Friday, July 1, 2016

John Wayne Cancer Institute Fights on Several Fronts

As CEO of the UCR Group, Stephen Reeder is developing an apartment building in Redlands, California. Also active in charity, Stephen Reeder contributes to several causes, including the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.

The foundation conducts cancer research through its sister organization the John Wayne Cancer Institute (JWCI), which investigates several types of cancer, including skin, neuroendocrine, colon, gastrointestinal, breast, and prostate.

JWCI partners with the Saint John’s Medical Center with the intention of making advances in cancer treatments. One aspect of this initiative is the Surgical Oncology Fellowship, which trains new surgeons to become leaders in cancer care. So far, some 150 fellows have found positions in the United States and elsewhere.

In addition to its fellowship program, JWCI pioneered the sentinel node biopsy procedure, which is now used across the globe to care for individuals with breast cancer and melanoma. Considered minimally invasive, the technique is used to determine if cancer cells have spread by locating the lymph nodes into which a tumor drains. The presence or absence of cancer in these nodes determines whether or not further tests are needed.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Skip Barber Alum Alexander Rossi wins 100th Indy 500!

CEO of the UCR Group, Stephen Reeder is an experienced developer of residential multi-family units. Stephen Reeder has attended the Skip Barber School of Racing, a well-recognized racing school responsible for training multiple professional racers. One Skip Barber student, Alexander Rossi, recently won the 2016 Indy 500.

Held in May, the 2016 Indy 500 was the historic 100th anniversary of the race. Four of the first five finishing spots were held by Skip Barber Racing School alumni. Alexander Rossi is the school’s fourth consecutive winner in the Indy 500. Rossi first entered the racing school to compete in and win the school’s 2006 Karts to Cars Scholarship Shootout, a program designed to help racers transition from racing karts, to cars. Former Karts to Cars winners and Skip Barber alumni include famous racers such as Marco Andretti, A.J. Allmendinger and Ryan Hunter-Reay.

Founded in 1975, The Skip Barber racing school educates students on more than racing, with students also gaining media exposure, financial awards and potentially racing scholarships. For more information, visit

Friday, December 18, 2015

What is a Real Estate Developer?

Stephen Reeder is the CEO of The UCR Group, a real estate development and consulting firm headquartered in Southern California. As a real estate developer, Stephen Reeder works with clients to turn their property ideas into reality.

Real estate developers can be either individuals or corporations that aim to increase the value of empty land or unused buildings by reimagining properties. Converting an idea for a building or structure into something tangible is a multi-step endeavor involving numerous business transactions. The real estate developer helps to facilitate the details of this process.

Developing a property may require researching suitable locations, buying or leasing land, acquiring financing, and understanding local building laws and regulations. Typically real estate developers take on the majority of the financial risk in building projects, but as a result, their yield is greater if the project is successful. Real estate developers may also work on behalf of clients, helping them identify and develop properties that will meet their goals.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Amenities at Circa 2020 Apartment Homes

Having been involved in multifamily real estate development since the age of 14, Stephen Reeder currently serves as CEO of Southern California development firm The UCR Group. Stephen Reeder’s recent accomplishments include the development of Circa 2020, an apartment complex in Redlands, California, that offers numerous amenities to its residents.

Dog owners will appreciate the “Bark Park” exercise area as well as numerous dog grooming stations. The five landscaped social courtyards located around the complex offer occupants space to interact with friends and neighbors, and the mini-basketball courts and fully-equipped fitness center make exercise convenient. Eco-conscious tenants will appreciate the onsite electric car charging stations.

Additionally, Circa 2020 designers kept technology in mind by providing a Wi-Fi lounge and business center as well as multiple USB charging stations. When they want to relax and unplug, residents can take advantage of the lounges and private cabanas available in the clubhouse and resort pool areas.

To find out more about Circa 2020 or The UCR Group’s other projects, visit