancorp South, The Bank of Missouri, Metropolitan Bank, Historic Equity, Inc., First NBC, and Sherwin Williams; and, of course, The City of Springfield. Each of these team members committed wholly to the development, and therefore is key to its success.

From our entire team: huge thanks to the Springfield Contractors Association for this recognition—and here’s to many more years of working together to help build stronger communities.


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