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May 10, 2019

Hamilton Zanze Completes Sale of Seven65 Lofts in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – June 3, 2019 – San Francisco-based real estate investment firm Hamilton Zanze (HZ) is pleased to announce the sale of Seven65 Lofts to De Anza Properties, a California-based residential and commercial real estate services firm. Seven65 Lofts is located in the heart of Downtown Salt Lake City, UT and has been owned by Hamilton Zanze since 2012.

Built in 1986, Seven65 Lofts is located at 765 East 400 South. The community comprises 128 units consisting of 96 one-level studios and 32 two-level lofts with high-end features like vaulted ceilings, fireplaces, and private patios or balconies. Its 73,320 net rentable square feet was 96.9% occupied at the time of sale. The community also features desirable amenities, including a resort-style swimming pool and spa, fitness center, and clubhouse.

“Seven65 was motel converted into multifamily in a great location and represented a unique opportunity for Hamilton Zanze,” said Ashlee Cabeal, Hamilton Zanze’s senior director of transactions. “During our ownership, we executed our business plan through unit upgrades and amenity improvements. We are thrilled with the outcome and will continue seeking opportunities in the Salt Lake City market.”

During its ownership, Hamilton Zanze added value to the property through renovation projects that included significant upgrades to the units and replacement of water heaters and boilers. Individual unit renovations included new lighting and plumbing fixtures, freshly-painted front doors, two-tone painted walls, and new cabinet doors. The company also added individual backyards to units, rebuilt decks, and enhanced the pool area.

Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, Seven65 Lofts offers accessible urban living only a short drive away from the state’s largest university, as well as opportunities for outdoor recreation. The community is located in close proximity to public transportation and is within walking distance of nearby shopping and dining.  Business Insider recently named Salt Lake City one of the top-50 United States cities to live in for its recreation options, and the city’s dynamic economy and growing workforce should support strong continued apartment demand and healthy occupancy rates in the years ahead.

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ABOUT HAMILTON ZANZE
Hamilton Zanze (HZ) is a private, San Francisco-based real estate investment company that owns and operates apartment communities. Since its founding in 2001, Hamilton Zanze has acquired over $3.7 billion in multifamily assets throughout the U.S. The company currently owns and operates 84 properties (20,058 units) across 16 states. For additional information, visit www.hamiltonzanze.com



May 2, 2019

San Francisco company pays $80M for Nashville apartments

Hamilton Zanze’s acquisition of Post Ridge Apartments was recently featured in the Nashville Post:

A San Francisco-based apartment-focused real estate investment company has paid a collective approximately $80.2 million for two Bellevue garden style rental residential properties.

Hamilton Zanze Co., which has made its initial foray into the state with the deals, paid $23.5 million for the Post Ridge Apartments at 595 Hicks Road. The seller was Atlanta-based Post Ridge Associates, which acquired the property in 1987 via a quitclaim deed deal for which Metro records show no dollar amount.

Built in 1972, Post Ridge is home to 150 units. The $23.5 million purchase price is the equivalent of about $156,700 per apartment.

Read the full article at Nashville Post, and see more coverage at Nashville Business Journal, Multi-Housing News, and Multi-Housing News.



May 2, 2019

Hamilton Zanze Acquires Townhomes in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – May 15, 2019 – San Francisco-based real estate investment firm Hamilton Zanze (HZ) has acquired the 414-unit Maple Bay Townhomes in Virginia Beach, VA. The purchase closed on January 25th and property management responsibilities have been transferred to Mission Rock Residential.

The community was built in 1971 and is located in close proximity to Interstate 264 and the Virginia Beach Expressway, providing immediate access to retail, entertainment, and employment opportunities. The community offers a mix of large one, two, and three-bedroom units, ranging from 1,000 to 1,400 square feet. Each unit is two-stories and includes garage space and private a backyard or patio area.

“We are actively looking to grow our presence in the Virginia Beach metro, and Maple Bay presented an opportunity to buy a well-located asset with 1,200 square foot average units,” said David Nelson, Hamilton Zanze’s senior director of acquisitions. “Due to high home prices in the area, we believe large townhome rental units will serve an underserved demographic.”

