(SAN ANTONIO, TX) – Koontz Corporation announced today it will be building its fourteenth multi-family property. The newest addition to Koontz Corporation’s portfolio will be located in New Braunfels, Texas. Lakeview Villas Apartment Homes will be a 313-unit Class “A” community located at the intersection of Sundance Parkway and FM 306 – near The Villas at Sundance, a community built by Koontz Corporation in 2012. The property will be situated on a pristine 14.59–acre tract within the Sundance Park development near the Gruene Historic District, one of the state’s most popular tourist destinations.

The nine, 3-story buildings will have a garden design with stone and stucco exterior. Residents can enjoy a luxurious resident entertainment room, which will be at the center of the property, surrounded by a resort-style pool and lush landscaping. Community amenities include a dual-sided grand outdoor fireplace, outdoor kitchen with gas grills, lakeside walking and jogging trails, covered and private garage parking, and limited-access gate entry.

Individual unit amenities include beautiful lake views, granite slab countertops, stainless-steel appliances, island kitchen, washer and dryer, nine-foot ceilings, and private patios.

One- and two-bedroom units will be available ranging from 653 square feet to 1,239 square feet. Rents will range from $960 to $1,495 per month. Groundbreaking is scheduled for July with a completion date of March 2018.

Wallace Garcia Wilson, located in Houston, is the architect on the project.

Koontz Corporation, headquartered in San Antonio, is a multi-faceted commercial real estate company with active disciplines in development and construction. This unique combination of services provides our clients a single, seamless point of contact for all their real estate needs. Koontz Corporation has been involved in the development and/or acquisition of over 7,000,000 square feet of commercial property. Koontz Corporation is active in the Texas market, specifically, San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Midland and Odessa.

Koontz Corporation wanted to strengthen its focus on multifamily business. Joeris General Contractors was looking to extend into more commercial construction markets.  The ensuing deal between the two local companies could not have been more seamless.

The agreement, which was finalized this month, resulted in Joeris’ acquisition of Koontz Construction’s commercial division, a team that has a long resume of projects in the corporate office, automotive, senior living, condominium and medical construction industries.

“This will help strengthen our footprint in the private market,” Joeris CEO Gary Joeris said of the acquisition. “It will bring in more business, open new relationships … We get to bring on some great people with resumes outside of our normal business.”

While the construction arm of Koontz Corporation had been the most profitable source of revenue for the local company, the deal has opened the door for Koontz to build up its name, so to speak, in the Texas multifamily market.

Koontz Construction will wrap up work on the five commercial and five multifamily developments it has in its pipeline before transitioning its commercial business over to Joeris — all of which are expected to finish by this fall — but it is already moving full-speed ahead with its new direction.

The company announced last week that it will start work on a 313-unit upscale community located at the intersection of Sundance Parkway and FM 306 just a hop away from The Villas at Sundance property Koontz developed about four years ago.

The finalized agreement between the two local companies will keep the multifamily division of Koontz Construction under the Koontz corporate umbrella, but as Koontz Chief Financial Officer Troves Gilbert said, the deal will allow the company to refocus back on its roots as a development company.

Koontz President and CEO Bart Koontz echoed Gilbert’s sentiments by adding that the company will be narrowing in “on the areas of business we’ve traditionally done well in. We have been lucky to have been able to play in all of San Antonio’s food groups, but this is a market-driven decision.”

And that decision is one Joeris is planning to benefit from.

“This will give us more diversification in more markets,” the Joeris CEO said. “We were already looking for more people to hire, so this was good for us. It couldn’t have been easier.”

Source – http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/print-edition/2016/05/20/koontz-joeris-growing-in-new-directions.html— Katie Burke – San Antonio Business Journal, May 20, 2016