New to the senior-living industry, Omega Communities has assembled an all-star team and is currently developing its first two projects in Florida. The Springs at South Biscayne at North Port is a 139-bed community in South Port, Fla., on a 32-acre campus while the Sarasota East at Church of Hope project is a 106-unit senior-living community on 45 acres.

Omega Communities partners with large churches for success. It builds next to churches that “provide ministry, volunteers and support,” says James Taylor, director of development and operations. “They help promote the facility.” The affinity agreement partnerships are win/win win/win deals as the senior residents, investors, Omega and the communities all benefit, Taylor says.

Founded by R.D. “Pat” Neighbors in 1951, Neighbors Construction is perfectly named. A family owned business, Neighbors Construction strives to do business in a neighborly fashion while making a positive contribution to its communities. 

Today, Pat’s son, Roger, and grandsons, Ryan and Aaron, oversee the direction of the organization. Neighbors Construction is headquartered in Lenexa, Kan., and has serviced clients in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and throughout the Midwest. The company has worked on everything from apartments, townhomes, condominiums, student housing and senior living facilities to hotels, motels, retail centers and mixed-use facilities. In addition to general contracting services, Neighbors Construction can provide pre-construction, design/build and construction management services.

Moorings Park in Naples, Fla., already has a sterling reputation as one of Florida’s premier retirement communities, and that reputation is about to be enhanced even further with the addition of its new campus at Grey Oaks Country Club. “We are delighted with the collaboration between Moorings Park and Grey Oaks, and excited about seeing our combined vision for successful aging come to fruition,” said Dan Lavender, CEO at Moorings Park. Construction on the project began earlier this year, and once it is completed and ready for full occupancy in 2016, Moorings Park at Grey Oaks will bring together the best of two worlds. Vice President of Residential Services Steve Brinkert says the new development will bring the top-of-the-line senior care Moorings Park is known for together with Grey Oaks Country Club’s award-winning golf and amenities. “Residents at Moorings Park at Grey Oaks will enjoy exceptional activities and programming designed to enrich the mind, body and spirit within their own neighborhood and at Moorings Park’s main campus,” said Brinkert.

Embrey Partners’ approach to developing, building and managing multifamily residential projects is evident just from its name. “We consider our subcontractors and suppliers our partners on the job and work hard on developing strong, long-term relationships,” Project Manager David Gallagher says. The San Antonio-based company’s relationships with subcontractors and other project partners are based on five philosophies derived from Embrey Partners’ core values of integrity, honesty, trust, ethics and character. “First, we treat the contractor the way we would want them to treat us. Next, we pay all of our subs quickly – with us, no one is waiting 60 to 90 days for a check,” Gallagher says. “Third, we communicate at a high level from our executive staff all the way to our guys in the field. Fourth, we are fair and honest, and committed to integrity and excellence. And lastly, we want to always do the right thing, and hold our subcontractors to that, as well.”

Not many general contractors can say that the majority of their work is negotiated, but Driver URBAN can, President Brian Chartrand says. “We truly focus on building lasting relationships with our clients,” he says.

Based in Irvine, Calif., Driver URBAN builds a range of urban living environments. Chartrand explains that the company is actually a spinoff of C.W. Driver, a 94-year-old builder in Pasadena, Calif.

The days of maintaining large estates – or even luxury single-family homes – in several locations are waning somewhat, but for those who still crave service and luxury, The Ritz-Carlton Residences at North Hills on Long Island will provide both. They have been created for those who want the brand’s level of luxury without the hassles of maintaining a detached home.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences at North Hills will have all the amenities of a fine hotel, including a concierge and a valet, lounges, game and billiard rooms, fitness centers and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. “You can be in Manhattan in 25 minutes,” Senior Project Manager Steve Feinstein emphasizes. “The train station is centrally located on the border of Nassau and Queens. It’s a desirable location with easy access to the city by trains. Those are great features of

Panelizing and two-stage demolition is speeding construction of the Village at Oak Street, a 244-unit apartment complex in Lakewood, Colo. The $27 million Village at Oak Street will be built on the site of a 160,000-square-foot former Target store and most of its asphalt parking lot. Included in the development will be approximately 270,000 square feet of apartment units enclosed in seven three-story buildings varying in size from a 22-unit structure to one containing 62 units. 

It is rare when a firm makes a difference through its work, but 4Sight Construction is doing exactly that with the St. Michael’s Veterans Campus project. When finished, the center will provide housing for approximately 180 homeless or at-risk veterans in Kansas City, Mo.

“The overall goal is that we truly give assistance and change the lives of families,” 4Sight Senior Project Manager Ian Leftwich says. “Through our efforts, the veterans are going to get some great places to live.”

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