StreetLights Residential breaks ground on The Galatyn

Dallas-based StreetLights Residential has commenced construction on The Galatyn, a 20-story high-rise community featuring 56 penthouse-style apartment homes. Situated in the Upper McKinney District, where Harvard Avenue meets Highland Park, it stands across McKinney Avenue from its sister residential building, The McKenzie. Located on the quieter side of nearby Knox Street, The Galatyn is in close proximity to numerous dining and retail establishments, including the upcoming Tres Market specialty grocery store, and is just one block from the Katy Trail. The Galatyn is slated to open in 2025.

The Galatyn will offer two- and three-bedroom residences, averaging 2,700 square feet, with penthouse suites over 4,500 square feet. Building upon the success of The McKenzie, The Galatyn will offer spacious unit floor plans, with only three units per floor and two units on the penthouse level. Residence living spaces will include a formal entry with an attached powder room and an open kitchen with designer appliances, a waterfall island, and a bar. Private service kitchens will contain a second fridge, sink, and dishwasher. Primary suites will feature dual closets and a spa-grade bathroom with a freestanding bath and a walk-in rainfall shower. The interiors will showcase top-tier finishes, including natural wood flooring and quartzite countertops throughout, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows in the living areas.

Residents will have access to luxurious amenities, a full-service concierge bar, a variety of workspaces within private nooks or communal settings, and a resident coffee bar. A courtyard with a stunning community conservatory for tranquil relaxation, along with a fireplace, will overlook an exterior colonnade with lounge seating and pool views. As you explore, an expansive sunroom will await with antique fixtures and grand arched windows. Additional on-site resources will include a dog wash for dogs of all sizes with relief areas conveniently located on each residential floor. The property’s fitness center will feature a breakout flex room and an infrared sauna, as well as a year-round pool with a fully equipped catering kitchen, ideal for entertaining guests.

StreetLights Creative Studio is the architect of record for the project and is handling all interior design in-house. SLR Construction, LLC, is the general contractor.

StreetLights Residential opens The Asher in Austin

StreetLights Residential, anational design-driven developer of multifamily and mixed-use communities based in Dallas, has opened The Asher in Austin, part of the Presidio luxury multifamily development. Located in the rapidly growing Lakeline neighborhood in NW Austin, The Asher consists of 377 luxury apartment homes. StreetLights saw strong demand for the project’s first phases, with The Elizabeth opening in 2019 and The Michael opening in 2016. 

Residents have multiple floorplans to choose from, ranging in size from 676 to 1,763 square feet, with one-, two-, and three-bedroom options available. Each home features beautifully designed interiors with granite countertops, tile backsplashes, custom flooring, dine-in island seating, urban mudrooms, custom cabinetry including a pull-out trash drawer, spa inspired bathrooms, oversized walk-in closets and Sonos smart speakers. Select units also offer smart home features, a surface flooring option, oversized outdoor living spaces and screened porches.  

The Asher offers numerous amenities for residents looking to spend time outdoors, including an expansive pool courtyard with entertaining space and a private yoga lawn. The interior common spaces create an inviting, comfortable environment for residents to gather, including a lounge area with flexible co-working spaces, a creative makers craft space, a kitchen and lounge area with space for personal projects or cooking classes, and two private dining areas for intimate dinner parties or coworking. Residents also have access to a private coffee bar, a full fitness center featuring high-end cardio and strength equipment, a flex room with spin bikes, fitness echelon mirror and ballet barre, a fully equipped pet wash and spa, and secure interior bike storage.  

StreetLights Creative Studio served as the architect of record for the project, handling all interior design in-house. SLR Construction, LLC, served as the GC.  

StreetLights has completed six Austin projects to date, include The Bowen, a 340-unit, luxury high-rise community located in The Domain; two NW Austin communities, The Elizabeth at Presidio, a 373-unit luxury apartment community, completed in 2019 and The Michael at Presidio, a 415-unit apartment and townhome community, completed in September 2016; Flatiron Domain, a five-story luxury residential community completed in December 2019; The Catherine, a 19-story, 300-unit luxury high-rise located in Downtown Austin, completed in October 2015; and The Kenzie at The Domain, a six-story residential community comprised of 279 units, completed in August 2014.

StreetLights Residential announces new CFO and two senior leadership promotions

StreetLights Residential, a design-driven developer of multifamily and mixed-use communities, is pleased to announce three executive-level promotions. Andrew Kastanos has been promoted to chief financial officer, and Case Killgore and C.J. Cacheris have joined StreetLights’ senior management team as president of development and president of design-build, respectively.

Kastanos, who was promoted to senior vice president of finance in 2022, and chief financial officer at the end of 2022, is responsible for all debt and equity capital markets, as well as capital relationship management. Kastanos was one of the first employees at StreetLights after its founding in 2011, starting as a senior financial analyst, and was the first member of the senior management team to be brought up from inside the organization. During his time at StreetLights, he has been involved in 44 project starts and $3.4 billion capitalized to date.

Killgore has been promoted from senior vice president of development to president of development, joining the senior management team. Killgore is responsible for overseeing the company’s development efforts across the country, including feasibility and site selection. Prior to this, he oversaw all regional development efforts after establishing the portfolio management platform. He has been with StreetLights since 2019.

Cacheris joins the senior management team as president of design-build after functioning as senior vice president of design-build. Cacheris oversees the vertically integrated organizational structure of the core architectural, interior design and construction business units. During his time at StreetLights, C.J. has acted as senior vice president of design-build, vice president of LEAN and LEAN director. Bringing his expertise in organizational change management, business architecture and knowledge of startup technology process frameworks to StreetLights, he has transformed the way the company thinks about flow of work and how things get done.