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Redburn Development Companies LLC

Lofty
Ambitions
Redburn Development Companies LLC
brings sustainable living to apartments in
upstate New York. BY BOB RAKOW

Redbury Development Companies' leadership team, Tom Rossi, John Blackburn and Damien Pinto-Martin,
found success by bringing sustainable living features to residential projects in upstate New York.

" The younger generation is a lot more
sensitive to environmental sustainability."
TOM ROSSI, CO-OWNER

PROFILE
REDBURN DEVELOPMENT COMPANIES LLC
www.redburndev.com / Headquarters: Troy, N.Y. /
Employees: 10 / Specialty: Residential construction

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Tom Rossi and John Blackburn's vision for the Tilley Lofts was to
create the next generation of apartment living. The co-owners of
Redburn Development Companies LLC envisioned a historically preserved building that offered sustainable features as well as
convenience. They achieved both objectives when they renovated
the country's oldest ladder manufacturing facility into 62 upscale
apartment units.
The Tilley Lofts, located in Watervliet, N.Y., features 30
one-bedroom; nine one-bedroom plus den; 17 two-bedroom;
and six two-bedroom, two-story loft apartments. The one- and
two-bedroom apartments range from 750 to 1,150 square feet.
Lofts range from 1,400 to 1,600 square feet.
Redburn Development "raised the bar" in Watervliet when it
took on the Tilley Lofts project, Rossi says. "We wanted this to be
a showcase for us," he recalls.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES
The apartments feature a variety of amenities including original
restored hardwood floors, ceramic tile, heating, air conditioning
and loft-style living with large windows. But the complex's sustainable features are what set it apart, Rossi says.
For example, the building's energy management system uses
geothermal wells, a combined heat and power plant and a threestage heat-recovery system that generates all of the electricity,
heating and cooling for the building. The building has achieved
LEED platinum rating.
The green features are especially appealing to the building's
younger tenants. "The younger generation is a lot more sensitive
to environmental sustainability," Rossi notes. "I think people, particularly renters, are picking up on this trend."
Additionally, the lofts offer an "All In Living" package for residential services, including high-speed Internet, high-definition
television, electricity, heating and cooling, and hot and cold water
for a flat monthly rate. "Residents want convenience," Rossi says.
"There's no reason not to sell your residents everything." Rates for
the package range from $135 to $168 monthly depending on the
size of the apartment. "Our building's energy system make this
offering possible and profitable for us," he says.


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