Mill Creek Residential, a leading developer and operator specializing in premier rental communities across the U.S., today announced the additions of several retailers at Modera Prominence, a luxury mixed-use apartment community located in Atlanta’s vibrant Buckhead neighborhood about a mile west of Lenox Square. 

 

Zakia, CT Reforma and Mendocino Farms are among the confirmed restaurants, along with popular ice cream shop The Yard Milkshake Bar. One additional retailer—a top-of-market local Thai restaurant—has also been confirmed, although an official announcement will come at a later time. 

 

Two retail spaces remain available at the five-story community, which features 318 contemporary apartment homes and an adjoining office building spanning 433,000 square feet. One is a 1,700-square-foot corner lot for a fast-casual restaurant, while the other is in the center of the open plaza. The 800-square-foot, all-glass space is referred to as the “jewel box” of the retail offerings. 

 

“The corner lot sits on one of the busiest corners of Buckhead and offers fantastic visibility with 40,000 vehicles passing per day,” said Amy Fingerhut, first vice president of CBRE and broker for Mill Creek. “It also offers a unique patio that is shielded from traffic. The center space will make an amazing location for an outlet that operates as a café by day and wine bar by night.”

 

Zakia is a concept restaurant by Chef Ian Winslade alongside operators Jonathan and Ryan Akly, who co-created and operate the popular Mission + Market restaurant, which sits about one mile northeast of Modera Prominence in North Buckhead. Zakia, which will open in Feb. 2022, will be designed by Tony Akly of Restaurants Consulting Group, Inc. and feature modern Lebanese cuisine specializing in shareable mezze and charcoal grilled meats and seafood.   

 

“We’re excited to join the retail landscape at Modera Prominence, which boasts one of the most desirable locations in the city,” Zakia co-owner Jonathan Akly said. “Fans of Mission + Market won’t have to travel far to visit our new concept, and we look forward to delivering a top-tier dining experience in a beautifully designed atmosphere.” 

 

CT Reforma is a contemporary Mexican cantina and restaurant that will serve as the fourth restaurant under the CTTACOS umbrella. That includes two locations, CT Taqueria and CT Al Pastor, in nearby Alpharetta. The Modera Prominence location, which will provide more of an upscale experience, is slated to open in February. 

 

“We’re eager to expand to Buckhead and further refine the CTTACOS experience with CT Reforma,” said Rafael Jaime, president of CT Taqueria. “This location will bring contemporary world flavors into a beautiful Mexican presentation, which we believe will be a tremendous fit for Modera Prominence and complement the unique offerings of Zakia.”

 

Mendocino Farms features chef-driven sandwiches, salads and more, offering unique twists on classics and globally-inspired flavor combinations. The Modera Prominence location, which is projected to open in fall 2022, will mark the first outside of the California and Texas markets for the fast casual establishment and will bring an estimated 50 to 60 jobs to the area. 

 

“As a restaurant rooted in crafting unexpected flavor combinations that wow, we’ve always been drawn to and inspired by Atlanta’s rich, diverse culinary and cultural legacy,” said Kevin Miles, chief executive officer for Mendocino Farms. “Expanding our presence beyond California and Texas marks an exciting point in our history, and we’re thrilled to call Atlanta – and specifically Modera Prominence in the heart of Buckhead — our new home. We look forward to adding our unique ‘eat happy’ experience to the community’s vibrant dining scene.” 

 

The Yard Milkshake Bar, which was founded in 2017, will be adding a second Atlanta location to complement its Downtown shop. The company gained fame on the TV show “Shark Tank” in 2019 and has since expanded to 10 states. The Modera Prominence location is projected to open sometime in the first quarter of 2022. 

 

“We received a fantastic welcome to Atlanta with our Downtown location, and we’re absolutely thrilled about expanding to Buckhead and Modera Prominence,” said franchisee Cheri Johnson. “The timing is perfect, as the area is one of the most sought-after locales in the city and is truly perfect for our store.”

 

Located at 3699 Lenox Road NE, Modera Prominence began leasing in 2020. The community offers a variety of deluxe amenities, including a sixth-floor sky lounge, a club-quality fitness center and ample co-working space. Homes are delivered with upgraded features, including modern kitchens with stainless steel appliances, 42-inch custom cabinetry and Caesarstone countertops. A second phase of the community, which will feature 398 Class A apartment homes, is under construction and projected to open in 2022. 

