Development Team Experience
The North Calvert Green Development Team has extensive experience critical areas of development required for the project: and implementation of affordable housing programs in collaboration with residents and local government; complex rehabilitation and affordable housing preservation in occupied properties; historic preservation; environmentally sensitive, green rehabilitation practices; and intricate financing that combines equity and debt from public and private sources.
The Developer, Telesis Corporation plans, finances and builds housing and livable neighborhoods. Founded in 1985, Telesis has planned or structured a complex mix of over $2.8 billion in public and private financing for the development and planning of neighborhoods and more than 17,000 residential units. We focus on large-scale neighborhood redevelopment with a mix of uses including rental, homeownership, commercial, and community facilities.
Telesis builds communities that spark the reemergence of neighborhoods and cities. We view the existing infrastructure and neighborhood resources as foundations to build upon and as sources of energy for renewal. Cities have always been the locus of innovation and vivid human and civic experience. At Telesis, our goal is to preserve and enhance urban life by nurturing the essence of cities: their neighborhoods. We are a team of creative professionals motivated by a singular commitment: to build strong communities as the bedrock of vibrant cities.
The project architect, Marks, Thomas Architects is a 40-year-old firm with a diverse design background and a solid reputation for planning and crafting well-designed, highly functional buildings which are appropriate to their sites and successfully meet the owners' and users' varied needs. The firm has received numerous design awards for office buildings, condominiums, large-scale continuing care retirement communities and commercial and recreational projects.
The contractor, Southway Builders, was founded in 1991 by current president, Paul Littman, Jr. Southway has substantial experience working with public, private and non-profit clients and is a diversified contractor active in multifamily housing, new construction and substantial rehabilitation. Southway has also won numerous Baltimore Heritage Historical Preservation Awards.
The sales effort is lead by Avendui Lacovara of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services and the Homesale Family of Companies, the leading real estate company serving the Baltimore, Maryland metropolitan area and South Central and Southeastern PA. Today, Homesale has more than 25 offices and over 1,000 real estate professionals. Homesale's footprint includes Maryland office locations in Baltimore City in historical and prestigious Federal Hill, as well as Mt Washington, Timonium, Westminster and Phoenix/Jarrettsville. Avendui Lacovara, like all Homesale team members, conducts business with one core purpose in mind: to help people achieve their dreams.
Energy efficiency consultant / HERS Rater
Established in 2010, Pando Alliance is a leader in third-party green building certifications, including ENERGY STAR, LEED for Homes and NGBS Green. Janice Romanosky, Founder and Principal, has been actively engaged in the delivery of quality certification services for housing projects of all types since 2008. She brings decades of prior experience in construction materials retail management, which formed her commitment to hands-on, high value client service. As a trusted partner, Pando Alliance works closely with project teams from start to finish, assessing and delivering the technical expertise and support required to ensure a successful and meaningful certification.
- Healthy Neighborhoods, Inc.
- The Reinvestment Fund
- Baltimore Housing
- City of Baltimore
- Live Baltimore