A Detailed Plan, A Critical Collaboration
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Best Use, Best Value
When you work with East West Communities, you work with one of the largest and most experienced developers of residential communities in the South East. We buy land outright, or establish a partnership with the landowner, and then begin a meticulous development process to bring to life the vision for the property. Maximizing land value is central to the equation. We never rush the process. From securing necessary approvals to defining environmental protocols to selecting preferred builders, we carefully manage every last detail. Best of all, if they so wish, our landowners are invited to the table every step of the way.
What best suits a particular property? What land practices can we institute to circumvent the land constraints? What natural resources must, and need to be protected? Where are the market opportunities? How can we best position a new community for success? East West Communities thoughtfully and strategically approaches each new community, combining answers to these types of questions.
Zoning, Planning, Engineering
For more than four decades, East West Communities has been securing entitlements for large community developments across the country. In the process, we intentionally involve all key stakeholders who may be affected by the development, including local government and environmental groups. The aim is to anticipate and alleviate potential concerns, and develop suitable, sustainable solutions. We take to heart our responsibility to protect, restore, and regenerate the natural systems at work on the land we develop. Conscientious, conservative planning ensures East West Communities preserves the vitality of the environment, throughout development and long after.
Community Genesis and Character
East West Communities reputation rests firmly on the quality of the communities it develops, relationships it creates, and referrals it receives from town officials, agents, brokers, and land sellers alike. We believe in leaving an enduring legacy for each community which pays homage to the history and culture of the area, weaving each East West Communities development into the very fabric of the region. In this way, every community is as different as it is alike. Choices of amenities, covenants, and design styles are all reflective of this diversity.
East West Communities is privately held and enjoys an established reputation as a credible, consistent developer and partner. Our strong financial position allows us to commit to development lifecycles over the long term. Our investors include Equitable Life Assurance Society; Bank of America: Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette; Credit Suisse First Boston; Champion International, International Paper; Wachovia Corporation; Westinghouse; First Union National Bank; Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.; Dominion Resources; Chesapeake Corporation; Maatschap Stonehedge, Grayco, Inc.; W.M. Jordan Company, Inc.; Builder Resource & Development; Prager, Sealy & Co., LLC.; Liberty Property Trust; Ohio Savings Bank; TowneBank; BB&T; Bank of Virginia; SouthTrust Bank; BankFIRST; Armstrong Ventures; and Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority.
Extraordinary Communities Are Our Passion
East West Communities enjoys working with with some of the country’s largest, most experienced builders. Yet we also work with select regional builders. The bottom line: We partner with builders who share our commitment to sustainable development as well as our passion for attractive, high-performance homes.
One of our greatest strengths is our ability to bring together a diverse group of builders. In doing so, East West Communities offers a wide range of home types to suit every homebuyer’s individual needs and sense of style. We cultivate a strong professional relationship with each of our builders, and work together to realize the ultimate vision for the community.
Our vision goes beyond exceptional hardscape and amenities. We create communities with a special sense of place. Sometimes it’s in the mix of architectural styles. Sometimes it’s in the collection of nature trails and parks. Regardless, when we connect neighborhoods and families, something extraordinary results.
A Mutually Rewarding Relationship
East West Communities is committed to helping local real estate agents match clients with their ideal homes and communities. And with so much to choose-homesite locations, floor plans, amenities-it’s highly likely homebuyers will find what they’re looking for in an East West Communities property.
In the spirit of collaboration, we strive to make homebuilding and homebuying easy for agents. We help the agent, and the buyer, find the right fit from within our team of builders, then we guide them through home selection, financing, and all the details of the construction process.
A Collaboration Of Convenience
Commercial and retail spaces are key components of East West Communities’ development vision. Our project teams collaborate with commercial buyers and developers to create an environment in which retailers and businesses thrive. For our residents, the benefit is convenience, they highly value the opportunity to work, shop, and play in their own neighborhoods.
Depending on each community’s characteristics, commercial land parcels can be planned to accommodate uses such as convenience retail, daycare and preschools, supermarket-anchored neighborhood centers, community centers, and professional and medical offices.
For more information about our currently available commercial property contact us to find out about available locations.
Planning. Performance. Profitability.
To establish a successful community, partner selection is paramount. We seek to partner with large institutional investors who understand development is a long-term process requiring patience, due diligence, and scrupulous planning in order to optimize financial performance.
All East West Communities projects are privately owned. Each community is set up as a separate entity, in conjunction with outside investors or solely with principles of East West Communities.
Our equity structure presents returns, offers control of the lot development process, and limits investor liability. East West Communities’ compensation is determined by the profitable completion of each project or program, and is dependent on the overall return.
Over the years, East West has formed financial relationships with more than 30 partners and banks. Below is a list of past and current business relationships that have played, and continue to play, a crucial part in our success.
- Armstrong Ventures
- Bakkenisst Emmens
- Bank of America
- Bank of Virginia
- Central Virginia Bank
- Champion International
- Chase Bank of Texas
- Chesapeake Corporation
- City National Bank of Florida
- Credit Suisse First Boston
- Dominion Resources
- Donaldson, Lufkin, & Jenrette
- Equitable Life Assurance Society
- First Union
- Grayco, Inc.
- International Paper
- Investors Savings and Loan
- Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.
- Liberty Property Trust
- Maatschap Stonehedge
- Builder Resource & Development
- Meridian Construction Capital, LLC
- Ohio Savings Bank
- Prager, Sealy & Co., LLC
- Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority
- Signet Banking Corporation
- SouthTrust Bank
- Wachovia Bank
- W.M. Jordan & Co.