The Tristar℠ real estate acquisition and investment services team has been developing large-scale real estate projects for over 20 years. These projects span all asset classes and include extensive land development. We handle all phases of the development process, including project origination, design, entitlement, finance and construction, working closely with industry professionals for each phase.
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Michael began his career in 1983 as a real estate attorney and entered the real estate development field in 1988. Since then, he has been responsible for development of nearly a billion dollars of property in multiple asset classes, including the development of Gateway Commerce Center (one of the largest industrial parks in the United States), apartment complexes, office parks, shopping centers and residential subdivision land.
Prior to co-founding TriStar℠ in 1996, Michael was Vice President of a nationally recognized shopping center development company. Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri and a Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.
Chief Financial Officer
Mitch is a CPA, MBA with over 30 years experience in management and finance. His experience includes positions with international giants Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. and Nestle, USA, as well as an eight-year stint as Chief Financial Officer of a local chemical distributor. Mitch is primarily responsible for all accounting, tax, administrative, information technology, and human resource functions for TriStar℠.
Rod has been a real estate investor and developer for over thirty years. Rod was one of the founders and currently acts as the Chairman of TriStar℠ Property Associates, which is one of the nation’s pre-eminent property acquisition and development firms, with experience in a broad array of asset classes.
Prior to his involvement with real estate, Rod established a residential construction company that was sold to a national firm in 1999.
Director of Development
Bobby has over 20 years of construction management and estimating experience in the commercial construction industry. He has been responsible for managing over $200 million dollars of office, industrial and retail construction for companies such as Procter & Gamble, The Boeing Company, Shop n Save and Amazon.com.
Bobby has a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and holds a LEED AP certification.
Gateway East 717 is a 717,000 square foot 36 foot clear modern bulk warehouse adjoining the Gateway Commerce Center diamond interchange. The project is a joint venture with Pacific Coast Capital Partners built in 2015.
BJC is a Midwestern healthcare company with 12 hospitals and 3380 beds. Tristar provided BJC with a 48 acre site in Tristar’s Progress West development, for a new regional hospital and land for future expansion. The medical building on BJC’s Progress West campus is a gold LEED status building, cited for environmental sustainability.
A TriStar affiliate developed this 800,000-plus square foot distribution facility for P&G. P&G’s state-of-the-art distribution center was built at TriStar’s Gateway Commerce Center.
Gateway 673 is an approximate 673,000 square foot modern bulk distribution facility developed in partnership with Pacific Coast Capital Partners in 2014. The project was leased to Saddle Creek Logistics which is servicing Lowe's Home Improvements and was sold to a fund in August of 2015.
A TriStar-affiliated partnership sold 175-plus acres of land within its Park 370 retail and business park to The Mills Company for a 1,200,000-plus square foot destination-oriented retail facility.
This 165-plus acre mixed-use project fronts an interstate highway. It was developed by a TriStar affiliate and includes a 500,000 square foot office building, a large hospital, an 8 acre retail component, a 23,000 square foot office building, and a data center.
This regional headquarters for a prominent insurance company consists of a 123,000 square foot building situated on 8.2 acres of land. It was developed in conjunction with an institutional partner and then virtually the entire building was leased to the tenant.
This 27 acre development, containing 400,000 square feet of office space, was developed by a TriStar affiliate. Two of the buildings are four-story tilt-up buildings that accommodate high density occupancy due to enhanced electrical and HVAC systems. Two parking decks were constructed to raise the parking ratio to six parking spaces per thousand feet of building area. Tilt-up construction allows TriStar affiliates to erect buildings more quickly than conventional construction methods.
This 120-plus acre mixed-use development includes a 25,000-plus square foot retail center, three free-standing out parcels, an elementary school, a YMCA and a large apartment complex.
A TriStar affiliate developed this 60,000-plus square foot multi-tenant center as a component of a master planned project. In addition to shop space, it has four out-lots.
Construction of Bramblett Hills, a 204-unit apartment project in O’Fallon, Missouri, began in June of 2015. Money Magazine ranked O’Fallon as one of the “Best 100 Places to Live in 2006, 2008 and 2010. The project, located at Highway K and Mexico Roads, will include one, two and three bedroom floor plans over 17 buildings, together with a fitness center, business center, waterfall entry, outdoor cooking lounges, zero-entry pool, enclosed parking garages and carports. Nearby retailers include two major grocers within a quarter of a mile, Lowes and Home Depot within a third of a mile, Wal-Mart Superstore within a quarter of a mile, and Target and Kohl’s within a mile of the project.
The Alinea is located at the juncture of I-270 and Manchester Roads bordering upscale Town & Country and Des Peres, Missouri. Nestled within a mixed-use development, this premier urban style 254 unit project is within a mile of over 2.7 million square feet of office space, across from a regional mall, walking distance to a multi-screen theater and endless shopping and restaurants. The Alinea will include extensive features such as: Grand two-story clubhouse, resort style infinity edge pool, large fitness and business centers, spa, expansive first floor patios, and covered parking.
Tristar℠ is one of the most accomplished developers in the central U.S., with a 20 year history of successful relationships and great outcomes for all parties. Our team focuses its geographic coverage on areas within a two-hour flight from the corporate headquarters in St. Louis.
Tristar℠’s deep development expertise and informed investment approach result in real estate success. Contact us to discuss how we can work together.