An aerial view of a construction site for new homes in New Braunfels, Texas.

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National Build-to-Rent Company Joins Mayfair Community 

Mayfair is excited to welcome Empire Group as its newest residential builder partner.

After pioneering its single-family build-to-rent homes in Arizona, Empire has moved into the hottest markets in Texas, including Fort Worth, Hutto, and now New Braunfels.

“In targeting areas to bring our single-family build-for-rent product, Mayfair was a perfect fit,” said Bryan Freel, managing director of development for Empire. “It’s a well thought out design, easy access from Interstate 35, and the currently available nearby amenities, along with what will grow organically within Mayfair, made it incredibly appealing to us and our capital partners.”

Empire’s build-to-rent residences will be located in the initial phase of Midtown Village, joining six national single-family builders to offer a mix of housing options in Mayfair’s first neighborhood.

Empire will build small, bungalow-style single-family homes in a gated community within Midtown. Freel said amenities include a resort-style pool, spa, clubhouse, fitness center, barbeque area, dog park, and covered and stall parking.

“Instead of offering these homes for purchase, they are available for rent – thus giving our tenants a no-mortgage, hassle-free living experience,” Freel said. “The individual residences all have private, fenced-in outdoor spaces and are of the highest quality, including 9-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, walk-in closets and the latest in smart home technology.”

Mayfair VP of Development Chip Mills is excited about bringing this new offering to New Braunfels.

“Empire is a great addition to our residential mix in Mayfair,” Mills said. “We have set out to bring in builders with high-quality products to complement but also fulfill a need in the New Braunfels market. Empire’s rental homes and amenities within its gated community are going to do just that.”

Freel said he believes Empire residents will love being part of “such a well-planned out and brand new community.”

“Residents will have easy access to shopping, restaurants, parks, schools and entertainment — without the need to leave Mayfair. But if they choose to venture out of the community, it is easy to make a quick trip into downtown New Braunfels and the myriad experiences that it has to offer,” Freel said. “And for commuters, it’s less than a half-hour drive to San Antonio and under an hour to most of Austin metro. Just a perfect spot to call home.”

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