Pushing beyond mediocrity, striving for design excellence, aiming for the exceptional, and working together to turn the impossible into reality.

One Thousand Group, a dynamic team of real estate developers, is the vision of Louis Birdman, Kevin Venger, and Michael Konig. Their mission is to bring innovative, one-of-a-kind luxury real estate developments to life. The Group takes on challenging projects, leveraging their expertise to add value and provide inventive solutions to complex development initiatives. With a relentless pursuit of design excellence and a refusal to settle for anything less than exceptional, One Thousand Group pushes boundaries to make the impossible a reality.

Louis Birdman

For over three decades, real estate industry veteran Louis Birdman has taken a leadership role in the development of over 70 residential projects, comprising more than 18,000 residential units nationwide with real estate valued in excess of $5 billion. Mr. Birdman has an extensive background in property acquisitions, dispositions, entitlements, financing, planning, design, construction, sales, and marketing. Since the late 1990's, Mr. Birdman has been a principal investor and lead developer in numerous condominium development projects nationwide, as well as multiple high-rise properties he has either developed or acquired, converted and sold as condominiums. In Miami these include Emerald Brickell, Vue on Brickell and Davinci Coral Gables. Most Recently Mr. Birdman as co-developer completed One Thousand Museum designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, a 62 Story ultra-luxury high-rise condominium Tower with 84 Residences, which has become known around the world as one of the most recognized buildings on the Miami Skyline. The project was described as “one of the most complex skyscrapers to ever make it off the drawing board” on PBS’s documentary, “Impossible Builds.” One Thousand Museum has won over a dozen industry awards including World’s Best International High-Rise Architecture and ENR Best of the Best Project Nationwide in the Residential / Hospitality Category. As co-developer of One Thousand Museum Mr. Birdman was responsible for developing the building’s program, creating the building’s branding, managing and overseeing the design and construction process, managing and overseeing sales, marketing and public relations efforts, as well as conceptualizing the buildings lifestyle and operational protocols. Mr. Birdman has been a registered architect licensed in multiple jurisdictions in the past, including New York, Illinois, Nevada and remains licensed in Florida where he has been a registered architect since 1989. Mr. Birdman was also a principal in an architectural firm he co-founded in 1986 and managed that firm until its sale to his co-founder in the late 1990’s Mr. Birdman holds a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida, as well as a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami.

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Michael Konig

With over 20 years of experience in South Florida real estate and having financed and successfully exited various business ventures, Mr. Konig is an expert in real estate development, finance, marketing and international sales and has appeared in various media including Bloomberg TV. Mr. Konig is the founder of Konig Properties, a full-service real estate development company based in Miami, FL and accounts for more than $900 million and 1.3 million square feet of combined development and sales experience. Prior to Konig Properties, Mr. Konig co-founded SMK Capital Partners, LLC, having pioneered the office-condominium industry in Miami and successfully financed, acquired, developed and sold more than $150 million dollars and 350,000 square feet in high-end commercial real estate including 1110 Brickell Avenue, 1680 Michigan Avenue and 11900 Biscayne. Prior to SMK, Mr. Konig served as the Vice President of Operations for the Trump Grande, a $650 million real estate development on the ocean in Miami developed by Donald J. Trump, and Michael and Gil Dezer. Additionally, Mr. Konig studied political science and philosophy at the University of Florida and has worked with such leading office holders in the United States Senate as the Honorable Connie Mack III and served on the Board of Directors of EMAK Worldwide, a former publicly traded company whose Blue-Chip clients included Burger King, Kellogg, Kohl’s, Kraft, Macy’s, Starbucks, Procter & Gamble and Safeway among them.

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Kevin Venger

Has managed and co-developed the construction and development of six (6) major high-rise mixed-use buildings with more than 1,400 residences and over 7 million square feet throughout South Florida. Mr. Venger has principally managed all facets of the development projects from the acquisitions and finance, sales and marketing, entitlements and approvals, to the schedules, budgets, buy-out, construction, TCO/CO process and close-out of over $2 Billion of luxury high-rise development projects. Mr. Venger most recently co-developed One Thousand Museum designed by Pritzker Prize winning Architect, Zaha Hadid, a 62 Story Ultra-Luxury High-Rise Condominium Tower, that creates a six-star lifestyle with 84 Residences and is the centerpiece of Miami’s Museum Park which has transformed Miami’s ever-changing skyline. The project is described as “one of the most complex skyscrapers to ever make it off the drawing board” on PBS’s documentary, “Impossible Builds.” One Thousand Museum has won over a dozen industry awards including World’s Best International High-Rise Architecture and ENR Best of the Best Project Nationwide in the Residential / Hospitality category. Mr. Venger co-developed Regalia, an ocean front 39-residence, 47-story ultra-luxury condominium tower with one residence per floor and an average sales price of over $9 million per residence. The project broke ground in November 2011 and was completed in February 2015. Mr. Venger co-developed Paramount on the Bay located in Edgewater, a 47-story 346-residence mixed-use condominium development designed by Arquitectonica that was completed in 2010. In 2003, Mr. Venger became co-owner of Gregg Covin Real Estate Development. Mr. Venger was responsible for coordinating the finance and development of the company’s portfolio of multi-family projects, which included the delivery of 200 condominium residence in Ten Museum Park Condominium. Ten Museum, a 50-story crystalline tower in Downtown Miami was developed in conjunction with Clinique La Prairie of Switzerland and designed by Oppenheim Architecture & Design and completed in 2007. He remains a co-owner of the commercial podium. In addition, Mr. Venger was a co-owner/developer of The Angler’s Hotel, a 1930 historically preserved hotel designed by the talented Wallace Tutt and located on South Beach. From 1998 through 2003, Mr. Venger was the senior project manager responsible for the development management of the Four Seasons Hotel and Tower Miami project. This $500 million mixed-use project is the tallest residential tower south of New York City. Mr. Venger graduated cum laude from the University of Miami, earning a Bachelor in Architecture with a minor in business admin/finance.

