Bascom Acquires 724-Unit Multifamily Portfolio in Scottsdale for $148M

by Taylor Williams

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. — Bascom Arizona Ventures, a subsidiary of Irvine, Calif.-based private equity firm The Bascom Group, has acquired a two-property multifamily portfolio totaling 724 units in Scottsdale.

The sales price was $148 million, or $204,420 per unit. The seller was a fund managed by London-based TH Real Estate.

Legend at Kierland and Tradition at Kierland are both Class A properties situated within the Kierland master-planned community in North Scottsdale. Both are located within walking distance of Scottsdale Quarter and Kierland Commons, two shopping and entertainment developments.

Both properties were constructed in the late 1990s by luxury apartment builder Mark Taylor. Each property offers a resort-style pool and spa, volleyball and tennis courts, a 24-hour fitness center and attached garages.

The purchase follows Bascom’s recent acquisition of an 812-unit portfolio of three multifamily properties located in Tucson and Sierra Vista. The sales price of that transaction was approximately $70.2 million.

The new ownership plans to invest in capital improvements to both properties, including upgrades to the leasing offices, pool and other common areas and unit interiors.

“The Kierland portfolio provides us with an exceptional opportunity to acquire two Class A properties in an absolutely perfect location,” says Mark Brotherton, portfolio manager of Bascom Arizona Ventures. “We are very excited about our newest acquisitions and look forward to commencing our value-add program as soon as possible.”

Quadrant Real Estate Advisors LLC provided debt financing, which was arranged by Brian Eisendrath, Brandon Smith and Annie Rice of CBRE, for the acquisition.

James Reed of Lincoln Group of Cos. advised the buyer and seller in the transaction. Arizona-based Alliance Residential will manage the properties.

— Taylor Williams

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