LOS ANGELES — Standard Communities, an affordable housing developer and investor based in Los Angeles, has acquired controlling interest in an affordable housing portfolio of approximately 3,200 units in Florida and Georgia. The seller and price were not disclosed.
This is Standard Communities’ largest acquisition to date. The portfolio includes the firm’s first acquisitions in Florida and first affordable housing acquisitions in Georgia.
“Standard is expanding its portfolio in the Southeast to foster more thriving communities in the region,” says Jeffrey Jaeger, co-founder and principal of Standard Communities. “High-quality, well-maintained affordable housing is crucial to the well-being and livelihood of so many people.”
Standard Properties is partnered with Apartment Life, a Dallas-based nonprofit organization that works to increase renters’ access to education and healthcare, foster community engagement, reduce food insecurity and provide opportunities for economic mobility.
The firm plans to invest $25 million in capital improvements across the portfolio. Apartment Management Consultants and Arco Management Corp. will manage the properties.
Also in Georgia, Standard Communities recently broke ground on a project in Savannah that will convert a 1920s-era Atlantic Coast Line Railroad office building into a 219-unit market-rate apartment community.
— Channing Hamilton