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Walker & Dunlop Completes $156 Million Sale of Long Beach, CA Apartment Community

Walker & Dunlop | January 24, 2022

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Walker & Dunlop, Inc. announced today that it facilitated the $156,000,000 sale and $91,260,000 financing of Volta on Pine , a 271-unit, core multifamily property with 1,300 square feet of ground floor retail space in the heart of Downtown Long Beach, California. Historically tied to aviation since the days of Amelia Earhart's 1920s explorations, Long Beach is now coined "Space Beach" and is rapidly becoming the epicenter of the aerospace industry. Startups including SpinLaunch, Rocket Lab, and Relativity Space have chosen the area as their headquarters since 2019, providing for a highly active job market in Long Beach.

Volta on Pine will benefit from the recent uptick in Long Beach's booming job market and provide commuting renters with access to the approximately 950,000 jobs offered throughout Long Beach, Beach Cities, Downtown LA, and Irvine. Delivered in early 2021, the property is a collaboration between North America Sekisui House ("NASH") Holland JV and MVE + Partners Architects, which both have an expansive presence primarily in the Western Region's high-growth markets.

Walker & Dunlop's  Blake A. Rogers, Alexandra Caniglia, Kevin Sheehan, Hunter Combs, and Javier Rivera represented the sellers, Holland Partner Group and NASH and in the disposition to the buyer, Gelt, Inc. Mark Grace, John Montakab, and Trevor Fase arranged the financing from Nuveen on behalf of Gelt.

Volta on Pine is ideally situated in the heart of Long Beach's Downtown, offering residents access to shopping destinations, world-class restaurants, breweries, and various grocery stores. Local attractions also include the Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach Jazz Festival, Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Lions Lighthouse, and the Long Beach Grand Prix. The property's outstanding community amenities include a rooftop terrace with ocean views and barbecue stations, executive meeting rooms, a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center, sky lounge, pool, and spa. The apartment homes feature best-in-class luxury interior features, including gourmet chef's kitchens with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, spa-inspired bathrooms, and spacious bedrooms.

Walker & Dunlop is a leader in multifamily property sales, having completed $10 billion in volume from the first through third quarters of 2021, up 203% from the same period in 2020. In Los Angeles County alone, the team completed sales of over $1 billion with a total of 17 transactions in in 2021. The firm was also the top provider of capital to the U.S. multifamily market, originating $31 billion in transactions and lending over $24 billion for multifamily properties in 2020.

About Walker & Dunlop
Walker & Dunlop (NYSE: WD) is the largest provider of capital to the multifamily industry in the United States and the fourth largest lender on all commercial real estate including industrial, office, retail, and hospitality. Walker & Dunlop enables real estate owners and operators to bring their visions of communities — where Americans live, work, shop and play — to life. The power of our people, premier brand, and industry-leading technology make us more insightful and valuable to our clients, providing an unmatched experience every step of the way.

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The commercial real estate market may face gradual softening with signs that investors are proceeding more cautiously on new investment. Exclusive research results from the third quarter NREI / Marcus & Millichap Investor Sentiment Survey show a gradual cooling trend on investor sentiment. The investor sentiment index edged slightly lower to 150 as compared to 153 in fourth quarter. The sentiment index has been tapering since peaking at 179 in 2014 [Figure 1]. “It looks like 2014 may have been the peak of sentiment. That doesn’t mean that we won’t see it push upward again. But right now, we are seeing a modest softening in investor perspective,” says John Chang, first vice president of research services at Marcus & Millichap.

Spotlight

The commercial real estate market may face gradual softening with signs that investors are proceeding more cautiously on new investment. Exclusive research results from the third quarter NREI / Marcus & Millichap Investor Sentiment Survey show a gradual cooling trend on investor sentiment. The investor sentiment index edged slightly lower to 150 as compared to 153 in fourth quarter. The sentiment index has been tapering since peaking at 179 in 2014 [Figure 1]. “It looks like 2014 may have been the peak of sentiment. That doesn’t mean that we won’t see it push upward again. But right now, we are seeing a modest softening in investor perspective,” says John Chang, first vice president of research services at Marcus & Millichap.

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