REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Capital Square | June 17, 2022
Capital Square, one of the nation's leading sponsors of tax-advantaged real estate investments and an active developer of multifamily communities, announced today the acquisition of Hunter's Chase, a 320-unit apartment community in the Richmond suburb of Midlothian, Virginia. The community was acquired on behalf of CS1031 Hunter's Chase, DST.
This is Capital Square's twelfth acquisition of a multifamily community in the Richmond area for the DST/1031 exchange program. The Richmond area enjoyed 12% rent growth over the last year, driving cash flow and residual value. Capital Square is a prolific buyer of apartment communities in the Mid-Atlantic region that benefit from a combination of strong rent growth and high occupancy, along with exceptional economic opportunities, and the ongoing migration of people from gateways citites to the suburbs."
Louis Rogers, founder and chief executive officer of Capital Square
Located at 5200 Hunt Master Drive, the 24.7-acre garden-style apartment community offers one-, two- and three-bedroom units averaging 816 square feet with spacious floor plans, walk-in closets, in-unit washer and dryer, stainless steel appliances and private screened patios and balconies. The property amenities include a resident clubhouse with coffee bar, fully equipped fitness center, swimming pool with a sundeck, multi-use sports court, BBQ and picnic areas, fenced dog park, playground, carwash station and package lockers.
Hunter's Chase is adjacent to the Village at Swift Creek and Commonwealth Center shopping malls, offering residents a wealth of local shopping and dining options.
The community is situated in a thriving submarket that Yardi Matrix project's will maintain a 10-year occupancy average of 96% through 2032. According to Axiometrics, the Chesterfield County submarket in which Hunter's Chase is located, is projected to experience annual effective rent growth of 6.6% and an average occupancy rate of 97.3% through 2025.
"Hunter's Chase is located in a high-growth submarket of Richmond that we expect will continue to flourish over the next several years," said Whitson Huffman, chief strategy and investment officer. "The property has exceptional amenities and is in the midst of a thriving metropolitan region that has persistently strong demand for quality multifamily living."
CS1031 Hunter's Chase, DST seeks to raise $48.2 million in equity from accredited investors and has a minimum investment requirement of $50,000.
Since its founding in 2012, Capital Square has acquired 149 real estate assets for approximately 6,000 investors seeking quality replacement properties that qualify for tax deferral under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code and other investors seeking stable cash flow and capital appreciation.
About Capital Square
Capital Square is a national real estate firm specializing in tax-advantaged real estate investments, including Delaware statutory trusts for Section 1031 exchanges, qualified opportunity zone funds for tax deferral and exclusion and a real estate investment trust (REIT). In recent years the company has become an active developer of mixed-use multifamily properties in the southeastern US, with eight current projects totaling approximately 2,000 apartment units with a total development cost in excess of $600 million. Since 2012, Capital Square has completed more than $5.6 billion in transaction volume. Capital Square's related entities provide a range of services, including due diligence, acquisition, loan sourcing, property/asset management, and disposition, for a growing number of high-net-worth investors, private equity firms, family offices and institutional investors. Since 2017, Capital Square has been recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in the nation for four consecutive years. In 2017, 2018 and 2020, the company was also ranked on Richmond BizSense's list of fastest growing companies. Additionally, Capital Square was listed by Virginia Business on their "Best Places to Work in Virginia" report in 2019 and their "Fantastic 50" reports in 2019 and 2020.
SkySlope | June 23, 2022
We're thrilled to announce an expansion of our partnership with SkySlope, an innovator in real estate transaction management. SkySlope serves over 450,000 real estate professionals and now offers Updater as part of their transaction management software to further enhance client relationships before, during, and after each real estate transaction.
New features will be released this month, including:
All SkySlope broker and agent customers will automatically receive access to the Updater Pro platform at no cost.
All homebuyers and sellers in the SkySlope system will receive unlimited access to Updater, helping them move into and manage their new homes.
Property information and specific transaction details will sync automatically between SkySlope and Updater, providing each buyer and seller with a personalized and tailored move plan.
Broker and agent branding will be featured within the Updater experience before, during, and after the transaction and across communication channels – in-app, web, and email.
