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be successful. The mutual respect between the subcontractors
and my team is the secret to our success."
One of the company's latest projects is Camden Washingtonian,
a five-story, 365-unit apartment building that wraps around a
580-space precast parking garage.
The Washingtonian will feature several amenities including
six themed courtyards, an outdoor kitchen, heated swimming
pool and a dog park. It will also have a "Paw Spa" or pet wash,
fully equipped with bathtubs and dryers.
Camden started construction last August, and will deliver
initial units in early April 2018 and anticipates completion of the
project that fall in November. "Our endeavor is to provide quality
construction and enhanced amenities on all of our projects to
provide residents with living excellence," Canter says.
The company believes in "pushing the envelope" on green
initiatives, which is why it uses cutting-edge technology to build
cleaner, healthier and more energy efficient buildings. "We build
for quality and use advanced technology," Canter says. "For this
project we're using sound deadening floor topping over sound
isolation mats with a new muffling technology to help enhance
the quietness of the floors. Additionally, we've increased that by
implementing full depth insulation in our 18-inch floor cavities
to enhance the sound attenuation between floors."
Camden is also using Genie Clips, which isolate sounds in walls
and ceilings. The technology is only a few years old and Camden
is one of the few companies using it, Canter notes. "Not all of our
competitors use it because of its price," he says. "Camden's focus
is to provide the best environment and building for our residents
that we can, and we spend the money to do it if it adds value.
"Since we're aiming for LEED, we decided the Washingtonian
would benefit as an all-gas project," he adds. "So we have gas
hot water heaters and gas furnaces, as well as gas ranges. These
will add to the level of energy efficiency and comfort we want
residents to have."
The Washingtonian's location is what makes the project
unique. "It's wonderful," Canter says. "It's located near Rio
Mall, also known as Washingtonian Center, and it's in walking distance to many popular stores and restaurants. It's also
near Lifetime Athletics, which is a trendy, new state-of-the-art
When the project is finished, Camden expects to deliver a
state-of-the-art building and a great community. "We want
residents to feel like it's the best apartment they ever lived in,"
Canter says. "We want to emphasize quality, comfort and amazing service to ensure every resident loves the Washingtonian.
"We ensure that by having the most talented developers,
management teams and facilities people in the country," he
concludes. "My job is to build a product that hopefully sells
itself and requires little maintenance. After that, it is the
fantastic Camden culture instilled by every Camden employee
that keeps our residents staying here."
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