Harbor Group Sells Boston Assets for $460M

Spread across five suburbs, the properties total more than 1,700 units.

A pool at the Stone Ends property in Stoughton, approximately 20 miles south of Boston. Image courtesy of Harbor Group International

Harbor Group International has sold six properties in the Boston suburbs for $460 million. The company owned the communities, which total upwards of 1,700 units, for over four years.

The identity of the buyer could not immediately be learned. HGI first acquired the portfolio from Lone Star Funds for $384 million in February 2019, according to Yardi Matrix data. Totaling 1,722 units, the communities have occupancy rates of approximately 95 percent, with one property 99.3 percent occupied.

The portfolio consists of:

  • The 302-unit Commons at Haynes Farm in Shrewsbury, Mass., offering one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units
  • The 252-unit Middlesex Crossing in Billerica, Mass., offering studio, one- and two-bedroom units
  • The 264-unit Meadows at Marlborough in Marlborough, Mass., offering one- and two-bedroom units
  • The 348-unit Heights at Marlborough, also in Marlborough, offering one-, two- and three-bedroom units
  • The 280-unit Stone Ends in Stoughton, Mass., offering one- and two-bedroom units
  • The 276-unit Village at Marshfield in Marshfield, Mass., offering one- and two-bedroom units

The Meadowlands at Marlborough is one of two projects in the portfolio located in the same Middlesex County city. Image courtesy of Harbor Group International

The properties are located near the Boston area’s major employment hubs, which include technology, biomedical, manufacturing and financial service firms. Residents at the communities are near major highways and can access public transportation via MBTA train stations.

During its ownership, HGI completed a $13.6 million capital improvement program for all six communities. That included renovating interior units, upgrading property amenities, addressing outstanding deferred maintenance items and enhancing the communities’ overall curb appeal.

Growing northeast footprint

A pool at the Stone Ends property, which is located in Norfolk County. Image courtesy of Harbor Group International

HGI maintains an investment portfolio totaling more than 58,000 units across the U.S. The company’s recent acquisitions include its purchase of the 464-unit Vermont residential tower in Los Angeles, which was acquired in November 2022, and the 617-unit Vista at Town Green property in Elmsford, N.Y., which was bought in July 2022.

The company has been expanding its multifamily footprint in Connecticut. HGI partnered with Cammeby’s International Group to acquire The Pavilions, a 932-unit community in Manchester, Conn., in December, and began site work on a 240-unit community in Middletown, Conn., alongside PB Development in May.

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