LAKEWOOD, CO—Fowler PropertyAcquisitions has acquired Red Rocks I &II, a two-phased, 580-unit, garden-style community, fromFairfield Red Rocks LLC. The purchase price was$82.5 million.


Moran & Co. Mountain Statesregional partners, David Martin and PamelaKoster, represented the seller in the transaction. RedRocks I & II is a two-phased garden-style community located inthe Denver suburb of Lakewood, CO.


According to Martin, “Red Rocks I & II garnered asignificant amount of attention, particularly from institutionalbuyers focused on implementing a value-add strategy.” Martinexplains that, “the primary driver for this transaction was theability to acquire an asset in the growing, yet very supplyconstrained market of Lakewood.”


Unique to this deal, he adds, “each of the potential buyers thatadvanced to the best-and-finals phase not only already owned inLakewood, but within the immediate Federal Center area. Existingowners are clearly achieving success and will continue to seek outthe next best opportunity in Lakewood for some time to come.”


Red Rocks I was built in 1981 and includes 408 units while RedRocks II was built in 2000 and includes 172 units. The combinationof 1981 and 2000 vintage product creates a diverse unit mix forprospective residents to choose from and provides almost two ofevery common area amenity including two clubhouses.

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