Irwin Molasky Honored at Riverside Military Academy

325_IMG_2500_248Gainesville, GA – Irwin Molasky, a Las Vegas, Nevada resident, is considered one of the most prolific real estate developers in the country. He has been selected as 2014 Distinguished Alumnus for Riverside Military Academy (RMA) in Gainesville, GA.

Founded in 1907, RMA is a college preparatory academy for young men in grades 7-12 with a Corps of Cadets consisting of 480 cadets from 24 countries. Molasky is a 1945 graduate of Riverside and will be honored at the Academy’s Homecoming October 24-25 in Gainesville, GA.

Molasky credits the principles and discipline instilled upon him at RMA with his success in his long and varied career. During his senior year, he was valedictorian and president of the RMA Horton Society.

He received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, but instead spent one year at Ohio State before moving to southern California to construct buildings. He was drawn to Las Vegas in 1951 to take advantage of construction opportunities and the city’s potential for growth. The majority of Molasky’s work is in California and Las Vegas, and his mark can be found in all aspects of design and development from residential to office buildings, malls and shopping centers, commercial, healthcare, aviation, hospitality, multifamily and mixed use.

Molasky and business partner Merv Adelson built the city’s first private hospital, Sunrise Hospital Surgical Center and Medical Center; the area’s first master-planned community, Paradise Palms; and the city’s first high-rise office building, Bank of America Plaza. Their work also includes the state’s first and largest enclosed shopping mall, Boulevard Mall.

Molasky and Adelson were key to the development of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Molasky later formed and became the founding chairman of the UNLV Foundation. They also created The Nathan Adelson Hospice where Molasky continues to serve on the board of directors. Molasky was also co-founder and served on the board of directors of Lorimar Entertainment, a conglomerate of television, broadcasting and print media.

Molasky, 87, continues to work daily from the 17th floor of the prominent Molasky Corporate Center, Las Vegas’ first and largest LEED certified Gold building. In the past five years, the company has focused on building federal projects, including the National Personnel and Records Center for the National Archives in St. Louis, which houses all military records. His company has also designed and built five FBI buildings across the United States.

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Molasky Group Supports Las Vegas Metro Police Foundation

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Catamaran Ground Breaking

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Catamaran bringing 350 new jobs to new facility in Las Vegas

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Catamaran/Brovia Facility Groundbreaking: Picture Gallery

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Sandoval praises company starting to build at tech park

Gov. Brian Sandoval hailed Catamaran LLC as “exactly the kind of company we’re trying to attract to Nevada” at a Friday event on a picture-perfect day at the Harry Reid Research and Technology Park in the southwest valley.

About 75 people gathered at the site at Sunset Road near Durango Drive, just off the Las Vegas Beltway, for the ceremonial start of a pharmaceutical fulfillment facility that will provide 353 jobs and an employment pipeline to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. – Las Vegas Review-Journal

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Molasky Group to Develop Build To Suit for Catamaran Rx/Briova Rx at UNLV Harry Reid Tech Park

Molasky Group's Build to Suit for Catamaran Rx/Briova Rx at UNLV/Reid Tech Park

Molasky Group’s Build to Suit for Catamaran Rx/Briova Rx at UNLV/Reid Tech Park

LAS VEGAS — On behalf of pharmacy benefits manager Catamaran Rx and specialty pharmacy, Briova Rx, The Molasky Group of Companies is developing a 110,000 square foot, two-story office and warehouse/distribution center at the UNLV Harry Reid Research & Technology Park, in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley. The Molasky Group competed for the work participating in an RFP process conducted by Catamaran and Jones Lang La Salle.

The building, to be located on Solutions Parkway near Sunset Road and Durango Drive, will cost $23MM to develop and is one of the first projects to be done in the UNLV Harry Reid Research & Technology Park.

Catamaran Rx is entering into a long-term lease for a facility that will house a workforce of 450 qualified, versatile, flexible and diverse employees. The project will bring approximately 200 construction jobs to the valley.

Catamaran manages more than 350 million prescriptions each year on behalf of 32 million members. It processes one in every five prescription claims in the U.S. Catamaran is headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., with multiple locations in the U.S. and Canada. Catamaran’s local contract customers currently include: Clark County Self-funded and Social Services, Culinary Health Fund, MGM International Resorts, Cirque de Soleil, as well as the following groups for the State of Nevada: Medicaid, Aids Drug Assistance, Health Co-Op, Mental Health and Development Services, Senior/Disability Rx Program and Public Employees Benefit Program.

“The new Catamaran/Briova facility sets the tone for what we ultimately want to achieve at the tech park,” says Ted Quirk, Chairman of the UNLV Research Foundation Board of Directors. “It shows the potential of a collaborative relationship between the business community and university; creating jobs and increased potential for related enterprises that require a highly educated and continually trained workforce with advanced knowledge.”

The UNLV Harry Reid Research & Technology Park is a 122-acre master planned park that is designed to lure technology as well as development and research tenants. It is committed to attracting high quality tenants to its campus setting and fostering collaborative relationships, including affiliation opportunities with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) by providing access to faculty, students, research capabilities, core lab facilities, and cultural events.

