The Guess Corp. Taps Architect for C-store Portfolio

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The Guess Corp. Taps Architect for C-store Portfolio


DURHAM, N.C. — The Guess Corp. selected Scott + Cormia as its exclusive architecture firm. One of the firm's first assignments will be the design of the luxury company's new convenience store and gas station portfolio.

The Orlando, Fla.-based commercial architectural and interior design firm is The Guess Corp.'s lead architect for all commercial construction and renovation projects. Initial assignments also include the design of the planned National Security Park.

Scott + Cormia will oversee architecture, interior design, engineering and provide construction management for the portfolio of real estate projects currently pending for The Guess Corp. 

"We are pleased to choose Scott + Cormia as our exclusive architecture firm. They have demonstrated an ability to develop luxurious and unique properties and share our commitment to excellence in real estate development," said Yolanda Gambrell, senior corporate vice president at The Guess Corp. 

Scott + Cormia has a history of designing luxury properties in key real estate markets. 

"Our firm is thrilled to be chosen as the exclusive architecture firm for The Guess Corp. We are looking forward to a long and prosperous future with this forward thinking corporation," Kristine Hernandez, director of business development and marketing at Scott + Cormia.

As Convenience Store News previously reported, The Guess Corp., through a subsidiary, is seeking to acquire at least 1,000 convenience store/gas station units over the next 12 months. Its plans call for the acquisition of an average of 100 units per month, which may include branded and unbranded units. 

After completing the acquisitions, the company intends to rebrand and renovate the properties, and provide enhanced customer relationship management technology.

The convenience stores will be operated by the company's petroleum subsidiary.

Based in Durham, The Guess Corp. is a privately held conglomerate that began as a luxury goods holding company in 2012, with a focus on diamonds. It has since expanded into other business areas, including wine, lumber and automotive.