SWENSON Press Room


Press Releases

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  • 2016: Community Impact Award winner: Magical Bridge Playground | Structures 2016
  • 2016: Market-Rate Residential Project winner: Centerra Apartments | Structures 2016
  • 2014: SWENSON inducted into the Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame
  • 2014: SWENSON receives Mayoral Commendation in City of San Jose for its multi-decade financial commitment to the arts, specifically Children’s Musical Theatre
  • 2013: SWENSON Honored by International Academy of Visual Arts, Davey Award for successful strategy & creative design
  • 2013: SWENSON Honored by International Academy of Visual Arts, Communicator Award for “Behind the Builder” Campaign
  • 2011: SWENSON named Business of the Year by Capitola-Soquel Chamber of Commerce
  • 2011: SWENSON receives award as top contributor to local non-profits giving back over $500k to Silicon Valley non-profits
  • 2010: SWENSON named Developer of the Year by Silicon Valley Business Journal
  • 2010: SWENSON CFO Lee Ann Woodard wins Business Journal CFO of the year award
  • 2009: Barry Swenson named to Mercury News’ Power 10 of Silicon Valley’s most influential citizens 2009: BSB receives acknowledgement as 5th largest General Contractor in the Bay Area
  • 2006: Barry Swenson named Prince of Valley Real Estate by Valley Life Quarterly
  • 2005: SWENSON receives Golden Nugget Award for Historic Re-use of Saratoga Retirement Community, Swenson recognized for Design-Build approach and push for Transit Oriented Development, by Green Business Quarterly
  • 2004: SWENSON receives Runner Up Award for Developer of the Year

SWENSON in the News


11/11/2020: The Mercury News “Real estate: Downtown San Jose housing tower starts to fill up”

10/27/2020: Startup.info “Case Swenson of SWENSON Tells Us How the Construction Company has Adopted the Latest Eco-friendly Technology to Minimize Its Carbon Footprint”

10/20/2020: MHN “Student Housing Development Trends to Keep an Eye On”

9/18/2020: Biznow “San Jose Leads Nation In Apartment Output Growth”

8/26/2020: The Registry “Doing it All is not Common”: SWENSON’s Perspective After 100 Years in Business

7/14/2020: The Registry “As Universities Struggle Due to COVID-19, San Jose’s First Student-Oriented High-Rise Nears Completion”

7/8/2020: Forbes “Student Housing Developers Gear Up For A New Normal On Campus”

6/29/2020: Connect California “Swenson Revitalizes Santa Cruz Earthquake-Lost Site with MXU Community”

6/29/2020: The Registry “SWENSON’s 79-Unit Nanda in Santa Cruz is Complete and Open for Leasing”

6/26/2020: Silicon Valley Business Journal “Mixed-use complex debuts in Santa Cruz on last hole left from Loma Prieta earthquake”

6/25/2020: Rebusiness Online “AMCAL Equities, Swenson to Develop 1,039-Bed Student Housing Property in San Jose”

6/24/2020: Good Times “Good Work: Inn the Mix”

6/19/2020: The Registry “SWENSON Completes Construction on Live Oak Crossing in Santa Cruz”

3/2/2020: Silicon Valley Business Journal “Developer purchases Chase building in downtown San Jose as part of long-term vision for city block”

2/13/2020: San Jose Inside “The Grad Lands Its First Retail Tenant: Lee’s Sandwiches”

2/13/2020: Silicon Valley Business Journal “Student-focused housing project in downtown San Jose signs first retail tenant”

2/10/2020: The Mercury News “Swenson adds to downtown San Jose property collection near Google village”

2/5/2020: San Francisco Business Times “South Bay developer to break into Oakland market with 157 apartments near Jack London Square”

1/27/2020: Connect California “Swenson Commits to Oakland MXU Development”

1/21/2020: Bisnow “EXCLUSIVE: Longtime South Bay Builder Breaks Into Oakland Opportunity Zone”

1/21/2020: Connect California “Connect Q&A: Case Swenson on Silicon Valley/San Jose 2020 Trends”