Chicago Student Housing Asset Sells for $85M

Atlas Real Estate Partners has sold a 31-year-old student housing property.
777 South State

777 South State

By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor

Chicago—A New York City-based investor has parted ways with a 330-unit student housing community in Chicago’s South Loop.

Atlas Real Estate Partners, together with its partners, Marc Realty Residential and Angelo Gordon, announced the sale of 777 South State, a 28-story student housing building at 2 E. 8th St. The asset sold for $85 million to an undisclosed buyer, in a deal brokered by CBRE’s John Jaeger and Colin Hebson of Dream Town Realty.

The joint venture between Atlas and its partners acquired the 31-year-old property back in 2013 for $59 million, and also undertook renovation work at the site. The 882-bed building caters to students from nearby Columbia College and Roosevelt University, among many others.

According to Yardi Matrix, 777 South State incorporates 882 one- and two-bedroom residential units, fitness and business centers, swimming pool and clubhouse. The property also features 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and 206 enclosed parking spaces.

“This deal was an excellent transaction for Atlas as it allowed us to utilize both our student-housing and repositioning experience to add value to an iconic asset located in a supply constrained submarket,” Arvind Chary, managing principal at Atlas, said.

Image courtesy of Yardi Matrix