LOS ANGELES, Calif./WASHINGTON, D.C., January 28, 2008 -- Jonathan Nehmer + Associates (JN+A), one of the world's leading hospitality architecture, design and project management firms, announced today that it has opened a West Coast office to better serve western and northwestern projects, as well as a growing number of clients in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim, most notably in China and India. The new office, located in Carlsbad, Calif., will be led by David Winkler, Vice President.
"The western part of the United States is exploding with hotel development," said Jonathan Nehmer, President. "According to Lodging Econometrics, California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Arizona account for 29 percent of the new construction projects in the U.S. pipeline, with more than 650 of those projects in Southern California alone."
"The new office will allow us to be ‘on the ground,' in close proximity to our projects to provide greater hands-on service," Winkler said. "Our philosophy begins with creating a hospitality structure that is both functional and beautiful and then helping it become operational as quickly and economically as possible. We will initially focus on project management for hospitality projects in the region. We will continue to provide architecture and design services from our Washington, D.C.-area office, but plan to add those services out west as soon as possible. JN+A is one of only a handful of firms that provides a full scope of services to the hospitality industry, including architecture and design services as well as project management."
Currently, more than 10 percent of the firm's projects are located in the region, and that number is expected to expand significantly over the next three to five years.
Winkler joins JN+A with more than 20 years of project management and engineering experience, including working for many of the major hotel companies, as well as his own firm. He has been involved with hundreds of construction projects, primarily in hospitality, and also has experience in mixed-use development, multi-family housing, retail, office and public building venues. His hospitality expertise includes new construction, conversions, renovations, historic properties and adaptive reuse.
The firm will act as the Owner's advocate from concept design through the completion of the construction process. Key project services include due diligence surveys and property condition assessments, preconstruction services for design team selection and management, conceptual design review and budgeting, project accounting services throughout the design and construction phases, scheduling and management of the general contractor bid process. Construction phase services include on-site monitoring of the construction progress; schedule, budget, and progress updates; lender's review and inspection services; negotiation of change proposals and contract changes; and reviews of construction quality and workmanship. Closeout services include creation and review of punch lists and assistance with turnover issues.
The new office information is:
JN+A California, LLC
701 Palomar Airport Rd.
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Phone: (760) 931-4797
Fax: (760) 931-4798
Headquartered in Rockville, Md., Jonathan Nehmer + Associates, Inc. is one of the world's largest architecture firms specializing in the hospitality industry. Founded in 1989, the firm's clients include hotels and resorts (luxury to select-service segments), restaurants, casinos and multi-use projects. The firm provides the full array of services - architecture, interior design and project management—to develop, build, renovate and reposition hospitality properties for clients in the U.S., Asia and Europe.
For more information, contact:
Jerry Daly or Chris Daly,