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CBG Building Company Breaks Ground on New Student Housing at UVA

Uncommon Apartments to Offer Amenity-Rich Lifestyle and Further West Main Street Revitalization
May 18, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—CBG Building Company (CBG) broke ground today on Uncommon Apartments, a 162-unit student housing community with retail located near the University of Virginia (UVA) in Charlottesville. CBG's second project for CA Student Living, Uncommon will provide an amenity-rich lifestyle to UVA's growing student population while furthering West Main Street's revitalization, which serves to better connect campus with the city's historic Downtown Mall.

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Uncommon will feature a host of student-targeted amenities within the six-story building located at 1000 West Main Street. Community amenities will include a health and fitness center with yoga studio, indoor bike storage, a self-service coffee bar, a golf simulator, an outdoor pool with sundeck, an outdoor grilling area, group and private study rooms, a social lounge with game room, and a business center with printing. The community will also feature 7,100 square feet of ground floor retail and an underground parking garage for residential and commercial use.

"Following a successful collaboration with CBG Building Company on Landmark College Park at the University of Maryland, which delivered under budget and ahead of schedule, CA Student Living is excited for a repeat partnership to deliver high quality student housing via Uncommon at the University of Virginia," said J.J. Smith, chief operating officer of CA Student Living.

Uncommon's studio, one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments will feature a variety of technology-centric amenities including USB power outlets, Bluetooth-enabled shower heads, Sonos wall-mounted living room speakers, Smart HD televisions, and complimentary Wi-Fi and cable. Residents can also approve guests and receive packages through a dedicated app while maintaining peace-of-mind through secured building access, video surveillance, and a 24/7 on-site emergency service.

"We are excited to provide a new level in student housing to the University of Virginia community," said Keith Anderson, president of CBG. "We look forward to delivering an enticing option for students that will better connect UVA with Charlottesville's historic downtown."

Uncommon's midtown location will play an important role in West Main Street's revitalization, a city-led effort that focuses on achieving greater connectivity with its downtown pedestrian mall, enhanced beautification, increased pedestrian and bike infrastructure, and improved parking alternatives.

Scheduled for completion in fall 2016, Uncommon is within walking distance of east campus; The Corner, a popular UVA gathering place; UVA Hospital; the Charlottesville Amtrak; and multiple dining and entertainment options along Main Street and beyond.

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About CBG Building Company

Through a relentless pursuit of innovation, a steadfast commitment to quality, and active collaboration with clients, CBG has been delivering award-winning communities from coast to coast for more than 25 years. CBG's professional construction team builds more than 4,000 homes each year, providing high-quality, responsive service backed by a significant bonding capacity and national resources. CBG's experience spans a diverse portfolio of geographic areas and product types, including luxury, mixed-use, and affordable housing apartments, as well as campus housing, military family communities, and senior living facilities. Together, we draw on the knowledge gained through building more than 80,000 housing units since 1992. For more information, visit www.cbgbuildingcompany.com.

About CA Student Living

CA Student Living, a division of CA Ventures, is one of the nation's fastest growing, premier developers, owners, and managers of student housing with the successful development and acquisition of over 25,000 beds in 44 university markets. The firm has maintained a dedicated focus on acquiring, developing and redeveloping high-quality student housing properties with a well-calculated strategy of investing in targeted university communities. For more information, visit www.ca-ventures.com.