REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Welcome Group | February 15, 2022
Welcome Group, the Houston-based, single-tenant real estate developer specializing in manufacturing, lab, warehouse, and distribution facilities, has acquired its first South Carolina industrial property in Moncks Corner, part of the firm's expansion into the state and other high-growth markets throughout the southeast U.S.
Located on 31 acres at 2550 U.S. Highway 52, the 201,500 square-foot manufacturing and distribution center is home to Sea Fox Boats, third-generation boat builders specializing in the design and development of center-console recreational boats.
When it comes to the industrial market, the Charleston area is one of the hottest in the southeast, It checks all the boxes – great demographics, job growth, cost of doing business and one of the best ports in the country."
Ted Kakambouras, director of acquisitions, southeast region for Welcome Group.
South Carolina ranked sixth among all U.S. states in Site Selection Magazine's just-released 2021 list of the top states for business.
Kakambouras adds Welcome Group will continue to look for opportunities to acquire existing occupied properties in South Carolina in addition to North Carolina and Georgia.
Welcome Group now owns a diverse portfolio of more than 130 industrial properties spanning more than 6 million square feet. Tenants range from Fortune 500 companies to emerging entrepreneurial ventures in manufacturing, healthcare, energy, technology, warehouse and distribution, and other operations.
Financing for the acquisition was provided by City Bank. Brokerage services were provided by Matt Smith of CBRE.
About Welcome Group
Welcome Group is a leader in the development and ownership of single-tenant industrial facilities for some of the world's most respected names in business and currently owns over 6 million square-feet in Texas and the southeast U.S. The company also offers build-to-suit and design-build services for interested firms and is actively seeking direct purchase and sale-leaseback opportunities throughout Texas and the southeast United States.
Township Capital | February 17, 2022
Township Capital and Epic Investment Services ("Epic") announce the acquisition of Urban 188 and Urban 96 ("Urban Phoenix"), two adjacent residential rental properties in Phoenix, Arizona, as part of Township's GP Value-Add Fund I. ("the fund") The fund aims to acquire garden-style multifamily properties in select markets targeting strong demographics, durable employment, and other value-add characteristics.
This marks the third and fourth acquisitions within the value – add partnership with Epic. Last year Township participated in Epic's U.S. Multifamily Fund I as lead investor with $60 million of total equity commitments.
We are proud to be a part of another acquisition with Epic. Township has aligned with the strategy backing Fund I and experienced the results of sourcing the right product for the fund firsthand, The value creation model delivers exceptional results, which is important to Township's role as a lead investor in Epic's U.S. Multifamily Fund I. We've continued to seek opportunities in the multifamily sector given how resilient it has remained through the pandemic."
Matthew Gorelik, CEO at Township Capital.
About Urban Phoenix
The 188-unit and 96-unit garden-style buildings, total 132,675 square feet and 4.42 acres located in central Phoenix. Positioned in a high rent-growth area near well-established employment hubs and in proximity to the Valley Light Rail system and Highway I-17. Providing convenient access to surrounding high profile neighborhoods of Arcadia, Biltmore, Scottsdale, and Tempe. Both have a combined occupancy rate of 92%. The acquisition offers a unique opportunity to implement a value-add program focused on modernizing finishes and improving common-area amenities.
About Township Capital, LLC
Township Capital, LLC is a leading co-GP real estate investment firm headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA. Founded by CEO Matthew Gorelik in 2014, the firm has experience investing across all major property types with a specialty in student housing, senior living, multifamily, and industrial.
About Epic Investment Services
Epic Investment Services, which includes its wholly owned subsidiary MDC Realty Advisors in the United States, is a fully integrated North American real estate platform. Epic's Canadian head office is located in Toronto, Ontario and its U.S. head office is located in Denver, Colorado. Epic's portfolio comprises over 30 million square feet and $17.5 billion in assets under management in office, retail, industrial and multi-family residential properties.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Gables Residential | September 18, 2021
Jetty, the financial services company on a mission to make renting a home more affordable and flexible, today announced a new partnership with Gables Residential, a leader in the management and development of multifamily apartment communities. Through the partnership, Gables will roll out Jetty's security deposit replacement solution, Jetty Deposit, across the entire Gables portfolio.
The rollout follows a rigorous selection process by Gables, which started with a competitive evaluation before transitioning to a pilot program across Gables-owned assets. Following a successful pilot, Gables will now make Jetty Deposit available across all owned and third-party managed communities. The implementation of Jetty will enable Gables to maximize protection relative to security deposits for all new leases while at the same time dramatically lowering move-in costs for new residents.
With so much uncertainty facing renters today, using hard-earned savings on a cash deposit simply doesn't make sense, Jetty Deposit offers renters the opportunity to keep more cash in their pocket while making it possible for us to improve NOI. Through the pilot program, we saw a meaningful uptick in lease conversions while significantly increasing our levels of protection.
- Greg Gasior, Senior Vice President of Operations at Gables.
Jetty works with top property managers across the country to increase lease conversion rates, reduce bad debt, and streamline operations—thereby increasing net operating income. In addition to Gables Residential, partners include Greystar, LivCor, Related, MG Properties, Cortland, Griffis Residential, and many more, representing more than two million units nationwide.
About Gables Residential
Gables Residential is an award-winning, vertically integrated, real estate company and privately held REIT specializing in the development, construction, ownership, acquisition, financing, and management of multifamily and mixed-use communities. Gables Residential owns, develops, and manages communities in high-growth U.S. markets such as Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Houston, South Florida, Southern California and metropolitan Washington, D.C. Gables also provides third party management services in the New York, Baltimore, Frederick, Tampa, Phoenix, Seattle, Charlotte, Central and North Florida markets.Gables manages approximately 28,000 apartment homes and approximately 275,000 square feet of retail space and has received national recognition for excellence in development, construction, management, sales, marketing, training, and benefits. These achievements reflect the impact of Gables' experienced and dedicated team members, its superior knowledge of the markets served, and its expertise in development and management.
Jetty is the financial services platform on a mission to make renting a home more affordable and flexible. Jetty's integrated suite of products helps property managers increase lease conversions, improve resident retention, reduce bad debt, and boost NOI. For renters, Jetty decreases the financial burden of moving into a new home and offers greater flexibility with how and when to pay rent.