NEW YORK, N.Y., May 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - BRG's underwriting projects the return on cost in year one to be north of 6.25%. This, the company believes, compares favorably with sales of comparable multifamily communities in the Orlando, Florida area which are at average cap rates of 5.25% - 5.50%. The investment is forecast to generate an 11.5% AFFO yield in year one, growing thereafter, with a 1.9x equity multiple. BRG will invest up to $4 million in this transaction.
Bluerock originally invested in Enders Place as a "fractured condominium" in October 2012, acquiring 198 units of the 220-unit development. Since its purchase in 2012, ownership has been successful in acquiring the 22 remaining units, collapsing the condominium, and operating the property as a best-in-class rental community.
"We believe this is an excellent opportunity to consolidate our ownership in an attractive Class A asset in a market with significant rental growth upside, and to deliver both current income with NAV growth potential for BRG", said Ramin Kamfar, Chairman and CEO of BRG.
Enders Place is one of several communities within the larger Baldwin Park development. Pedestrian-friendly with 215 acres of park space, nature trails and amenities, Baldwin Park is a popular and award-winning, low- to medium-density planned community and is an example of the New Urbanist design. The development, which was built in the early 2000s, also features high-end housing, top schools, and quality shopping, restaurants and fitness facilities, all within three miles of Orlando's Central Business District. Enders Place, which was built in 2003, spans approximately 232,147 square feet with an average unit size of 1,172 square feet. Units are spread across 29 two- and three-story buildings and feature amenities such as patios/balconies, crown molding, roman tubs, and European style cabinetry, among others.
About Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc.
Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BRG) is a real estate investment trust formed to acquire a diversified portfolio of institutional-quality apartment properties in demographically attractive growth markets throughout the United States. The Company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for U.S. federal income tax purposes.
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