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Jim Chapman Construction Group completes its second college town BTR community

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Jim Chapman Construction Group completes its second college town BTR community

The 200-unit Cottages at Lexington, in Athens, Ga., is fully leased.


By  Jim Chapman Construction Group | March 19, 2024
The 41-acre Cottages at Lexington offers 200 BTR units in Athens, hometown of the University of Georgia
The 41-acre Cottages at Lexington offers 200 BTR units in Athens, hometown of the University of Georgia. Photo: Courtesy Jim Chapman Construction Group

Jim Chapman Construction Group, an Atlanta-based build-to-rent general contractor, has completed The Cottages at Lexington, the company's second BTR project, in Athens, Ga. This project underscores JCCG’s capability to blend quality construction with the unique dynamics of a college town.

Located at 4505 Lexington Road, The Cottages at Lexington spans 41 acres and comprises 200 units of “RanchCottagesForRent” attached townhomes. This project follows the successful lease-up of JCCG’s first Athens project, The Cottages at Ridge Pointe, highlighting the demand for quality rental options in a major Southeastern Conference college town.

The Cottages at Lexington offers five distinct home floor plans – Frisco, Fresno, Richmond, Reno, and Tucson – with square footage ranging from 1,020 to 1,466. Each unit features modern LVT flooring on the main level, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, an included washer/dryer, and options for a one- or two-car garage.

The community took 25 months to build from horizontal construction to full lease out. The gated, fully fenced community has on-site management and leasing offices, 24-hour emergency maintenance, and a clubhouse, swimming pool, and fitness center.

'MIX OF LIFESTYLE AND COMFORT' FOR COLLEGE-TOWN RENTERS

"The successful development of The Cottages at Lexington reflects our adeptness in delivering top-notch residential communities in unique markets like college towns,” said Jim Chapman, President of JCCG. “We’re providing a mix of lifestyle and comfort that appeals to the broad demographic of renters that college towns attract.”

The success in Athens, followed by the recent closure of a new BTR deal in Tallahassee, Fla., reinforces JCCG’s reputation in developing appealing, well-located rental communities that resonate with the dynamics of massive college towns.

"Working with Jim Chapman Construction Group on the lease-up of The Cottages at Ridge Point and The Cottages at Lexington was a remarkable experience," said Carolyn Sidhilall, Community Director with Rangewater. "The quality of the JCCG homes is a perfect fit for the unique needs of college towns like Athens. Their attention to detail and commitment to quality resonate well with our diverse tenant base, from students to local professionals.”

About Jim Chapman Construction Group

Established in 1998, Jim Chapman Construction Group is a Georgia-based lot development and homebuilding general contractor specializing in multifamily build-to-rent solutions. JCCG's proven expertise as a licensed general contractor in six states – Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina – makes it an ideal partner for investors and funds seeking comprehensive construction solutions. Services include preconstruction assistance, design-build, construction management, and full-service general contracting. For more information, call 770-434-3602 (option 2). 

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