LELAND, N.C. — Cushman & Wakefield has arranged $62 million in construction financing for The Village at Compass Pointe, a 268-unit multifamily development coming to a 25-acre site in Leland, about 10 miles west of Wilmington, N.C. The property will feature 140 single-family rental townhomes and 128 traditional apartments in two four-story, elevator-serviced buildings. Gideon Gil, Zachary Kraft, Sebastian Sanchez and Dale Braverman of Cushman & Wakefield originated the loan through Dwight Mortgage Trust on behalf of the borrowers, SR Real Estate Partners and Circle Squared Alternative Investments. Upon completion, Village at Compass Pointe will feature two clubhouses, cabana pools and pickleball courts. The first units are expected to be delivered in January 2025.
By Andrew Welker, founder and CEO, Welker Properties Institutional investment in the single-family housing market is waning as high interest rates show no sign of letting up. For the first time in years, corporate investors looking to borrow money are having difficulty finding cash flow with current interest rates. As a result, some institutional investment firms are hitting pause on real estate portfolios or pivoting to all-cash deals on low-priced housing stock. This shift makes it more difficult for individual first-time homebuyers to get in on the game. With buyers and sellers holding out for better returns, a shrinking debt market isn’t helping with the supply shortage. According to data supplied by Freddie Mac and analyzed by Axios, the country needs nearly 4 million units — both for rent and for sale — to meet demand based on current rates of household formation. There simply isn’t enough housing being built to meet demand. Enter build-to-rent (BTR), an asset class that’s skyrocketed in popularity in recent years as COVID-19 pushed people out of cities and affordable homeownership further from their reach. Offering the four-walled privacy of a single-family unit and the conveniences of multifamily construction, BTR is community-style living for …
CELINA, TEXAS — Mill Creek Residential has completed construction of Amavi Celina, a 271-unit build-to-rent residential community located about 40 miles north of downtown Dallas. The 45-acre site houses cottage- and townhome-style residences as well as single-family detached homes. Residences come in one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom layouts. Amenities include a clubhouse with a fitness center, pool, dog park, playground, green space and onsite walking trails. Preleasing is underway, and the first move-ins are scheduled for later this month.
CENTERVILLE, GA. — Forman Capital has provided a $22.5 million loan for the lot acquisition and construction of a build-to-rent (BTR) residential community located at 3930 US Highway 41 in Centerville, about 21 miles south of Macon, Ga. Upon completion, the first phase of the development will comprise 109 single-family rental homes in two-, three- and four-bedroom layouts, with monthly rents expected to range from $1,900 to $2,400. Parkland Homebuilders, an affiliate of Alpharetta, Ga.-based Parkland Communities, is the borrower and developer. Plans for the community include four phases and a total of 317 homes.
PHOENIX — CBRE has arranged the sale of Proximity Baseline, a build-to-rent residential property located at 1700 E. Baseline Road in Phoenix. Avenue North sold the asset to CVG Properties for $27.2 million. The buyer plans to rename the asset The Linq @ South Mountain. The Linq @ South Mountain features 80 detached and duplex single-family residences in one-, two- or three-bedroom floor plans. The units offer 10- to 14-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances, vinyl flooring and smart home technology. Additionally, each unit has a private backyard with a patio. Griffen Tymins, Sean Cunningham, Asher Gunter, Matt Pesch and Austin Groen of CBRE represented the seller in the off-market deal.
MELISSA, TEXAS — Dallas-based Welker Properties will develop a 343-unit build-to-rent residential project in Melissa, located north of Dallas in Collin County. The project, known as Wolf Creek Farms Melissa BTR, has a total price tag of $95 million. Homes will come in one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans and will be situated on a 32-acre site. Residents will have access to amenities such as a pool, fitness center, dog park, courtyards and lounges. Construction is scheduled to begin in the fall and to be complete by the end of 2025.
FISHERS, IND. — Thompson Thrift has opened Slate at Fishers District, a 242-unit build-to-rent community in the Indianapolis suburb of Fishers. The property, which is nearly 20 percent leased, is part of the master-planned Fishers District mixed-use development. Residences average 1,215 square feet and feature a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom villas as well as three- and four-bedroom townhomes. Amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, pool, bark parks and doggie spas. Monthly rents start at $1,699.
— By Mark Wolf, AHV Communities — As we approach the second half of the year, much has transpired across the economy, the real estate sector and the single-family rental (SFR) arena. We’ve witnessed the negative impacts of record inflation, slowed investment activity accompanying the Federal Reserve’s continued interest rate hikes and the second and third largest bank failures in U.S. history. With real estate lending now hampered across all asset classes, rippling effects are being witnessed across SFRs as well. Although make no mistake — the sector will emerge stronger. The single-family, build-to-rent (BTR) model is only about a decade old and was spawned following a global financial crisis. The few that introduced the concept of SFR communities purpose-built from the ground up will attest that the first several years in the business were challenging. BTR got off to a choppy start Convincing institutional capital of the merits of the business model proved an uphill battle. It wasn’t until just the past few years that investment in the BTR sector ultimately exploded, resulting in both an onslaught of new communitydevelopments, as well as multitudes of players joining the sector looking to capitalize on the opportunity. Unfortunately, many of these …
DALLAS — JLL has arranged a $255 million credit facility for SimplyHome, a developer of single-family rental properties whose holdings encompass more than 10,000 units across 100 submarkets. Colby Mueck, Matthew Putterman, Laura Brown and Davis Burnett of JLL secured the credit facility though Churchill Real Estate. Upon close, the facility refinanced an initial portfolio of homes located in the Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio and Bryan/College Station markets.
AUGUSTA, GA. —Ivey Group and Batson-Cook Development Co. (BCDC) have formed a joint venture partnership for the development of West Park Townhomes, a 262-unit build-to-rent residential community in Augusta. Situated on 29 acres at Wheeler Road, the project is scheduled for delivery beginning in the first quarter of 2024. Amenities at the community will include a clubhouse, swimming pool, fitness room and a pet park. SRP Federal Credit Union will provide construction financing, with Parse Capital as a preferred equity investor. Ivey South Construction will serve as general contractor, and Patterson Real Estate Advisory Group represented the joint venture as the capital placement broker.