Land Procurement & Entitlement
There is no substitute for experienced and skillful land acquisition strategies. Of all the business disciplines, regardless of how well executed, success can only be achieved with the appropriate vision for the highest and best use of each individual site. SummerHill views disciplined land acquisition as the backbone of any successful development project and dedicates the resources, consultants, and staff needed to ensure that its site selection process is thorough. Thoughtful, inventive land acquisition and the appropriate entitlements, including rezoning of underutilized or obsolete properties, have always been at the core of SummerHill’s business philosophy and practices. Rigorous due diligence and the thoughtful integration of the correct product ensure entitlement, market, and financial success.
Design And Development Management
SummerHill Housing Group has built an indisputable reputation for seeking out and developing premier communities that by traditional standards are entitlement and development challenges. Sites like these are seriously considered given the valuable opportunities they provide. By maintaining a unique development focus complemented by one of the industry’s most intense and rigorous internal control programs, SummerHill consistently achieves uncommon results.
Through this process, SummerHill has demonstrated its strength and focus for achieving Communities of Distinction throughout the entitlement process by preserving and improving upon the existing neighborhood integrity, and creating positive neighborhood development partners.
Creative Site Selection
Armed with a disciplined and finely tuned approach to land acquisition or in support of development objectives, the company concentrates its efforts in areas where demand is supported by a well-planned existing infrastructure, or adjacent to existing housing stock with a strong resale history.
Develop Planning Partnership
SummerHill has earned a reputation for successfully working with city planning and zoning departments to achieve mutually beneficial results in rezoning vacant or underutilized office, retail, school and former industrial sites to accommodate appropriate residential development alternatives.
Cultivate Community Support
Neighborhood level consensus building is another element of SummerHill’s disciplined development strategy. Working closely and proactively with city officials and neighborhood groups alike, SummerHill forges positive community support for its developments by demonstrating a genuine understanding of and responsiveness to local concerns. SummerHill carefully balances floorplan space planning issues and energy efficiency of design with the architectural aesthetics of the surrounding neighborhood while maintaining market appeal for today’s sophisticated buyers.
SummerHill Construction Company is the general contractor for most of SummerHill’s communities. SummerHill Construction Company’s experienced construction and purchasing teams focus on cost controls and efficiency by obtaining bids from leading subcontractors, choosing the best for each specific development, scheduling and managing trades through completion, and evaluating their performance. The construction managers also meet with homebuyers throughout the construction and warranty periods to monitor progress and obtain important information on product reliability.
SummerHill Asset Management teams focus on early participation in development and design to stay on top of market trends/competition- forward thinking. Our team understands each market we are building to maximize value through thoughtful design and operating efficiency. The team is responsible for maximizing operating efficiency to create maximum value.
Sales & Marketing
SummerHill’s sales and marketing team stays at the forefront of ever-changing trends through intense research and by maintaining a keen awareness of buyers’ needs while monitoring local market conditions to forecast appropriate products and services. The team is responsible for meeting the revenue goals for each community while ensuring consumer awareness of the SummerHill brand, its position and recognition within the building industry, and its mission to always build Communities of Distinction.
Warranty & Quality Assurance
The firm’s Warranty & Quality Assurance Program provides follow-up communication with homeowners throughout the warranty period, ensuring product fulfillment, which maintains SummerHill’s reputation as a quality builder with unparalleled customer service support. SummerHill evaluates all communities at set intervals through the use of a leading consulting firm that specializes in homebuyer surveys nationally. The program also provides SummerHill with important customer feedback on sales and construction processes, typical use patterns, and product satisfaction over time, which is an invaluable resource in planning future developments.
Building Communities of Distinction since 1976
Newly formed SummerHill Housing Group is the umbrella organization for SummerHill Homes an award-winning residential builder and SummerHill Apartment Communities an apartment, mixed-use infill rental housing developer (Formerly Urban Housing Group.) This powerful alliance forged to serve the home-sales and multifamily rental markets to strengthen the capabilities of two highly successful enterprises.
SummerHill Housing Group provides the expertise, financial capabilities, excellence in relationships and staffing power in the for-sale and for-rent markets. This partnership draws upon decades of experience and expertise in all phases of developing properties from beginning to completion. SummerHill has proven expertise in working closely with cities and neighborhood constituents to successfully integrate new home communities into the texture of the surrounding neighborhood by developing the most compatible housing type, architectural style, and urban plan for each site. We bring strategic real estate investment opportunities to life in the residential and apartment sector. Combining institutional experience with entrepreneurial vision, our management provides investors with the local presence, focus and depth of experience to succeed in competitive markets.
SummerHill has built an undisputed reputation for seeking out and developing premier communities that by traditional standards are entitlement and development challenges. Sites like these are seriously considered given the valuable opportunities they provide. By maintaining a unique development focus complemented by one of the industry’s most intense and rigorous internal control programs, SummerHill consistently achieves uncommon results. Through this process, SummerHill has demonstrated its strength and focus for achieving Communities of Distinction throughout the entitlement process by preserving and improving upon the existing neighborhood integrity and creating positive neighborhood development partners.
Combining over 35 years of experience, SummerHill Housing Group has established a tradition of developing distinctive residential communities in high quality infill sites, from large estate homes and urban condominiums with SummerHill Homes, to multi-family apartment homes with SummerHill Apartment Communities. SummerHill builds a variety of home styles featuring high quality architecture, remarkable rich character and exceptional attention to detail. SummerHill communities have repeatedly earned high marks, not only from satisfied homeowners but from the building industry as well. Such recognition includes Best in American Living Awards from the National Association of Home Builders, numerous Gold Nugget Awards at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference, and a variety of featured articles in national magazines such as Builder, Professional Builder, and Sunset Magazine.
Our combined reputation for high-quality projects, our track records of success, and our history of financial and land acquisition success make this a solid partnership.