Units feature air conditioning, new lighting fixtures, black appliances, and updated kitchen cabinets. HZ plans to update units with the new granite countertops, faux wood flooring, and tile backsplashes, and add washers and dryers to select units.

Community amenities include a clubhouse, fitness center, swimming pool, dog park, playground, carwash station, and digital package concierge service. Plans for upgraded community amenities include fresh landscaping and pool grounds, and interior clubhouse updates.

The market’s high median home value of $260,840 creates a tailwind for strong apartment demand in the Virginia Beach East submarket. The submarket recorded zero new supply in Q1 2019, with no new supply forecasted for 2019. Metro-wide occupancy is solid at 95.4%.

The region’s median income is 6% higher than the U.S. average. The market is bolstered by diverse employment opportunities in nearby Norfolk, which is home to thriving shipping, military, data, and financial management industries.

To learn more about the Maple Bay Townhomes, please visit www.maplebaytownhomes.com.

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ABOUT HAMILTON ZANZE
Hamilton Zanze (HZ) is a private, San Francisco-based real estate investment company that owns and operates apartment communities. Since its founding in 2001, Hamilton Zanze has acquired over $3.9 billion in multifamily assets primarily in the Western, Southwestern, and Eastern U.S. The company currently owns and operates 85 properties (20,186 units) across 16 states. For additional information, visit www.hamiltonzanze.com.



April 16, 2019

SF-based real estate group makes second KC acquisition in as many months

Hamilton Zanze was recently featured in the Kansas City Business Journal:

Hamilton Zanze & Co., a San Francisco-based real estate investment firm has acquired its second Kansas City-area apartment complex since March.

The company bought Cornerstone Apartments in Independence in a deal that closed on April 4. Hamilton Zanze did not disclose the price or the seller.

Located at 3950 S. Jackson Drive near Interstates 70 and 470, the 420-unit complex was built in 2004 and includes one- and two-bedroom units. The company did not disclose the occupancy for Cornerstone Apartments. The overall vacancy rate in the Independence submarket was 3.7 percent in the fourth quarter, with an average rent of $739, according to NorthMarq.

Founder and CEO Mark Hamilton told the Kansas City Business Journal that the company has been looking at the market for several years and finally found the right opportunities. Those two acquisitions may be followed by additional deals, he said.

“We certainly have remaining interest in picking up more properties in KC,” Hamilton said.

Read the full article at bizjournals.com, and see more coverage at Connect Chicago, Multi-Housing News, and RE Business Online.



April 5, 2019

Hamilton Zanze Enters Missouri with Cornerstone Apartments Acquisition

INDEPENDENCE, MO – April 5, 2019 – San Francisco-based real estate investment firm Hamilton Zanze (HZ) has acquired the 420-unit Cornerstone Apartments in Independence, MO in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The purchase closed April 4th.

The 14-building community was built in 2004 and is located in close proximity to Interstate 70 and Independence Center Mall, providing immediate access to dining, shopping, entertainment, and five nearby universities. Cornerstone offers a mix of one- and two-bedroom units well-suited for both individual and family occupancy.

“Cornerstone Apartments represented an opportunity to acquire a well-located asset at an attractive discount to its replacement cost,” said David Nelson, Hamilton Zanze’s managing director of acquisitions. “Kansas City has been a target market for Hamilton Zanze in the past two years, and we will continue to look for further opportunities throughout the Kansas City metro in the months to come.”

The property features a 24-hour fitness center, a heated indoor and outdoor year-round pool, and a large whirlpool spa. HZ plans to focus on enhancing the community’s business center and clubhouse, in addition to adding a dog park and package storage system.

The apartment units feature expansive floor plans, master baths with separate showers and bathtubs, and cherry cabinetry. All units feature private patio areas or balconies. HZ plans to add faux-wood flooring in living spaces, new stainless steel or black appliances, and new lighting fixtures.

Property management responsibilities will be transferred to Mission Rock Residential, a Denver-based affiliate company of HZ.

