SWENSON Press Room

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Press Releases

Award Winning Behind the Builder Campaign:

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  • 2016: Community Impact Award winner: Magical Bridge Playground | Structures 2016
  • 2016: Market-Rate Residential Project winner: Centerra Apartments | Structures 2016
  • 2014: SWENSON inducted into the Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame
  • 2014: SWENSON receives Mayoral Commendation in City of San Jose for its multi-decade financial commitment to the arts, specifically Children's Musical Theatre
  • 2013: SWENSON Honored by International Academy of Visual Arts, Davey Award for successful strategy & creative design
  • 2013: SWENSON Honored by International Academy of Visual Arts, Communicator Award for "Behind the Builder" Campaign
  • 2011: SWENSON named Business of the Year by Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce
  • 2011: SWENSON receives award as top contributor to local non-profits giving back over $500k to Silicon Valley non-profits
  • 2010: SWENSON named Developer of the Year by Silicon Valley Business Journal
  • 2010: SWENSON CFO Lee Ann Woodard wins Business Journal CFO of the year award
  • 2009: Barry Swenson named to Mercury News' Power 10 of Silicon Valley's most influential citizens 2009: BSB receives acknowledgement as 5th largest General Contractor in the Bay Area
  • 2006: Barry Swenson named Prince of Valley Real Estate by Valley Life Quarterly
  • 2005: SWENSON receives Golden Nugget Award for Historic Re-use of Saratoga Retirement Community, Swenson recognized for Design-Build approach and push for Transit Oriented Development, by Green Business Quarterly
  • 2004: SWENSON receives Runner Up Award for Developer of the Year

SWENSON in the News


12/14/2017: The Mercury News "Milpitas: Council greenlights mixed-use condo project"

12/13/2017: The Mercury News "San Jose student housing tower captures financing, investment"

11/28/2017: The Registry "Newmark Arranges $23.5MM in Construction Financing for Park Pacific Apartments in Santa Cruz"

11/23/2017: The Mercury News "Assisted living, memory care facility proposed near Vasona Park"

11/15/2017: Biznow "This Reimagined Neighborhood Could Be The Future Of Downtown San Jose"

11/10/2017: Connect "Swenson Reveals Downtown San Jose Urban Campus Vision"

11/10/2017: Fox 2 KTVU "Plans in San Jose to develop stretch of Guadalupe River Park's Guadalupe River area"

11/9/2017: Silicon Valley Business Journal "Exclusive: Swenson reveals vision for dramatic transformation of San Jose's Guadalupe River area" view pdf

10/17/2017: Silicon Valley Business Journal "Exclusive: Swenson picks up more property on major San Jose redevelopment site"

10/17/2017: Biznow "Scenes From The Loma Prieta Earthquake, As Told By CRE Professionals"

10/11/2017: Biznow "Developers Break Ground On Large Student Housing Complex In San Jose"

10/10/2017: PRNewswire "Community Development Partners Opens The Huntington"

10/6/2017: The Mercury News "Milpitas: New South Main condo complex under review"

10/5/2017: Student Housing Business "AMCAL, SWENSON Break Ground on 1,039-Bed Student Housing Community Near San Jose State University"

10/5/2017: The Registry "Swenson And AMCAL Break Ground on The Graduate Tower To House More Than One Thousand Students Near SJSU"

10/5/2017: The Mercury News "Downtown San Jose residential tower launch arrives days after mayor touts housing plan"

10/5/2017: Connect "AMCAL, SWENSON Commence The Graduate"

10/4/2017: Milpitas Patch "New Student Housing To Be Built At San Jose State University"

09/22/2017: Silicon Valley Business Journal "Retail Project of the Year: Warehouse rehab brings arts, brew and creatives to San Jose"

09/12/2017: Santa Cruz Sentinel "Major downtown Santa Cruz housing project nearly shovel-ready with unit downsizing"

08/12/2017: Santa Cruz Sentinel "Aptos Village development aims to create civic center with homes, shops, public space"

06/13/2017: The Registry "San Carlos Approves Hilton Garden Inn Hotel Project"

05/11/2017: Silicon Valley Business Journal "Swenson launches Santa Cruz project amid 'out of control' apartment demand"

04/5/2017: NHL "More Than $237,600 Donated to Goals For Kids Program"

03/24/2017: Bisnow "Developers And Property Managers Forced To Adjust To Growing Use Of Package Delivery"

03/22/2017: The Registry "Downtown San Jose Student Housing Tower Gets Approved by Planning Director"

02/27/2017: Silicon Valley Business Journal "Exclusive: New brewery to lead Midtown San Jose retail revival"

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Nicholas Adams