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Live life as big as the Universe itself.

As Alpine School District prepares to rebuild Central Elementary, the center also is poised to enter a new era, with plans for a new planetarium, two more simulators, and equipment that will bring the most recent footage from outer space right before students’ eyes.

“The District and the tens of thousands of students it serves can look forward to a tremendous resource for learning and fun through this generous gift by the Edward St. John Foundation,” states Rob Smith, Assistant Superintendent for Alpine School District. “Generous partners like the Edward St. John Foundation play a key role in meeting the financial challenges in what is now Utah’s largest school district. We look forward to other organizations joining us in this season of giving.”

With this charitable donation, kids from all over the state of Utah can “explore strange new world, seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man or woman has gone before.”

 

 

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St. John Properties: Developing with a Long View

 

 

“The People at St. John Properties don’t just talk about a commitment to excellence, they practice it every day. A founding principle that permeates the DNA of the 180-person Maryland-based company is its focus on the long term when it comes to development, tenants, investors, buildings and the communities in which it works.

Launched in 1971 as Maryland Industrial Enterprises (MIE) by its chairman, Edward St. John, the company started with the construction of a single industrial building. Forty-seven years later, it owns more than 19 million square feet of office, flex/R&D, retail, warehouse, gaming and residential assets valued at $2.6 billion. The company serves 2,100 tenants (referred to as clients) at 150 projects located across eight states, including Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. Its portfolio is expected to grow to more than 20 million square feet by the end of 2019.

“The Developer of the Year honor is the Holy Grail for us,” states Chairman St. John. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think that we would receive this award. My employees and I are so proud of the company that we have built and what we have achieved.”

 

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St. John Properties hosts Blue Haven FUNdraiser.

 

‘We want to serve them in some way like they have served us,” event organizer John Pilmer said.  Blue Haven was started by Nannette Wride, the widow of Sgt. Cory Wride who was killed in 2014.Shortly after, Wride had an idea. She started creating baskets of the things that helped her most, things people had sent her. She includes her favorite comforting music, books on death and blankets. Every basket is centered on the family’s specific needs. She would fly and take the baskets and attend funerals. After doing several baskets, funding it all on her own, she started Blue Haven.

 

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Honoring one of our fallen Service Men

Grove Tower got to be part of “Follow the Flag” to honor Matthew Burchett.   Chief Burchett was killed in the line of duty in California while helping with the raging wildfires in that state. Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett joined the Draper City Fire Department in May of this year, and prior to that he served for 20 years with Unified Fire Authority.

 

The Drone Hunter

 

 

Ever wonder what’s going on when see you drones flying around Pleasant Grove Blvd and Grove Parkway? Sometimes is Daniel capturing video and still images for the progress of his projects and other times is Fortem Technologies working on some pretty cool “stuff”

U.S. officials have long worried that weaponized drones could be used to hit “soft targets” like sporting events and political rallies, as allegedly happened in Venezuela earlier this month. Fortem Tech, a Utah-based company, however, gave NBC News an exclusive look at a potential answer to killer drones.  Backed by Boeing and other investors, the airspace security company Fortem Technologies is developing a “good” drone called the DroneHunter, and has made sales to the U.S. Department of Defense, major airports and sports stadiums.

 

 

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NAIOP Membership spotlight

NAIOP is recognizing one of our very own in their membership spotlight, Mr. Daniel Thomas. Ever wondered what he likes to do for fun? Or what his favorite sitcom is?  Below is the link to read more about St. John Properties’ Regional Manager.

P.S Daniel is also a baseball fan.  Ask him who his favorite team is.

 

 

 

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2018 Developer of the Year

Salt Lake City– St. John Properties today announced receipt of its latest accolade powered in part by Utah expansion in Valley Grove. NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has selected St. John Properties as the 2018 Developer of the Year – the association’s highest honor.

Since 1979, the Developer of the Year award has been presented to a development company that best exemplifies leadership and innovation. Past recipients include Trammell Crow Company, Prologis, Majestic Realty Co., The JBG Companies and CenterPoint Properties, among others. The 2018 Developer of the Year award will be presented on October 17, 2018, at NAIOP’s CRE.Converge conference in Washington, D.C.

 

Congratulations on an Honor well deserved.

 

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