SAN FRANCISCO-Those who follow @GlobeStcom onTwitter and @GlobeStLIVEmay have seen a post teasing the announcement, but haslearned that Ridge Capital Investors LLC andRedwood Real Estate Partners have acquiredSaratoga Downs Apartments, a 124-unit apartmentcommunity, and Sheveland Ranch Townhomes, a54-unit townhome development, both just south of downtown Napa, CAfor a combined price of $39.5 million.

Over the first year of its ownership, the company plans to bringthe property's physical quality and overall tenant experience tothe top of the market via a substantial augmentation to theexisting clubhouse, amenities and interior unit finishes.FPI Management Inc. will manage the property onbehalf of the owner.

“Saratoga Downs at Sheveland Ranch offers the most diverse rangeof unit types and sizes in the market, and is the only property tooffer new townhomes up to four bedrooms in size in a neighborhoodenvironment,” says Trevor Wilson, managingdirector of Ridge Capital Investors. “Upon completion of ourrepositioning program, Saratoga Downs will offer the highestquality rental living experience in the Napa Valley, a market thathas shown resilience in downturns and a healthy bounce back overthe last 24 months.”

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