Avalon Bay Sells 588-Unit Apartment Asset for $210 Million

The DSF Group buys a property from AvalonBay in New Rochelle, N.Y.; Berkeley Point Capital provides $20.7 million for an Illinois apartment acquisition; and Edgewood Capital funds a $3.75 million bridge loan.

Sound EastNew Rochelle, N.Y.—AvalonBay has completed a major disposition with the sale of Sound East to The DSF Group. The $210 million transaction was the largest recorded multi-housing sale in Westchester County. HFF brokered the sale of the 588-unit asset on behalf of AvalonBay.

“This is DSF’s second purchase in Westchester in the last 12 months,” says Jose Cruz, senior managing director at HFF.  “To complement its first high-profile property in downtown White Plains, the company will now also own the most prominent building in New Rochelle.”

Sound East was completed in 2007 and sits one block from the Metro-North Railroad’s New Rochelle train station. Units average 956 square feet in size. Amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, outdoor heated pool, rooftop resident lounge, community room, game room, garage parking and 24-hour concierge service.

The HFF investment sales team representing the seller was led by senior managing directors Jose Cruz and Andrew Scandalios, managing directors Kevin O’Hearn and Jeffrey Julien and associate director Rob Hinckley.

Berkeley Point Capital provides $20.7M for Illinois apartment acquisition

Stonegate ApartmentsGlendale Heights, Ill.—Berkeley Point Capital has closed $20.7 million in financing for the acquisition of Stonegate Apartments, a 420-unit community located in Glendale Heights, Ill. The loan was arranged under the Freddie Mac CME program and structured as a fixed-rate, seven-year term with 30 year amortization. The buyer, a joint venture between Stonegate Holdings GH and Riverbanc, will provide an additional $1.2 million to fund upgrades.

The 1976-built property was part of a larger apartment complex, a portion of which was converted to condos in 2005. The 420 remaining units are run completely separately, but the condos and apartments share a leasing office and recreational facilities. Upgrades will develop an independent leasing and management office with increased curb appeal, as well as make improvements to the community exterior, individual units, hallways, entrances, laundry and signage.

Edgewood Capital funds $3.75M bridge loan

New York—Edgewood Capital recently funded a $3.75 million bridge loan secured by a first mortgage on a mixed-use property located in the Chelsea neighborhood in New York.

The property consists of four adjacent four-story buildings with 15 walk-up residential units above three ground floor retail units. The borrowers have owned the property in their family for over 40 years. The majority of the loan proceeds will go to retire defaulted debt on another property in midtown Manhattan. The borrowers needed to move quickly to retire the loan which was accruing at the substantial default rate. Edgewood provided 100 percent of the total capitalization including loan payoff, closing costs, transaction fees, tax liens and interest and operating carry within the two weeks required by the Borrower.