Cornerstone Apartments is located just 20 minutes from downtown Kansas City. Since 2000, over $6 billion of public and private projects have been completed in the metro area, with population growth of roughly 120,000 from 2010 to 2017. The region ranked in the top-15 North American cities for growth in the technology sector from 2011 to 2016, with a 41.8% increase in tech employment that outpaced major tech hubs including Los Angeles, Toronto, Boston, Atlanta, and Dallas. Strong economic and population growth are likely to continue, supporting the metro as a prime market for multifamily investment.

To learn more about Cornerstone Apartments, please visit www.cornerstoneapartmenthomes.com.

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ABOUT HAMILTON ZANZE
Hamilton Zanze (HZ) is a private, San Francisco-based real estate investment company that owns and operates apartment communities. Since its founding in 2001, Hamilton Zanze has acquired over $3.9 billion in multifamily assets primarily in the Western, Southwestern, and Eastern U.S. The company currently owns and operates 85 properties (20,186 units) across 16 states. For additional information, visit www.hamiltonzanze.com.



March 8, 2019

Hamilton Zanze Buys Suburban Kansas City Community

Hamilton Zanze’s acquisition of The Boulders at Overland Park was recently covered by Multi-Housing News:

Hamilton Zanze has acquired Metcalf Village Apartments the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kan., from a private owner. The 272-unit apartment community, which will be rebranded The Boulders at Overland Park Apartments, changed ownership for $40.4 million, according to data provided by Yardi Matrix.

Property management responsibilities will be assumed by Mission Rock Residential, a Hamilton Zanze affiliate company expanding on its Midwestern presence.

Located at 16201 Travis St., the property is situated close to Highway 69 and within the Blue Valley School District, one of the best-performing school districts in the nation.

“This community represented a great opportunity to buy new, stabilized product below replacement cost thanks to robust local market momentum,” said David Nelson, Hamilton Zanze managing director of acquisitions, in prepared remarks. “Overland Park has been a target market for our acquisitions team, and we are excited to have found a perfect acquisition to fit our criteria.”

Read the full story at MultiHousingNews.com and see more acquisition coverage at GlobeSt.com



March 6, 2019

Hamilton Zanze Enters Kansas with Overland Park Acquisition

Overland Park, Kansas – March 6, 2019 – San Francisco-based real estate investment firm Hamilton Zanze (HZ) has acquired the 272-unit Metcalf Village Apartments in Overland Park, Kansas, rebranding the community as Boulders at Overland Park Apartments. The purchase closed February 28.

The 261,862-square-foot community was built in 2017 in the Blue Valley School District — one of the best performing districts in the nation. The Boulders at Overland Park offer a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units well-suited for both single and family occupancy.

“This community represented a great opportunity to buy new, stabilized product below replacement cost thanks to robust local market momentum,” said David Nelson, managing director of acquisitions for Hamilton Zanze. “Overland Park has been a target market for our acquisitions team, and we are excited to have found a perfect acquisition to fit our criteria. We look forward to further growing our presence in Kansas in the years to come.”

The community is located close to Highway 69 at 16201 Travis Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66085. It features a 24-hour fitness center and an expansive outdoor saltwater pool, and HZ plans to execute only minor community improvements due to its newer construction. Planned projects will include landscape enhancements and improved outdoor lighting for wayfinding and ambiance. The individual units feature state-of-the-art appliances, granite countertops, wood vinyl floors, and large, efficient dual pane windows.

Property management responsibilities will be transitioned to Mission Rock Residential, a Denver-based affiliate company of HZ.

The Boulders at Overland Park Apartments are located just 30 minutes from the state capital of Kansas City. Since 2000, over $6 billion of public and private projects have been completed in the metro area. The city’s constant population growth, developing transportation system, and solid economic fundamentals can all be credited for making the region a prime target for multifamily and business investment.

To learn more about the Boulders at Overland Park Apartments, please visit www.bouldersatoverlandpark.com.

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ABOUT HAMILTON ZANZE
Hamilton Zanze (HZ) is a private, San Francisco-based real estate investment company that owns and operates apartment communities. Since its founding in 2001, Hamilton Zanze has acquired over $3.3 billion in multifamily assets primarily in the Western, Southwestern, and Eastern U.S. The company currently owns and operates 83 properties (19,340 units) across 14 states. For additional information, visit www.hamiltonzanze.com.



