L5 Investments, MLA Properties, BH Equities Buy Apartment Community in Phoenix for $27.2M
PHOENIX — L5 Investments, in partnership with MLA Properties and BH Equities, has acquired Cielo Apartments, a multifamily community located at 8222 N. 19th Ave. in Phoenix, for $27.2 million. Built in 1981, Cielo features 360 residences in a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units, ranging in size form 455 square feet to 879 square feet. At the time of acquisition, the property was 91 percent occupied. The buyers plan to execute an $4.2 million capital improvement plan to increase occupancy and attract and retain residents. The renovation plan will update unit interiors, including flooring, cabinets, lighting, appliances, and adding in-unit washers and dryers in select units. On-site amenities include two pools, a newly renovated clubhouse and fitness center, a picnic and barbecue area, and covered parking. Brett Polachek and Jim Crews of Cushman & Wakefield represented the buyer and undisclosed seller in the off-market transaction.