Mill Creek Residential, a leading developer and operator specializing in premier rental communities across the U.S., today announced the start of preleasing at Modera Flagler Village, a luxury high-rise apartment community located moments north of downtown Fort Lauderdale.

 

Located on the north end of the lively Flagler Village neighborhood, the 24-story community features 350 apartment homes, an elevated pool deck with panoramic views and several work-from-home spaces for the ever-increasing remote worker. First move-ins are scheduled for September.

 

“We are big believers in Flagler Village, which has become one of the most desirable places to live in all of Fort Lauderdale,” said Jeff Meran, executive managing director of the Southeast for Mill Creek Residential. “In addition to a downtown experience and easy access to Las Olas Boulevard and the beaches, residents can enjoy the many local shops, breweries and restaurants Flagler Village has to offer. We are excited to open our doors and welcome our initial residents with a top-of-market experience in another Modera community.”

 

Situated at 555 Northeast 8th Street immediately west of US1 and across from the 90-acre Holiday Park, Modera Flagler Village sits just north of Fort Lauderdale’s central business district, putting residents in prime position to access the city’s thriving job market, cultural scene and multitude of entertainment options. That includes the Flagler Village Technology and Arts District (FATVillage) and Music and Arts South of Sunrise (MASS District). The site’s superb Walk Score of 92 signifies a “Walker’s Paradise.”

 

Fort Lauderdale International Airport is within a short drive of the commuter-friendly community, which offers a variety of transit options. Interstate 95, the city’s key north-south thoroughfare, is easily accessible, and residents can access West Palm Beach and Miami via the nearby Fort Lauderdale Brightline station. Additionally, Port Everglades and its vast array of employment opportunities are also within a short commute. 

 

Modera Flagler Village will offer studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom homes with den and penthouse layouts available. The spacious rooftop deck offers a resort-inspired swimming pool, lounge seating, and a barbecue area with picnic tables. Additional community amenities include an expansive greenway with lush landscaping, indoor/outdoor clubroom with gaming areas, private conference room, dedicated dog walk and a ride-share drop-off area. The community’s club-quality fitness studio includes a TRX system, yoga room and spin studio. 

 

Apartment interiors include a choice of two designer kitchen finishes, Energy Star stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, tile backsplashes, hardwood-inspired flooring, upgraded fixtures and cabinet pulls, designer lighting, full-size washers and dryers, spacious bedrooms with built-in storage spaces, tile shower surrounds and linen closets. Select homes offer moveable kitchen islands, built-in work-from-home space, pass-through closets, double vanities with large mirrors and private patios or balconies. Additionally, penthouse layouts include 9.5-foot ceilings. Residents will also have access to digital package lockers, dedicated bike storage, additional storage, controlled-access garage parking and several smart-home features, including programmable Honeywell thermostats and keyless entry. 

 

Modera Flagler Village marks Mill Creek’s second development in Fort Lauderdale, joining Modera Port Royale, which sold in Nov. 2020, and Mill Creek’s sixth development in Broward County. 

Mill Creek Residential, a leading developer and operator specializing in premier rental communities across the U.S., today announced the groundbreaking of Modera Lacey, a garden-style community spanning 26 acres in suburban Olympia, approximately 60 miles south of Seattle. 

 

Situated on the backdrop of intricately manicured open space and several walking paths, the expansive community will feature 362 apartment homes across 14 residential buildings and eight carriage buildings. First homes are scheduled to be delivered in early 2023.  

 

“The Olympia market, and Lacey submarket in particular, are underrated and serve as an attractive destination for many renters,” said Steve Yoon, managing director of development in Seattle for Mill Creek Residential. “The Thurston County population continues to grow, and with its proximity to all major attractions within the south Puget Sound and the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Air Force base, this area is generally regarded among the most desirable places to live within Washington. We look forward to joining the community and offering a first-class living experience.” 

 

Lacey is located along Interstate 5, between Olympia and Tacoma, and on the western edge of the Cascade Mountains. The city was rated No. 75 by Money Magazine’s 2019 list of Best Places to Live, with high-performing schools, plentiful neighborhood retail, hiking and biking trails, densely-forested parklands and a 3,700-acre wildlife refuge nearby.

 

Modera Lacey will offer spacious studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes with an average size of 893 square feet. Community amenities will include a resident clubhouse, co-working spaces, outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, game room, theater room, coffee bar, onsite dog park, pet spa and an outdoor deck with picnic tables and barbecue area. The community will also offer an indoor basketball court and a state-of-the-art fitness center with cardio equipment, individual TVs and a yoga/Crossfit studio. Residents will also have access to digital package lockers, onsite carports, dedicated bike storage and additional storage options. 

