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Uncommon Communities Meet Expedited Delivery Schedules

Student Housing at UVA and USF Complete for Start of Fall Semester
August 11, 2016

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. and TAMPA, Fla.—CBG Building Company, in partnership with CA Ventures, delivered two student housing communities in compressed timelines for the start of the 2016 fall school semester. CBG completed Uncommon Charlottesville at the University of Virginia and Uncommon Tampa at the University of South Florida in 15 and 13 months respectfully, beating similarly sized projects' traditional timelines by several months.

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"CA Student Living is excited to be in both the Charlottesville, VA and Tampa, FL markets," said Ryan Doody, vice president of construction management for CA Student Living. "Both sites offered unique opportunities to provide best-in-class student housing at premier, close to campus locations. CBG consistently and effectively managed the construction to ensure that Uncommon Charlottesville and Tampa met our goals and delivered on time."

The Uncommon Charlottesville team faced several challenges on top of the project's already expedited schedule. These included: a tight site near the historic University of Virginia campus; city delays in approving the site plan and exterior brick aesthetic; and one of the region's harshest winters.

To navigate these challenges for the 162-unit, mixed-use project, CBG created a segmented schedule allowing for one third of the building to begin interior finishes while the exterior completed.

Uncommon Tampa's team also faced a variety of challenges amidst an expedited schedule. These included: restricted access to the site due to its proximity to a busy road; delays in vertical permitting; and a tight site complicating the removal of construction debris.

CBG mitigated these challenges for the 161-unit community by procuring materials like posts, panels, and trusses in advance and incentivizing crew members to complete tasks ahead of schedule.

"We are so proud of the work completed at Uncommon Charlottesville and Tampa," said Keith Anderson, president at CBG. "When a schedule is constrained and we are working in a tight location, the entire team is really put to the test. We are thankful for our relationship with CA Ventures and our team of subcontractors that allowed these projects to be successful. Without everyone working together, this simply would not have happened."

In addition to Uncommon Charlottesville and Uncommon Tampa, CBG's recent student housing portfolio includes: Terrapin Row, a 418-unit mixed-use community at the University of Maryland; Varsity on K, a 197-unit renovation project at George Washington University scheduled for completion in March 2017; Sherman Avenue Apartments, a 319-unit mixed-use community in Washington, DC scheduled for completion in March 2018; and Central District, a 372-unit community with dining facility at the University of Kansas scheduled for completion in June 2018.

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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.