David Hovey Jr. is President and Principal Architect for Optima Inc., a vertically integrated boutique design, development and management firm that packs serious outdoor amenities like putting greens, dog parks and cold-plunge pools into for-sale and for-rent communities in Arizona and Chicago. “Since we have all of the design and architectural and development disciplines in-house, we can often build more efficiently from a cost standpoint and include amenities that our competition cannot. And we absolutely feel that those amenities will achieve a premium on disposition, just as they have been instrumental in the marketing and the lease-up of the communities themselves,” Hovey says.

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