STEPHEN G. MOLUSE
Director of Planning
Bachelor of Science Landscape Architecture
Ohio State University School of Architecture.
Registered Landscape Architect in Ohio,
Twenty‐seven years of diversified experience in Site Planning and Real Estate Development for commercial office, retail, residential and hospitality facilities. Specific professional emphasis on site planning and land development along with the public agency approval process, preparation of construction documents, construction management and project administration.
As the former Director of Planning for KA Architecture, Steve managed a staff of 5 planning professionals and coordinated the activities of outside engineering, design and legal consultants. He was directly responsible for new business development in the commercial and mixed ‐use market sector. Specific client responsibilities include assisting Developers and Owners with all aspects of the real estate development process, including site selection, feasibility analysis, and zoning and entitlement approvals.
Previously, he was the Director of Site Planning for Richard E. Jacobs Group, where he acquired fourteen years of experience working directly for a major real estate developer. This background gives him a unique understanding of the complex challenges facing the development community and the need to deliver projects with creative, workable design solutions that corresponded with his clients’ expectations, budget and time constraints.
His expertise in site selection and evaluation, master planning, site design and securing local government entitlements will assist our clients in bringing their projects to fruition.
Moluse is an active member of The American Planning Association; The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and The Urban Land Institute. Additionally, Steve is the owner of SGMDesign360, Property Visualization Specialists, Ohio’s leader in Virtual Tour Creation for real estate marketing.
CHARLES B. GRASSER
Dir. of Landscape Architecture
Bachelor of Science Landscape Architecture
Iowa State University.
Registered Landscape Architect in Ohio
Twenty (20) plus years experience within the field, fifteen (15) of which are focused on Retail, Residential, Corporate, and Hospitality projects. Specific professional emphasis has been on Landscape Architecture, Planning and Development/Construction Coordination.
His primary tasks in this area encompass all due diligence and zoning analysis, obtaining city approvals and permitting through the preparation and presentation of all necessary documents for a variety of commercial and residential projects including the coordination of all project consultants and working with the construction management team.
Charles B. Grasser, RLA is the owner of Greenridge Design LLC in Wickliffe, OH. He began his career, after graduating from Iowa State University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, with HWH Technical Services as a Civil/Landscape Designer working primarily on Goodyear Tire and Rubber projects.
From 1989 to 2000, Chuck worked for ka, Inc. as a Landscape Architect, becoming a shareholder in the firm in 1998. His primary duties at that time were as a planner and a landscape architect for large retail and corporate office projects and was responsible for due diligence, preparation and presentation of municipal approval packages and for construction inspection.
In early 2000, he embarked on a four year assignment with the Zaremba Group, LLC of Lakewood, OH where he oversaw the due diligence, planning, development, construction and sale of over 400 condominiums and 1,000 apartments as well as several CVS drugstores and Advance Auto Stores throughout West Texas.
In late 2004, Chuck joined First Interstate Properties as a Tenant Coordinator where he was responsible for the preparation of construction budgets, lease administration and the construction of new and released tenant spaces.. He was responsible for 8 local shopping centers in the Greater Cleveland Area totaling over 1.5 million square feet. Chuck also oversaw the grounds maintenance for each of these centers and was responsible for maintaining the high level of ‘curb appeal’ that FIP is known for.
In late 2005 until 2009, he returned to ka, Inc. where he was a Senior Landscape Architect working on several prominent and lifestyle centers and their associated streetscape designs. Responsibilities included preparing and presenting approval packages, preparing construction documents and managing construction inspection processes across the continental US. He also served as a mentor to a number of the young landscape architects on the staff.