Seattle Company Buys Arizona Apartments For $85 Million

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Arizona apartments purchased for $85 million by Seattle company

A Seattle company has bought a 576-unit complex of Arizona apartments in the Ahwatukee area of Phoenix, Arizona for $85,250,000, according to a release.

The multifamily property purchase of the Andante Apartments was done by Security Properties and Pacific Life Insurance, making this the fifth asset in the Phoenix marketplace for Security Properties.

The Andante Apartments are located in the Phoenix suburb of Ahwatukee, on the south side of South Mountain Park. Ahwatukee is characterized by its affluent demographic, low crime rate, strong school district and close proximity to employment corridors.

"Ahwatukee has been a target submarket for us for years,” Davis Vaughn, Director at Security Properties, said in the release. “With excellent schools and demographics, plus proximity to high-paying jobs, all of the fundamentals were in place at Andante for us to implement our value-add reposition program."

Arizona Apartments Near Recreation And Employment

The location near South Mountain Park, one of the largest urban parks in the United States with 16,000 acres, provides residents a convenient escape to over 50 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails.

Onsite, residents enjoy access to multiple retail centers including Lakeside Plaza, just one mile west with Trader Joes, Safeway and Fry's as well as the Ahwatukee Foothill Towne Center one mile to the north and anchored by Target, Best Buy and Home Depot

Ahwatukee is adjacent to the Chandler submarket, home to the largest concentration of technology jobs in the entire state.

Seattle company buys Arizona apartments for $85 million

Andande Apartments in Ahwautukee in Phoenix,Arizona purchased by Security Properties of Seattle

The corridor includes approximately 25,000 jobs including:

  • Intel (11,400 jobs)
  • Wells Fargo (5,100 jobs with a planned expansion to 12,000 jobs)
  • Bank of America (3,900 jobs)
  • Freescale Semiconductor (3,000 jobs)
  • PayPal (1,900 jobs)
  •  Microchip (1,600 jobs).

Additionally, Intel recently announced it is investing $7 billion to complete a state-of-the-art semiconductor production facility at its Ocotillo Campus, which is located approximately 12 minutes southeast of Andante and expected to add over 3,000 new jobs. 

The business plan is to renovate the clubhouse to offer top of the market amenities.  The interiors will also be updated to a final scope that includes lowering the bar top and installing new hard surface countertops, appliances, flooring, paint, lighting fixtures and plumbing fixtures. 

 The renovated units will still be priced materially below new construction rents providing a great value proposition for the area.

The Arizona apartments property will be managed by Security Properties-affiliate Madrona Ridge Residential.

About Security Properties

Security Properties is a national real estate investment, development, and operating company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. For more than 47 years, Security Properties has provided quality housing to its residents as well as excellent financial performance for its investors. Since its founding, Security Properties has acquired or developed over 66,500 residential units at a cost of over $3.35 billion. Security Properties maintains a focused multi-family strategy supported by integrated teams of professional acquisition, development, construction, investment, and property management specialists.  For more information, visit

About Madrona Ridge Residential

Madrona Ridge Residential is the affiliated property management firm of Security Properties, created to increase the value of its real estate holdings by more closely managing its assets.  Operating throughout the Western U.S., Madrona Ridge Residential is committed to delivering exceptional service to its apartment communities and residents. Services include property, construction and compliance management services that create positive living environments for residents and build value for clients.

About Pacific Life 

Offering insurance since 1868, Pacific Life provides a wide range of life insurance products, annuities, and mutual funds, and offers a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses, and pension plans. Pacific Life counts more than half of the 100 largest U.S. companies as its clients. For additional company information, including current financial strength ratings, visit

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