The Molasky Group will serve as real estate developer on the project along with Martin Harris as the general contractor, 10 Nine Group as the architect, Walker Engineering as the civil engineer firm, Tectonics Design as the structural engineer and Harris Consulting Engineers as the Mechanical/plumbing/electrical firm. Whitney/ESD and Clune Construction Company will be completing the tenant improvements on behalf of Catamaran.

“We’ve assembled a great local team to develop a state-of the art facility that will serve as administrative offices, pharmacy, warehouse and distribution center for Catamaran Rx and Briova’s west coast operations,’ says Richard Worthington, president and chief operating officer for the Molasky Group. “It will have a classic look on the exterior with a cost-effective, efficient and highly-functional interior to help Catamaran advance the state of the art in their industry related to innovation and optimization in their business systems. This new facility truly fosters economic growth and development of Southern Nevada.”

The project is scheduled to break ground in October, 2014 and Catamaran will open its new doors in 2015.


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Milwaukee FBI office will move to St. Francis

The federal government has signed a 20-year lease for the St. Francis office space with Las Vegas-based Molasky Group of Companies, which submitted plans to purchase the St. Francis building to lease it to the FBI. – BizTimes Media


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Portland FBI Field Office Wins Award

The new field office for the FBI in Portland, Oregon won first place in the Precast Building Category from the Oregon Concrete & Aggregate Producers Association.  The 120,000 GSF, four-story LEED Gold certified campus is owned and developed The Molasky Group of Companies. The civil/structural engineer is Weidlinger Associates, Inc.; the general contractor is SKANSKA USA , the architectural firm is HGA Architects & Engineers; the ready mix supplier is Ross Island Sand & Gravel and the precast concrete supplier is Knife River – Prestress. PPOB_FrontEntry

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Molasky Group Achieves Fifth LEED Gold Certification

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Molasky Group Achieves Fifth LEED Gold Certification

Las Vegas — The Molasky Group of Companies announces the LEED Gold Certification of the new San Diego FBI Field Office it developed through a public private partnership with the GSA. The architect on the project was HGA Associates and the general contractor was Clark Construction.

The law enforcement agency’s new state of the art facility is the fifth LEED Gold Certified building developed by the Molasky Group of Companies within six years. The Las Vegas-based real estate development company opened its first LEED Gold building in 2007 with the 16-story Molasky Corporate Center, home to the Southern Nevada Water Authority and several of the nation’s leading law firms, followed by the development of LEED Gold level FBI field offices in Minneapolis, Cincinnati and Portland. Another large scale government property developed by the Molasky Group, the National Personnel Records Center, is one of the largest buildings completed on behalf of the GSA for the National Archives and Records Administration and is LEED compliant.

San Diego FBI

“The new FBI building in San Diego is quite an accomplishment in our company’s history,” says Richard Worthington, president and chief operating officer for The Molasky Group. “It’s an incredible workplace for our nation’s top law enforcement officers, one that will serve them as they protect and serve our country as well as encourage respect and responsibility to the environment.”

The San Diego FBI Field Office provides the men and woman of the law enforcement and intelligence communities with a place of excellence for today’s stronger, more flexible and modernized agency. The campus includes a six-story Class A office building with a single story annex, a security screening building and a six-level parking structure. Built to achieve LEED Gold rating, the sustainability of the building is concentrated on energy and water saving systems as well as transportation measures.

Sustainability highlights at the new San Diego FBI Field office include:

* Sophisticated and highly responsive Energy Management System.

* Planting and re-vegetation of tolerant native trees (Date Palms, Queen Palms and Torrey Pines), shrubs and ground cover to reduce irrigation watering while providing an aesthetically pleasing setting.

* Storm water management to near-zero water leaving the site due to a retention basin.

* Reduction in heat island effect for building and site through reflective roofing and reduced parking area.

* Solar gain is mitigated by using high performance, thermally broken, Low-E, Solarban XL70 glass and by reducing glass area for a good portion of the building facade where the spaces do not have high-occupant use.

* Nearly 90% of all construction waste material recycled and diverted from landfill.

* Extensive use of local, rapidly renewable and recycled materials.

* Enhanced indoor air quality through selective low emitting material choices as well as state of the art mechanical systems.

* Continued green operations through low mercury bulbs and green housekeeping policies.

* Encouraging alternative modes of transportation through advantaged low-emitting vehicle and carpool parking, nearby public transportation and the installation of bicycle racks and showers to meet the needs of cyclists.

The Molasky Group of Companies is one of the most prolific real estate development firms in the southwestern United States. In business for more than 65 years, the company mark can be found in all aspects of design and development from residential to office buildings, malls and shopping centers, commercial, healthcare, aviation, hospitality, multifamily and mixed use.

In Las Vegas, Nevada, where the company is headquartered, it has built many landmarks in the community including its first hospital, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, its first enclosed mall, The Boulevard Mall, and its first Class-A “green” office building, Molasky Corporate Center.

The company has a national reputation to design, build and manage large-scale properties for government agencies such as the GSA for whom it has built the IRS Regional Headquarters and Social Security Administration in Southern Nevada. Also for the GSA, the company recently completed the National Personnel Records Center for the National Archives and Records Administration in St. Louis, MO as well as FBI Field Offices in Portland, Minneapolis, Cincinnati and San Diego. For more information visit:

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