1896: Albert Blackhurst Ashforth founded company in New York City.
1917: Built 12 East 44th Street which became offices for Ashforth.
1930: Albert B. Ashforth, Inc. hired to managed 417 5th Avenue.
1952: Completed residential development of Anderson Ridge in Greenwich, CT.
1953: Founding shareholder of UNICO Properties, which manages and leases office space in Seattle.
1965: Development of Greenwich Plaza, a premier office complex located at the Greenwich train station.
1975: Stamford Square developed in partnership with GE Capital. Ashforth moved its headquarters to this location in 1981 and later bought out its partner.
1981: A.P. Construction Company founded.
1988: Ashforth sold its New York City co-op management business with 80 buildings under management.
1989: Ashforth awarded the exclusive management and brokerage assignment of Stamford Harbor Park, a two-building, 400,000 sf office and marina. The assignment concluded in 2007 when the property was sold.
1992: AEW awarded Ashforth with a management contract of EastRidge Properties, an 18 building, 2 million sf office portfolio in Westchester County, NY.
1994: Ashforth acquired an interest in Barrett Associates, one of the oldest privately owned investment management firms in the U.S. Sold in 2001.
1994: A.P. Construction completed renovation of City of Stamford’s Newfield & Roxbury elementary schools.
1995: Ashforth awarded the exclusive brokerage assignment for the lease/sale of Perkin Elmer’s 1.2 million sf office portfolio.
1995: Ashforth purchased 20 acres in Portland, Oregon, including 600,000 sf of prime office space in six buildings and several future development sites.
1995: Ashforth established a West Coast division, Ashforth Pacific, Inc.
1995: A.P. Construction renovated Hyperion Software’s Stamford, CT-based worldwide headquarters.
1995: Ashforth honored with the prestigious BOMA Hall of Honor Award, a tribute to those who support and encourage economic growth in Westchester County.
1996: Ashforth partnered with Stamford Hospital and has since been the Founding & Presenting Sponsor of the Hope in Motion Walk, Run & Ride benefitting the Bennett Cancer Center.
1996: Ashforth was honored for 100 years of service by the University of New Haven’s Center for Family Business.
1996: Ashforth was honored with the March of Dimes Real Estate Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Fairfield County Real Estate Community.
1997: Ashforth developed Liberty Centre in partnership with Liberty Northwest, a 17-story, 280,000 sf office tower in Portland, Oregon’s Lloyd District.
1997: Ashforth was honored with the Large Family Business of the Year Award by the University of CT.
1997: Ashforth was selected by Benchmark Assisted Living of Massachusetts as its exclusive developer and contractor in Southern CT.
1998: Ashforth formed Boston-based Paradigm Properties, a real estate investment, development and management firm. Sold in 2008.
1998: Ashforth won Mass Mutual’s National Family Business of the Year Award in the medium category: 50 to 250 employees.
2000: Southern CT BOMA awarded Ashforth the 2000 Real Estate Company of the Year and Greenwich Plaza the Building of the Year Awards.
2000: Ashforth purchased Valley Forge Office Center, a six-building, 480,000 sf office complex in suburban Philadelphia. Sold in 2005.
2000: Liberty Centre awarded with Portland BOMA’s Building of the Year and Northwest Region Building of the Year.
2000: In September, Ashforth installed “Borealis”, a 29-foot welded steel sculpture by Mark di Suvero, at Greenwich Plaza.
2001: Ashforth purchased 707 Summer Street, a 3-story, 74,000 sf office building in downtown Stamford. In 2002, Ashforth relocated its headquarters there.
2001: BOMA Awards included: Lloyd Center Tower (Earth Award) (pictured); Liberty Centre (Building of the Year); 777 Westchester Avenue (Building of the Year).
2002: Ashforth completed $2.5 million in renovations to completely upgrade 707 Summer Street.
2002: Ashforth and GE Asset Management purchased a majority interest in 1818 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, a 982,000 sf office tower. Sold in 2005.
2003: Ashforth was awarded with two BOMA Building of the Year Awards for Nyala Farms (pictured) and Stamford Harbor Park.
2004: Ashforth and Boston-based Paradigm Properties formed Ashforth Paradigm Capital Advisors, a real estate investment advisory firm.
2004: Ashforth was awarded a BOMA Building of the Year Award for 707 Summer Street.
2005: Ashforth purchased the ODS Tower, a 400,000 sf office building in Portland’s Central Business District. Sold in 2013.
