About GCRE Construction
Based in Dallas, TX, GCRE Construction is a full-service construction general contractor, specializing in multifamily housing construction and consultation services, primarily in Texas. Wholly-owned by Gardner Capital, GCRE Construction is designed to develop Gardner Capital’s multifamily housing developments in Texas and the surrounding region. To date, GCRE Construction’s project portfolio totals more than 1,500 units across 16 projects in various metropolitan areas across Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Many more multifamily housing projects are in early phases of development and construction.
Our Competitive Advantage
Construction of multifamily housing developments involves many different groups and moving parts. Gardner Capital and GCRE Construction reduce the complexities of multifamily housing construction by functioning as a unified developer-general contractor.
The integration of Gardner Capital’s multifamily housing and GCRE Construction’s activities in Texas creates cost and communication efficiencies for our stakeholders, which are the key to our success and better enable us to achieve our mission of improving families’ lives through the creation of quality, affordable housing.
Gardner Capital also leverages the GCRE Construction team’s knowledge and experience in the multifamily construction industry to obtain insight into construction materials pricing and other best practices for Gardner Capital’s projects nationwide. This insight reduces construction project costs and gives Gardner Capital a tremendous competitive advantage over other multifamily housing developers in Texas and across the country.
How We Do Business
GCRE Construction’s management team has extensive experience in multifamily housing development and construction in Texas and nationwide. The GCRE Construction team understands the extreme importance of collaborative GC-subcontractor relationships and prides itself on developing and nourishing those relationships. Again, the efficiencies created by the integrative partnership with Gardner Capital better enables GCRE Construction to coordinate its activities with subcontractors, provide greater transparency between owner and subcontractors, and ultimately, get projects done on time and within the budget.
GCRE Construction Project Highlight
Gala at Melissa and Provision at Melissa
Gala at Melissa and Provision at Melissa are two side-by-side multifamily housing developments, currently under construction in Melissa, TX, just northeast of Dallas. When completed, the developments will provide quality, affordable housing for 213 families in Melissa.
See how we transition from concept to construction in the video below!
GCRE Construction Projects
GCRE Construction Management Team
Michael Gardner, as CEO and President, sets the strategic direction and oversees national operations of Gardner Capital and its portfolio companies, including GCRE Construction, Affordable Development, Solar Development, and Equity Investments. Michael works directly with partners to structure financing for Gardner Capital’s LIHTC and Solar transactions. Over the past decade, Gardner Capital has become one of the largest affordable housing developers in the United States, added a rapidly growing solar portfolio, and placed over $3 billion in equity investments. Michael works primarily out of Gardner Capital’s corporate offices in Dallas and St. Louis.
Mr. Gardner is committed to improving the wellbeing of families by providing affordable housing and clean, reliable energy. To that end, he serves as an active member of various tax credit industry and charity organizations, including the Board of Directors of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA), the Board of St. Louis Children’s Hospital, and Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.
An experienced attorney, Michael holds a JD from the University of Missouri School of Law, and both a BA and MA in Accounting from the University of Missouri.
Tiffany Hoang is Vice President of Construction – Dallas at GCRE Construction. Tiffany is involved in all aspects of construction for all Gardner Capital’s multifamily housing developments in the Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas regions – a portfolio which totals more than 1,500 units across 16 projects at various stages of construction. A rising leader in the multifamily housing industry, Tiffany has diverse experience in multifamily housing construction and real estate development at all organizational levels. Prior to her current position, Tiffany was Development Manager for Gardner Capital’s Dallas-based Texas Multifamily Housing Development team, primarily covering developments in the Dallas and Oklahoma regions. In that position, Tiffany acted as a liaison between Gardner Capital’s development and construction teams, ensuring timely construction and financial execution for multiple projects.
Gregory Scarcell is Vice President of Operations – Houston at GCRE Construction. Gregory coordinates with Gardner Capital’s multifamily development team in Dallas and oversees all aspects of construction for Gardner Capital’s multifamily housing developments in the Houston Metropolitan Area – one of Gardner Capital’s most prolific regions in the country. A well-known name in Texas multifamily construction, Gregory has in total nearly 20 years of experience in the multifamily construction industry at nearly every organizational level and in every type of multifamily construction, including market rate, mixed-use, affordable, workforce, student and senior housing. Prior to joining, Gardner Capital, Gregory served for over a decade as Construction Project Manager at TX Morrow Construction and Davis Development, completing more than 3,600 units and averaging greater than 300 units per project.
As Project Manager – Dallas Region at GCRE Construction, Stephen Griffin manages a portfolio of multifamily construction projects across north Texas and Oklahoma, ensuring safe, on-time and under-budget construction completion. Stephen was appointed Project Manager after serving GCRE Construction as Lead Site Superintendent, where he managed the completion of the Provision and Gala at Melissa projects – two multifamily housing developments totaling 213 units in Melissa, TX. Before joining Gardner Capital, Stephen was a traveling assistant superintendent for several multifamily contractors across the Midwest where he gained extensive experience building multiple high-density student housing projects. His educational background in entrepreneurship combined with his extensive professional experience in multifamily construction made him the ideal candidate to take up the role of project manager within GCRE Construction.