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Jun. 5, 2013

Kennedy Wilson Buys East Valley M-F Complex for $61.8 Million

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor

In a $61.8 million deal, Kennedy Wilson has acquired the Foothill Place Apartments, a 450-unit complex in East Valley. The Beverly Hills, Calif.-based investment firm is investing $15 million of private equity in the transaction and secured a $49.7 million Freddie Mac loan through Berkeley Point Capital L.L.C.

Foothill Place comprises ten two-story and three-story buildings on an 18-acre site near the University of Utah and Park City. Resident amenities at the class B+, garden-style community include two pools, a volleyball court, dog park, rock-climbing boulder and fitness center. Kennedy Wilson’s plans include an extensive renovation, new washers and dryers, and common-area upgrades.

Berkeley Point provided the ten-year, fixed-rate loan under Freddie Mac’s Capital Markets Execution program. Terms include a 3.58 percent interest rate and two years of interest-only payments.

Foothill Place Apartments is Kennedy Wilson’s second recent purchase in the Salt Lake City market, following its acquisition of Sandpiper Apartments last November. Bob Hart, president of the firm’s multi-family management group, described the acquisitions as “excellent examples of Kennedy Wilson’s value-add repositioning strategy in markets that have stable job growth with high rental demand.”

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