David Snyder, Continental Realty Group’s President, said, “We are extremely pleased with the successful ownership period of each community. In just a few years, we were able to greatly improve San Palmas and Canyon Reserve through exterior, common area, and unit interior upgrade programs. We accomplished our goal of positioning each property to take advantage of a trifecta of opportunities – properties with value-add upside, in an exceptional submarket, and located in strong overall markets like Phoenix and Denver which we had identified through our market research as likely to see growing rental demand.” Robert Ireland, CRA’s Managing Director of Investments, added, “We are grateful for our partnership with GTIS and look forward to continuing to execute our data-driven methodology as we seek new acquisition opportunities.”
At San Palmas, which was acquired in February 2018, the partnership invested nearly $4 million into improvements in the community’s common areas, amenities, and unit upgrades for over half of the units. San Palmas, built in 1998, benefits from one of the strongest locations in Phoenix near the Chandler Fashion Center, within walking distance to Whole Foods, and with over 640,000 jobs within 10 miles of the property.
The partnership acquired Canyon Reserve in August 2017 and invested nearly $2 million in common area and unit interior renovations in nearly one-third of the units at the property, which was built in 1984. Westminster is a highly sought-after suburb in the Denver metro area due to its proximity to major employment hubs such as Interlocken Business Park and Downtown Denver. The property also benefits from easy access to retail and entertainment options including Thorncreek Crossing, Orchard Town Center, and Flatiron Crossing.
Theodore Karatz, Managing Director at GTIS said, “The sale of the two multi-family assets were well timed and resulted in strong, risk-adjusted returns for our investor-partners. These transactions represent the types of opportunities pursued by GTIS – in markets with strong fundamentals where we are able to work alongside leading operators such as CRA, a firm that has proved to be a great partner to us.”
David Pahl, Managing Director at GTIS, added: “CRA did a tremendous job on the “value-add” piece, delivering the renovations on time and on budget, allowing us to sell the assets earlier than originally planned. Our investments into these communities will provide significant, tangible benefits to residents for years to come, and we are incredibly proud of the work our teams have done.”
About Continental Realty Assets
Continental Realty Assets, Ltd. (“CRA”), is a subsidiary of Continental Realty Group, a real estate investment firm dedicated to the creation of value in multifamily real estate. The firm employs a data-driven approach to multifamily investment, refined over four decades of operations, designed to identify and capitalize on opportunities in the path of demand. For more information about Continental Realty Group, please visit www.continentalrealtygroup.com.
About GTIS Partners
GTIS Partners is a leading real asset investment and development firm headquartered in New York with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Charlotte, Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, as well as São Paulo, Paris and Munich. The firm was founded in 2005 by Tom Shapiro and is managed by President Tom Shapiro and Partners Rob Vahradian, Thomas Feldstein, and João Teixeira. The firm manages $4.7 billion in gross assets and is active across a wide range of real estate sectors including single family and multifamily housing, office, industrial/logistics and hospitality as well as opportunity zone investments. The firm invests at various points in the capital structure including credit, common equity and structured equity. In the US, GTIS has invested in over 130 assets across 40 unique markets including growth areas such as Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Atlanta, Tampa and Charlotte. In Brazil, GTIS is among the largest real assets private equity firms with holdings including office, residential, logistics, and hospitality investments. Marquee assets in São Paulo include the Infinity office building and Palácio Tangará, a five-star resort style hotel. For more information, please visit www.gtispartners.com.
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