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CornerStone Associates

32541 Vivente de Marlita
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675


Service area: 50 miles

CornerStone Associates, originally established in 1993 by Susan Rooke, provides an array of real estate consulting services to lenders, builders, developers, property owners, and investors. Specializing in Asset, Property, & Project Management, Design Development, Feasibility Analysis, Due Diligence, Market Research, Planning & Entitlements, CornerStone has the ability to provide clients with crucial management expertise, based upon industry knowledge and experience.

CornerStone Associates' Principal, Susan Rooke, is a Certified Green Building Professional (CGBP), and focuses on the overarching principles of sustainable, green, land development and construction, and incorporating the “Whole Systems” approach into the design, construction and operation of homes and buildings. Areas of focus include:

1. ENERGY - Conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy as it applies to framing, insulation, windows, water heating, appliances, heating/cooling and lighting.

2. WATER - Conservation, efficiency, aerators, low-flow fixtures, water conserving toilets, clothes washers, dishwashers, leak detection, turf minimalization, native and drought resistant vegetation, high efficiency irrigation, hydrozoning.

3. RESOURCE CONSERVATION - Jobsite waste/recycling, landscaping, water conservation, efficient framing, durability, and materials choices.

4. INDOOR AIR QUALITY - VOCs, finish materials, ventilation, filtration, mold, and IAQ construction practices.

5. COMMUNITY DESIGN – Urban infill, transit oriented development (TOD), mixed use, clustered/higher density residential neighborhoods, pedestrian friendly community design emphasizing accessibility, adaptability, safety, and social gathering space