Cornerstone Properties

856 Hanley Industrial Ct
Saint Louis MO 63144
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Founded in 1994, Cornerstone Properties, Inc and its affiliates (collectively, Cornerstone ), have been actively engaged in the investment, development, and property management of both residential and commercial real estate located primarily in the St Louis, Missouri area. Successful property activities have included renovations and conversions of apartment buildings into condominiums, new construction of custom condos and single-family homes, and management of single and multi-family residences held for long-term investment purposes. Sam Chimento earned his Masters Degree from Yale University and undergraduate degree from Oral Roberts University. He has been in the real estate development business since 1994. With his wife, Anita, he founded Cornerstone Properties in 1996 and has led the company to present. Cornerstone has extensive experience developing multifamily property in both urban infill and lake front resort areas. Mr. Chimento had been instrumental in the purchase, design, development, and marketing of many condominium developments in the St. Louis area, including both new construction and renovation. He takes responsibility for identifying industry trends, site selection, property acquisition, and the ultimate design and development of Cornerstone's real estate activities. Most recently, Mr. Chimento has been instrumental in developing buildings that meet Energy Star standards for energy efficiency. Cornerstone places a high priority developing properties of architectural distinction and enduring construction, that add to the aesthetic quality of neighborhoods. Ms. Anita Chimento Anita Chimento joined Cornerstone full-time in 1998. A graduate of Miami of Ohio with a BSBA in accounting and finance and a CPA, she also holds an MBA degree from Washington University with a concentration in finance. Since joining Cornerstone, she has been responsible for all financial, contractual, legal, property management and all other office administrative and support activities related to the company's investment properties and development projects. As a co-founder of the company and chief financial officer, she is actively involved in day-to-day management of all Cornerstone's real estate investment and development activities. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Ms. Chimento was employed for 9 years with A.G. Edwards and Sons, Inc, leaving in 1998 as a Managing Director in Investment Banking with a focus in Retailing and Consumer Products. Prior to that, she spent two years in the Corporate Treasury Department of May Department Store Company (St. Louis ) and three years as an auditor for Ernst & Whinney (Chicago and St Louis ). Mr. Keith Manzer Keith brings over 25 years of sales & marketing real estate experience to Cornerstone Development. Keith graduated from the University of Missouri ' St Louis in 1983 with a degree in Finance and Management. Keith began his real estate career establishing St. Louis' first locating rental service for a boutique realtor in Clayton. Keith successfully placed over 6, 000 residents in rental housing and became the first realtor in the history of the Association to become a Life Member of the MAR Million Dollar Club based on leasing volume. Former clients include Susan Sarandon, James Spader, Tony Twist, Jerome Bettus, and Mark Wrighton, Chancellor of Washington University. As Vice President of Sales & Marketing for THF Realty/The Plaza in Clayton, Keith lead his sales team in 2003 to a #3 ranking in the greater metropolitan St Louis area achieving over $49, 000, 000 in gross sales and to a #7 ranking in 2004 with over $35, 000, 000 in sales. Keith joined Cornerstone Development in 2006 as Vice President Sales & Marketing, managing sales & marketing of a real estate portfolio valued over $30, 000, 000 located in the Central West End, Clayton, Webster Groves and Kentucky Lake. Mr. Mark Wright Director of Construction/Project Manager, Wright has been in the construction industry for over fourteen year