Industry leaders Champion Homes and Quartz Properties have joined forces to create an innovative new build-for-rent community in Asheville, N.C. The community, Belle Meadow, will have 74 homesites outside of Asheville in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Champion Homes has more than 70 years of experience in manufactured and modular housing and has 42 manufacturing facilities across the United States and western Canada. Quartz Properties is a rapidly growing modular builder and was named the 2022 Off-site Construction Builder of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders.
The partnership aims to demonstrate the full benefits of off-site construction for high-quality affordable housing, particularly in build-for-rent applications. The detached single-family homes and duplexes will each have four bedrooms, two or three baths, and an average size of 1,600 square feet.
“We are thrilled that Champion chose Quartz to launch their build-for-rent development platform,” Quartz Properties CEO Joanna Schwartz said. “We have had an excellent experience working with Champion to support our other North Carolina developments, and we are looking forward to deepening our partnership and making Belle Meadow a reality.”
Champion Modular’s Excel brand of homes will be featured on the Belle Meadow homesites. Since 1984, Excel Homes has provided more than 29,000 homes.
Belle Meadow’s single-family and semi-detached rental homes will be built off-site in a controlled environment using Champion Modular’s A Smarter Way to Build® process. The process reduces waste and cost while delivering precise quality and move-in-ready homes within a fraction of the time that it takes to build on site.
“Our build-for-rent and Manufacture-to-Rent™ homes and services provide developers with a turnkey solution at a price point, quality, and speed for today’s market,” Skyline Champion President and CEO Mark Yost said. “We are excited to collaborate with Joanna and the Quartz team on this critical community development. It reflects our commitment to our long-term relationship and working together to accelerate and deliver innovative housing across North America.”
Groundbreaking for Belle Meadow is anticipated in the second quarter of 2023, and the development will be Quartz’s third in the Greater Asheville region.
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