Thursday, June 30, 2016

L5 Investments Partnership Completes $22.9 Million Acquisition of 232-Unit Apartment Community in Richmond, VA

Aspen Station Apartments, 1500 Forest Run Drive, Richmond, VA

Michael Flaherty
Sacramento, CA, June 30, 2016 – A partnership between L5 Investments and BH Equities has acquired Aspen Station Apartments, a 232-unit apartment community for $22.9 million in Richmond, VA.

 Built in 1980, the property is situated on 17.13 acres and is located at 1500 Forest Run Drive near E. Parham Road and Interstate 95.

Aspen Station is a garden-style community that features a swimming pool, clubhouse with business center, lighted tennis and basketball courts, car wash and vacuum station, and picnic area with charcoal grills throughout the property.

 The unit mix includes 98 one-bedroom units, 116 two-bedroom units, and 18 three-bedroom units. Each unit includes a full-size washer and dryer and a private balcony or patio.

The new ownership plans on investing in excess of $2.6 million for an extensive renovation and repositioning of the asset. 

This will include a complete remodel of the leasing and business center; remodel of fitness center to nearly double in size and include state-of-the-art equipment; upgrades to flooring, cabinets, counters, lighting, fixtures, and appliances in unit interiors; improve landscaping; upgrades to tennis and basketball courts; addition of a new sport court and dog park; and new monument and directional signage. 

Laura Cathlina
Additionally, in a strategic move to enhance Aspen Station’s operational functions, BH Equities will manage the property through BH Management Services, its property management arm.

“Although we have numerous apartment assets in growing areas throughout the country, this acquisition marks L5 Investments’ first in the State of Virginia,” said Michael Flaherty, founder and managing partner of L5 Investments, a Northern California-based multifamily investment firm.

 “By partnering with BH Equities, an experienced investor and asset manager with strong local market experience, we believe we can raise the bar for Aspen Station and attracting new residents who are seeking a high-end apartment community with quality interior spaces, amenities, and proactive management.”

“BH has a long lasting relationship with L5 Investments, and we’re very excited to expand that relationship in the Richmond, Virginia market where we currently manage six properties and close to 2,000 units,” said BH Equities Director of Acquisitions Mike Baker.

Wink Ewing
Named by Zillow as the nation’s fourth hottest housing market of 2016, the greater Richmond market is home to 1.25 million residents and shows signs of continued growth.

 Richmond has been outpacing many of the other metro areas of Virginia and is growing faster than the nation as a whole. The pro-business area includes a number of Fortune 1000 companies and has also recently been attracting both new start-ups and established firms.

Laura Cathlina with Berkadia Commercial Mortgage provided the debt. Wink Ewing with ARA Newmark represented both the buyer and the seller.

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Darcie Giacchetto


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