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'We are a small but highly specialized
and dynamic group.'
A New Community
Piroli Group Developments next year will complete one of the most
ambitious projects in its history. The company in 2009 acquired
13 acres of land in Leamington, Ontario, that it has developed into
commercial and residential properties.
The initial development on the property, known as Seacliff Center,
is a four-building commercial project the company completed in
2013. Two years later, the company completed work on Seacliff
Heights I, a 105-unit apartment building. Seacliff Heights I was the
first new rental development built in Leamington in nearly 30 years,
the company says.
Seacliff Manor, a 117-unit senior housing development offering independent living, assisted living and memory care options,
opened in 2016.
Piroli Group Developments in June started work on Seacliff
Heights II, a $28 million, 105-unit apartment building located near
the Seacliff Heights I building. The company has completed work on
three of Seacliff Heights II's six stories and expects to complete the
building in November 2018, Rob Piroli says.
The 156,000-square-foot building features a steel frame with
precast concrete floors. Unit amenities include fireplaces and extended 9-foot-high ceilings. Building amenities include a theater
room and a common room. Seacliff Heights II, like its predecessor,
will also include an outdoor courtyard area with a pool, hot tub
and lounge area.
The development is located near miles of sandy beaches along
the north shore of Lake Erie. Other community amenities include
18 wineries and "all the conveniences of a town with a laid-back,
waterfront lifestyle," Piroli Group Developments says.
Seacliff Heights II is located on a separate parcel of land from
Seacliff Heights I, which is almost fully rented out. Construction is
taking place within a fenced-in area separated from the existing
Piroli Group is targeting
increased development in
building. "We run a pretty tight ship," Piroli says of the site's safety
plan. "Everything is going very well."
Piroli Group Development is working hand-in-hand with several
others to ensure the project runs smoothly. "The town of Leamington
has been very helpful, and is very excited about the project," Rob
The company has long-established relationships with many of the
subcontractors and tradespeople working on the project. "We have
repeat relationships with many of our subcontractors, and some
have been working with us more than 15 years," he adds.
Piroli Group Development's roots are in Leamington, which is Rob
Piroli's hometown and where the company was founded. The company moved its offices to Windsor from Leamington 20 years ago.
While the company continues to seek opportunities in Leamington, it hopes to do more developments similar to the Seacliff projects
in nearby communities including Windsor.
"We want to expand further," Piroli notes.
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