Fickling & Company, Novare Group, BCDC Start Luxury Community in West Columbia, S.C.

Joint-venture development partners Fickling & Company, Novare Group and BCDC have broken ground on a 312-unit luxury garden apartment community located on Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia, S.C.

“We are excited to join Novare Group and BCDC again for our latest multifamily project and to bring a new, Class A residential community to this part of the greater Columbia market,” said Roy Fickling, President and CEO of Fickling and Company. “Our community will be situated between a residential area and retail offerings that will create a convenient and accessible lifestyle for our residents.”

With one, two and three-bedroom apartment residences, some with direct access to garages, the 38-acre high-end community will feature market-leading resident amenities including a luxury clubhouse, co-working space, resort-style swimming pool, community pavilion, gourmet outdoor kitchen, pet spa and a pet park.

Due to high barriers to entry, West Columbia has not seen a Class-A multifamily project built since 2011. By the time it is delivered, it will have been over 13 years between new developments. It will be the best-in-class multifamily community in the market

Fickling & Company and Novare Group are the lead developers, with co-sponsor BCDC. Protective Life Insurance Company is the lender. Classic Plains is the general contractor and SGN+A is the architect.

Fickling and Company and its J.V. partners expect delivery of the first units in February 2024.

About Fickling & Co.
Fickling & Company is a full-service real estate services and development firm headquartered in Macon, Ga. Throughout its storied history, the company has developed numerous properties of all asset types including luxury apartments, high-rise office buildings, industrial facilities, regional malls, subdivisions, and mixed-use communities throughout the Southeast. For more information, visit

About Novare Group
Novare Group is a real estate development and investment company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 1995, Novare Group has developed over 19,100 residences in 61 residential communities in the United States. Learn more by visiting

About BCDC
Founded in 1963, BCDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kajima USA. It is a fully integrated real estate organization providing development and capital solutions primarily through partnerships on commercial real estate projects in the Southeastern United States. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, BCDC offers a wide variety of real estate services, from development and construction to equity and credit enhancements, to brokerage and property management. Learn more by visiting