University Commons Apartments
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University Commons Apartments

Williston, ND

Residential - Apartments

Development Oversight


RPL provided development oversight services on behalf of an institutional equity partner.

Unique Approach

  • Construction during tight weather window and shortage of local resources
  • Panelized wood walls on site


  • Finished on time and within budget
  • Opened with successful leasing

Scope of Work

Development of Phase 1 (of 2) multi-family apartment complex. Four 3-story garden style buildings with detached garages and a clubhouse with a fitness room, leasing center, entertainment room, and an outdoor fire pit and grill station. Located in a booming area of Bakken shale oil region.

Project Summary

  • Client: One of the largest institutional private equity investment firms
  • Location: Williston, ND
  • Size: 278 units, 4 buildings, 3 floors, 240,446 RSF
  • Timeline: 2014 to 2015
  • Services: Development Oversight
  • Cost: $38 million
  • Architect: Engineers-Architects, P.C.
  • Contractor: Bakken Contracting