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Keeley Building Spotlight: Marlowe

St. Louis, MO | New Construction | 205 Units | March 2022

Keeley Construction is proud to have partnered with Keeley Properties to bring a new, state-of-the-art, luxury apartment complex to the Central West End. Marlowe is a seven-story multifamily residence with 205 units ranging from new micro-units and studios to two-bedrooms. The development offers a full suite of amenities, including a hearth room, curated gallery wall, club lounge, pool terrace, outdoor grilling island, fitness studio, yoga studio, golfing green, and a first of its kind flex office mezzanine. The Keeley Construction and Keeley Properties team have worked closely, bringing this project out of the ground in September 2020 through to completion.

“This is what I love to call the Power of One. Our construction company and development company coning together to create an amazing project for one of our favorite neighborhoods.”

-Rusty Keeley, CEO of Keeley Companies

The Keeley Team recognized the need for a new apartment complex in the St. Louis area and chose the Central West End because of its proximity to the BJC Healthcare campus and numerous amenities the area has to offer – businesses, fitness studios, bars, restaurants, and lounges. The Team wanted to provide a high-quality place to live while also tailoring to the ever-changing needs of our people, which presents its own set of challenges, especially during a pandemic. However, the Keeley Construction Team decided to look at these challenges as opportunities; opportunities to grow, exceed expectations, and enhance safety measures.

“Building Marlowe in the middle of a pandemic has only presented opportunities. The normalcy of ‘Build a Schedule Build a Project’ is out the window when dealing with supply chain and manpower constraints. The Keeley Team spent a great deal of time collaborating and finding innovative ways to navigate these major procurement delays. We strengthened our relationships with our subcontractors by communicating effectively, gaining their trust and resources in order to deliver alternate materials and schedule work. This allowed us to get creative and open up to new and even better ways to get the job done on future projects.”

-Rob Grzyb, Senior Superintendent at Keeley Construction

Keeley Construction and Keeley Properties have worked on multiple projects together and the processes, trust, and respect between the two teams gets stronger with each one. The way that the two teams have worked together on this project has set a precedent for what it means to provide The Power of One.

“My favorite part about working with Keeley Construction is that both teams are always going in the same direction, working towards the same end goal. Culturally, everyone uplifts each other, and it is not construction vs. development. This family culture promotes a more efficient, functional environment where everyone can truly thrive and do what they are good at.”

-Mark Rubin, VP of Development at Keeley Properties

“The Keeley Properties team has been great to work with. It has been awesome to be part of a team that has a true vision for Design Develop Deliver. The collaboration with Keeley Properties has allowed us a fresh perspective, seeing the job from start to finish, only ending when our new residents move into their new homes!”

-Rob Grzyb

Click here to learn more about Marlowe!


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