We’re invested in growing St. Louis.
When you look at the entire Green Street team, you find people with different backgrounds all centered on the same goals. We’ve learned that as businesses grow, so do the areas around them. So we put our real estate expertise to work building up great companies in our city. Throughout the process, we work to bridge the gap between our projects and the communities they impact. From collaborating with neighborhood associations to hosting area job fairs for our clients, we’re pioneering development throughout St. Louis.
With a history in local real estate, we take pride in understanding how our projects add to the area. We work with companies bringing something exciting to St. Louis to help give them a way to grow. For neighborhoods, we use what we’ve learned watching the area grow and transform to provide lasting solutions for years to come.
At Green Street, we seek out partnerships to work with businesses we know will add value to St. Louis as a whole. While we work with many national and regional corporations, we help growing businesses and startups, including Urban Chestnut and Dynalabs. When we see young companies positioned for success, we help them grow through real estate. Through long-term lease options, tax programs and our investors, we’re able to make this growth sustainable and affordable for companies of all sizes.
As local residents, we encounter the problems that every St. Louisan sees, from infrastructure problems to walkability. With every project, we use our time and resources to see how our work will impact the area. This approach allows us to build commerce and solve issues in areas that are often overlooked. Throughout our Jefferson Commons project, we reached out to the community to keep them involved and excited. Today, the result is a grocery store in what was once a federally recognized food desert – and job growth for neighboring communities.
Part of our approach to building and renovating projects is to adhere to national standards for sustainability. Working toward LEED certification takes careful planning throughout the process, but these completed projects result in better buildings for our area. For neighborhoods, it’s about managing numerous factors, including light pollution, rainwater, bike storage, access to public transit and more. In some of our greenest builds, we create buildings that work for themselves. By capturing solar and wind energy and building more efficient structures, we’re able to reduce the energy our community uses on a daily basis.
In real estate, you have to pay close attention to the way neighborhoods change and grow. When we see opportunity, we act on it – finding the perfect fit for locations and our clients. Often times, we develop in clusters throughout an area to help provide more stable engines for generating commerce. Looking at The Grove neighborhood, we saw an area perfect for residential and retail growth on top of the existing nightlife. We first invested in the area by working with Urban Chestnut, which was a large anchor business for the neighborhood. As The Grove continues to grow, we’re investing again less than a mile away with our Chouteau’s Grove project. We use this clustered development to help businesses build on the success of others.
Every project and location come with their own set of hurdles, but some areas make development more challenging than others. At Green Street, we’ve built a reputation for taking on those challenges that other developers have passed on. It takes a vision for the future to see through problems and discover the possibilities. In our experience, we continually overcome problems with infrastructure, environmental factors, location issues and more. One of the projects that highlights working through difficulties is our work for the former Carondelet Coke plant. To us, this formerly vacant, heavily polluted location was the perfect site for a modern business park in the City of St. Louis.