Focus selected to act as the General Contractor for active-adult community in Vernon Hills, IL

14 May 2021
Everleigh Senior Housing

Chicago-based Focus has been selected to act as the general contractor for a new active-adult community on behalf of client, Greystar.

Everleigh Vernon Hills, a 317,000 GSF multifamily community, will cater exclusively to 55+ active adults by offering well-appointed residences and best in class amenities. The centrally located community will feature 173 apartment units and a 218-space structured parking deck, as well as 14 detached duplex cottages with private garages. Residents will also have access to an amenity package which includes resident lounge and café, fitness center, creative arts room, business center, game room, theater, swimming pool, outdoor dining, fire pit and more.

Designed by Houston-based Meeks + Partners, the 4-story building will consist of a precast garage structure and wood-frame residential portions.

“We are excited to be working with Greystar on their Everleigh project in Vernon Hills. The active adult community will cater to a growing sector of the Chicagoland population while adding to the architectural beauty of the community,” said Focus Senior Vice President of Construction, Josh Stark. “I am proud of the work our team has done in cooperation with the architect and industry trade partners, to make Greystar’s vision into reality.”

The Focus construction team was selected due in part to their multifamily experience, especially in Vernon Hills, and their ability to work with the design team through the preconstruction process to ensure the efficiency of the design.

“Focus’ thorough approach to preconstruction helped our team to move this project forward during an unprecedented time,” said Yale Dieckmann, Greystar’s Managing Director of Development.. “We are pleased with their results thus far and really look forward to working with Focus to bring the Everleigh project to market.”

The Focus preconstruction was led by Director of Preconstruction David Hanner and the construction team is led by Senior Project Manager Mike de Lannoy & Project Manager Jill Fiandaca. They are supported by Superintendent Jeff Biagini, Superintendent Toper Troelstrup, Assistant Project Manager Alberto Gomez Jr. and Project Engineer David Merz. Focus anticipates the project will break ground in May 2021 and will be competed in the early fall of 2022.

Greystar is the global leader in rental housing, with offices throughout the United States and in 13 countries. The multinational firm specializes in conventional, active adult and student rental residences. Everleigh Vernon Hills will be the third new development that Greystar has brought to market in Chicagoland.

To learn more about Everleigh Vernon Hills or to request information about our construction management services, please reach out today.

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