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Sales studio nearly complete for Aloft on Cortez Hill

OliverMcMillan team readies for June unveiling and sales start

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Already acclaimed as one of the Western region's most innovative developers, OliverMcMillan is also known for its hospitality and unique working environment. Every Friday, company employees at all levels sit together for a chef-cooked meal amidst an eclectic collection of artists' works. Community members and clients are also invited.

And now, in an approach atypical of most developers but very true to OliverMcMillan signature hospitality, prospective homebuyers will be welcomed into the company's downtown headquarters to visit the sales studio for Aloft on Cortez Hill.

Although this collection of new loft homes will be located on Cortez Hill at the highest point in downtown San Diego, the OliverMcMillan team decided to house the sales studio in their own building to allow prospective homebuyers the chance to get to know their developer first-hand.

"We believe in creating long-term relationships with our homeowners so welcoming them into our home is the natural first step," said Dene Oliver, CEO of OliverMcMillan. "Visitors to the Aloft sales studio will get a good sense of what we're all about - quality, innovation, relationships and San Diego heritage."

Priced from the low $300,000s, Aloft on Cortez Hill will be loft-inspired residences architecturally configured in OliverMcMillan's signature platform lofts, one-bedrooms, one-bedrooms plus a loft and two-bedrooms ranging in size from 555 square feet to 1,175 square feet.

At the Aloft sales studio buyers will be able to step into a full model of one of the platform lofts that will be built at Aloft. They will be treated to a 3-D model of the entire collection of homes so that they gain an accurate perspective of the living experience. The sales studio will also have a lounge for buyers to talk with the sales team, each other and potential neighbors.

Equally appealing as the loft configuration will be its neighborhood location. The serenity of this elevated perspective atop Cortez Hill combined with downtown's surrounding cultural, sports, dining and shopping offerings, has earned Aloft the description of "urban retreat."

"Aloft is a unique opportunity to experience loft-style living within walking distance of the Gaslamp District, yet it's situated in the serene, hip neighborhood of Cortez Hill," explained Oliver.

While the majority of new development in downtown San Diego has been high-rise, the Aloft condominiums will be arranged within a low-rise, five-story building that fits appropriately into the fabric and scale of the smaller Cortez Hill neighborhood and its surrounding buildings.

OliverMcMillan plans for each new Aloft home to include state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances, laminate wood flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, private balconies, fine granite countertops and climate controlled HVAC.

Homeowner amenities at Aloft will include an elegant lobby area, a resort-style lounge pool with cabanas, an outdoor sunning patio, a courtyard highlighted with a fire pit, a fitness center with top-of-the-line gym equipment, underground parking and controlled building access using state-of-the art security.

Due to the amount of interest in this unique collection of homes, a priority list was recently established and already hundreds of potential homebuyers have joined the list. Members of the priority list are receiving regular updates and invitations to sales events that are scheduled for June. To join the priority list now, complete a prequalification form available at www.aloftoncortezhill.com. Sales priority will be based on the submission date of prequalification forms received.

To learn more about Aloft, visit www.aloftoncortezhill.com or call (619) 321-1131.

OliverMcMillan is a 26-year-old private firm that develops and manages unique, high quality mixed-use retail, entertainment and residential projects throughout the United States. Among OliverMcMillan's signature projects in San Diego County are the Uptown District in Hillcrest, and Pacific Gaslamp Theatres, Borders, Horton 4th Avenue Apartments, The Lofts at 777 Sixth Avenue, The Ralphs and Buca di Bepo in downtown San Diego.

Muller Fraunces is founder and principal of OutSmart firm

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