Faster. Better. For Less.

Residential Development and General Contracting

We're expanding for-sale and for-rent markets

As developers race to fill the historic need for homes and apartments, most are overlooking the obvious: more housing is meaningless if it’s priced beyond the means of working Americans.

Instead of competing with hundreds of other developers for hundreds of buyers and renters, why not compete with a handful of developers for tens of thousands of buyers and renters?

Our high-density homes offer a weighted average price that is well within the limits of FHA conventional loan requirements, greatly expanding the market for potential buyers. Rents come in below the median, too.

Whether serving as a GC or a development partner, we’ll help you reach the biggest possible market.

More Affordable High-Density Residential

Esprit apartment community with rowtown project


Reno, Nevada

harvest at damonte ranch apartment community with flexbuilding product


Reno, Nevada

latitude 39 appartment community with flexbuilding product

Latitude 39

Reno, Nevada

lyfe at marina apartment community with flexbuilding product


Reno, Nevada

natomas apartment community with flexbuilding product


Natomas, California

An innovative, modular approach to high-density residential

We’ve developed a proven, modular design-build process that allows us to increase livable space, improve workmanship, cut construction costs, reduce build times, and increase project density while providing more affordable, market-rate housing.

high density apartment rendering plants

We build up, not out

High-density is the best way to offset inflated land costs. Through innovative design, we’re able to eliminate wasted space, increase density and increase livable space. Plans are slightly smaller, yet feel big thanks to ingenious layouts that offer more layout flexibility.

We focus on modular building

Building “in the dirt” is archaic. It’s costly, wildly inefficient, and relies on unpredictable labor. Most sections of our buildings are manufactured off site and assembled modularly. Today, we’re 60% modular with a goal of reaching 100% in the next few years.

control construction structure build

We control the “structure”

To further standardized construction, we self-perform carpentry, drywall and stucco. Doing so reduces costs, enhances workmanship, improves scheduling, and cuts build times.

We ensure low material costs

We eliminate the volatility of the materials markets by pre-buying commodities in bulk at the best prices from trusted suppliers well before construction begins.

Bigger isn' t always better, just more expensive

Home prices and rents are based on a floor plan’s square footage. So it’s no wonder builders and developers aren’t too worried about having a little “fat” in their plans. Five extra feet here. Ten extra feet there.

But most of that space is wasted.

A Wall Street Journal study found that nearly 75% of a home’s square footage typically goes unused. But that extra fat inflates rents and home prices and shrinks the market for potential customers.

The key is to eliminate the fat and maximize livable space. And that’s exactly what we do with every floor plan we offer.

Because unused space has been trimmed out, most of our plans have slightly smaller foot prints (less total square footage). But they feel bigger. They look bigger. They live bigger.

And they allow for increased project density.

Most importantly, it allows us to grow the market by offering the best value in the housing market.


- Architect Lewis Zaumeyer talks about the philosophy of The 1085 Group.