 

Apartment interiors will feature wood plank-style flooring, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, custom cabinetry, upgraded fixtures, pendant lighting, large bedroom closets and private patios or balconies.

 

Modera Lacey marks Mill Creek’s first development in the Thurston County submarket, although the company has developed several communities in Puget Sound. Past and current developments include Modera Broadway, Modera Overlake, Modera Redmond and Modera South Lake Union

Mill Creek Residential, a leading developer and operator specializing in premier rental communities across the U.S., was ranked No. 1 in the 2021 edition of the ORA Power Rankings powered by J Turner Research. The rankings are based on the company’s portfolio-wide online reputation assessment (ORA) and serve as the industry standard to measure how a company is perceived online.

 

Mill Creek accrued an 82.56 ORA score, which was best in J Turner’s wide-ranging Division II tier, which includes operators that oversee 20,000 to 33,107 apartment homes. According to J Turner Research, the average score of companies in this group is 68.93. 

 

“This honor is a tribute to our wonderful onsite teams, who always aim to provide our residents with a quintessential Mill Creek experience and go beyond traditional service levels,” said William C. MacDonald, chief executive officer and president of Mill Creek Residential. “We are humbled by the recognition, which is even more meaningful after one of the most challenging years ever experienced by the industry and the world in general. We cannot overstate how proud we are of our teams, which often had to work with constricted staffing and resources due to social-distancing measures, and continued to provide support for our residents.” 

 

Mill Creek finished No. 2 in the rankings last year with an ORA score of 80.58 and increased its score by nearly two points this year to capture the top spot in Division II. The ORA score is an aggregate compilation of a property’s ratings across various review sites and ILSs. As part of the process, J Turner Research monitors the online ratings of more than 123,000 properties nationwide and assigns a single-score ranking of 0 to 100 to each property.

 

Mill Creek’s top performing community was Modera Framingham (Framingham, Mass.), which boasted an ORA score of 94. Modera Framingham, which features 270 apartment homes and is located in the Central Business District of Framingham, began leasing in 2020. The community was included in J Turner Research’s Elite 1% ORA Properties for 2020, released earlier this year.  

Mill Creek Residential, a leading developer and operator specializing in premier rental communities across the U.S., today announced the start of preleasing at Modera Founders Row and Verso Founders Row, two distinct apartment communities that are part of Founders Row, a mixed-use lifestyle center in the heart of Falls Church. 

 

Modera Founders Row, a luxury market-rate community, features 322 apartment homes and a vast array of contemporary amenities. Verso Founders Row is a 72-home age-restricted community dedicated to individuals 55 years and older and features an exclusive set of amenities, although Verso residents will have access to the amenity spaces at both communities. Situated at the intersection of West Broad and North West Streets about 10 miles west of Washington, D.C., Founders Row also includes 80,000 square feet of luxury retail space. 

 

Move-ins for Modera Founders Row are anticipated for fall, while first move-ins for Verso Founders Row are slated for winter. 

 

“The combination of well-appointed apartment homes, boutique onsite retail options and a charismatic location will make Modera Founders Row and Verso Founders Row part of a true destination community,” said Joe Muffler, managing director of development for Mill Creek Residential. “This will be a benchmark development for Mill Creek, and we look forward to welcoming our first residents and offering an unmatched living experience in the area. Founders Row will have a little bit of everything.”

 

Located at 110 Founders Avenue, the location is anchored in the heart of the City of Falls Church, a charming and bucolic inside-the-Beltway suburb of Washington, D.C. Situated on two square miles of land in northern Virginia, Falls Church features a thriving school system and an active arts and cultural presence, including the Falls Church Farmers Market. 

 

While Modera and Verso Founders Row residents will be able to enjoy a wide variety of activities onsite and within steps of the community, they will also benefit from direct access to the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) trail, a paved 45-mile rail trail that extends through northern Virginia and is located directly adjacent the site. The community also sits less than a mile from the Orange Line of the Washington Metro system, and is a short drive from Downtown Washington, D.C. and the vibrant Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor in Arlington, Va.  

 

Apartment homes at Modera Founders Row include studio, one- and two-bedroom homes with den/office and loft layouts available. Shared community amenities include a resort-inspired pool with sundeck, club-quality fitness center, expansive resident clubhouse with connected work-from-home business center, gourmet coffee bar, outdoor courtyards, private event space with demonstration kitchen, game room, pet spa and dog park and complimentary WIFi in amenity spaces. Residents will also have access to controlled-access garage parking, self-serve package lockers, bike lockers and additional storage units. Verso Founders Row, which offers one- and two-bedroom homes, will feature an additional community room, fitness center and rooftop deck retreat dedicated exclusively to those residents.

