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Pepper Construction Selected to Complete Historic Office Renovations

COLUMBUS, OHIO (November, 2020)—

Pepper Construction of Ohio, serving as construction manager for Hackman Capital Partners, has been selected to complete multiple historic building renovations in the Warehouse District, located on the northeast side of the central business district in downtown Columbus. The Warehouse District is comprised of 11 buildings and more than 400,000 square feet of space,

“We are proud to be a part of such a monumental project for the Columbus community; one that is sure to attract top-tier businesses to the rapidly-growing Warehouse District,” said Paul Francois, President of Pepper Construction Company of Ohio.

Hackman Capital Partners is revitalizing the historic Warehouse District into best-in-class commercial space, while preserving the rich architecture of the original buildings. Renovations will spotlight expansive ceiling heights, significant daylighting, wood and bow-truss ceilings, exposed brick walls and ornamental columns.

“The Warehouse District is strategically located in a burgeoning urban hub, minutes from the city’s major highways and blocks from the Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus State Community College and the Nationwide Arena,” said Brent Iloulian, Managing Principal of Hackman Capital Partners. “We are excited to play a part in the revitalization of this vibrant community and preserve the rich history these spaces have to offer.”

Construction will commence in November and is expected to complete by summer 2021.

Pepper Construction is working in collaboration with design firms Ford and Associates Architects and WSA, engineering firms EM Engineering Group and Prater Engineering Associates, Inc. and Hackman Capital Partners to successfully complete this project.

About Hackman Capital Partners

Founded in 1986 and based in Los Angeles, Hackman Capital Partners is a privately-held real estate investment and operating company and an early pioneer of converting vintage industrial properties into creative commercial campuses in urban infill markets. With ties to Columbus, the Hackman family’s hometown, the company entered the Central Ohio market in 2013. It turned to the historic properties in the Columbus Warehouse District in 2018. For more information, visit

About Pepper Construction

Now in their fourth generation of family leadership, Pepper Construction Group serves clients across the country with comprehensive teams in Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio – as well as Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. Named ENR’s 2019 Top Midwest Contractor, Pepper serves clients in a variety of markets such as commercial office and interiors, manufacturing and industrial, healthcare, education, civic and cultural, data centers, entertainment, hospitality and gaming, among others. For more information, please visit