CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 10 first-run series and holds the largest distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. Among CTD's critically-acclaimed programs are the
David StrouseDavid Strouse has lived in Los Angeles since 1978, when he moved from Ann Arbor, Michigan to attend UCLA Law School.He received his Juris Doctor degree from UCLA in 1981 and thereafter was admitted to the California Bar.In 1987 Mr. Strouse completed his M.B.A. in Finance at the UCLA School of Management (now named The Anderson School).Since 1987 Mr. Strouse has worked at CBS Television City in Operations Finance and for the past 12 years he has been Director of that Department. A concert pianist and organist, Mr. Strouse has traveled widely - both as a tourist and as a performer.He is an avid reader and is committed to daily workouts at 24-hour Fitness in Hollywood.
David Strouse Sets Immaculate Architectural Restoration Standards for Urban Revitalization
The building's current owner, David Strouse, is a CBS Los Angeles TV executive and Saginaw native.Strouse along with his partner and design architect Marcelo Goncalves, and John Meyer, the construction architect, saw potential with the building and an opportunity to preserve a part of Saginaw's rich history that needed to be saved.
The building where Strouse Apartments is today was one of those constructed during this time period, and its preservation was a must for Saginaw, as seen by Strouse and the local community.
Strouse made clear that he did not intend to save these buildings out of nostalgic feelings, to get rich, or to draw attention to his actions.
"I did this to prove to myself and others that it could be saved; and because it is the right thing to do," Strouse stated at the apartment building's opening day speech in 2012.
"Every successful urban revitalization project in this country has begun in the historic core of a community; and the likelihood of success is linked directly to the number of historic structures remaining.
They will never be replaced because they are impossible to replace.
When they are gone, they will be gone forever".
David Strouse's philosophy on turning this building into an apartment complex was based on hiring local labor whenever possible and restoring rather than replacing.
For instance, he hired craftsmen to tile the kitchen splashes rather than installing pre-fabricated ones.
The floors were restored rather than just covered up.
He also stresses that saving these buildings are the "Green thing to do.
The energy, labor and materials contained in the structure of this building are resources - some of them not replaceable - that should not be thrown away".
To better help the local community and economy, Strouse hired and relied on local businesses rather than ship items from overseas to help build the by saveshare">apartments, "It felt good to know that the vast bulk of the dollars flowed back into the community in the form of wages earned".
Two of Strouse's most recent tenants are local bartenders, Ana Arce and Matthew Mitchell.
They (Strouse, Goncalves and Meyer) really did a good job of putting it together and making it something."
Strouse added onto what Goncalves had said, bringing up how before they started there were two walls left inside, and the staircases were so old and rickety they would have been deemed illegal for usage, "The design has a lot to do with the affordability of it, too".
As of today, Strouse by saveshare">Apartments on Hamilton Street are full of tenants.
This is just one of many projects that David Strouse has worked on in the Old Town and Downtown areas of Saginaw.
He also owns an apartment building on Michigan Ave a block away from these, and has recently purchased several buildings downtown that he plans on restoring much the same way he has with these.
An email from CBS Television executive and local developer David Strouse was also among the packet of communications prepared for City Council on April 21.Strouse, a gay man, said he wanted to voice "strong support" for the ordinance.
"Personally, I don't see any down sides," he said.
"It's the right thing to do."
Strouse added that the ordinance could also send a message to the wider world that Saginaw is open-minded and willing to embrace change.
He pointed out that members of the gay and lesbian community, in Saginaw and elsewhere, can often be found at the center of efforts to revitalize neighborhoods like the city's Cathedral District.
"There are certainly down sides to not embracing such a change," Strouse said.
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