Development & Construction

ECI Group is a tenured, vertically integrated multifamily specialist focused on America’s high growth sunbelt markets. As different than most firms, we have been providing investors reliable returns by developing, constructing and managing apartment assets across the southeast for 50 years. Our vertical integration better aligns the key elements of project execution towards a common goal while also ensuring we make the best decisions at each step of the design, entitlement and construction process. 

Our in-house management and construction staff are also able to provide submarket specific insight, data, and feedback that informs our decision making for new projects. This combination of deep experience, cross functional in-house expertise, and direct exposure across our target high growth geography allows ECI to best identify, evaluate and execute on opportunities.

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We own, acquire, develop, construct and manage multifamily projects across the Southeast Region

Over 50 Years of Experience
For more than half a century, ECI Group has been “building communities and enriching lives” by developing, constructing, and managing multifamily housing throughout the high growth sunbelt. Currently, ECI owns and operates a portfolio of approximately 7,500 units that range from garden, mid-rise and high-rise communities. We maintain a robust pipeline of new development projects with the goal of starting construction on 2-5 new communities each year across our target geography.
Local Insight
With decades of experience throughout the southeast, we have access to local experts. This allows us to take unconventional steps to improve results, such as adding local leasing staff to new development project design and market review process. Our team's research costs, vet alternative product details and trends directly from subcontractors, while using our in-house construction data and property management experience to ensure we deliver an exceptional product.
Fully Integrated Platform
We have a differentiated approach to development investment that relies on the full integration and coordination of our Investment, Development Construction, Asset Management, and Property Management Teams from conception to stabilization. By obscuring divisional lines and employing cross functional teams throughout the development process, we make smarter decisions, reduce risk, and ensure the entire team is aligned towards the common goal of making each project successful.
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Expertise Across All Product Types

Value Maximizing Mentality

Cross Functional Approach

Proactive Construction & Asset Management

Multifamily Development

Our development team is composed of seasoned experts and younger innovators capable of identifying, evaluating, capitalizing, and executing garden, midrise and high-rise assets throughout the southeast. We utilize analytical analysis to guide our decisions, employ highly collaborative cross functional teams to solve complex problems, and treat capital providers as partners.

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Our Approach

Here at ECI Group, we are able to effectively oversee every component of the multifamily development project lifecycle, from site selection to recapitalization. At each step and along the way, we assign skilled individuals to oversee best in class teams in order to deliver exceptional results.

  • Project Sourcing
  • Site & Master Planning
  • Financial Underwriting
  • Real Estate Diligence
  • Neighbor Collaboration
  • Entitlements
  • Self-Perform or Construction Management
  • Constructability Analysis
  • Subcontractor Negotiations
  • Debt & Equity Raises
  • Construction Administration
  • Financial Management & Reporting
  • Startup Marketing
  • Lease-Up Management
  • Disposition / Recap Analysis