WHARTON BUYS INTEREST IN FOUR MULTIFAMILY COMMUNITIES
FLORIDA — Wharton Equity Partners has purchased an interest in four central Florida rental communities, which totals 900 units, for $50 million. The four properties include the 352-unit Hunter’s Ridge at Walden Lake in Plant City; the 168-unit Mallards of Brandywine in Deland; the 172-unit The Grove and the 208-unit Pierpoint Port Orange in Port Orange. The transaction was completed through a partnership led by certain real estate funds affiliated with Och-Ziff Capital Management Group. Cocke Finkelstein, an Atlanta-based investment management firm, also invested in the transaction and will provide property management services for the venture.