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  1. 2011 Comes to a Close

    June 7, 2011 by Jeff Forrest

    As I write this month’s blog, I am at 37,000 feet flying from Hong Kong to Manila. man united iphone 6 case iphone 6 plus rubber case friends iphone case iphone 7 Ultimately, I will end up on Boracay Island in the Philippines for the wedding of two of my best friends, Angela & Eric. case iphone 7 leather nouske iphone 8 case rubber case for iphone 6 fall out boy iphone 6 case That’s probably more information than you need to know, but for me it is the culmination of a roller coaster ride of a year and one that ends on a high note – both literally and figuratively.

    The year began with hopes of a steady economic recovery and hopeful growth in our markets that include multifamily, student housing, senior housing, military housing and hospitality. 3d iphone 7 case At one time or another in 2011, we had new construction or renovation projects in every one of these market segments and were fortunate to be busy…perhaps busier than most. iphone 8 leather case pink 4 7 iphone 7 plus silicon case apple iphone 6 case designer brands iphone 6 plus case disney stylish iphone 7 plus case We started the University House Central Florida student housing project near UCF, the Serenades by Sonata memory care facility in Longwood, Florida; the Lost Creek Apartments project in Manatee County, Florida; and Heroes Village military housing at Camp Lejeune, in North Carolina. iphone 6 case sleek isoul iphone 7 case iphone 8 personalised photo case phone cases iphone 6 man united In addition, we were already working with Vacation Villas at Fantasy World on their new water park and administration building as well as remodeling timeshare units for our long time client, Orange Lake Country Club.

    The outlook was very positive, especially compared to 2010. protective iphone 8 plus case disney stitch iphone 7 case Our pre-construction and estimating department was busier than ever working on both certain and potential projects. iphone 6 case rose iphone 6 case next day delivery iphone 7 case finger holder iphone 6 case translucent transparent flower iphone 6 case Many of these projects, however, were stymied mid-year by the uncertainty of the US financial situation. iphone 6 gameboy case winnie the pooh iphone 6 case The inability of our politicians to work towards a solution that was in the best interest of our country frightened many. This made decision making difficult as related to financing and development. iphone 6 plus cases tech 21 iphone 7 orla kiely case The hesitancy continued for the remainder of the year with not only political bickering between parties, but the onset of next year’s election and the candidates sparring for position. ultra slim iphone 6 plus case star wars iphone 8 plus case couples iphone 6 case Continued financial unrest both domestically and abroad did nothing to help the situation. Thus, uncertainty continued.

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    In spite of all the challenges we faced, we were fortunate to continue to capture work. iphone 6 case caseology lv iphone 8 case iphone 8 plus penguin case apple iphone 6 silicone case blue We negotiated the second phase of the Heroes Village project, began pre-construction on the next Serenades at Sonata to be built in Winter Garden, Florida and started a renovation project in Las Vegas with our teaming partner, Penta Building Group. iphone 7 lightning case iphone 8 otterbox commuter case iphone 6 case yello iphone 8 case matte black owm iphone 8 case iphone 7 case official apple Penta and WPC are also preparing to break ground on the next tower of The Grandview at Las Vegas. iphone 6 plus tech 21 case iphone 7 plus case summer protective cases for iphone 8 plus In addition, we were selected to provide pre-construction services for two downtown Orlando multifamily projects and have been working with a new client on multifamily deals in Tampa and South Florida. iphone 6 case orange and black iphone 7 plus see through case iphone 7 plus phone cases for teen girls

    The old adage that people do business with those who they know, like and trust is very true for WPC. phone cases iphone 6 plus personalised narwhal phone case iphone 7 plus rugged case for iphone 7 minions iphone 6 case The opportunities continue to be there as we build on lasting relationships and cultivate new ones. iphone 7 case water iphone 7 plus phone case shockproof cute phone case iphone 6 iphone 8 case red marble iphone 7 case marble hard Those developers that value what we provide over our competitors, who want exceptional rather than acceptable, will be who we work hard for and will be the ones that help us survive in these continually troubled times. gear4 iphone case 6 plus armani iphone 6 phone case rainbow iphone 6 case iphone 7 cases black and white beatles iphone 8 case Building Beyond the Blueprint is more than just a saying; it is the culture of WPC and our efforts will always be to strive to distinguish ourselves through something more than being treated as a commodity.

    As I prepare to land in Manila, I also prepare to arrive at gate 2012. iphone 6 case manchester united spegen iphone 6 case black iphone 7 case silicone WPC remains cautious about the future regardless of what we are faced with. iphone 7 plus case stainless steel iphone 6 plus cases flower iphone 6 rugged case animal phone case iphone 7 plus We will always follow the words of my father; wake up everyday and work hard. prime iphone 6 case girls iphone 8 tactical case iphone 6 silicon case yellow iphone 8 plus girls phone cases Although I won’t share with you the shenanigans that will no doubt occur at this wedding, trust me when I say that it will be memorable. iphone 8 plus case personalised marble These are the kinds of memories I hope all of you had for 2011 and will have in 2012.