2006: Ashforth purchased One Pacific Square, a 240,000 sf office tower in Portland, OR. Sold in 2015.
2006: Ashforth expanded its West Coast investment with the purchase of the Exchange Building in Seattle, WA. Sold in 2013.
2007: Ashforth continued its West Coast expansion with the purchase of The Orrick Building, a 504,000 sf landmark office building in San Francisco, CA. Sold in 2014.
2007: Ashforth became Portland’s largest owner of Class A office space – 3 million square feet – with its purchase of Pacwest Center, a 30-story, 522,000 sf office tower.
2008: Ashforth became of the first companies in New England to agree to reduce energy consumption 30% by 2012.
2008: Liberty Centre achieved LEED-EB Silver certification for sustainable management practices.
2008: Ashforth sold the assets of Albert B. Ashforth, Inc. – Corporate Real Estate Brokerage.
2009: A.P. Construction completed LEED Gold certified Darien Library.
2009: Ashforth held its first annual Environmental Awareness Week event in both its owned and managed buildings to promote conservation.
2010: The Orrick Building achieved LEED-EB Platinum certification and the highest rated Platinum building in the U.S.
2011: Ashforth sold its West Coast subsidiary, Ashforth Pacific.
2011: Ashforth-sponsored cancer walk, Hope in Motion, reached $1 million fundraising goal.
2011: Ashforth completed the Corporate Sustainability Challenge, a year-long pilot program sponsored by Sustainable Stamford to reduce the impact of commercial buildings on the environment.
2012: Ashforth completed $12 million capital improvement and amenities program at 3001 Stamford Square.
2012: A.P. Construction completed 418,000 SF Chelsea Piers Connecticut project on schedule.
2012: Ashforth’s headquarters, 707 Summer Street, earned its second Earth Award from Southern CT BOMA. It previously won an Earth Award in 2005.
2013: A.P. Construction completed its 20th private club project in 10 years.
2013: A.P. Construction and Associated Construction teamed up as a joint venture to construct Park Square West, Phase 2, a $46 million, 225,000 SF luxury, high rise, mixed-use development located at 66 Summer Street, Stamford, CT for Trinity Financial.
2013: Ashforth honored by The Business Council of Fairfield County’s Healthy Workplace Employer Recognition Program for promoting a healthy lifestyle through its Wellness Initiative Program. Ashforth also honored in 2014 and 2015.
2013: A.P. Construction marked 20 years in the healthcare market, completing $100 million in healthcare construction projects.
2014: Pitney Bowes choose 3001 Stamford Square for its new global headquarters.
2014: Ashforth became a founding member of the Stamford 2030 District, a public-private partnership of building owners, service professionals, and community stakeholders working toward the goal of cleaner and greener commercial and other large-scale buildings – the sixth such district nationwide and the first in New England.
2014: Ashforth teamed up with CBD, LLC to invest in multifamily housing with a focus on the Boston/Washington corridor. (Watermark Court Square, Long Island City, NY pictured)
2014: A.P. Construction marked 20 years in the education sector, completing $500 million in education construction projects.
2014: Ashforth’s 3001 Stamford Square was awarded the 2014 BOMA Southern CT TOBY Award in the 250,000-499,999 square foot category.
2015: A.P. Construction completed 66 Summer Street, a 15-story, 209-unit, 225,000 sf luxury mixed-use building – Phase 2 of Trinity Financial’s Park Square West development project located in downtown Stamford, CT. The next phase is a 19-story, 209-unit apartment complex, scheduled to break ground in the near future.
2015: The Hope in Motion Walk & Run celebrated its 20th anniversary. The Ashforth-founded event supporting Stamford Hospital’s Bennett Cancer Center has raised $13 million to date and the Ashforth team’s donations have exceeded $1.1 million.
2016: A.P. Construction completed a $32 million, 38,000 square foot renovation and addition for the White Plains Hospital in White Plains, NY.
2016: Ashforth continues to expand its multifamily housing portfolio by investing in two properties in the Washington, DC market.
2016: Ashforth was awarded the Stamford 2030 District’s Leadership in Sustainably Gold Level Award for the installation of a new-to-market bipolar ionization system to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) at Greenwich Plaza.
2017: A.P. Construction completed the third phase of Metro Green, a 223,000 square foot, 11-story multifamily project located in Stamford, CT.