With more real estate transactions completed in a digital environment, it's critical to remember that the transaction shouldn't end at the closing table – the move is often the most stressful part. We're thrilled to deepen our relationship with SkySlope and jointly deliver on the promise of a frictionless and modern moving experience for all homeowners."
David Greenberg, Founder and CEO of Updater
While homeowners enjoy a simplified and automated moving experience using Updater's industry-leading technology, SkySlope's customers will build lasting client relationships thanks to Updater's co-branding and configuration capabilities. Once branding and preferences are configured, brokerages and agents remain front and center in the Updater experience as their clients organize and complete moving tasks.
"We build solutions to empower REALTORS® and are invested in their ongoing success," said Buck Avey, VP of Product at SkySlope. "Our collaboration with Updater is just one of the many ways we place the agent at the center of providing best-in-class experiences for their clients."
SkySlope manages nearly 3M transactions each year. The homebuyers and sellers associated with Skyslope-managed transactions will receive integrated access to Updater's technology, helping them seamlessly organize and complete tasks including:
Set up internet and television services
Compare and book both full-service and on-demand moving services
Set up utility services, including electricity, gas, and water
Set up smart home technology
And much more
"Updater is integrated with our transaction management system (SkySlope), so that there's no work needed by our sales executives," said Brenda Tushaus, CEO at RE/MAX Results, ranked as the 15th largest brokerage firm in the US by closed transaction sides in 2021. "Other than getting set up and adding branding, it just runs automatically – that's a huge time saver."
Established in 2011, SkySlope is the customer experience platform managing real estate transactions from contract to close. Serving over 450,000 real estate professionals across the U.S. and Canada, SkySlope manages nearly 3 million transactions annually. SkySlope is on a mission to build solutions that reshape the real estate industry by creating the most powerful autonomous transaction platform.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
NexPoint | May 20, 2022
NexPoint Advisors, L.P., a multibillion-dollar alternative investment platform, announced the formation of a new NexPoint advised real estate investment trust (REIT). NexPoint is partnering with HomeSource Operations, LLC to acquire, build, and operate single-family rental homes in the REIT. The new NexPoint advised REIT will target both existing SFR homes and new construction build-to-rent homes in high-growth markets.
In acquiring existing SFR homes, the new NexPoint advised REIT will focus on homes built no earlier than 2000. Through strategic developer and builder relationships, the REIT will also target new construction BTR homes. The REIT will focus primarily on high-growth secondary and tertiary markets throughout the Sunbelt and Southeastern portions of the United States.
For NexPoint, the parent of the adviser to one of the largest owners of SFR homes in the U.S., this new initiative will help NexPoint further expand its exposure to SFR. NexPoint expanded into the SFR market in 2018 and, through an affiliate, is the adviser of a REIT that now owns and operates more than 22,000 homes. This new initiative also presents NexPoint with unique opportunities to leverage its broad range of capital markets capabilities to help bring creative financing solutions to acquisitions of SFR and BTR homes.
Currently, the new REIT has an existing portfolio of more than 1,000 homes, which NexPoint expects to grow to several thousand homes by year end.
NexPoint views the SFR sector as a core part of our platform and we are pleased to announce a partnership with a quality operator like HomeSource that will allow us to broaden our exposure to this critical sector and expand our SFR platform into new segments."
Matthew McGraner, Chief Investment Officer for NexPoint
Randy Hagedorn, Chief Executive Officer of HomeSource said, "We are grateful to have a partner in NexPoint that understands the need to be entrepreneurial and flexible as we acquire SFR and BTR Homes in the REIT. We look forward to our partnership and using our collective experience and expertise to grow the REIT's portfolio."
NexPoint is a multibillion-dollar alternative investment platform comprised of a group of investment advisers and sponsors, a broker-dealer, and a suite of related investment vehicles. The firm provides differentiated access to real estate and other alternatives through public and private REITs, 1031 exchanges and other tax-advantaged real estate vehicles, closed-end funds, interval funds, and a business development company (BDC). Investment solutions draw on NexPoint's core capabilities in real estate, capital markets, and credit. Within real estate, NexPoint has expertise across multiple property types, including multifamily, single-family rental, self-storage, hospitality, industrial, office/retail, timber, and life sciences. NexPoint is based in Dallas, Texas and is part of an integrated network of investment management and financial services businesses.