111 City Lofts

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  • The Realtor

    Beth Ernst can provide expert information and advice on the homes here at 111 City Lofts. Beth and her team at Keller Williams have over 45 years of combined experience.  Keller Williams is a locally owned and operated company who keeps customer service as their number 1 priority.

    Beth Ernst, 111 City Lofts’ Sales Team Leader, combines knowledge of the Des Moines area Real Estate market and the ability to match clients and customers with the right home in downtown Des Moines.

  • The Resident Manager

    Hello! My name is Jenny Johnson. My husband, Eric Johnson and I have been the onsite resident managers for 111 City Lofts since November of 2010. We take great pride in our building and do our very best to keep it running smoothly.

    I am from southwest Iowa and have lived in the Des Moines area since 1989. Eric is from Dallas, Texas, and moved to Des Moines in 2006 to take an assistant golf pro job at Wakonda Club. He still works in the golf business for the city courses during the season. We have been married since August 2013; we have 2 dogs; and enjoy the wonderful restaurants and entertainment that Des Moines has to offer. We love living downtown, and are excited about all of the changes coming to the neighborhood. If you choose 111 City Lofts as your home, we look forward to meeting you!

  • The Developer

    No newcomer to urban living, Robert Bergazyn, Managing Member of DSM Development Co., L.L.C. and President of Bergazyn Associates, Inc., a construction consulting firm, brings the learning accrued over forty years of work in Chicago, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles, to name a few, to Des Moines. His expertise derives from a combination of professional experience and real-life familiarity with urban condominium living. Professionally, Mr. Bergazyn has provided services as an advocate for corporate entities, real estate developers, and property owners in the complex building construction process, which involves many diverse interests, skills, loyalties, and disciplines. During the twenty-four years since the founding of Bergazyn Associates, the company has participated in several hundred million dollars of construction projects as Partner, Investor, Construction Consultant, and Construction Manager. Projects have included building renovations and modernizations, industrial and facility expansions, high- and mid-rise residential condominium and rental projects, parking facilities, environmental overview process programs, site evaluations, and pre-acquisition and property physical analyses.

  • The Architect

    Kevin is a Registered Architect in Iowa and Nebraska. After obtaining an Architecture degree from Iowa State University in 1976, he received NCARB Certification and Architect Registration in 1983. Kevin is also certified by the American Institute of Architects for Disaster Assistance Assessment.

    From 1991 to 2011 Kevin was Partner at Baldwin White Architects, a diverse medium-sized Des Moines firm, where he designed and managed a variety of successful commercial, institutional, healthcare, hospitality, mixed use and residential projects.

    In 2004 he designed and developed a $15 million Adaptive Reuse housing project in downtown Des Moines. Kevin was integral in forming Verde Partners, a real estate investment group focused on the Des Moines urban housing market. With shared responsibilities as Design Architect and Managing Partner with Verde Partners, he renovated the former Herring Motor Co. Building – a 5 story, 155,000 SF turn of the century structure later known as the Look Magazine Building. The building’s assets, volume, and natural light, were creatively reclaimed and converted into 65 sophisticated dwellings now known as 111 City Lofts.

    In 2010 Kevin teamed up with Southwest Renewable Resources, a renewable energy company to design and brand a collection of prototypical facilities for the production and distribution of proprietary biomass fuel product as well as biomass fueled power generation. These facilities are poised to dramatically improve worldwide generation of cleaner and more efficient heat and energy through the use of natural biomass resources.

    And then, in 2012, along came KEVIN WHITE DESIGN… for the love of architecture, the challenge of problem solving and creating space, and the unending supply of daylight yet to be contained.

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