(Golden, Co – November 9, 2011) Aardex LLC, a nationwide, full service developer, construction
manager and property services firm, today announced the appointment of Chris Ernst as the new
Chief Executive Officer and Owner.
Mr. Ernst will focus on driving revenue growth in Aardex’s existing markets such as hospitality and
Healthcare, expanding Aardex’s Propery Services division, and continuing to emphasize their unique
Integrated approach to the development design, construction and property services of sustainable
Before being named CEO, Chris was Aardex’s Senior Vice President of Business Development since coming on board in 2004. In his esteemed real estate career, he has closed in excess of 1.3 billiion dollars in sales and leasing transactions and developed Aardex’s most compelling projects. The Signature
Centre in Golden, Colorado was the first commercial LEED Platinum building in Colorado, and earned
Aardex the distinction of being the second company in the world to achieve “pure” LEED Platinum
certification inside and out. He also developed the first LEED Gold ground source geothermal hospital
in the United States. Chris’ breadth of knowledge in the industry gave him the vision to see beyond
Aardex’s roots in GSA and apply their core strengths to build success in new markets such as healthcare
and the private sector.
“I am very excited about leading Aardex at this new phase of the company’s growth,” said Chris
Ernst. “Aardex has long been a leader in the vertical integrated development of sustainable commercial spaces and I am very proud to help build on that tradition and to guide our organization through a new phase of expansion, as we strengthen our foothold in existing markets and build our presence in new ones. With our team of talented and experienced professionals and our “under-one-
Chris has more than 30 years of real estate experience. He sits on the Board of Directors for NAIOP
And is part of the Executive Management Team for the Sustainable Building Council of Colorado.
He also serves as Chairman of the Board for Real Equities.
About Aardex LLC: Founded in 1983, Aardex LLC is a commercial development, design, construction
and property services firm based in Denver. A recognized leader in build-to-suit, Aardex is committed
to reflecting the highest standards of sustainability in all of its business lines – office, healthcare and
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Aardex LLc is a commercial development, design, construction and property services firm base in Golden, Co. Aardex's "in-house" vertical integrated approach to sustainable development insures cost effective outcomes for clients and productivity.