2016 Best Real Estate Projects: HGA Architects and Engineers

by Danny King
Sacramento Business Journal
Sept. 30th, 2016

Sure, the brick exterior and five-foot-high loading dock at the old Capitol Wholesale Electric building presented a gritty but approachable facade taht could be refashioned for office use. And the R Street location presented an intriguing redevelopment opportunity in an area that’s emerging as a creative-services hub.

But the triple-bow wooden trusses supporting the 41-year-old warehouse’s ceiling were what ultimately sealed the deal for developer Mike Heller.

“That roof system is very dramatic and grand”, said Heller, principal at Heller Pacific Inc., which, along with Ridge Capital, redeveloped the 24,000-square-foot building at 12th and R streets. “I knew quickly that this would appeal to any kind of creative tenant.”

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