By Brian R. Ball, Staff Reporter
Homestead U and California-based Columbus Pacific Properties have the 232-bed River Gate student housing project on Ohio University’s South Green under construction next to three other properties they have owned and managed for the past three years. The two, three, and four bedroom apartments will join River’s Edge, River Park and River Annex in Homestead U and CPP’s Athens portfolio, marketing director Kathryn Benadum told me.
The River Gate project, slated for an August 2016 opening, will offer higher-end finishes and amenities than the existing buildings, according to a news release.
Homestead U and Homestead Development Partners have begun construction of both River Gate Apartments in Athens, Ohio, and HELiX Starkville in Starkville, Mississippi. Both are slated to begin pre-leasing in September for Fall 2016 move-ins. River Gate Leasing and Marketing Manager, Jazzma Grim, and HELiX Leasing and Marketing Manager, Janelle Gagle, have hit the ground running in preparation for lease up.
Homestead U welcomes Kristina Schoo as our new Leasing and Marketing Manager at River Park! Originally from Louisville, KY, School attended Morehead Univeristy where she received her Bachelor’s in Psychology, Master’s in Clinical Psychology and Master’s in School Counseling. She also played collegiate volleyball at Morehead and has been playing volleyball since she was 14. In high school, her team won the High School National Championship. She also traveled to Russia to compete in volleyball. In her spare time she enjoys time at the beach, going to the lake, watching sit-coms and spending time with her shih-poo, Jasie.
John Sebring will take over as Maintenance Supervisor at River Annex in Athens, Ohio. Sebring is an Athens native and has years of experience in maintaining apartment communities. He is a former employee of Klingbeil Capital Management, so he is very familiar with River Park, River’s Edge and River Annex.
In his spare time John enjoys woodworking and going to the US Virgin Islands. He says his evenings are always an adventure with his wife, 2 dogs, cat, Amazon Parrot and 3 cockateils.