In 2007, Chuck and Kristen Hammel took a leap in the dark. They gambled on a market for a new kind of city living — high-end loft apartments in the Strip District — and were part of the group that turned the decaying Armstrong Cork Company building into the Cork Factory Lofts. It couldn’t have gone much better: the 297 luxury rental units are all full and with a long waiting list for occupancy.

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