Thinking Beyond Buildings
At Ironstate we’re about transformation. Seeing the unseen. Understanding what is possible. Uniting around a common vision and then executing with intelligence, imagination, precision, flexibility, and commitment. What may begin as a barren parcel of land, abandoned warehouse, long-neglected neighborhood, or contaminated industrial site becomes a living, thriving, vibrant community.
We go big. Our developments are — almost without exception — complex, multi-faceted, and long-term. They require very tight coordination between state officials, municipalities, urban planners, community leaders, architects, designers, engineers, construction companies, and dozens more.
We consider everything. From public transit and parks to retail spaces, parking and restaurants, we stay on top of the game. And when these things don’t exist, we make them. Because nothing exists in isolation: a great residence demands a great public park. A great park is made even better by nearby restaurants and, of course, everyone benefits from better transportation and access. So we integrate all these things into our developments.
We partner with the best. We seek out architects that can deliver buildings that
are innovative, iconic, and livable. We work with the country’s foremost urban planners to help create healthy, balanced communities. Our designers bring new ideas and fresh thinking not only to each residence, but to the public areas and common spaces. When it comes to those we work with, we do not compromise.
We’re in it for the long run; we don’t look for quick hits. We don’t jump on bandwagons or ride trends. We look deeply at the fundamental factors that make a residence, neighborhood, or community truly great and then work diligently to bring these elements together. It takes vision, commitment, and a strong stomach. We have all three.
Ultimately, we view real estate as a fundamentally creative business. Creative in the sense that we create buildings, of course, but that is just the end-result. The true creativity — and our greatest strength as a company — begins well before groundbreaking, when we are walking a blighted neighborhood, abandoned plot, or contaminated waterfront. What we are seeing is not what’s right there before our eyes, but what is possible.
Then we create it.
By seamlessly integrating retail, amenities, public spaces and transportation in large-scale developments, we can transform a previously barren landscape into a thriving community. And the benefits of these developments extend well beyond those living there — retailers see a rise in business, and local or neighboring municipalities can see expansion as well.
Maintaining the essential character of the neighborhoods we work in is a critical part of our work at Ironstate. Thus, the ability to integrate multiple levels of affordability in our developments is critical. This ensures that the neighborhoods we build in remain diverse, accessible and unique.
We believe that engaging in environmentally responsible behavior is part of our broader responsibility to the communities that we work in. Our ability to work with local, state and national agencies has allowed us to lead cleanup efforts of contaminated sites across the region. The result is safe, livable and sustainable communities.
Ironstate's depth of experience in large-scale redevlopment means it can navigate the complexities of site assembly and residential relocation, ensuring the smoothest possible transition to a revitalized community
Creative Parking Solutions
To cope with the shortage of space and high land price in downtown developments, parking is typically located in large structures — often costing millions of dollars. However, Ironstate is a leader in creative financing of parking structures in concert with the overall development. This means a cost-efficient, sustainable solution for a more simple and convenient tomorrow.
Ironstate is a leading expert on rehabilitation of existing structures: we’ve turned tenements into affordable housing, industrial buildings into retail centers, and historic mansions into condominiums. Successful rehabilitation requires patience and dedication, but the payoff is often tremendous. Creative, sustainable solutions like these are what separate Ironstate from the pack and provide more value for our partners and residents.