REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
CREC | June 17, 2021
CREC Real Estate, LLC announced today that it has partnered with Rincon Capital Partners to buy NEXTLoft Apartments, a 148-unit Class B+ multi-family property in Bluffton, South Carolina. The transaction's terms were not disclosed.
The three-story, two-building complex is located at 1376 Fording Island Road (or US 278, which gives access to Hilton Head Island) in Bluffton, South Carolina, 20 miles north of Savannah, Georgia. It is part of the Hilton Head/Bluffton/Beaufort metropolitan region. Over the last 20 years, the surrounding area's population has increased by more than 50%, primarily due to an inflow of retirees, generating housing demand for service industry workers who staff the area's resorts, shops, and restaurants.
NEXTLoft, which was constructed in 2000 as an extended stay hotel, had a significant makeover in 2019 and was transformed into a boutique apartment community. The studio and one-bedroom apartments include nine-foot ceilings with crown molding, wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and renovated bathroom vanities. The 98% community has a clubhouse, swimming pool, dog park, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. In addition, CREC and Rincon plan to upgrade the roof, HVAC, and asphalt and install outdoor amenities and security features such as a central outdoor kitchen/grill area, a locker for package deliveries, and a community-wide keyless FOB access system to improve residents' safety.
The building is close to outlet shopping complexes, big-box retail and grocery stores, a public golf course, downtown Bluffton's eateries, boutique shops, and offices.
CREC, which manages more than $1 billion in real estate assets, specializes in multi-family real estate investments in secondary and tertiary cities around the United States. Rincon is a vertically integrated, full-service real estate and property management firm based in Phoenix. CREC and Rincon have previously worked together on three joint projects, two in Tucson and Phoenix.
CREC Real Estate, LLC (CREC) is a private investor in commercial real estate. Based in Columbus, Ohio, the firm invests through institutional funds and private placements and manages more than $1 billion in real estate assets. The firm specializes in the multi-family, hotel, and senior housing sectors in secondary and tertiary locations around the United States, utilizing a value-add strategy. CREC has completed approximately 50 investments throughout 17 states since its establishment in 2001.
Rincon Partners is a full-service, vertically integrated real estate investment and management firm. Rincon is based in Phoenix, Arizona, with acquisition offices in Atlanta, GA, and Dallas, TX, and focuses on opportunistic and value-add multi-family and self-storage commercial real estate.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
33 Holdings, LLC | August 13, 2021
33 Holdings LLC announced the signing today of a merger agreement to acquire interest in Beers Housing Inc., a General Contractor and a leading service provider in mortgage field services, maintenance, rehab, construction and development in the southeast US. The M&A is expected to strengthen 33 Holding's vertically integrated real estate platform executing value-add and opportunistic real estate projects.
"Joining 33 Holdings LLC is an incremental progression in our quest to build a world class mortgage field services and construction service business," commented Chad Beers, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Beers Housing Inc. "As part of 33 Holdings LLC, we will be able to serve 33's existing portfolio as well as attract new industry-wide clients. This is truly an exciting relationship for our customers, vendors and employees and will help position our business for strong growth in the future," he stated.
"This investment in Beers Housing Inc., presents a great opportunity for 33 Holdings LLC to add a leading mortgage field services & construction services business to our platform," stated Sanjay Raghavaraju, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of 33 Holdings LLC.
"With this merger, it will create a fully functional private equity real estate company that will create higher returns and faster delivery of real estate projects to our clients," stated Corey Oldknow, Broker & Chief Acquisitions Officer of 33 Holdings LLC.
Under the terms of the agreement, Beers Housing Inc., will operate under the Beers Construction Partners (BCP) name and under the current leadership. In addition, Heather Beers, Managing Partner of Beers Housing Inc., will take on the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at 33 Holdings LLC & Beers Housing Inc., helping with the integration of the two companies while ensuring value to Investors and Clients over the next few months. Both Chad Beers & Heather Beers will join Corey Oldknow & Sanjay Raghavaraju as Principals of 33 Holdings LLC.
"Beers Housing Inc., is excited to join the 33 group of companies," said Heather Beers, Managing Partner of Beers Housing Inc. "Our respective cultures, goals and investment philosophies are very much aligned. Beers Construction Partners (BCP) will remain a leading Mortgage Field Services & Construction Services firm, now benefiting from the support of 33's significant financial and operational resources. The partnership with 33 ensures that BCP's principals will remain majority-owners of the firm. With this integration, we see a growth opportunity given the seismic shifts in the real estate market, which our partners and staff will thrive, enabling us to better serve our investors and impact the communities we operate in."
About 33 Holdings LLC (33)
33 Holdings LLC specializes in real estate investment, acquisition, development, construction and asset management across the Southeast US with a concentration on primary and secondary markets. Sanjay Raghavaraju founded 33 Holdings LLC on the premise that investment in real estate should be driven by sound market fundamentals, a flexible time horizon and strong alignment of interest between investors and managers. 33 Holdings has a strong track record of driving investment results. 33 Holdings differentiates itself by providing hands-on real estate investment management, creative deal structuring, and transparent communication with investors.
About Beers Construction Partners (BCP),
Beers Construction Partners specializes in maintaining and adding value to bank and investor assets throughout the Southeast by using a hands-on approach with a hybrid employee/subcontractor base model. Chad Beers, founded Beers Housing in 2007 with a strong focus on the mortgage field service space as well as fix and flip and has been able to adapt to various services lines with the strong leadership and client relationships brought in by Heather Beers to not only meet but exceed the industry and economical needs in the housing market. Beers Housing now has multiple service lines to include mortgage field services, maintenance, rehab, ground up construction and development.
prnewswire | October 07, 2020
Top independent mortgage lender New American Funding is pleased to announce a partnership with Zigzy, a technology startup focused on the real estate and mortgage industry, that will see New American Funding integrate Zigzy's signature real estate offering, Townify, into its lending operations. The platform also gives real estate agents real-time loan status, plus access to key contacts on the transaction, including loan originator, listing agent, title company, escrow officer, and more. In celebration of the partnership, New American Funding CEO Rick Arvielo will be a featured speaker at the first "Townify Summit," a virtual seminar hosted by Townify. The summit will feature some of the nation's top real estate agents and mortgage lenders sharing how using technology is critical to success in these unprecedented times.