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F I R M X P R I N C I P A L
An architect and
specialist in construction technologies,
Edward M. ("Ziggy") Rutan describes his firm’s mission as simply giving his clients a return on investment.

“Basically, we’re bottom fishers,” he explained, citing a project in Denver several years ago. Following foreclosure, the firm paid $9 million for a 440-unit apartment complex. After renovating all units, including new roofs and an expenditure of $2 million, the project was re-sold for $16 million.

With some thirty years’ very diversified
experience under his belt, including real estate development, management, construction, pre-purchase services, claims analysis,
special reports, studies
and more, Ziggy Rutan has something of the midas touch.

Having completed recent projects all over the nation representing an international clientele and having won some of the most coveted awards in the industry,
Ziggy Rutan and
Continental Group appear to have a talent which is indispensable:

Recognizing
worthwhile real estate investments which
through expert planning, supermanagement
and construction excellence not only
turn heads,
but turn a profit...
on time, every time.

Continental Group's President and Chief Executive Officer

"Ziggy's talent for circumventing potential problems and helping others realize a goal is what brought the Gap to Dutchess County."

–Jack Railing, Engineer

"This could qualify for real estate deal of the decade..."

–Poughkeepsie Journal, 9/19/99

"The economic impact is huge, estimated at
$709 million..."

–Peter Winne, Economist

"There's no doubt
about it. Ziggy is a
pretty astute developer..."

–William Ritcheske, chair
Fishkill Planning Board

in reference to Continental Group's winning the 1999 Dutchess County Economic Development Corp. Business Excellence Award