California Investor Purchases Two Phoenix Apartment Complexes

Buyer Part of Investment Trend Focused on Popular Infill Locations and Rising Rents

PHOENIX, ARIZ.    A California-based investor has purchased Roma Apartments and The Cove apartments in Phoenix for a total price exceeding $2.5 million. The acquisitions reflect a continuing trend of investor interest in older multifamily properties located at infill locations with strong rental increase potential.

“This buyer sought stabilized properties with strong occupancy within established, infill locations,” says Chris Roach of Colliers International in Greater Phoenix.  “The recent rise in rental rates and incredibly strong tenant demand for rental units provide a unique opportunity to increase property value.  Infill locations throughout the city are experiencing improvements to these older apartment communities and modernization for repositioning.”

Roma Apartments, located at 941-945 E. Roma Ave. in Phoenix is a single-level, garden style community.  Built in 1984, the complex includes eight two-bedroom units and a total of 6,274 square feet of space.  A private investor from Encino, CA sold the property for $730,000 to Melinda and Don Hutchinson of Los Gatos, CA.

The Cove, which is located at 7732 N. 27th Ave., was built in 1974 and remodeled in 2018.  The community is a single-level development on 1.58 acres.  Sixteen apartment units ranging from studios to three-bedrooms in design create a total square footage of 13,460 square feet.

ACG-NVM, LLP of Phoenix sold the property for $1,800,000 to Melinda and Don Hutchinson of Los Gatos, CA.

Chris and Matt Roach of the Roach Multifamily Team at Colliers International in Greater Phoenix represented the buyer in the acquisitions.  Both of these acquisitions were part of a 1031 Exchange and financing was handled through Washington Federal.


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