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Commercial | RYBAK DEVELOPMENT

'Everyone puts in their own type of
effort that's appropriate to their task.'
all directions. "It's a pretty amazing feat [while] using concrete as a
building material."
The finished building also will feature an elegant lobby, an indoor
and outdoor 6,000-square-foot park dedicated to its residents' lifestyles, and a fitness center with cardio and strength training equipment. "That should be complete in September of 2018," he predicts.

The company also sets itself apart by making its projects sustainable. "We use recycled materials and we try to go after the LEED
standard whenever financially applicable," he says.
In fact, another current project for Rybak Development is 271
Seabreeze Avenue, which is aiming for LEED certification. Located
in Brooklyn near Coney Island, "[It's a] high-rise, 20 story project,"
Rybak says.

Standing Out
Rybak Development is coping with changes within its market.
"We're seeing that it is getting difficult to absorb new product, because there is more choice for the consumer," Rybak says.
That has forced the company to deliver superior products with
more innovations and amenities while keeping prices down. "I think
people's expectations are [greater for] what they should get for a
dollar," he says.
Rybak Development worked to meet those expectations on
Element 88 with features that include 12-foot ceilings and 10-foot
doors. "Those differentiating factors should make the building stand
out with unique, architectural appeal," Rybak says.

Continued Quality
Rybak is proud of his entire staff at Rybak Development. "It's not
one person that makes everything go around," he says. "It's a team
effort. Everyone puts in their own type of effort that's appropriate to
their task."
Rybak Development plans to continue building high-rise projects.
"We seem to excel at that," Rybak says, noting that the company also
will maintain its high level of quality.
He adds that Rybak Development plans to expand its reach into
Manhattan. "Our stakeholders are pushing us to explore that market
segment," he says.

Always From Within
Rybak Development enhances its employees' skills with training.
"We have employees that basically fall into our apprenticeship program where someone can get on-the-job training," Rybak says.
Because employees excel as they gain more skills, "We'll be more
than happy to give them more opportunities," Rybak says, noting
that all of its foremen and managers were promoted from within. The
company, he notes, prefers not to bring in people from the outside. "We try to cultivate and shape our management always from

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