Project Timeline: April 2018 – August 2019
General Contractor: FaverGray
Owner: The Collier Companies
Architect: Gary B. Coursey & Associates
The College Park projects are made up of three separate student housing buildings on separate sites in Gainesville, FL: The Viceroy with 4 floors and 79,173 conditioned square feet, The Heights with four floors and 60,627 conditioned square feet and The Edge with 4 floors and 26,547 square feet. College Park has a total of 108 units; 60 – four-bedrooms, nine – 3-bedrooms, 3 – two-bedrooms, 15 – one-bedroom and 21 studio units. The Viceroy is on a 1.13-acre lot, The Heights is on a 0.58-acre lot and The Edge is on a .79-acre lot.
Site improvements consist of water, storm and sewer utilities that tie into existing public utilities. The site improvements also include hardscaping, landscaping and irrigation, asphalt paving, and concrete sidewalks. Due to the small size of the lots, all storm water retention is housed beneath the slab on grade in storm water crates.
Construction is generally wood frame with cement siding and some brick veneer. The roofing consists of architectural style asphalt shingles and limited amounts of single ply roofing. All building slabs are conventional slab on grade for resident parking. Above the slab on grade is a post-tensioned concrete podium. Interior finishes consist of painted drywall ceilings and walls with a textured finish, and a mixture of carpet and faux wood flooring. Wood cabinetry and trim with granite countertops are installed throughout the complex to finish off the University of Florida theme.
The FaverGray team functions as an extension of our staff and provides front end services of great value. They are virtually a completely integrated partner from beginning to end.
Gary B. Coursey, Architects has been successfully producing multi-family projects for 50 years. We have worked alongside FaverGray for many years on many projects. We find them to be efficient, thorough and highly professional. Parkside at the Beach is one of our favorite projects we designed, and FaverGray built; luxurious design, built solid, and was sold for a large profit after a year of successful occupancy. We are pleased to work with them and will continue to refer them on projects we are producing.
Easlan Capital of Atlanta and its affiliate Parkside Equities have been developing mixed use and multifamily properties throughout the southeast since 1982. It is with great pleasure that we have been successful in awarding the last three projects, consisting of 810 units to FaverGray. All three were completed on time and within budget. Parkside at the Beach was actually ahead of schedule and after a record lease-up, the property was sold within 36 months of construction start. I would therefore highly recommend them…as we look forward to a continuance of our relationship in the future.
The FaverGray team is a trusted partner with American Campus Communities. They bring great value as an active participant during initial design and predevelopment activities through pricing, and in the field during construction. Jim and Keith have assembled a core team of leaders with impressive depth and experience, and they demonstrate their commitment to service and integrity every day at every level. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with FaverGray.
The field team had deep experience and dedicated leadership.FaverGray was the selected general contractor on a recent student housing bidproject designed by our firm, Coursey Architects, in Gainesville, FL; the projectdelivery date was met for the fall of 2019, (to the Owner’s satisfaction and the newtenants’ great enjoyment), as was required by the Owner, due to the diligence ofthe FaverGray team from top to bottom. The field team had deep experience anddedicated leadership, and was well supported by the project management team, backoffice and company leadership team across the board. This was a complex 3-buildingproject, on 3 separate sites in the city, so it was really like managing 3 projects atonce; each site had its own challenges and opportunities, and FaverGray managedthese all very well.
Our relationship with FaverGray has been more than successful. FaverGray is unique in that they combine the expertise and sophistication of a larger firm with a level of service and attentiveness of a smaller firm. These characteristics are exactly what we need and the projects have been delivered on budget, on schedule.