DENVER-Behringer Harvard has acquired 7166 at Belmar, a mid-riseapartment complex of 308 units at 7166 W. Custer Ave. The communityis located in the recently developed Belmar district that serves asthe new downtown area for Lakewood, CO.
“This luxury mid-rise multifamily community provides excellentaccess to key employers in downtown Denver and the Federal Center,home of the largest concentration of federal agencies outside ournation’s capital,” says Mark Alfieri, COO of Behringer HarvardMultifamily REIT I, Inc. in a prepared statement. “We believe thisdesirable community in the amenity-rich Belmar district will appealto the high concentration of young, well-educated professionalsthat Denver continues to attract.”
Constructed in 2008, the gated community consists of two,four/five-story buildings and a private parking structure.Apartment homes range in size from 679 square feet to 1,367 squarefeet with one, two or three bedrooms and baths. Within walkingdistance of the apartment community is Belmar, a master-plannedredevelopment project encompassing 22 city blocks that combinesupscale retail, restaurants, theaters, offices and parks.


This investment was made through a joint venture betweenBehringer Harvard Multifamily REIT I Inc. and PGGM Private RealEstate Fund, an investment vehicle for Dutch pension funds.Behringer Harvard tells that it cannot disclose thepurchase price “as a matter of practice.” Including this mostrecent investment, the portfolio of Behringer Harvard MultifamilyREIT I, Inc. includes investments in 24 multifamily communities in11 states providing a total of 6,604 apartments.

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