Propper Construction Services and TriStar Properties Build $49M Luxury Apartments

A long dormant track of land in the heart of West St. Louis County is awakening with the construction of a new $49 million luxury apartment with numerous amenities. The Residences at Sunset Ridge is a joint venture project by TriStar Properties and Propper Construction Services, an AGC of Missouri member. The 254-unit apartment is emerging on an 11-acre track northwest of I-270 and Manchester Road along Des Peres Road.  It is the largest project being built within a $100 million mixed-use development that will also feature an assisted living facility, office and a planned hotel.

"The Residences at Sunset Ridge fulfill a great need in the area, offering exquisite living options to serve the robust business community nearby, including corporate headquarters for Edward Jones and Scottrade," said Michael Towerman, president of TriStar Properties.  "The Residences is uniquely designed to deliver high end lifestyle needs for the region’s professional workforce."

Towerman notes that the apartments will be within a mile of more than 2.7 million square feet of office space, the nearby West County Shopping Center and within easy walking distance of the Wehrenberg Des Peres 14 Cinema.

The three- and four-story Residences have an urban-style design with entries placed close to a boulevard streetscape.  Among its amenities are a grand two-story clubhouse, a resort-style infinity edge pool complete with two outdoor living areas, an outdoor kitchen, a spa, a large fitness center with personal trainers, a business center, wine storage, and covered parking.

"There’s really nothing quite like it in West St. Louis County," said Tim Breece, president of Propper Construction.  "We’ve carefully selected exterior finishes to give the building a heightened presence on the site while conveying the comforts and conveniences that define the Residences."

The one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments are appointed with upscale kitchens, granite counter tops and high-end appliances. Ground floor apartments feature large, fenced patio areas while upper floor units feature expansive balconies. Towerman says the apartment rental rate will range from $1,000 to $2,300 per month, depending on unit size and amenities. The Berkshire Company is the leasing and managing agent. Learn more about the Residences at Sunset Ridge at

In addition to serving as an equity partner together with TriStar in the project, Propper Construction is also serving as construction manager.  Swansea, Ill.-based Holland Construction Services is the general contractor and Dallas, Tex.-based Humphreys & Partners Architects, L.P. is the architect.  

The TriStar/Propper joint venture purchased the 11-acre track from Lockwood DPR.  Lockwood DPR is working with Casemark LLC to develop additional complementary components on the 27-acre site to create a mixed-use enclave with assisted living, office and a hotel.

Founded in 2014 by Tim Breece, Propper Construction Services leverages Breece’s 25-years of experience in construction, renewable energy, and real estate development.  An active builder and construction manager in Missouri and Illinois, Propper’s local projects include two large bulk storage warehouses at Gateway Commerce Center, the 673,000-square-foot Gateway RT building and the 717,000-square-foot Gateway East 717 building, and the Bramblett Hills apartment community in O’Fallon, Mo., in addition to the Residences at Sunset Ridge.  Learn more at

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