Walker & Dunlop Acquires AKS Capital Partners

Multi-Housing News | January 30, 2020

Walker & Dunlop is raising its profile in the nation’s most active office market by snapping up New York City-based capital markets advisory shop AKS Capital Partners.Through the deal, the Bethesda, Md.-based finance heavyweight has acquired a 15-person team led by Partners Aaron Appel, Keith Kurland, Jonathan Schwartz and Adam Schwartz. They will join Walker & Dunlop as senior managing directors and co-heads of the New York Capital Markets Practice.Founded last summer, AKS comprises professionals with a $50 billion track record of originations for commercial real estate owner-operators, chiefly institutional clients. Walker & Dunlop’s newly acquired team will source and structure financing for all commercial real estate asset classes nationwide.

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Eden will provide on-site management and on-site supportive services for both buildings (Eden currently has 7,000 homes under management throughout California ).

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Eden will provide on-site management and on-site supportive services for both buildings (Eden currently has 7,000 homes under management throughout California ).

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Patria Investments Limited | September 06, 2021

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Houston's Welcome Group Enters South Carolina with Acquisition of Moncks Corner Industrial Property

Welcome Group | February 15, 2022

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Capital Square 1031 Acquires Luxury, Mixed-Use, Class A Multifamily Community in Fast-Growing Submarket of Jacksonville, Florida

Capital Square | January 25, 2022

Capital Square 1031, a leading sponsor of Delaware statutory trust (DST) offerings for Section 1031 exchange and other accredited investors, announced today the acquisition of a 10-story, luxury, mixed-use, Class A multifamily community in Jacksonville, Florida. The community was acquired on behalf of CS1031 Vista Brooklyn Apartments, DST. Vista Brooklyn Apartments is an excellent acquisition for Capital Square's 1031/DST program, Jacksonville is ranked number one in Florida for multifamily rent growth, with 17.4% year-over-year rent growth during the second quarter of 2021.1 It is hard to imagine a better market for stable income and capital appreciation." Louis Rogers, founder and chief executive officer of Capital Square. Located at 200 Riverside Ave., Vista Brooklyn features 308 units and 12,685 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Completed in 2021, the community is situated one mile southwest of downtown Jacksonville on the banks of the St. Johns River and within Jacksonville's historic and fast-growing Brooklyn/Riverside submarket, according to Yardi Matrix. The community offers one-, two- and three-bedroom units with high-end finishes, including fully equipped GE kitchens with quartz countertops, custom cabinets, subway tile kitchen backsplashes and more. Amenities at the community include a rooftop beer garden, a rooftop pool deck with a heated saltwater pool and outdoor grills, co-working and meeting spaces with pre-installed televisions for device connectivity, a top-floor clubroom with a gaming area and outdoor access, a secure package delivery room and a coffee bar. Additional amenities include a bicycle storage room, a meditation room with Somadome meditation pods, a fitness center with Technogym equipment, a spin suite and Wellbeats on-demand workout classes, a dog park and pet grooming room, and a courtyard with lounges, grilling stations, a dining area and outdoor games. CS1031 Vista Brooklyn Apartments, DST seeks to raise $63.7 million in equity from accredited investors and has a minimum investment requirement of $50,000. Vista Brooklyn is located in one of the premier submarkets within the Jacksonville MSA, Within walking distance to many restaurants and points of interest, and situated one mile from downtown Jacksonville, the community is highly attractive to millennials and residents looking for a walkable lifestyle. In fact, Vista Brooklyn's zip code houses one of the fastest-growing millennial populations in the United States, according to Yardi Matrix." Whitson Huffman, chief strategy and investment officer. Since its founding in 2012, Capital Square has acquired 145 real estate assets for over 3,800 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 and qualified opportunity zone funds for tax deferral and exclusion. Since 2012, Capital Square has completed more than $4.2 billion in transaction volume. Capital Square's executive team has decades of experience in real estate investments. Its founder, Louis Rogers, has structured hundreds of investment offerings totaling in excess of $5 billion. 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 five consecutive years. Additionally, in 2021, the company was ranked 101st on the list of Inc. 5000 Washington D.C. Metro's Fastest-Growing Private Companies. In 2017, 2018 and 2020, the company was also ranked on Richmond BizSense's list of fastest growing companies. Capital Square was listed by Virginia Business on their "Best Places to Work in Virginia" report in 2019 and 2021 as well as on their "Fantastic 50" reports in 2019 and 2020.

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