 

Boasting an average size of 940 square feet, Modera Founders Row apartment homes include keyless entry, elevated 9-foot ceilings, wood plank-style flooring, stainless steel Energy Star appliances, quartz countertops, under-cabinet kitchen lighting, moveable kitchen islands and full-size stackable washers and dryers. Select homes will offer private balconies, built-in shelving and upgraded finishes, including wine refrigerators, towel warmers and backlit bathroom mirrors. Homes at Verso Founders Row will be delivered with similar features, and also include a separate wine fridge and heated towel racks in bathrooms. 

 

The ample retail space at Founders Row includes room for a luxury movie theater, upscale restaurants and boutique shops. To inquire about available retail space, please contact Chris Wilkinson, vice president of retail leasing at JBG Smith. He can be reached at 301-657-7321 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mill Creek Residential, a leading developer and operator specializing in premier rental communities across the U.S., today announced the start of preleasing at Modera Founders Row and Verso Founders Row, two distinct apartment communities that are part of Founders Row, a mixed-use lifestyle center in the heart of Falls Church. 

 

Modera Founders Row, a luxury market-rate community, features 322 apartment homes and a vast array of contemporary amenities. Verso Founders Row is a 72-home age-restricted community dedicated to individuals 55 years and older and features an exclusive set of amenities, although Verso residents will have access to the amenity spaces at both communities. Situated at the intersection of West Broad and North West Streets about 10 miles west of Washington, D.C., Founders Row also includes 80,000 square feet of luxury retail space. 

 

Move-ins for Modera Founders Row are anticipated for fall, while first move-ins for Verso Founders Row are slated for winter. 

 

“The combination of well-appointed apartment homes, boutique onsite retail options and a charismatic location will make Modera Founders Row and Verso Founders Row part of a true destination community,” said Joe Muffler, managing director of development for Mill Creek Residential. “This will be a benchmark development for Mill Creek, and we look forward to welcoming our first residents and offering an unmatched living experience in the area. Founders Row will have a little bit of everything.”

 

Located at 110 Founders Avenue, the location is anchored in the heart of the City of Falls Church, a charming and bucolic inside-the-Beltway suburb of Washington, D.C. Situated on two square miles of land in northern Virginia, Falls Church features a thriving school system and an active arts and cultural presence, including the Falls Church Farmers Market. 

 

While Modera and Verso Founders Row residents will be able to enjoy a wide variety of activities onsite and within steps of the community, they will also benefit from direct access to the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) trail, a paved 45-mile rail trail that extends through northern Virginia and is located directly adjacent the site. The community also sits less than a mile from the Orange Line of the Washington Metro system, and is a short drive from Downtown Washington, D.C. and the vibrant Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor in Arlington, Va.  

 

Apartment homes at Modera Founders Row include studio, one- and two-bedroom homes with den/office and loft layouts available. Shared community amenities include a resort-inspired pool with sundeck, club-quality fitness center, expansive resident clubhouse with connected work-from-home business center, gourmet coffee bar, outdoor courtyards, private event space with demonstration kitchen, game room, pet spa and dog park and complimentary WIFi in amenity spaces. Residents will also have access to controlled-access garage parking, self-serve package lockers, bike lockers and additional storage units. Verso Founders Row, which offers one- and two-bedroom homes, will feature an additional community room, fitness center and rooftop deck retreat dedicated exclusively to those residents.

 

Boasting an average size of 940 square feet, Modera Founders Row apartment homes include keyless entry, elevated 9-foot ceilings, wood plank-style flooring, stainless steel Energy Star appliances, quartz countertops, under-cabinet kitchen lighting, moveable kitchen islands and full-size stackable washers and dryers. Select homes will offer private balconies, built-in shelving and upgraded finishes, including wine refrigerators, towel warmers and backlit bathroom mirrors. Homes at Verso Founders Row will be delivered with similar features, and also include a separate wine fridge and heated towel racks in bathrooms. 

 

The ample retail space at Founders Row includes room for a luxury movie theater, upscale restaurants and boutique shops. To inquire about available retail space, please contact Chris Wilkinson, vice president of retail leasing at JBG Smith. He can be reached at 301-657-7321 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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