As Construction Partner, Chris Hughes oversees all of ArchCo Residential’s construction projects. With more than 30 years of experience in the multifamily industry, he also provides construction administration and owner’s representation for two multifamily developments in Southern California comprising 954 luxury apartments at a total investment value that exceeds $200 million. Mr. Hughes also provides construction and development related services to an equity investment partner for projects in Georgia and Texas.
From September 2000 until February 2013, when Archstone was acquired by Equity Residential and AvalonBay Communities, Mr. Hughes served as Archstone’s Senior Vice President of Construction for the East Region, overseeing design and construction for all development and redevelopment of multifamily projects in the eastern half of the United States. During his 13-year tenure with Archstone, Mr. Hughes completed the construction of 34 projects comprising nearly 11,000 luxury apartments with a total investment value exceeding $2.37 billion. At the time of Archstone’s acquisition, Mr. Hughes’ pipeline included 29 projects, totaling 8,409 units with a total investment value of $3.1 billion. Product type included wood-frame garden and mid-density, concrete mid-density, and concrete high rise.
Before joining Archstone, Mr. Hughes spent 13 years at Summit Properties, where he began as a Development Manager and concluded his career with the company as Regional Vice President of Construction. In this role, he was responsible for all phases of development and construction of luxury apartment projects in Florida and Georgia for Summit Apartment Builders, the in-house construction company which Mr. Hughes was instrumental in creating. While at Summit, Mr. Hughes successfully developed 14 projects comprising more than 3,400 units in Southeast and Central Florida and Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. Hughes began his career in development and construction in 1983 as a superintendent for Metro Development, a southeastern builder/developer of luxury apartments.
Mr. Hughes earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Building Science from Auburn University.