Chase Pattillo, regional director of operations for Mosaic in Florida.
Mosaic Chase Pattillo, regional director of operations for Mosaic in Florida.

Mosaic, an institutional-grade general contractor, announced the company’s expansion into Florida and the appointment of Chase Pattillo as regional director of operations. The company’s operations will be based in Tampa and will serve new build-to-rent (BTR) communities throughout Florida.

Mosaic’s entrance into Florida spans the company’s construction operations to 11 markets across the United States. The company says Florida represents an “extraordinary growth opportunity” because of the state’s strong demand for rental housing. Mosaic’s focus on build-to-rent construction will bring needed expertise to local developers and a new general contractor partner for trades looking to enter a growing asset class, according to Mosaic.

“Mosaic’s process allows us to bring our collective BTR learnings, and what we’re seeing in real time on current jobsites in these new markets, while keeping our construction operations executing at a very high level. Our focus upon entering new markets is to build alignment with local trade partners and project stakeholders, before commencing projects with an experienced and capable team ready to execute,” says Ray Gonzalez, executive vice president of operations for Mosaic. “This approach allows us and our developer partners to scale into new markets, for them, without changing their GC operations every time.”

As regional director of operations in Tampa, Pattillo will be responsible for regional business development, trade partner network management, and oversight of all construction processes for new BTR communities. Most recently, Pattillo served as the director of Florida land acquisitions at D.R. Horton’s multifamily subsidiary, DHI Communities, and previously served as the managing director of CBRE’s Tampa office.

“Chase has managed a broad spectrum of real estate development projects and advisory services in Florida, making him the ideal candidate to lead this expansion,” Gonzalez says. “His vast experience in advisory, capital markets, build-to-rent development, and land acquisition throughout Florida will catalyze Mosaic’s execution of new build-to-rent communities throughout Florida. Together, we can rise to the challenge of meeting Florida’s significant rental housing needs.”

During his tenure with CBRE, Pattillo oversaw all aspects of the company’s advisory and operations businesses that included brokerage, investment sales, property management, finance, and project management services.

“Mosaic’s expertise, experience with large, institutional projects, and the company’s strong pipeline of projects impressed me right away, as did their reputation for excellence,” Pattillo says. “Mosaic’s process exemplifies a true understanding of how a GC can work best with trades, enabling them to bid, schedule, and build more predictability. This is a great opportunity for area trades adversely impacted by the slowdown in the for-sale market looking to enter a rapidly growing asset class. I look forward to leveraging local expertise in Florida to build with a national general contractor.”

Mosaic’s general contracting services extend from pre-development to warranty, with each stage powered by data from the company’s proprietary digital platform. The company has assisted in projects spanning 24,000 BTR units across 100 communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, and Texas.