The I.Q.

Student Housing Tampa, Florida

The I.Q. (formerly known as The Icon at USF) is a two-building, 183-unit luxury apartment community.

Project Timeline: February 2015 – July 2016

Owner: USF SPE DE

General Contractor: FaverGray was selected as the General Contractor during the site selection process and provided Preconstruction and Due Diligence services through the project completion.

Architect: CNK Architects

The IQ is a luxury student housing project consisting of 183 apartment units. This 313,292 square foot community is situated directly across from the University of South Florida on 5 acres in Tampa, Florida.

The community includes a 6-story precast parking garage separating the two main buildings. The project development consists of two 5-story buildings that wrap around a 6-story parking garage with direct access into the apartments. Amenities include two elegant courtyards with a swimming pool, outdoor lounge area, fitness center, cybercafé and study areas.

Apartment buildings are constructed with a mixture of wood framing, structural steel, light gauge metal framing and elevated concrete structural slabs. The exterior surfaces are composed of stucco, curtain walls and storefront glass at the amenity areas. All buildings within the community are built upon post-tensioned concrete slabs on grade.

Interior finishes include painted drywall and ceilings with a textured finish, and a mix of carpet, luxury vinyl tile and ceramic tile flooring.

Testimonials

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.


Clint Braun, SVP of Construction Management, ACC Inc.

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.


Paul J. Monardo, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

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.


Ronnie Macejewski, Campus Advantage

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.


Leonard Meltz, Parkside Equities, LLC

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.


Gary B. Coursey, Gary B. Coursey, Architects

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.


John Cobb, VPlace Partners, LLC