HFF Arranges $110.5M Sale of Waterfront Apartment Asset in Tampa Bay Area

Carlton Arms of Bradenton in Bradenton, Fla., is located on a peninsula overlooking the Braden and Manatee rivers.

BRADENTON, FLA. — HFF has arranged the $110.5 million sale of Carlton Arms of Bradenton, a 900-unit apartment community located at 5200 Riverfront Drive in the Tampa Bay community of Bradenton. The property is located on a peninsula overlooking the Braden and Manatee rivers. Matt Mitchell and Zach Nolan of HFF arranged the transaction on behalf of the seller, a joint venture between The Mahaffey Apartment Co. and Brighthouse Life Insurance Co. MetLife Investment Management advised Brighthouse on the acquisition. Elliott Thorne of HFF arranged a $76 million, 10-year, fixed-rate acquisition loan through Freddie Mac’s Capital Markets Execution (CME) program on behalf of the buyer, FLF Holdings. Constructed in 1980, Carlton Arms of Bradenton includes a mix of studio to three-bedroom units averaging 880 square feet. The property is also home to 12,519 square feet of fully leased retail space. Community amenities include two waterfront pools, two lighted tennis courts, two basketball courts,  two clubhouses, a fitness center, dog park, guest suites, covered parking and five boat docks. The community was 99.7 percent occupied at the time of sale.

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