TPG Real Estate, Bainbridge Acquire Waterfront Multifamily Community in Annapolis for $154M

by Katie Sloan

ANNAPOLIS, MD. — A joint venture between TPG Real Estate and The Bainbridge Cos. has acquired Watergate Pointe, a 608-unit waterfront multifamily community located at 655 Americana Drive in Annapolis, for $154 million or $253,290 per unit. Dean Sigmon, Robin Williams, Justin Shay and Michael D’Amelio of Transwestern Real Estate Services represented the seller, Castle Lanterra Properties, in the disposition of the community.

The 31.2-acre property sits on a peninsula connected to the Chesapeake Bay and was recently rebranded Nautilus Point. The community offers studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units in seven mid-rise and 13 garden-style buildings.

Shared amenities include a 160-slip income-producing marina; paddleboards and kayaks; a swimming pool and sundeck; dog park; renovated clubhouse; business center; dock access for crabbing; an outdoor lounge space; a state-of-the-art fitness center; playground; tennis court; laundry facilities; a bike share program; and recycling center. 

“The property is well-positioned to capture significant upside through rent increases, which can be achieved by continuing to implement an interior renovation program, and through improved management of the marina to maximize its value,” says Williams of Transwestern.

According to Transwestern’s research affiliate Delta Associates, the Annapolis apartment market is one of the best performers in the region with Class A rents averaging $2,155 per month.

San Francisco-based TPG Real Estate Partners is the dedicated opportunistic real estate equity investment platform of global alternative asset firm TPG. Today, the company has approximately $5.6 billion of assets under management.

Headquartered in Wellington, Fla., The Bainbridge Cos. is an owner, developer and manager of luxury multifamily communities in the Eastern U.S. 

Katie Sloan 

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