Friday, October 12, 2018

HFF announces $90 million sale of and acquisition financing for 672 Flats in Arlington, Virginia

Rendering of planned 672 Flats Apartments, Arlington, VA
Walter Coker
WASHINGTON, DC –– Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announces the $90 million sale of and acquisition financing for 672 Flats, a 173-unit, newly completed multi-housing community in the Ballston submarket of Arlington, Virginia.

The HFF team marketed the property exclusively on behalf of the seller, a joint venture between The Penrose Group and Clark Enterprises, Inc.  The Chevy Chase Land Company purchased the property free and clear of existing debt.  

In addition, HFF’s debt placement team worked on behalf of the new owner to arrange a 12-year, fixed-rate acquisition loan through USAA Real Estate.

672 Flats is a six-story community located at the convergence of N. Glebe Road, Wilson Boulevard and Interstate 66 in the highly sought-after Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor.  

Nicole Brickhouse
Completed earlier this year, the property has earned a WalkScore® of 93 given its proximity to an array of university campuses, restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues, including Ballston Quarter, which will transform the neighborhood into an open-air town center.

Jamie Leachman
  In addition, 672 Flats is approximately three blocks from the Ballston Metro Station (Orange and Silver lines), which provides access into the Washington, D.C. CBD within five stops and Tysons Corner within three stops.

The LEED Silver, boutique community incorporates multiple green building elements blended with high-end, modern finishes. 

 Units, which range from studio to two-bedroom loft- and flat-style floor plans, feature open layouts with stainless steel appliances and wall-mounted hoods, custom cabinetry, custom pantries with built-in microwaves, fixed and movable kitchen islands, expansive windows, hardwood-style flooring and full-sized washers and dryers. 

 Community amenities include elegantly designed common areas, including a resident lounge with bar; game room with billiards, poker table, shuffle board, air hockey and gaming center; fitness room with cardio, free weights and boxing/kickboxing area; cyber lounge/mail room with computer stations and coffee service; bike storage; and controlled-access garage parking.

Brian Crivella
The HFF investment advisory team representing the seller included Walter Coker and Brian Crivella.

HFF’s debt placement team representing the new owner included Jamie Leachman, Chris Hew and Nicole Brickhouse.

“This transaction represents another example of the strength of the pre-sale market, not only for buyers, but also for the debt markets willing to purchase and lend on top-quality assets in core locations,” Coker said.

The Penrose Group consists of a family of companies that engage in real estate development and provide strategic property management services. 

 During its 20+ years in business, the company has amassed an impressive portfolio that has included apartments, master-planned communities, commercial offices, industrial and mixed-use developments.  

Under the direction of founder Mark W. Gregg, The Penrose Group has focused on land acquisition and development in Washington, D.C., and surrounding areas.  

Chris Hew

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Clark Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) is a diversified investment company based in Bethesda, Maryland.  CEI has been an active real estate investor since its inception in 1972, growing its real estate portfolio to approximately $1 billion of CEI equity value.  The CEI portfolio is primarily located in the Washington, D.C. area and includes stabilized assets and development projects across multiple product types, including office, residential and hotel.  

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Since 1890, The Chevy Chase Land Company has owned, managed and developed exceptional officeretail and residential properties throughout the Washington, D.C. region.  

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USAA Real Estate, with more than $21 billion in assets under management, provides co-investment, acquisition, build-to-suit and development services for corporate and institutional investors and arranges commercial mortgage loans on behalf of affiliates.  

The portfolio consists of office, industrial/logistics, multifamily, retail and hospitality properties.  USAA Real Estate is a subsidiary of USAA, a leading financial services company, serving military families since 1922. 

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Former NFL Star Oversees $4 Million Renovation of Prestige Waterfront Community in North Miami, FL

Prestige Estates, 13150 Memorial Highway, North Miami, FL

NORTH MIAMI, FL (Oct. 12, 2018) – Prestige Estates, a property management and development firm led by former NFL star Elvis Dumervil, has announced that $4 million in renovations are nearing completion on the four story, 51-unit Prestige Waterfront multifamily rental apartment complex at 13150 Memorial Highway, North Miami.

The one-, two- and three-bedroom, one to two-bathroom apartments are undergoing a complete transformation to a modern new look. Each luxury apartment ranges from 435 to 880 sq. ft. and comes with complete quartz countertops, new cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, European marble floors, fresh paint, a washer and dryer, free internet and Direct TV.

The pet-friendly building will have numerous upgrades including impact doors and windows, a new air conditioning unit, cutting-edge security cameras, a renovated lobby, state-of-the-art fitness center, gated parking and lush tropical landscaping. 

Elvis Dumervil

Some units have new balconies and a waterfront view. Rents start at $1,100 per month for a one bedroom. The building is highlighted by Prestige Estates’ signature royal blue doors.

“We are offering luxury modern living in this neighborhood,” said Dumervil, whose company’s acquisitions total more than 700 units in the Miami metro market. “We acquire properties and renovate them to the highest standard. Our goal is to increase the quality of living not only of our residents, but also our neighbors.”

A prime location is also important to Dumervil. Prestige Waterfront has easy access to major roadways, Aventura Mall and schools and universities.  

Aventura Mall, Aventura, FL

“College students will love our building, not only because of the interior features and building amenities, but also because of our close proximity to Barry University, Florida International University and Johnson & Wales,” Dumervil adds.

 Dumervil is a former American football defensive end who played 12 seasons in the National Football League. He played college football at Louisville, where he was recognized as a unanimous All-American. In the NFL, he played with Baltimore, Denver and San Francisco from 2006 through 2017.

Prestige Estates is a private property management and development firm with multifamily properties throughout Miami-Dade County. 

Barry University, Miami Shores, FL

Properties include Prestige Waterfront, Prestige Place Apartments, Prestige Courtyard, Prestige Pointe and Prestige Village in North Miami, seven apartment buildings in Fort Lauderdale and single-family homes in North Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park. 

The firm is led by Dumervil, who spent 12 seasons in the NFL as a star defender and five-time Pro Bowler, was drafted by the Denver Broncos and also played for the Baltimore Ravens, where he set the record for the most sacks in a season in 2014.