The Real Estate Group of Ares Management Corporation, a leading global alternative investment manager, retained Cornerstone Earth Group, Inc. to provide geotechnical investigation services for their distribution warehouse project at 500 Pittsburg Avenue in Richmond, CA. Cornerstone evaluated site conditions and provided recommendations for site development and levee improvements. In addition, during construction, Cornerstone monitored and provided feedback and observation services including ground improvement, site grade, levee grading, footing excavations, and utility installation. The approximately 29-acre site was redeveloped with new construction totaling about 481,487 square feet of combined warehouse and office space. The warehouse features a 36′ clear height, 7″ concrete slab floors, ESFR sprinklers, 84 truck docks and four drive-in doors. The project also included improvements to the northern levee of Wildcat Creek, which borders the southern side of the site.