Upscale Brooklyn Community Sells for $45M

The seller, American Realty Advisors, acquired the 62-unit Williamsburg asset for $56 million in 2012.
111 Kent. Image via Google Street View

Yihai North America has completed its $45.3 million acquisition of 111 Kent, a 62-unit luxury community in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. American Realty Advisors sold the asset, according to public records. The property last changed hands in 2012, when a joint venture between Stellar Management and Largo Investments sold it for $56 million.

Work on the seven-story building at 111 Kent Ave. began in 2008. However, the project changed ownership a few times due to the financial crisis and was only completed in 2012, according to The Real Deal. The unit mix has one- and two- bedroom floorplans ranging between 784 and 1,390 square feet. The amenity package includes a swimming pool, a gym, subterranean parking and concierge service.

The transit-oriented property is close to the Bedford Avenue subway station and the North Williamsburg ferry terminal. The community is also within 1 mile of Interstate 278 and 5 miles from Midtown Manhattan.

Brooklyn’s multifamily sector has felt the impact of the pandemic. The borough’s rents decreased by 80 basis points to $2,878 on a trailing three-month basis through June, according to a recent Yardi Matrix report. At the same time, sales transactions of multifamily assets slowed to only $168 million in the first half of the year.