Company Closes $70 Million, 812-Unit Apartment Portfolio In Southern Arizona

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Company Closes $70 Million, 812-Unit Apartment Portfolio In Southern Arizona

Bascom Arizona Ventures has acquired three apartment communities located in Tucson and Sierra Vista, Arizona for $70,225,000, or $86,484 per unit, according to a release.

All three properties offer a resort-style swimming pool, relaxing spa, 24-hour fitness center, business center, and private garages:

  • Summit Vista (288 units), built in 2008
  • Crescent Ridge (272 units), built in two phases (2001 & 2008). Both Summit Vista and Crescent Ridge have easy access to Interstate 10 and are close to some of the area's largest employers.
  • Port Royale (252 units), is proximate to Ft. Huachuca, the largest military installation in the state. It was also built in two phases (2004 & 2008).

Bascom Arizona Ventures assumed the existing HUD loans for all three properties.

 "The Bascom renovation program is designed to cure the previous owner's extensive deferred maintenance, bring the properties to full operational capacity, and support Bascom's proven business plan," Bill Wright, Asset Manager of Bascom affiliate Bascom Arizona Ventures, said in the release.

The purchase comes on the heels of the recent acquisitions of Springs at Silverbell, a 290-unit "Class A" community, and Springs at Continental Ranch, a 196-unit "Class A" community, both located in northwest Tucson, as well as La Entrada, a 186-unit community located near downtown Tucson.

Southern Arizona apartment portfolio

"The Southern Arizona portfolio provides us with an exceptional opportunity to acquire another multifamily portfolio in a recovering market, well below replacement cost, with significant upside with our value-add program,” Mark Brotherton, Portfolio Manager of Bascom affiliate Bascom Arizona Ventures, said in the release.

 “Summit Vista, Crescent Ridge, and Port Royale are our 17th, 18th, & 19th acquisitions since August 2012 in the state of Arizona, and our fourth and fifth in Tucson in the past year. We are very excited about our newest acquisitions and look forward to commencing our value-add program as soon as possible," he said.

 Hamid Panahi of Marcus & Millichap represented the buyer and seller in the transactions. The onsite property management will be overseen by Arizona based Morrison, Ekre & Bart Management Services (MEB).

About Bascom: The Bascom Group, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in value-added multifamily, commercial, non-performing loans, and real estate related investments and operating companies. Bascom sources value-added and distressed properties including many through foreclosure, bankruptcy, or short sales and repositions them by adding extensive capital improvements, increasing revenue, and reducing expenses by realizing operational efficiencies through implementation of institutional-quality property management. Bascom, founded by principals Jerry Fink, David Kim, and Derek Chen, is one of the most active and seasoned buyers and operators of apartment communities in the U.S. Bascom has completed over $13.3 billion in multifamily and commercial value-added transactions since 1996 including more than 528 multifamily properties containing over 141,000 units. Bascom has ranked among the top 50 multifamily owners in the U.S. Bascom's subsidiaries and joint ventures include the Southern California Industrial Fund, Rushmore Properties, Bascom Portfolio Advisors, Shubin Nadal Associates, Spirit Bascom Ventures, REDA Bascom Ventures, MHF RM Holdings, Bascom Northwest Ventures, Bascom Arizona Ventures, Harbor Associates, Village Venture Partners, Bascom Milestone Ventures, and the Realm Group. Bascom's subsidiaries also include Premier Business Centers, the largest privately held executive suite company in the U.S. For additional information, please visit www.bascomgroup.com.

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