Adam Andrews is the new president of the Restoration Exchange Board of Directors.
Adam’s passion for historic preservation grew from his love of architecture and diverse cities. As an architect working for Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture since 2014, he sees the impact preservation, rehabilitation and revitalization can have on communities every day. Adam first volunteered with Restoration Exchange in 2013 as a website volunteer. Since then, he has served as chair of Restoration Exchange’s Invigoration Committee, as an opponent of the Clarinda-Page and 11th and Douglas demolitions, and has also served on the organization’s board of directors for three years.
“We saw Adam’s talent for communicating and getting things done from the start, and we had to get him involved,” said Kristine Gerber, Restoration Exchange executive director. “We’re excited to have him lead us as we continue to grow and make preservation happen in the area. As chair of the Invigoration Committee, he helped grow our Facebook page to 4,100 followers and helped oversee our annual Heart Bombing campaign and all of our printed and social media content.”
Andrea Kathol, owner of Field Day Development, will serve as the board’s vice chair.
Gerber thanked outgoing board members Royce Maynard, Joe Saniuk, Brian Hansen and Matt Baker for their service to Restoration Exchange and welcomed four new board members. “With a diverse range of proficiencies, the newcomers enhance the board’s already considerable skill set,” Gerber said. They are:
Senior Vice President, Dundee Bank
Dundee Bank makes restoration work happen – both personally, by restoring the Buffet Grocery store into the bank’s Dundee branch and the former White Rose Gas station into the new Blackstone branch – and throughout the community by helping fund small businesses and developers seeking to restore older properties. Its restoration work has earned the bank preservation awards from Restoration Exchange as well as local and national publicity. “We have loved seeing Adrian attend many of our past events, and we’re excited to welcome him on board,” Gerber said.
Commercial Realtor, PJ Morgan Real Estate
“We have all seen the transformation happening on South 13th Street, and Colleen Mason is making it happen,” Gerber said. “She is creating an exciting mix of businesses and residents who will live and work in Little Bohemia.” Colleen also was a speaker at the recent Old Buildings, New Opportunities webinar that taught owners and potential owners of older buildings and Main Street professionals how to determine the best use of a building, what to charge for rents and how to find tenants for your revitalized space.
Real Estate Attorney, Baird Holm
Michael Sands comes highly recommended by preservation advocate and attorney David Levy. “As Restoration Exchange looks into the opportunity to start a preservation easement program to buy, restore and sell older properties, we are excited to have someone with his skills to help them through the process,” Gerber said.
Vice President – Business Development, Lund-Ross Constructors
It is important for Restoration Exchange to keep its pulse on local restoration projects, engage with developers and contractors who are making them happen, and understand the challenges they face in the work they do. “Having Rob involved will continue those efforts that began with Dicon’s involvement through outgoing board member Royce Maynard,” Gerber said. “Lund-Ross has completed hundreds of preservation projects, including KETV’s Burlington Station, and is currently working on the Dundee Theater project. We have appreciated the company’s major support in the past and are excited to have Rob on board.”