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Dec. 26, 2013

TODAY’S DEALS: Berkshire to Acquire Two Apartment Assets for $120M

Atlanta & Dallas—Berkshire Income Realty Inc. has entered into agreements to purchase an apartment community in Atlanta and another in Dallas. The Atlanta property, Eon at Lindbergh, features 352 units. The Dallas property, Pavillion Townplace, is comprised of 236 units. The combined purchase price is $120 million.

Both agreements provide for the assumption of the outstanding mortgage loans on the properties. Berkshire Income Realty currently owns interests in 20 apartment communities and one multifamily development.

Hudson Capital Investments acquires 200 units in suburban Houston

The Palms at Cinco Ranch-1Richmond, Texas—Hudson Capital Investments is the new owner of The Palms at Cinco Ranch, a 200-unit community located in Richmond, Texas. The firm acquired the asset in a Marcus & Millichap brokered sale from an out-of state private investor.

“The Houston metro’s apartment sector is riding tailwinds generated by one of the nation’s strongest and fastest growing economies,” says Norman Eastwood, senior vice president investments in Marcus & Millichap’s Dallas office. “Broad-based hiring across multiple industries enhances the metro’s stature as a magnet for recent graduates from local and regional colleges, further expanding the pool of prospective renters.”

Eastwood worked with Jerry Goldstein, first vice president investments, and Juan Cuevas, associate, both of Marcus & Millichap’s Houston office, in representing the seller. The Palms at Cinco Ranch is located near State Highway 99 within the Katy, Texas, independent school district. Built in 2010, the asset has an amenity package that includes a clubhouse, business center with conference room, a 24-hour fitness center, swimming pool with a sundeck and hot tub, a barbecue grilling area, and 34 detached garages.

Beech Street closes $7.4M for Tampa-area apartment acquisition

Ashton OaksNew Port Richey, Fla.—Beech Street Capital has provided a $7.4 million Fannie Mae conventional loan for the acquisition of Ashton Oaks Apartments, a 168-unit, garden-style community in New Port Richey, Fla. This was the third transaction that the borrower has completed with Beech Street.

“The transaction underscores Beech Street’s deep knowledge of the evolving Florida market,” says Chad Hagwood, executive vice president for originations in Beech Street’s Birmingham, Ala., office. Hagwood originated the transaction, while Brandon Pate managed the loan process.

Ashton Oaks is a 2005-built property that was originally developed as an age-restricted seniors community with elevators in each building. The apartment conversion occurred in 2007. The fixed-rate loan has a 10-year term, 9.5 years of defeasance, and a one-year interest-only period, followed by 30-years amortization payable on an actual/360 basis.

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