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The developers of Artizen have a diverse breadth of knowledge and experience, allowing them to bring a truly outstanding and unique building to market. With 25 years of collective local, regional and international development experience, focusing on a collective of progressive urban infill and mixed-use projects, they have defined their roles within cultivated and emerging neighborhoods.
Austin Barzantny, President of Grove Properties, specializes in historic renovations and neighborhood development in the Mid-Town Area of St. Louis. With Grove, Austin’s commitment to excellence is evident in the award-winning developments, and over 200 units he has completed, as well as his current projects in The Grove, Central West End, and Cortex Innovation District. A St. Louis native, Austin has B.A in Finance from Saint Louis University and is an active member of the St. Louis Community, a board member of The Landmark Associations, Missouri Preservation Board and the Grove Community Improvement District.
Michael Gingrich, the Managing Partner of Atrium Properties, is a dynamic investor and developer in the Midwest, specializing in acquisition and real estate investments. Prior to Atrium, Michael developed over 5,000,000 sq. ft. of commercial and mixed-use properties in Central Europe with a London based property firm and managed numerous value-added projects in New York and Boston. Michael lives in University City with his wife and two daughters and has a B.A. from Rice University in Economics and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
We specialize in bringing new construction from conception to completion. We built our business acumen by collaborating with interior designers, architects, general contractors, financial institutions and developers to create a talented strategic partnership that offers access to a collective fund of brain power. We focus that synergy toward our shared goal allowing common people to attain uncommon results.
Our clear understanding of the current market guides our inspired and intelligent approach to refining the details of a development, and it’s plans into homes that sell. With our hands on every phase of design, creating and delivering new homes to their owners, we can successfully bridge the gap between developing what the market is seeking and sharing it with the consumer.
Backed by the distinguished Sotheby’s International Realty brand, together we are the perfect combination of marketing expertise and insight. This allows us greater market penetration with the highest quality, skillfully crafted presentation. We create an elevated buying experience for the prospect from blueprint through delivery and are committed to excellence through communication, knowledge and authentic relationships.
It is our desire to work with like-minded people with a shared vision of leaving an inspired footprint on our St. Louis cityscape. We enjoy stretching our minds and the boundaries of what has been accomplished in the past with new ways that will proudly represent us in the future.

In a city renowned for its historic architecture, but in severe need of restoration and fresh ideas, we established a reputation for thoughtful design that responded to context. Our early focus on historic renovation and adaptive reuse rapidly grew to include ground up construction.

We are the vanguard of marketing prestige property. Our service is tailored through technology, making us the modern go-to for real estate professionals, developers, buyers, and sellers who expect the very best from the very best.

Jacob Laws is the CEO and Principal Designer at Jacob Laws Interior Design, LLC. Jacob’s design philosophy is uniquely centered around the concept of a space feeling “curated” as opposed to rigidly designed. A blend of the old and new, Jacob favors mixing custom-designed, hand-crafted pieces with well-worn nostalgic family heirlooms and carefully sourced antiques and art, acquired both locally and globally. During a career spanning over twelve years, Jacob has been the lead designer on intricate historic full-home renovations, as well as luxury ground-up modern new builds, guiding the process from conception, through construction, to completion.

Jacob has received local and national recognition for his work, including numerous Architect & Designer Awards from At Home Magazine and Design STL, as well as being featured in national publications including Domino Magazine and In January 2018, Jacob was awarded the prestigious RISING STAR AWARD from Fashion Group International ( The award was presented for the category of home design and product innovation, which was in recognition of his innovative work in the interior design industry, but also a gracious nod to his upcoming eponymous home furnishings and accessories collections, expected to be commercially available in limited release within the next two years.

Jacob offices at his “design laboratory” perched above Locust Street in the Midtown Alley, known to industry insiders as St. Louis’ emerging design district.

PPAF Management

The Principals of the Fund have over 25 years of combined real estate and investment management experience; including acquisitions, asset management, and fund management duties. Third-party property managers and service professionals will be utilized when needed, including legal, tax and accounting.

With more than 40 successful investments and developments delivered over the last 15 years, including 10 closed transactions in PPAF Fund I, the team has an exceptional track-record to build upon.

Michael Gingrich is the Fund Manager for Profusion Private Asset Fund and its related management company Profusion Fund Management. Michael has over 18 years of finance and real estate investment and development experience. He has raised and deployed over $800 million for both institutional investors and private family offices in the US and Europe.