Sacramento Apartments Trade for $86M

CBRE represented the seller and arranged acquisition financing for the buyer.

Element 79. Image courtesy of CBRE

Oakmont Properties has acquired Element 79, a newly-constructed, Class A, 214-unit multifamily community in El Dorado Hills, Calif., from developer AG Spanos Cos. for $85.6 million.

AG Spanos, a family-owned builder of multifamily housing and master-planned communities, received a $48.5 million construction from the Bank of the West in June 2019, according to Yardi Matrix data. The firm received final certificates of occupancy for the property in October.

Executive Vice President Marc Ross with CBRE Multifamily Properties group in Sacramento, Calif., brokered the transaction on behalf of the seller. Vice Chairman Andrew Behrens, Vice Chairman Jesse Weber and Vice President Stephen Baird with CBRE Debt & Structured Finance arranged financing on behalf of Oakmont Properties.

Ross said in a prepared statement Element 79 is one of the premiere apartment properties in the Sacramento region and an excellent addition to Oakmont Properties’ expanding portfolio of best-in-class assets in the Western United States. He said Element 79 has averaged 36 move-ins per month since July and was 94 percent leased at the time of the sale. Bolstered by strong in-migration and other demand drivers, the Sacramento market is projected to see rent growth of 15.8 percent by the end of 2021, Ross noted.

The CBRE teams also assisted Oakmont Properties in the fall of 2020 when it acquired The Press at Midtown Quarter, a newly-constructed 277-unit property in Sacramento from DeBartolo Development and SKK Developments, for $118 million.

 Property Details

Located at 4373 Town Center Blvd., Element 79 is situated within the Town Center, a retail center considered the downtown district for El Dorado Hills. The property has two four-story buildings on 4.6 acres and contains one- and two-bedroom units ranging in size from 546 to 1,382 square feet.

The luxury apartments have stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, digital locks and washers and dryers in all units. Amenities include a 24-hour fitness and wellness center with spin bikes and a ballet bar, heated saltwater swimming pool, spa, sun deck, outdoor grilling stations and fireplace, business center, clubhouse, coffee bar, media room, package lockers and pet grooming station.

The two companies have worked together in the past. Oakmont acquired Alira, a 293-unit community in Sacramento’s North Natomas neighborhood, last year for $92.3 million from AG Spanos according to the Sacramento Business Journal. In May, 2020, Oakmont bought Fusion 355, a 286-unit apartment community in Broomfield, Colo., from the developer. The 256,376-square-foot property in the Denver market had been completed in 2019 and was 85 percent leased at the time of the acquisition by Oakmont.

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