Our Team

Our History is In Pasadena

Behind The Affinity plan is an accomplished local team who is passionate about Pasadena and is committed to creating a wellness community that will benefit the city and its residents. Our aim is to create a vibrant and sustainable project that provides much-needed assisted living and medical/research uses, integrates into the fabric of the neighborhood, and improves the pedestrian experience on Arroyo Parkway and California Avenue.

Headshot of design team member Pete Kutzer

Pete Kutzer

Pete Kutzer is co-founder and managing partner at Edgewood Realty Partners. Since 1992, he has lived and worked in the Pasadena area where he and his wife raised four children. An active member of the community, he is involved in numerous boards and charitable organizations. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Armory Center for the Arts, and Huntington Health Physicians and is a founding Board Member of MUSE/IQUE. He formerly served as a Board Member of Young & Healthy, the South Pasadena Preservation Foundation, and on the Huntington Hospital Institutional Review Board.

Headshot of design team member Patrick Chraghchian

Patrick Chraghchian

Patrick Chraghchian, president and CEO of Adept Urban, has more than 30 years of experience leading and managing construction development projects in Southern California, with a special emphasis on Pasadena and the surrounding communities. Throughout his career, he has served as a leader in several local organizations, including as chairman of Old Pasadena Management District and chair of its Economic Development Committee, among others. He currently serves as an Advisory Council Member for USC’s Lusk Center for Real Estate, as an Advisory Board member to USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering and as a member of the Board of Directors of the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation.

Notable Projects

We create projects that are design-driven, focus on community needs and provide quality, dynamic environments in which to live, work and shop.

388 Cordova
465 Halstead
482 Arroyo
Boston Centennial
Chamber of Commerce Building
Union Savings Building

Edgewood Realty Partners

Edgewood is a private real estate investment firm which acquires, invests in, develops, and manages high-quality commercial investment properties in the western United States, frequently focused on innovative design and collaborative place-making. Edgewood has significant experience in the adaptive re-use of sensitive historic properties.

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Based in Pasadena, Adept Development, Architecture and Construction is a vertically integrated firm with several decades of design and construction experience. Adept has extensive experience in completing innovative adaptive re-use projects of contemporary and historic structures, as well as ground-up mixed-use development.

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