The Villas at Babcock

Student Housing San Antonio, Texas

The Villas at Babcock is a 792-bed, 330,000 square foot student housing community for the University of Texas at San Antonio

Project Timeline: June 2009 – June 2010

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.

Owner: American Campus Communities

Architect: Craycroft McElroy Hendryx

The Villages at Babcock is a 792-bed, 330,000 square foot project that began in June 2009 with a turnover of the clubhouse and model units in January 2010, followed by a turnover of all units, six weeks ahead of schedule, in June 2010. The 7,500 square foot clubhouse includes a leasing office, attached model unit, club room, gaming room, exercise facility with tanning beds, and resort-style swimming pool and spa.

The student housing units consist mostly of three-story townhomes with four-bedroom and four and a half bathroom units. The buildings are situated on a 24-acre site bisected by a large ravine that separates the site into two groups of buildings. The buildings are connected by an automobile and pedestrian bridge, which incorporates extensive natural stone retaining walls.

Testimonials

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

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

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.

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

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