Nathan Vargo – Senior Vice President of Development
Mr. Vargo has extensive industry knowledge, more than a decade of real estate transactional and development experience, and an intimate understanding of capital markets. He was educated at Western Michigan University, with a BA in Finance, Marketing and Economics. Previous to working with Presidium Group, Mr. Vargo served as the Director of Development at LD&C, an Austin based development and construction company, where he was directly responsible for; site selection, planning, budgeting, design team management, securing entitlements and municipal approvals, raising equity, setting investment strategy, negotiating and structuring partnerships, engaging and closing on financing, along with overseeing both; completion phase punch list execution, with an eye on perfection, and lease-up through stabilization. His portfolio of accomplishments includes apartment buildings, mixed use projects, commercial office, warehousing, and residential housing.
o 512.494.4224 ex 126
Bruce Lowe – Construction President
Bruce is a 24-year construction veteran, he has lead companies as a President and Chief Operating Officer; additionally he has served as a Project Executive and Manger at Peter Kiewit & Sons and DPR Construction. His project variety includes federal, office, data center/mission critical, healthcare, institutional, retail, multi-family and tenant improvement projects ranging in size from $2,000,000 to $135,000,000. In addition to his extensive construction experience, Lowe brings expertise in recruiting, leading and directing large project teams, engineering and facilitating business improvement programs, and building and maintaining key client relationships. Bruce loves to coach, teach, and mentor younger team members watching them gain experience and knowledge. Prior to entering the civilian construction industry, Bruce held the rank of Captain in the United States Army Corps of Engineers. During his military career, Lowe commanded and led multiple engineering organizations and provided engineering expertise in building & combat construction both in the United States and overseas. A Texas native, Lowe earned a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction and in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University. He also earned a Master of Science in Construction Management from Texas A&M. He holds certifications as a Certified Professional Contractor (CPC), LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), National Standard General Commercial Building Contractor (IBC 2012), OSHA-30, OSHA-10, and CPR/First Aid.
o 512.494.4224 x 115
Chris Czichos – Vice President Creative Director
Chris works to oversee the creative direction of Presidium as well as the strategic direction of our new development projects. These efforts range from cooperate branding and presentation materials to designing innovative solutions that differentiate Presidium in the development arena. In addition, Chris continues to oversee our sustainability department and lead the effort to create a sustainable vision for Presidium Group that focuses on people, profit and the planet. Prior to joining Presidium Group, Chris was the Director of Solutions for Circular Energy a leading Solar Design and Installation Company in Austin, Texas. Chris spent 6 years as the Architectural Coordinator for the Agave Development were he oversaw the conceptualization and construction of the nation’s first affordable modern community, comprised of over 200 homes. In addition he has work as designer and project manager for many architectural firms including QMET Architects, KRDB, and Page Southerland Page. Chris is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer. He spent 2 years working in Mali, West Africa on a wide range of programs including appropriate technology, small enterprise development, and educational resource improvement. Chris received a BA from Baylor University in Foreign Service and Environmental Studies and spent four years in the Master’s Program at the University of Texas School of Architecture.
o 512.494.4224 ex 114