Southeast

CHARLOTTE, N.C. AND ALEXANDRIA, VA. — FCA Management and Bonaventure have merged to create an enhanced third-party property management firm and platform. FCA Management is a third-party property management firm, which is based in Charlotte and serves clients in the southeast and mid-Atlantic. Bonaventure is an asset management firm with a focus on investment, development and construction in the southeast and mid-Atlantic. As part of the agreement, Bonaventure’s Property Management Services will become part of FCA Management, which will manage all current and future Bonaventure market-rate communities. The combined platform …

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Roberto Pesant, senior managing director, investment sales, Berkadia Miami

Multifamily & Affordable Housing Business sat down with Roberto Pesant, senior managing director of investment sales with Berkadia’s Miami office, to discuss the demand for luxury communities in Miami — from both renters and investors. MAHB: The latest Berkadia report forecasts that average effective rent will be $2,569 by the fourth quarter of this year. Is the market overbuilt toward Class A/luxury properties, and if so, who’s renting these pricey units?  Roberto Pesant: Demand for the urban, luxury product is coming from a number of sources. Some part of it comes …

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MIAMI — Greystone Commercial Capital has provided $419.6 million to refinance Panorama Tower, an 85-story mixed-use complex in Miami. The financing package consists of $85 million in agency-compliant subordinate debt and a $334.6 million Freddie Mac Optigo senior loan funded by Greystone Servicing Co. LLC. The loan carries a five-year term and 35-year amortization. Panorama Tower offers 821 units. The property also includes 112,731 square feet of Class A office space, 25,219 square feet of retail space, a 2,000-space private parking garage and an attached 19-story, 208-room Hyatt Centric Hotel.

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ORLANDO, FLA. — Berkadia has secured $118.5 million in financing for the construction of 52 at Park, an affordable housing development in Orlando. The financing includes a $73.5 million construction loan, as well as $45 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit equity. Chris McGraw and Tim Leonhard of Berkadia arranged the financing on behalf of the borrower, Lincoln Avenue Communities. 52 at Park will comprise 300 units across eight buildings. Units will come in one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom layouts. Planned amenities include a business center, clubhouse, fitness center, pool, laundry …

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Kathleen Milisky, principal, Utility Revenue Services

— By Kathleen Milisky of Utility Revenue Services (URS) — Every developer knows all too well the headaches that can arise from utilities while building or managing a community. Time lost to issues such as power outages, delayed inspections and miscommunication can add unnecessary costs to any project. Smart utilities management is an effective way to stay ahead of problems before they start. Owners have the option of turning responsibility for the utilities over to an expert before they even pull a construction trailer onto the development site. It can …

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Broadstone Berry Hill in Nashville, Tenn.

NASHVILLE, TENN. — Alliance Residential Co. has opened Broadstone Berry Hill, a 303-unit community located at 2500 Bransford Ave. in Nashville. Units come in studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans. Amenities include a clubroom, sky lounge, fitness center, private focus rooms, a fenced pet bark, bike room with a repair station and two courtyards. One of the courtyards features a grilling area, miniature golf and a pool. The other includes an outdoor TV lounge, fire pit and turf area for lawn games. The property also includes a coffee shop and …

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Oxenfree at Princeton in Princeton, Texas

CHICAGO — Core Spaces plans to expand its build-to-rent brand, Oxenfree. The Chicago-based developer currently has a pipeline of approximately 4,000 units under development in markets such as Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Nashville, Austin, Charlotte and Florida’s Gulf Coast. The company plans to begin leasing at its first two communities — Oxenfree at WeHo in Nashville, Tennessee, and Oxenfree at Princeton in Princeton, Texas — in March, with the first units slated to deliver by April. Oxenfree at WeHo is located in Nashville’s Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood. The asset offers 96 townhome units …

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Oppidan Investment Co. has broken ground on The Pines at Peach, a 119-unit affordable housing community in Raleigh. Apartments will come in one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts. Income restrictions were not disclosed. The project is financed with Low Income Housing Tax Credits from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, Tax Exempt Bonds issued by Raleigh Housing Authority, debt financing from Redstone, tax credit equity from Aegon and gap financing from the City of Raleigh. Construction is slated to complete in summer 2025. Cline Design designed the project. …

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Charlotte Commons Apartments in Port Charlotte, Florida

PORT CHARLOTTE, FLA. — JBM Institutional Multifamily Advisors has negotiated the $66.5 million sale of Charlotte Commons in the southwest Florida city of Port Charlotte. Image Capital, along with an undisclosed New York-based company, purchased the asset for $66.5 million. The seller was SC Bodner Co., who developed Charlotte Commons in 2022. Charlotte Commons comprises 264 apartments across 11 three-story buildings. Units come in studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans and average 846 square feet in size. Amenities include a pool with a sun deck, outdoor lounge area, fitness center, …

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Affordable Housing Demand Berkadia Marge Novak quote

Multifamily & Affordable Housing Business sat down with Marge Novak, senior vice president and head of Capital Markets at Berkadia, for a question-and-answer discussion about the current state of the affordable housing market and the challenges likely to influence 2024. Multifamily & Affordable Housing Business: How is the affordable housing market faring in the current economic conditions? Novak: With increased inflation and interest rates, home prices hit all-time highs, making them less affordable than at the height of the 2006 housing bubble. While buyers waited for prices to fall, sellers …

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