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Louis Birdman

For over three decades, real estate industry veteran Louis Birdman has taken a leadership role in the development of over 70 residential projects, comprising more than 18,000 residential units nationwide with real estate valued in excess of $5 billion. Mr. Birdman has an extensive background in property acquisitions, dispositions, entitlements, financing, planning, design, construction, sales, and marketing. Since the late 1990's, Mr. Birdman has been a principal investor and lead developer in numerous condominium development projects nationwide, as well as multiple high-rise properties he has either developed or acquired, converted and sold as condominiums. In Miami these include Emerald Brickell, Vue on Brickell and Davinci Coral Gables. Most Recently Mr. Birdman as co-developer completed One Thousand Museum designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, a 62 Story ultra-luxury high-rise condominium Tower with 84 Residences, which has become known around the world as one of the most recognized buildings on the Miami Skyline. The project was described as “one of the most complex skyscrapers to ever make it off the drawing board” on PBS’s documentary, “Impossible Builds.” One Thousand Museum has won over a dozen industry awards including World’s Best International High-Rise Architecture and ENR Best of the Best Project Nationwide in the Residential / Hospitality Category. As co-developer of One Thousand Museum Mr. Birdman was responsible for developing the building’s program, creating the building’s branding, managing and overseeing the design and construction process, managing and overseeing sales, marketing and public relations efforts, as well as conceptualizing the buildings lifestyle and operational protocols. Mr. Birdman has been a registered architect licensed in multiple jurisdictions in the past, including New York, Illinois, Nevada and remains licensed in Florida where he has been a registered architect since 1989. Mr. Birdman was also a principal in an architectural firm he co-founded in 1986 and managed that firm until its sale to his co-founder in the late 1990’s Mr. Birdman holds a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida, as well as a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami.

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Michael Konig

With over 20 years of experience in South Florida real estate and having financed and successfully exited various business ventures, Mr. Konig is an expert in real estate development, finance, marketing and international sales and has appeared in various media including Bloomberg TV. Mr. Konig is the founder of Konig Properties, a full-service real estate development company based in Miami, FL and accounts for more than $900 million and 1.3 million square feet of combined development and sales experience. Prior to Konig Properties, Mr. Konig co-founded SMK Capital Partners, LLC, having pioneered the office-condominium industry in Miami and successfully financed, acquired, developed and sold more than $150 million dollars and 350,000 square feet in high-end commercial real estate including 1110 Brickell Avenue, 1680 Michigan Avenue and 11900 Biscayne. Prior to SMK, Mr. Konig served as the Vice President of Operations for the Trump Grande, a $650 million real estate development on the ocean in Miami developed by Donald J. Trump, and Michael and Gil Dezer. Additionally, Mr. Konig studied political science and philosophy at the University of Florida and has worked with such leading office holders in the United States Senate as the Honorable Connie Mack III and served on the Board of Directors of EMAK Worldwide, a former publicly traded company whose Blue-Chip clients included Burger King, Kellogg, Kohl’s, Kraft, Macy’s, Starbucks, Procter & Gamble and Safeway among them.

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Kevin Venger

Has managed and co-developed the construction and development of six (6) major high-rise mixed-use buildings with more than 1,400 residences and over 7 million square feet throughout South Florida. Mr. Venger has principally managed all facets of the development projects from the acquisitions and finance, sales and marketing, entitlements and approvals, to the schedules, budgets, buy-out, construction, TCO/CO process and close-out of over $2 Billion of luxury high-rise development projects. Mr. Venger most recently co-developed One Thousand Museum designed by Pritzker Prize winning Architect, Zaha Hadid, a 62 Story Ultra-Luxury High-Rise Condominium Tower, that creates a six-star lifestyle with 84 Residences and is the centerpiece of Miami’s Museum Park which has transformed Miami’s ever-changing skyline. The project is described as “one of the most complex skyscrapers to ever make it off the drawing board” on PBS’s documentary, “Impossible Builds.” One Thousand Museum has won over a dozen industry awards including World’s Best International High-Rise Architecture and ENR Best of the Best Project Nationwide in the Residential / Hospitality category. Mr. Venger co-developed Regalia, an ocean front 39-residence, 47-story ultra-luxury condominium tower with one residence per floor and an average sales price of over $9 million per residence. The project broke ground in November 2011 and was completed in February 2015. Mr. Venger co-developed Paramount on the Bay located in Edgewater, a 47-story 346-residence mixed-use condominium development designed by Arquitectonica that was completed in 2010. In 2003, Mr. Venger became co-owner of Gregg Covin Real Estate Development. Mr. Venger was responsible for coordinating the finance and development of the company’s portfolio of multi-family projects, which included the delivery of 200 condominium residence in Ten Museum Park Condominium. Ten Museum, a 50-story crystalline tower in Downtown Miami was developed in conjunction with Clinique La Prairie of Switzerland and designed by Oppenheim Architecture & Design and completed in 2007. He remains a co-owner of the commercial podium. In addition, Mr. Venger was a co-owner/developer of The Angler’s Hotel, a 1930 historically preserved hotel designed by the talented Wallace Tutt and located on South Beach. From 1998 through 2003, Mr. Venger was the senior project manager responsible for the development management of the Four Seasons Hotel and Tower Miami project. This $500 million mixed-use project is the tallest residential tower south of New York City. Mr. Venger graduated cum laude from the University of Miami, earning a Bachelor in Architecture with a minor in business admin/finance.

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