San Antonio, TX – November 8, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — San Antonio-based Admiral Capital Real Estate Fund and Wood Partners of Atlanta have acquired 209 apartments within The Brookhaven, a Class A urban high-rise located on the northern perimeter of Atlanta’s prestigious Buckhead neighborhood.
“We are very excited to make our second Admiral investment in Atlanta and our first in the multifamily sector. We have been fortunate to build a diversified portfolio of value-add properties and capitalize on opportunities in the market to acquire high quality assets at a significant discount to replacement cost,” Admiral Capital Group founder David Robinson said. “This is consistent with our overall fund approach to identify assets that need capital and repositioning and partner with best-in-class operators like Wood Partners to execute that strategy.”
The Brookhaven, built in 1985, is located at 3833 Peachtree Road, less than two blocks from Buckhead’s center, and three blocks from a MARTA rapid transit station. Interiors were modernized in 2008 to feature hardwood floors, custom cabinetry and enclosed sunrooms.
The acquisition team of Wood Partners, a national real estate company with deep expertise in multifamily acquisition, development, construction and property management, plans to enhance renovation of the 17-story building common areas with expanded parking, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a resort-style amenity deck with a water feature, outdoor bar and bocce ball court. This will complement the existing amenities package that includes a heated pool, men’s and women’s saunas and lighted tennis court.
“The property was a broken condominium project and was available at an attractive return when compared to comps in the submarket,” said Jay Jacobson, director of acquisitions for Wood Partners.
The Brookhaven represents the second investment in the dynamic Atlanta market for the Admiral Fund, which also purchased, in a joint venture with Atlanta-based SDM Partners, a 160,000- square-foot Class A office property in the Central Perimeter submarket in September 2012. In addition, the Admiral Capital Real Estate Fund, a value-added real estate private equity fund with more than $150 million in assets under management, owns three additional office buildings, two hotel properties and a performing mortgage on a non-gaming hotel in Las Vegas. The Admiral Fund continues to pursue value-add opportunities across the U.S.
Admiral Capital Real Estate Fund is a joint venture with USAA Real Estate Company and Admiral Capital Corp (“ACG”). ACG was founded by NBA Hall of Famer, philanthropist and U.S. Naval Academy graduate David Robinson and managing partner Dan Bassichis. USAA Real Estate Company is a subsidiary of USAA, a leading financial service company serving military families since 1922.
The broker on the acquisition was Jones Lang LaSalle’s Capital Markets, a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers, led by Managing Directors David Gutting and Derrick Bloom.
About Admiral Capital Group
Admiral Capital Group was founded by David Robinson, philanthropist and NBA Hall of Famer, and Daniel Bassichis, formerly of Goldman Sachs. Admiral, in partnership with USAA Real Estate Company, formed the Admiral Capital Real Estate Fund to identify value-add opportunities through equity and debt investments in office, hotel, multi-family and retail properties valued between $15 million and $50 million. The admiral founders have also pledged 10% of their profits to philanthropic causes in areas where the fund invests, building on Robinson’s lifetime commitment to support education and lower income communities. For more information, visit www.admiralcg.com.
About Wood Partners
Wood Partners is a national real estate company that acquires, develops, constructs and property manages high density and mixed-use communities. In 2011, it was ranked the nation’s No. 1 multifamily developer with 3,750 unit starts. Through quality construction, responsible land development and intelligent design, our communities reflect the aesthetic and social fabric of the community and provide a luxurious living experience at a fair price. The company has been involved in the development of more than 40,000 homes with a combined value of more than $5.5 billion nationwide. Wood Partners has offices in 15 major markets nationwide including Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Delray Beach, Denver, Houston, Newport Beach, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh-Durham, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. To learn more about Wood Partners, please visit www.woodpartners.com.
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2011 global revenue of $3.6 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide, including 200 corporate offices. The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 2.1 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with $47 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit www.joneslanglasalle.com.