First phase of newly constructed housing at Cavalry Family Housing is underway

  • 16 Jun 2023
As part of Lendlease’s five-year development plan, 51 Junior Enlisted homes are under construction in the newly established Heritage Heights neighborhood.

(Killeen, Texas, June 16, 2023) –   Lendlease, a global integrated real estate group, announced today the completion of nine homes for Junior Enlisted families within one of Lendlease’s privatized military housing communities - Cavalry Family Housing at Fort Cavazos, Texas. Located in the new Heritage Heights neighborhood, the homes are the first to be built on the installation since 2018 and are part of Lendlease’s $420 million, five-year development plan for Cavalry Family Housing. An additional 42 homes are also under construction and are expected to be completed this year.  

"Our work has always been guided by our dedication to enhancing the quality of life for our military service members and their families," said Phillip Carpenter, Chief Operating Officer, Lendlease Communities. "Having worked alongside the Army and our Army Families at Fort Cavazos for over 35 years, I am proud to celebrate this milestone that is a major sign of progress in our long-term development plan and welcome families into their new homes."

The three-bedroom, two-bath homes for Junior Enlisted soldiers and their families feature open floor plans, gathering spaces, modern finishes and increased storage. All homes will also be Energy Star certified and were designed by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. To create a neighborhood that provides connection and vibrancy for military families, amenities in the Heritage Heights neighborhood will include walking paths, community gardens and a dog park.

Lendlease’s five-year development plan for Cavalry Family Housing has been underway since 2021. In tandem with new home construction, ongoing renovations and development have occurred including substantial upgrades to existing housing structures, with nearly 3,000 roof replacements and over 1,300 home renovations planned. Additionally, the project aims to redevelop nearly 580 homes for Junior Enlisted service members in the Heritage Heights neighborhood, nine of which have been revealed today.

“By enhancing spaces to feel more like home and fostering neighborhoods built on community for our Junior Enlisted families, we hope to achieve three things,” said Chris Albus, Project Director at Cavalry Family Housing. “We hope to provide a sense of comfort for those Soldiers and family members who are separated by deployment or training exercises, to create memorable experiences in a close knit and vibrant community, and finally to contribute to the readiness of the Army by providing a positive first impression of their time at Fort Cavazos.”

The development of Heritage Heights is a culmination of planning by Lendlease, the Army, Fort Cavazos and residents who were involved throughout the decision-making process to create neighborhoods that provide connection and vibrancy in support of military families.

“Heritage Heights will grow to about 580 new homes, ultimately, when we get this project complete. These homes are about 1500 square feet, environmentally efficient, single- family homes for our junior enlisted Soldiers,” said COL Chad Foster, Garrison Commander, Fort Cavazos. “That’s exactly where our emphasis needs to be. These aren’t homes for our senior leaders, these are homes for our junior Soldiers. Because we say it all the time, we recruit individuals, but we retain families. How do we retain families? We take care of them, show them what they mean to us. This is one very, very visible manifestation of that.”

In attendance at the celebration was the first family to move into the Heritage Heights neighborhood - The Boshaws.

“We've been really well taken care of,” Allison Boshaw expressed. “So, we're really big advocates for people to move on post and use the resources that the Army gives us.” Her husband agreed. “I would say take the opportunity and look into every single thing that you can to really pursue going through Cavalry Family Housing,” Spc. Grant Boshaw shared, “They are an amazing organization, and they take care of their people.”

Looking ahead, Lendlease and the Army remain committed to implementing the development plan, setting a new standard for military housing at Fort Cavazos.


About Lendlease

Lendlease is a globally integrated real estate group with operations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States. We create places where communities thrive. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:LLC), Lendlease has approximately 7,800 employees globally. Our core capabilities are reflected in our operating segments of Investments, Development and Construction. The combination of these three segments provides us with a sustainable competitive advantage in delivering innovative integrated solutions for our customers.

In the US, Lendlease’s Communities business is one of the nation’s leaders in public/private community development. We manage one of the largest military housing portfolios in the US and are the Army's exclusive partner for privatized lodging. With a focus on creating sustainable value, Lendlease creates communities that regenerate our environment, enrich people’s lives and foster economic growth. Lendlease has worked extensively with the Department of Defense through the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI), a program that provides for the transfer of military housing assets to private sector companies. With over 40,000 residential units, 192 apartments and more than 12,000 hotel rooms in its portfolio, Lendlease will finance, develop, build, renovate and operate these sites for at least 50 years.

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