Gilbane Building Company Celebrates “Topping-Off” at Barryknoll Project

Project will allow residents to experience Memorial City area in a walkable urban environment

Houston, Texas – January 31, 2018 – Gilbane Building Company, a national leader in construction management, was happy to celebrate a major milestone at the site of the Barryknoll multi-family apartment complex project in Houston, TX.  The topping off ceremony was attended by representatives from MetroNational, Slate Real Estate Partners, and by Gilbane employees and several key contractors. The project team was treated to a luncheon to celebrate the milestone and even had a mariachi band provide entertainment as part of the celebration!

“The crews on this project have worked very hard through the summer and several weather events, including Hurricane Harvey.  They are truly the folks that make these projects successful,” said John Abbott, Project Executive with Gilbane Building Company.

Gilbane is providing construction management at-risk services for the construction of MetroNational’s new eight story, 670,000 SF multi-family luxury apartment complex. This facility will offer 333 luxury apartment units in one to three bedroom layouts, 570 parking spaces, an eighth floor amenity deck with a pool, bar facilities, cabanas, catering kitchen, sitting areas and a dog park.  The entry level will include luxury common space, a fitness center, VIP parking spaces, bicycle maintenance and storage, the leasing center, walk up apartments, and a landscaped interior courtyard.  The complex is located in the highly desirable Memorial City area of Houston, adjacent to the Memorial City Mall and numerous restaurants and retail establishments.

“Memorial City is continually adding restaurants, retail stores, and other amenities to better enhance the surrounding community. The Barryknoll project will allow new residents to experience all of Memorial City’s great amenities in a walkable urban environment.” said Jason Johnson, President of MetroNational.

“Slate is pleased to partner with both Gilbane and MetroNational on this exciting addition to the Memorial City Campus” added Ben Pisklak, Principal at Slate Real Estate Partners.

The project is set to begin leasing in November 2018 and be fully completed in August 2019.

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About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world. For more information, visit more information, visit

About MetroNational

MetroNational is a privately-held real estate investment, development, and management company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Each MetroNational property, spanning office, retail, restaurant, hospitality and healthcare, fully integrates MetroNational’s best-of-class services, providing the highest quality and enduring value. The company, which was founded in 1954, owns and manages more than 9.2 million square feet of commercial real estate properties primarily located in Greater Houston. MetroNational’s largest development is Memorial City located in West Houston. For more information, visit