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  • Robert Johnson – international standards of construction, train local people how to build, decided to stay
  • GBS Liberia Presentation

    1. 1. GLOBAL BUILDING SOLUTIONS (LIBERIA) Sales & Marketing Road Show INVESTING IN THE FUTURE OF LIBERIA THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF QUALITY, SAFE, AND SUSTAINABLE MASTER-PLANNED HOUSING COMMUNITIES
    2. 2. ABOUT THE COMPANY  Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, USA  Full scale real estate development services - design, architecture, development, construction, and financing solutions  Affiliated with the American Institute of Architects  Worked for over two decades on over 10,000 master planned communities in the United States  Recently completed the construction of a $12 million five star hotel resort in Liberia for RLJ Group of Companies
    3. 3. MANAGEMENT TEAM & STAFF CAPACITY  Team of expat managers, project supervisors and local expertise  Headed by experienced Country Manager and Operations Manager  Over 300 local construction personnel  Expert engineers, architects, designers, and construction tradesmen
    4. 4. STAFF EXPERTISE – BEN GRAMLING Ben Gramling - Gramling Brothers Real Estate & Development  Responsible land development  Balance lifestyle needs of families, individuals while preserving natural resources  Goal to give a wide variety of people same access to the things that are important in everyone’s quality of life  Land planners, architects, horizontal construction engineers, marketers, operation professionals, commercial developers, property managers, construction partners  All projects seek to preserve natural beauty of land
    5. 5. STAFF EXPERTISE – JIM BRADY Jim Brady - BU CORP  World-renowned engineering/construction management  Assist numerous governments and bank lenders (including the World Bank) in management of numerous large-scale projects with budgets in the billions  Current projects with budgets over US$3.5 billion  Roster of engineers, field construction superintendents and project managers have worked worldwide with native labor. Many have been with BU Corp for over 35 years  BU Corp responsible for field construction management
    6. 6. INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE Luxury Condominiums Antigua, W.I. Single Family Residence Dominica
    7. 7. THE VENTURE INTO LIBERIA/WEST AFRICA  Contract with Government of Gabon to build over 10,000 units of affordable housing  Recent completion of RLJ Kendeja Resort & Villas  Actively engaged in developing master planned housing community in Liberia and other construction projects o Commercial; o Single Family; o Multi-Family Residential; and o Large-Scale Concession Holders in:  Agriculture  Biofuel
    8. 8. GABON DEVELOPMENT
    9. 9. RLJ KENDEJA RESORT & VILLAS
    10. 10. RLJ KENDEJA RESORT & VILLAS Robertsfield Highway Monrovia, Liberia
    11. 11. RLJ KENDEJA RESORT & VILLAS Open March 2009
    12. 12. PRODUCTS/CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY  GBS uses the most modern construction equipment and technology to ensure on-time delivery, and quality finishing, with the highest standards  Transferrable Technology – simple, easily trainable – once we have a market, in development, will put in manufacturing facility in Liberia  International Building Code Certified  All-Cement Product - Fiber cement, reduces burden on local economy, reducing dependency on bagged cement  Manufacturer of superior quality, historically-proven Structural Insulated Panels
    13. 13. SIPS TECHNOLOGY A Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) is Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) sandwiched between Fiber Cement Board (FCB) or Oriented Strand Board (OSB). These are bonded together with a structural grade laminating adhesive. SIPs can be produced in sizes ranging from 4’ x 8’ to 4’ x 24’. Quality Combination of rigid foam insulated core, bonded to outer sheathing, forms a monolithic structural I-beam. The strength of the panel comes from displacing the load across the structure.
    14. 14. SIPS MANUFACTURING PLANT
    15. 15. STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANEL BENEFITS • Quality Controlled Manufactured System • Mold, Mildew and Termite Resistant • Superior Insulation • Significant Energy Cost Savings • Quiet, Healthy Building Envelope • Environmentally Friendly, Recyclable Materials • Exceptional Structural Strength • Ease of Construction • Reduction of Construction Material Waste and Disposal Costs
    16. 16. U.S. PROJECTS - VARIETY
    17. 17. U.S. PROJECTS - VARIETY
    18. 18. LIBERIA’S 1ST MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITY  A fully integrated master-planned community  Base model units/optional amenities  Home warranties  Shared recreational facilities  Infrastructure (roads, sewage, running water, electricity)  Property management company  Shopping facilities, community beautification (planted trees, flowers, etc.)
    19. 19. QUALITY & STANDARDS  Dedicated project manager throughout the construction process  Secure all necessary permits  Ongoing inspections and quality assurance processes  Licensed professionals  Bonded and Insured  Architects and engineers available for all projects
    20. 20. GBS SERVICE DELIVERY PROCESS Bank partner begins construction lending process Delivery within 6-9 months Customer contact via website portal or other GBF sales GBS Begins channel - Customer Construction makes application and sends deposit directly to Bank Partner GBF sales force Customers conducts application due receive regular diligence, maintaining email updates/ ongoing contact with photos on customer throughout the construction process progress
    21. 21. FEEDBACK FROM FOCUS GROUP MEETINGS In focus group meetings, these principles were identified as important: ▪ House Durability and Reliability ▪ Community Safety and Security ▪ Trust and Transparency in the Purchase Process ▪ Experience and Professionalism of GBS ▪ Affordability and Convenience through Financing Partner GBS intends to conduct business by these principles
    22. 22. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WWW.GBS-LIBERIA.COM

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