The key to any successful business relationship is mutual respect, and our five-year alliance with treasured client Meta Housing Corporation is a perfect example. We recently received a glowing review from them and it prompted us to reciprocate with some well-deserved praise about this visionary builder.
Meta has been “Transforming Communities and Enriching Lives” for almost two decades, developing more than 7,900 residential units and creating one of the industry’s most successful track records. Their affordable and mixed-income apartment communities infuse vibrancy, inspire community and support individuals. Bottom-line business acumen, a strong sense of social advocacy, and innovative thinking enables them to sustain strong relationships with public and private partners and earn wide recognition for their award-winning communities.
Here’s what Meta’s dynamic Associate Project Manager, Paris Howze, had to say about our mutually rewarding relationship.
Q. What do you enjoy most about working with JAG Interiors?
A. I have found JAG to be a truly client-centric firm — everyone on their team is patient, receptive and committed to the overall vision for each project. It is challenging to plan for moving targets and yet, while our construction schedules are constantly changing, JAG somehow remains prepared, flexible, and accommodating. Additionally, their designers are thoughtful, extremely creative and very responsive — they do not wait to address any of our needs.
My first meeting with the owner, Jamie General, was for an affordable housing project in Sylmar. After we provided commentary and insight on utility, they quickly returned an updated design reflective of the modifications requested and it truly captured how the space will be used. My initial impression — which has held true ever since — was that JAG deeply cares about the comfort and welfare of our future residents.
Q. Do you have any specific examples of how JAG excels?
A. I had the opportunity to work with Tina Rizzuto on the delivery and install for a senior building located in the Marlton Square neighborhood of Los Angeles. This is a 103-unit building that has several community amenity spaces, both interior and exterior. Tina and her team did an exceptional job at selecting furniture and wall art that gave each of those spaces a distinctive identity.
Q. Would you recommend JAG Interiors to another developer or architect?
A. On a scale of one to 10, I would rate JAG a 10 — so, yes, I would highly recommend them! They understand how to highlight the essence of each project and place their special mark on every community. I am proud to rave about all of the buildings we have worked on together.
With 65-units of affordable housing, Westminster Crossing aims to create a more vibrant, sustainable and equitable community within the City of Westminster’s envisioned downtown activity center. Although entirely residential, it is designed to resemble a mixed-use building, with large floor- to-ceiling storefront glass, steel canopies over the sidewalks, window art displays, two murals and patios mimicking outdoor retail seating courts.
A transit-oriented affordable housing community for age 62 years and older, Metro at Buckingham features 102 one-bedroom units within walking distance of the L.A. Metro’s Crenshaw/Martin Luther King Jr. light-rail station. The property offers accessible walkways and elevators located throughout, and include an on-site gym, game room, library, and laundry room.
“The JAG team did an exceptional job at selecting furniture and wall art that gave each of those amenities a distinctive identity.”
— Paris Howze, Meta Housing Corporation
An 87-unit affordable apartment community for low‐income Veterans and their families, the Village features a series of amenities that cater to special needs. JAG created a warm, inviting and friendly place for Veterans to congregate, relax and feel at home, including luxury vinyl wood planks in a triad of earthy colors, tile tabletops and classic craftsman styled furnishings.
Flexible, functional and parklike furnishings complete the myriad of outdoor amenities.
Located at Whittier & Downey in East Los Angeles, La Paz is a transit-oriented, affordable apartment community, including 42 units of permanent supportive housing and 1,161 square feet of community serving retail. The property features a spacious community room with full kitchen, a gym, laundry facilities, a large courtyard, an outdoor BBQ area, an edible container garden and bicycle storage.