July 2017

650 Trade Centre

July's AVB Featured Project

Built to meet LEED gold certification standards, this 105,000 square foot, five story, Class A office is the third Class A office building to join the Trade Centre Development in Portage. In addition to joining the current Trade Centre office buildings, it joins a Courtyard by Marriott Hotel and a Hilton Homewood Suites Hotel.

Scheduled for completion in spring 2018, the new office space has amodern brick and glass façade that compliments the aesthetic set by the previous buildings. Features include first-class common areas, a fitness center, and peaceful views of the natural wetlands. For more information about 650 Trade Centre or the Trade Centre Development, contact Jack Michael at or 269.329.3612.

Coming Soon: Walden Woods Phase IV

The highly anticipated phase IV of our popular Kalamazoo condominium community, Walden Woods, is scheduled to open in 2018. Phase IV will feature our new series of condominium floor plans that range from 1,200 to over 3,000 square feet. One of the plans available for phase IV will be the Lily plan, which was featured in the Parade of Homes this summer. More information regarding phase IV will be announced as the development progresses.

If you would like to join the interest list to get updates on phase IV or to learn more about Walden Woods, contact Shelly Worden at or 269.488.8800.

Local AIA Chapter Tours New Consumers Credit Union Headquarters

AVB and Consumers Credit Union welcomed the local Kalamazoo area American Institute of Architects (AIA) chapter to tour the new Consumers Credit Union Headquarters, located in Kalamazoo Valley's ‘The Groves’ campus.

This 90,000 square foot headquarters features a stunning glass curtain wall, which spans 400 feet long and 50 feet tall. This three story building also features a unique raised access flooring system throughout the workspaces that provides future flexibility as well as individual control of air flow at each work station. These are just a few of the many unique features the AIA chapter was able to view in this ongoing project.

The new Consumers Credit Union Headquarters will include loan departments, executive offices, a call center and a data center. The project is scheduled for completion in December of this year.

Introducing AVB's new community, Gull Harbor Pointe

AVB is excited to announce it has purchased four lots in Gull Harbor Pointe, located on Gull Lake in Richland. 

Gull Harbor Pointe features architectural review to ensure high architectural standards are maintained. It includes underground natural gas, electric, cable, as well as city sewer and private well water. It includes an open common area and an association to maintain the common areas, lawns, and drives. Three of the seven beautiful home sites are available, each boasting over 100’ of lake frontage, a sandy beach front, and access through private drives. These custom homes will start from$1.3 million to $1.5 million. In addition, Gull Harbor Pointe is just a short walk to restaurants, an ice cream shop, Gull Lake Marina, Gull Lake View golf courses, and convenience store.  For more information, contact Jack Gesmundo at or 269.329.3634.

Shown Above (left to right): U.S. Representative Fred Upton, Borgess Health CEO Kathy Young, State Senator Margaret O’Brien, and State Representative Brandt Iden

Shown Above (left to right): U.S. Representative Fred Upton, Borgess Health CEO Kathy Young, State Senator Margaret O’Brien, and State Representative Brandt Iden

Borgess Announces New Behavioral Crisis Center

Ascension Borgess Health celebrated their new AVB built Behavioral Crisis Center last month with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Created as an 8-bed behavioral crisis center, this new addition to the Borgess Health Main Hospital is part of the Borgess Emergency Trauma Center but separated by doors and intended to offer dignified care and privacy.

The new center is designed to have reduced traffic flow and a quieter atmosphere to provide a safe and healing environment for behavioral crisis patients. A specific waiting area for families is included within the new center and each of the beds is equipped with sound dampening and a television to help sooth the patients while they receive the appropriate care.

AVB is proud to be a long term partner with Ascension Borgess Health.


Two New Model Homes in Bridgeview at Angels Crossing

AVB is excited to announce the start of construction on two new model homes in our Bridgeview at Angels Crossing community. These new homes will highlight two of our brand new floor plans, the Bluebell and the Clover, that offer 1,405 and 1,506 square feet on the main level, plus approximately 800 square feet finished in the walkout lower level. They are priced at $269,900 and $279,900.

Bridgeview features beautiful views of the award winning golf course, Angels Crossing, and the serene wooded setting around a section of the Portage Creek. All homes are serviced by city water, city sewer, natural gas, electrical, internet and telephone all underground.

For more information on the two new model homes, contact Jennifer O’Neill at or 615.939.3099.


AVB Welcomes Several New Summer Interns

AVB is excited to welcome several new interns to our team this summer! Mathew Carpenter, our commercial construction intern, is gaining real world work experience working in the field with our superintendents. He plans to attend Michigan Technological University this fall. Emma Dubinsky, our commercial intern, is working with our talented project engineering team on several ongoing commercial projects, learning work skills she will combine with her Civil Engineering degree she is working on at Western Michigan University (WMU). Skylar Ratering is currently a WMU student working toward his Manufacturing Engineering degree while supporting our commercial division superintendents as a commercial construction intern. Tyler Adams is gaining field experience with our commercial division superintendents as our commercial construction intern. He is going to Southwestern Michigan College for his Construction Trades Green Technology associate’s degree. Halla Al-Majali is working closely with our commercial estimating team as our commercial estimating intern to gain real world work experience in the construction field while she completes her Construction and Civil Engineering master’s degree at WMU. Tatum Culhane is our residential sales and marketing assistant, supporting our residential sales and marketing team. She is currently an Advertising and Promotions Major at WMU. Alec Thies is assisting our residential estimating team to gain valuable work experience as our residential estimating intern. He is attending Cornerstone University for his Finance and Accounting degree. For more information on how you can join Team AVB, check out our careers website at