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WHAT WE DO


First Street Development is a full service retail development company with the goal of helping its partners achieve their growth and expansion targets.

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WHAT WE DO


First Street Development is a full service retail development company with the goal of helping its partners achieve their growth and expansion targets.

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DEVELOPMENT

In lockstep with our partners, we manage the development process from start to finish. Our services include managing the demands of strategic site selection and acquisition, site feasibility and due diligence, entitlements, store design, permitting and construction management.

Acquisition

Due diligence

Feasibility analysis

Market strategy

Entitlements

Land planning

 

"FROM CAP TOE TO STEEL TOE, WE SUPPORT YOU THROUGH THE ENTIRE PROCESS"

"FROM CAP TOE TO STEEL TOE, WE SUPPORT YOU THROUGH THE ENTIRE PROCESS"

Construction & cost mgmt.

Asset management & finance

Property management

Brokerage & leasing admin.

Tenant representation

Disposition

 

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OUR PROCESS


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OUR PROCESS


 ACQUISITIONS

market research / competition profiling
appraisal / opinion of value
due diligence / feasibility analysis
purchase agreement / lease negotiations
development / negotiations of CC&Rs

 

DUE DILIGENCE / FEASIBILITY

site inspection
conceptual site plan
title report
ALTA / topographic survey
geotechnical report
ph 1 / ph 2 environmental site assessment
biological assessments
signage survey
land use / zoning research
preliminary opinion of probable cost

 

PROGRAMMING

project scope of work
project controls: budget / schedule
project key personnel & design consultants
tenant / end-user requirements
land use / zoning requirements
preliminary engineered site plan
preliminary elevations / building construction materials

 

ENTITLEMENTS

final engineered site design
engineered site plan
preliminary / final plat
architectural elevations / renderings
variance requests
special use permits/liquor licensing
planning & zoning hearing(s) / preliminary site plan approval
city council hearing(s) / final site plan approval

PERMITTING

final engineered construction documents (cd’s)
final architectural & engineering cd’s
utility design reports (water, sewer, storm drainage)
hydrologic design report
dry utility coordination (electrical, telephone, natural gas)
constructability / design coordination review of cd’s
administrative code compliance review (by municipality)
calculation of permit, review, & impact fees

 

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

management of design consultant team / deliverables
quality assurance / quality control review(s)
constructability / value engineering review(s)
preparation of bid package
procurement / project bidding
bid phase services (rfi’s)
contractor qualification / selection recommendation
contract negotiation / risk apportionment analysis
contract administration
critical path scheduling / project controls (schedule)
construction coordination / progress meetings
coordination of rfi’s, shop drawings, & submittals
project documentation (progress reports / photos)
project accounting / project controls (budget)
materials testing / special inspections
inspections & approvals for occupancy
as-built construction documents
coordination of commissioning
project / contract close-out documentation
project audits

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WHO WE ARE


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WHO WE ARE


FIRST STREET SUPPORTS ITS RETAIL PARTNERS’ EXPANSION NEEDS WITH A TEAM OF EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS FROM ALL PHASES OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND OWNERSHIP PROCESS. THE TEAM’S GUIDING FOCUS IS TO COMPLETE DEVELOPMENTS ON BUDGET AND ON TIME IN AN INCLUSIVE AND REWARDING ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL.

SG ELLISON

PRESIDENT

SG Ellison is founding member & President of First Street Development. Having spent the last 15 years in the retail development industry SG specializes in retail development including program management, strategic planning, site selection, negations, and financial analysis.
Throughout his career Mr. Ellison directed development programs for clients such as CVS Pharmacy and JPMorgan Chase while helping develop properties for several Fortune 500 retailers.

SG holds a BSE in civil engineering from Arizona State University and credits his strong land development foundation in part to his time spent with Jacobs Engineering. SG served on the Board of Directors for the Phoenix Boys & Girls Club and is a member of  ICSC, ULI and ASCE.

BRANDON STEIN

DIRECTOR OF REAL ESTATE AND ACQUISITIONS

Brandon Stein is the Director of Real Estate and Acquisitions at First Street Development.  Mr. Stein is responsible for the overseeing the day-to-day operations of market strategy, site selection, acquisitions, and client management throughout the Western United States.  

Mr. Stein brings a strong business acumen and has extensive experience managing the entire real estate process for many national retailers from initial market strategy, acquisitions, and lease negotiations through store openings, market penetration, and re-positioning.  Mr. Stein has successfully closed over $250MM in real estate and worked on over 200 projects.   

Mr. Stein graduated from Arizona State University with a BSE in Business Management. 

 

CHRIS CZYZ

DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION AND ENTITLEMENTS

Chris Czyz is a Director of Construction and Entitlements at First Street Development.  Mr. Czyz is responsible for managing the entitlements and construction activities. He has extensive experience in the development industry including acquisitions, entitlements, engineering, and construction.

Mr. Czyz’s responsibilities include life-cycle project management of contractors, architects, engineers, scientists, and attorneys. His direct interaction at a public level includes all levels of city, county, state and federal government.  Mr. Czyz has acted as developer / owner representative for over 100 projects throughout the Western United States and includes development and delivery of stores for major retail clients such as Taco Bell, CVS/pharmacy, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Smart & Final, Sprouts Farmers Market, Lowe’s Home Improvement Centers, Michaels, Staples, and Dunkin Donuts.


Mr. Czyz graduated from University of Arizona with a BSE in Civil Engineering and was a registered professional engineer in AZ and CA prior to his current role. He is currently a LEED™ Accredited Professional.

 

 

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OUR PARTNERS


First Street Development is proud to be partnered with the following companies:

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OUR PARTNERS


First Street Development is proud to be partnered with the following companies:

A&C Ventures, Inc.  (ACV) is a private real estate investment firm based in Sonoma.  Since 1992, ACV has been active in the acquisition, development, redevelopment, and management of single-tenant retail properties throughout the United States. ACV has been involved with numerous sale-leaseback portfolio transactions with national and regional retailers. Since its inception, ACV has acquired more than 400 properties in 35 states with a total estimated value of over $1 billion, encompassing more than five million square feet of retail space.  Their current portfolio consists of over 165 properties in 33 states totaling 3.1 million square feet, valued at approximately $700 million.