Press Release

Balfour Beatty Communities breaks ground on new housing at Fort Hamilton

19 October 2023


The project includes the demolition of outdated housing and the construction of new homes with modern features for service members and their families stationed at Fort Hamilton.

Balfour Beatty Communities, a national residential real estate investment and management company, in partnership with the United States Army at Fort Hamilton, New York, celebrated the start of a multi-phased development project that will bring new construction homes to the Fort Hamilton base housing community, Fort Hamilton Family Homes.

The project includes the construction of three new homes designated for senior leaders at the base, replacing recently demolished units that were more than 50 years old.

The new homes, overlooking New York Harbor and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, will feature fiber cement siding to improve longevity, durability, and curb appeal, as well as architectural shingles, standing seam metal roofs, two-car garages, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a combination of engineered hardwood flooring, tile, and carpet. A new community playground is also planned as part of the project.

Sean Kent, Senior Vice President, Renovation and Construction for Balfour Beatty Communities said: “At Balfour Beatty Communities, it’s our mission to deliver quality communities that service members and their families are proud to call home.

“In keeping our commitment, we are proud to launch this project to enhance the community and improve the quality of life of those serving our country.”

Col Brian Jacobs, US Army Garrison Fort Hamilton Commander said: “The partnership between U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton and Balfour Beatty Communities stands as an example of what collaboration is all about and further demonstrates the commitment of the partnership to provide quality housing for our military families.

“Working transparently and effectively together, this team continues to set new standards for quality housing, outstanding service, and overall care for the U.S. Army’s most precious resource, its Soldiers, and their Families.”

Initial construction of the three homes will begin later this month and is expected to be completed in2024. The multi-phased development project also includes exterior renovations of ten apartment buildings in Doubleday Village at Fort Hamilton Family Homes, which is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Working with the Department of Defense, as part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI), Balfour Beatty Communities has delivered more than 14,000 new homes and significantly renovated an additional 15,000 housing units. MHPI was enacted in 1996 to leverage private-sector capital and expertise to address the military’s backlog of deferred maintenance by expanding and upgrading housing, with predictable, stable long-term operating costs and performance. Balfour Beatty Communities will finance, develop, build, renovate and operate these projects for at least 50 years.


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About Balfour Beatty
Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group with over 25,000 employees driving the delivery of powerful new solutions, shaping thinking, creating skylines and inspiring a new generation of talent to be the change-makers of tomorrow. We finance, develop, build, maintain and operate the increasingly complex and critical infrastructure that supports national economies and deliver projects at the heart of local communities.

About Balfour Beatty Communities
Balfour Beatty Communities is an active owner and operator of residential real estate in the multifamily, student and military housing sectors across the United States. Since its inception, Balfour Beatty Communities has invested in nearly 100 properties representing more than $7.9 billion of gross asset value. Our broad in-house expertise includes decades of acquisition, development, finance, renovation, leasing and property/facility management experience. Leveraging this extensive expertise and a customer service-focused approach, Balfour Beatty Communities seeks to create value in its real estate projects while delivering exceptional living experiences. For more information, visit


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