Focus acted as general contractor for Lennar Multifamily LLC on the Tapestry Naperville project. Lennar had previously bid the project to several larger general contractors in the Chicago area but needed to reduce the cost by approximately 10 percent to meet its pro forma requirements. Lennar came to Focus because of our strong multifamily experience and could execute the project on a non-union or combination union/non-union basis to pass the savings onto Lennar.
Now completed, Tapestry Naperville is a garden-style apartment complex consisting of 198 homes in a mixture of one-, two- and three-bedroom units in the southwest of this popular Chicago suburb. The 25-acre site is located just west of Route 59 and is adjacent to the Naperville Crossings retail and entertainment complex with the northern and western edges of the property bordering on the White Eagle championship golf course. The development consists of 13 three-story garden-style apartment buildings and a one-story clubhouse with a swimming pool, fitness center, cybercafé, locker rooms and leasing office.
While Lennar Multifamily originally approached other contractors to bid this job, none of them could make the budget work. As a result, Lennar turned to us. Our approach to project management enabled us to lower costs to the point where the project would be possible to build.