Greysteel Arranges Sale of 144-Unit Parkside Gardens Affordable Housing Property in Ocala, Florida

OCALA, FLA. — Greysteel has brokered the sale of Parkside Gardens, a Section 8 affordable multifamily community in Ocala. An affiliate of Boston-based JE Properties acquired the asset from Christiansburg, Va.-based Community Housing Partners for an undisclosed price.Built in 1970, Parkside Gardens features 144 apartments. The buyer plans to rehabilitate the property to improve the physical asset and the quality of life for residents.Fletcher Hultman of Greysteel represented the seller …

Evergreen Real Estate Group Breaks Ground on 120-Unit Assisted Living Community in Indiana

VALPARAISO, IND. — Chicago-based Evergreen Real Estate Group has broken ground on Green Oaks of Valparaiso, a 120-unit assisted living community for low-income seniors in Valparaiso, a city in northwest Indiana. The $30 million, three-story project is slated for completion in April 2023.All of the units will be reserved for seniors age 62 or older with incomes at or below 60 percent of the area median income. Gardant Management Solutions will manage the community. Amenities will include a …

MassHousing Provides $38.5M in Financing for Two Metro Boston Affordable Housing Properties

BROCKTON, MASS. — MassHousing has provided $38.5 million in financing for Pine Commons and Pine Gardens, two affordable housing properties totaling 188 units in Brockton, a southern suburb of Boston. Pine Commons consists of 138 two-bedroom apartments and 30 three-bedroom units across 19 three-story buildings. Pine Gardens comprises 114 two-bedroom apartments and six three-bedroom apartments in 13 three-story buildings. Both properties are part of a larger residential development known as …

Ares Management, MRP Realty to Develop 1,200-Unit Mixed-Income Neighborhood in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ares Management Corp. and MRP Realty have finalized the land purchase and Phase I construction financing for a mixed-income residential development on the site of the current home of the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) in Washington, D.C. Arkansas-based Bank OZK provided acquisition and construction financing. Construction is slated to begin immediately, with Phase I delivery anticipated in 2024. The project is a joint venture between Ares Management Real …

Wendover Housing Opens 131-Unit Hartland Station Affordable Housing Community in Atlanta

ATLANTA — Wendover Housing Partners has opened Hartland Station, a new affordable housing community in Atlanta. The 131-unit property is located at 2040 Fleet St., south of downtown Atlanta in the city’s Sylvan Hills neighborhood. The community aims to address the ongoing issue of available affordable housing in Atlanta, where there are approximately only 27 available affordable homes per 100 low-income renters, according to Wendover Housing. Hartland Station consists of one-, two- and …

Moinian Group, Bushburg Underway on 320-Unit Multifamily Redevelopment Project in Brooklyn

NEW YORK CITY — A partnership between locally based developer The Moinian Group and Bushburg is underway on a 320-unit multifamily redevelopment in Brooklyn. The project at 2840 Atlantic Ave. will convert the site of the former Empire State Dairy into a multifamily community with market-rate and affordable housing units, as well as 14,000 square feet of retail space. Units will be available in studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom formats, and amenities will include a rooftop terrace, fitness …

Avanath Capital Acquires Two Multifamily Communities in Brooklyn for $315M

NEW YORK CITY — Avanath Capital Management, a private real estate investment management firm, has purchased two multifamily communities in Brooklyn. The Irvine, Calif.-based company purchased the two properties, which total 601 apartments and 42,643 square feet of ground-floor retail space, for $315 million. The properties also include 82,681 square feet of parking. The seller was not disclosed, but multiple outlets report the seller as Greenland USA, a residential and commercial real estate …

MassHousing Provides $205M in Financing for 10 Affordable Seniors Housing Communities

BOSTON — MassHousing has provided $205 million in financing for 10 affordable seniors housing communities totaling 931 units that are located in various parts of Massachusetts. The borrower, Providence Realty Investment LLC, will use the proceeds to refinance existing debt and preserve affordability. Providence Realty Investment previously utilized $125 million from MassHousing to purchase the communities in 2011. At that time, nearly a third of the 931 apartments involved were at risk of …

NMHC and NAA Laud Administration’s Housing Supply Action Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and National Apartment Association (NAA) have praised the Biden administration on the release of the Housing Supply Action Plan, which aims to alleviate the housing affordability crisis and lower costs for renters. Under the plan, the administration outlined new measures that would produce more housing supply, including more affordable housing units, over the course of the next five years.The plan includes several concepts …

Build-to-Rent Planning and Entitlements: How to Avoid Challenges

The build-to-rent (BTR) property type has gained significant traction in the commercial real estate market due to increasing interest from tenants, investors and developers. Developers moving into the BTR market before 2020 originally focused on this sector as an “in between” product for future home buyers who weren’t ready to commit to a single location but wanted additional space and amenities.The pandemic fueled tenants’ desires for more privacy and space without the long-term …

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