X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

(To read more on the multifamily market, click here.)

CHARLOTTE, NC-With a combined total pushing $82.7 million, two separate apartment deals in the state highlight the strong multifamily market. Autumn Park in Charlotte traded hands for $48.9 million and the Lincoln Green Apartments in Greensboro traded for $33.75 million.

Dean Smith of Apartment Realty Advisors’ North Carolina office, represented the sellers in both deals. He tells GlobeSt.com that 90% of the firm’s business involves deals in Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, and in secondary markets such as the Triad. He explains the secondary markets are getting competitive because they offer “good quality assets and much better yields.” In addition, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham are hot markets now because of strong job growth. Charlotte added approximately 30,000 jobs in 2005, and Raleigh-Durham added approximately 35,000 jobs over the past 12 months, Smith says.

UBS acquired Autumn Park from Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers, LLC. The 586-unit property sale equaled $83,447 per unit. “Autumn Park is nearly 10 years old but is still considered a class A property for the market,” Smith tells GlobeSt.com. “We’ve seen replacement costs on class A properties jump from the $90,000s per unit to the mid-$100,000s–$115,000 to $120,000 per unit.” The increase is a result in escalating land and construction costs over the past 12 to 18 months, he adds.

The property is in the heart of University Research Park adjacent to Wachovia’s 10,000-employee call center. Autumn Park features 13 floor plans, and attached and detached garages. Community amenities include a recently renovated clubhouse, two business centers, two fitness centers, two swimming pools and two lighted tennis courts. The occupancy rate averaged 95% in 2005.

Steven D. Bell acquired Lincoln Green Apartments from Burkley Property Group. The 616-unit property sale equaled nearly $55,000 per unit. “Lincoln Green is a unique property,” Smith says. “It’s 25 years old, but it really competes with newer properties in the market. Two reasons: it has an incredible location in the Triad, and it has intensive on-site management. It has one of the best reputations in any submarket. It is a clean, safe, well-run property.”

The property sits on 46 acres, with 13 units per acre and two lakes. Community amenities include a clubhouse, a fitness and aerobics center, two swimming pools, four lighted tennis courts and an enclosed pet run. Lincoln Green’s occupancy stands at approximately 96%.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

 

GlobeSt

Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt
Live Chat

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.