Abbott | Reed Communities: New Project Announcement

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At Abbott | Reed ensuring we make a positive impact on the communities we serve has been a priority ever since we opened our doors in 2008. With that in mind, we’re particularly excited to announce one of our latest projects—Rockview at Sunset, located on Atascadero Road in Morro Bay.

New Name, Same Commitment to Building Better

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It’s official…we’ve changed our name to Abbott | Reed Inc.! A change in name only, Abbott | Reed is still under the same ownership, comprised of the same capable team, all driven by the same commitment to build better.

Effective immediately, multidisciplinary construction and real estate development firm, Robbins | Reed is now known as Abbott | Reed. The name change was certified last month with the California Secretary of State.

A change in name only, Abbott | Reed is still under the same ownership, comprised of the same capable team, all driven by the same commitment to build better.

As the same legal entity, Abbott | Reed continues to proudly uphold its existing commitments to its homeowners and communities.

Following the company’s change in ownership three years ago, the name change was made to reflect longtime employee Aaryn Abbott’s updated role as Principal in addition to his contributions as Vice President.

“After 10 years of indispensable contributions to the company, I’m proud to have Aaryn’s name next to mine,” said Shawn Reed, Principal. “Aaryn’s diverse skill set and unshakeable drive are a big part of our success.”

Abbott first joined Abbott | Reed in 2010. An alumnus of California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, he earned his Masters of Real Estate Development at the University of Southern California before becoming a licensed Real Estate Broker. In addition to his ownership role at Abbott | Reed, Aaryn is driven to make housing more accessible and sustainable here on the Central Coast where he serves on the board of the Home Builders Association of the Central Coast, sits on the SLO Chamber’s Economic Development Committee, and is a member of the San Luis Obispo Association of Realtors. He enjoys spending time with his family and has a passion for lifetime learning, trail running, and exploring the intersection between cities and nature.

“It’s an honor to lend my name to a company with such a successful past and continuously steadfast commitment to its values,” said Abbott. “As I embark on my second decade with this great company, I look forward to helping to guide its continued success while working to ensure we make a positive community impact with every project we take on.”

About Abbott | Reed Inc.

Abbott | Reed, Inc. is a full service contracting and real estate development firm in San Luis Obispo, California. We are a team of Builders who develop Communities and create Custom Homes. Our vision is simple: build better. Since 2007, our collaborative approach to client services is built on trust and transparency.

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4 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

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When it comes to changing things up in the new year, focusing on your home is a natural place to start. Our homes in San Luis Obispo provide the foundation for our lives – the starting points for work, play, rest, and rejuvenation. So, whether you live in a home, apartment, or your custom dream house, we’ve come up with four New Year’s Resolutions for your home to help you get a jumpstart on a great 2022.

Abbott | Reed Custom Homes: Flex Rooms

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These days, our homes are so much more than four walls and a roof. Home office, gym, gourmet restaurant, movie theater… there’s really no way to label all the things we’re asking from a house in 2021.

That means flex rooms, spaces designed specifically to be multipurpose, just one of the features of our custom homes in San Luis Obispo. And we’ve put together a guide to help inspire you when planning a flex room.

Abbott | Reed Communities: Custom Home Styles that are Perfect for Gran Cielo de Vina Robles

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Whether you’re ready to start seriously planning to move into a new home or just in the daydream phase, who doesn’t love imagining unpacking in a space you’ve made your very own. That’s what Gran Cielo de Vina Robles, our premier gated community of custom homes in Paso Robles wine country, offers: the perfect backdrop for this exercise in expression. From modern farmhouse to mission revival, we’ve come up with a list of custom home styles at Gran Cielo de Vina Robles to help guide your journey of creating your dream house.

Abbott | Reed Communities: 2021 Design Trends Shine at Noveno

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Our interior spaces have become so much more these days than just a place to hang your hat. Spending most of your time in the home became the go-to for 2020, and that trend doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.

So, we’re all paying way more attention to the spaces we call home, and 2021 design trends in San Luis Obispo are certainly following suit as expressions of utility, sanctuary, artistic voice and so much more. Here are some new design trends you can find at Abbott | Reed Communities’ latest project Noveno.

Self-Isolation Friendly Design Ideas for Your Patio or Balcony

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Our homes are having to be pretty versatile these days, doubling as the office, classroom and restaurant, to name just a few isolation-related adaptations we’ve all been forced to make. Needless to say, getting outside isn’t exactly as easy as it used to be.

But if you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space in your home, there’s no better time than the present to make sure you’re enjoying it. To celebrate the completion of our latest multi-family property, Pacific Courtyards, Abbott | Reed Communities shares are some quarantine friendly ways to make your patio or balcony your own.

Mixed-Use Development Trends

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Mixed use development in SLO

In the past, we introduced the advantages of mixed-use development, which offers a blend of business, retail, and residential use. We’ve been keeping a close eye on mixed-use development trends for quite some time. Here’s what our team of Central Coast builders is seeing in 2020.

It’s Growing

Mixed-use continues to grow in popularity. Once seen primarily in urban areas, mixed-use development is finding its way into more suburban regions as density increases and residents seek housing options that are less car-centric. Mixed-use is coming in all configurations: vertical, horizontal, and a combination that includes both, usually designed around a central core attraction, such as a park or plaza.

It’s Changing

Demand is driven by a generation that increasingly appreciates urbanization and is willing to pay for the conveniences it provides. This is an era of less mall, more small. Therefore, the commercial aspects of mixed-use projects, such as retail and dining, are being geared toward more boutique and lifestyle offerings.

It’s Vibrant

Single-use zones can feel like they’ve rolled up the streets when businesses close or residents leave for the day. Multi-use areas remain vibrant from early morning through late evening.

Public spaces included in mixed-use developments are being designed to accommodate everything from live music and small festivals to farmers’ markets and even town square style public meetings.

On the business front, many in the workforce enjoy working independently while being socially connected. Spaces that allow for coworking or “working alone together” are popular. Businesses offering essential services to those residing and working in the urban or suburban core are also finding favor.

Those who live or work in mixed-use areas appreciate gathering socially, which makes fitness studios, entertainment venues and cafes desirable.

Residents look for walkability and access to public transportation, with many more living car-free than in the past few decades. They live nimble, flexible lifestyles, so demand is high for smaller, low-maintenance rental units. They look for sustainability and appreciate repurposed buildings that have been reimagined into lively, livable spaces.

Buyers occupying residential units in mixed-use developments are often young retirees with the time and financial resources to take advantage of the cultural offerings found in more urban settings.

It’s Welcoming

Developers are paying close attention to the desires of the service, retail and residential markets they serve. Anticipating their needs, acknowledging their desires, and accommodating their changing lifestyles is imperative to design and development of successful mixed-use properties. Some of our favorite mixed-use projects include ICON Gardens UCSB and The Mix @Monetery.

If you’re interested in mixed-use development as an investment or are seeking a mixed-use development for your next home or business, reach out to us. We’re always happy to hear your ideas and share our insider perspective.