What is the secret behind your business philosophy?
We offer what we refer to as teacher housing, which means we offer quality and comfortable apartment housing for hard working people, like teachers! As a company, we strongly believe that regular, everyday people need and deserve a nice place to call home.
We are very hands-on in the development process and work extensively with both the architect and the builder at every step of the process. We stay abreast of the latest homebuilding trends to see what can be implemented in our apartments. For instance, our apartment homes have a pantry closet in the kitchen. This idea, while simple, is really something “borrowed” from the home building industry and is unheard of in apartment home design. We don’t build cookie cutter apartments – every project we do we really start from scratch, incorporating the best practices of prior projects.
The design process is paramount – we spend many, many hours designing our floor plans down to the smallest details. This thought process may take more time upfront but it reduces the duration of construction, provides optimization of time and material costs, avoids unpleasant problems during construction and operation, and more importantly, helps our resident in the future. For instance, details such as where light switches should go, which direction a door should swing, adding cable outlets on multiple walls; all greatly enhance our finished product.
Additionally, as owners, we are long-term holders with a vested interest in our projects and therefore, we have no incentive to build cheap because anything that is our problem today, is also our problem in the future. Our residents can have peace of mind knowing we have an on-site management team and an on-site maintenance crew to handle needs as they arise. The biggest compliment that we get on a consistent basis is that our residents feel like they are living in a home with a community, rather than just an apartment. That’s what sets us apart.
The Cagan Management Group, Inc. has built and manages Bristol Lakes Apartments in Mount Dora, Academy Village Apartments in Kissimmee, their flagship property, Cagan Crossings in Clermont, and most recently, Atwater Apartments in Tavares.
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Cagan Management Group, Inc.
16554 Cagan Crossings Blvd., Ste. 4
Clermont, FL 34714