RISE and partners to break ground at Pentagon Village


Pentagon Village Apartments will be the first multi-story, multi-family building at the master-planned development

(EDINA, MINNESOTA)  RISE Modular, Solomon Real Estate Group and Hillcrest Development, LLLP announce the groundbreaking of Pentagon Village Apartments, a 202-unit rental community that will be a vital part of the master-planned, fully integrated Pentagon Village. Located at the intersection of Highway 100 and 77th Street in Edina, Pentagon Village Apartments will offer market-rate and workforce housing with 10 percent of units at 50-percent area median income.

“RISE Modular is thrilled to begin construction on Pentagon Village Apartments,” said Christian Lawrence, founder/CEO of RISE Modular. “This location is ideal for apartments. There are many restaurants, retail shops and parks within the community or mere minutes away, and we’re near major transit corridors for easy commutes.”

Pentagon Village Apartments will be a six-story structure constructed with five stories of RISE-manufactured modules over a one-story concrete podium. Units will be a mix of studio, alcove and one- and two-bedroom apartments. There will be an attached 142-stall tempered parking garage and access to an additional 100-plus stalls in the adjacent parking garage servicing Pentagon Village.

“We are excited about partnering with RISE Modular to deliver this apartment community and Solomon’s first modular project,” said Jay Scott, principal of Solomon Real Estate Group. “Modular construction allows us to build higher quality and more environmentally friendly housing both cost-effectively and faster to market than traditional construction methods. I look forward to seeing it in action.”

Pentagon Village Apartments will also feature luxury-living amenities including: a dynamic lobby with co-working stations; a clubroom with spaces to entertain; a fitness center complete with machines and a yoga studio; a dog run and dog-washing station; secure bike storage and maker’s space; and an amenity deck with an outdoor pool. Pentagon Village Apartments will also fully integrate with nearby local and regional parks and trails, public art and gathering spaces, retail shops and restaurants of the larger Pentagon Village development.

“Desirable housing is a vital part of our vision for Pentagon Village,” said Scott Tankenoff, managing partner of Hillcrest Development and co-developer of the master-planned Pentagon Village. “RISE and Solomon are bringing the high-quality, modern housing we were seeking to complete our integrated live-work-play-stay community within a community.”

In addition to serving as the module manufacturer, RISE will be the general contractor and co-developer with Solomon Real Estate Group for Pentagon Village Apartments. Cuningham is the project architect. Solomon and Hillcrest are the development team for the greater Pentagon Village. The project team anticipates a twelve-month construction and expects to welcome residents late Spring 2023.


RISE Modular, Solomon Real Estate Group and Hillcrest Development, LLLP are hosting a groundbreaking ceremony on the project site. The Mayor of Edina James Hovland, MN Representative Steve Elkins, Principal of Solomon Real Estate Group Jay Scott and Founder/CEO of RISE Modular Christian Lawrence will be in attendance and speaking about the project. Scott Tankenoff will also be on-hand to answer questions about Pentagon Village.

RSVP for interviews with the Pentagon Village Apartments development team to Ella Carlsson, Red Mood Marketing.


4911 -77th Street West, Edina, Minnesota 55435


Thursday, April 21, 2022


Refreshments will be served.

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About Pentagon Village

Pentagon Village is a fully integrated work, play, stay development thoughtfully designed to enhance an active balanced experience for tenants, residents and visitors through connectivity to nearby parks, central gathering spaces, biking/walking paths, retail shops and several restaurants. Located at intersection of Highway 100 and 77th Street, Pentagon Village boasts incredible visibility and exudes a timelessly modern, comfortable elegance that fosters a sense of community within a community. With immediate access to France Avenue, Pentagon Village is only minutes away from the Galleria, Southdale, Centennial Lakes and Fairview Southdale Hospital and Health System. Pentagon Village is a co-development of Solomon Real Estate Group and Hillcrest Development, LLLP. For more information, visit www.pentagonvillageedina.com

About RISE Modular

RISE Modular is a Minneapolis, MN-based volumetric modular manufacturer, developer and commercial construction firm delivering highly flexible and custom-designed multi-story housing and hospitality projects that meet a wide range of market and client needs. Founded in 2019, RISE Modular’s mission is to revolutionize traditional stick-built construction by providing faster, safer, higher quality, more cost consistent and sustainable construction solutions, delivering modules from its innovative, state-of-the-art factory in Owatonna, Minn. For more information, visit www.risemodular.com

About Solomon Real Estate Group

Solomon Real Estate Group is a leader in developing, constructing and managing successful and innovative retail, office, residential and mixed-use communities. Solomon Real Estate Group is about performance, imagination and experience from a broad service real estate development team. Their team consistently demonstrates its ability to deliver outstanding results that enhance the community and withstand the tests of time. Solomon Real Estate Group has the vision to apply wisdom and imagination with an uncompromising commitment to turn the seemingly impossible into reality. For more information, visit solomonre.com

About Hillcrest Development, LLLP

Founded in 1948, Hillcrest Development, LLLP is a third-generation company specializing in commercial renovation to suit their clients’ needs for office, hi-tech, creative office, warehousing, manufacturing, and other commercial and/or industrial purposes. ​Hillcrest fully designs, develops, builds, leases, manages and owns all of its projects. Hillcrest has enjoyed success in its business and renovation projects due to its hands-on approach toward redevelopment. The company invests its own equity up front, rarely utilizing outside financing. With all expertise in-house, Hillcrest’s hands-on approach streamlines the efficiency of projects and provides for a quicker occupancy for Hillcrest’s clients. For more information, visit www.hillcrestdevelopment.com