February 15, 2019

Bay Area Investor Hamilton Zanze Sells Salt Lake-Area Apartment Community

Salt Lake City, UT – February 15, 2019 – Multifamily real estate investment firm Hamilton Zanze is pleased to announce the sale of the Overlook at Sunset Point Apartments in Layton, Utah, north of Salt Lake City. The deal closed on January 23, 2019.

The community, which includes 430 units across 169,168 square feet, was 93% occupied at the time of sale.

“Salt Lake City has great market fundamentals and continues to grow stronger,” said Ashlee Cabeal, Hamilton Zanze’s senior director of transactions. “Overlook is a true testament to our value-add expertise. We are elated with the outcome of Overlook and will look to grow our presence in Salt Lake City.”

The Overlook at Sunset Point community was built in 1985 at 2955 North 400 West, just 30 minutes from the Utah State Capitol. Hamilton Zanze purchased the property in 2008. The rental units range from studios to two-bedroom options and were renovated during Hamilton Zanze’s ownership to include updated black appliances, new cabinet fronts, resurfaced countertops, and faux wood flooring within select units. The community rests on a hilltop and offers views of the metro area and the nearby Great Salt Lake.

Located in Davis County, the community benefits from easy access to the region’s thriving economy and serves as a prime opportunity for value-add rental opportunities. Over 175,000 jobs lie within a 15-mile radius of the Overlook, and key industries clustered in the area include aerospace and defense, energy and natural resources, software, and healthcare. Davis County is also home to Hill Air Force Base and the Falcon Hill Aerospace Research Park, a $1.5 billion, 550-acre project that is one the largest private commercial project of its kind in Air Force history.


ABOUT HAMILTON ZANZE
Hamilton Zanze (HZ) is a private, San Francisco-based real estate investment company that owns and operates apartment communities. Since its founding in 2001, Hamilton Zanze has acquired over $3.8 billion in multifamily assets primarily in the Western, Southwestern, and Eastern U.S. The company currently owns and operates 83 properties (19,340 units) across 11 states. For additional information, visit www.hamiltonzanze.com.



February 6, 2019

Apartment Sales Up 18%; CBRE Still on Top

Hamilton Zanze was featured in Real Estate Alert’s recent apartment market update:

Sales of apartment properties soared 18% last year, blowing past the previous record as the multi-family sector became commercial real estate’s most-active segment.


A total of $110.2 billion of large rental properties traded, up from $93.5 billion the year before, according to Real Estate Alert’s Deal Database. The tally was well above the previous high-water mark of $96.9 billion set in 2016 — and more than double the $51.8 billion peak of the previous cycle.

Capitalization rates — especially on value-added deals — in many markets have compressed to levels well below historical averages, as bidding contests have driven up prices. But those valuation gains are expected to slow, market experts said, making buyers more reliant on rent growth to meet their return goals.

There are also concerns about interest-rate volatility, after recent swings in the benchmark 10-year Treasury rate. “We’re looking to achieve yield for our investors, and to have that yield eaten by debt service is obviously a concern,” said David Nelson, managing director of acquisitions at Hamilton Zanze of San Francisco.

Similar concerns were present at the beginning of last year, but didn’t prove strong enough to hamper trading. And some of them appear to be easing. The Federal Reserve has signaled a pause in rate increases. Construction is projected to be moder- ate this year and fall subsequently. Meanwhile, the renter pool continues to grow, increasingly populated by millennials and empty nesters.

The upshot: Brokers are reporting strong pipelines, and in- vestment shops plan to keep deploying capital into the sector.

“We did about $525 million on the acquisitions side last year,” Nelson said, “In the first quarter of 2019 we’re going to close on approximately $325 million, so we’re off to a very fast start.”

In some cases, buyers are shifting their strategies to adapt to market trends. Hamilton Zanze historically focused on value- added properties, but has recently turned to core-plus deals. “Value-added cap rates have compressed a lot more than core- plus cap rates,” said Nelson. “It’s been incredibly competitive, and we weren’t able to get the returns that we wanted in the value-add space.”

Read the full story at REAlert.com



January 29, 2019

Hamilton Zanze Completes Sale of The Pearl at Spring Creek in Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM – January 29, 2019 – San Francisco-based real estate investment firm Hamilton Zanze (HZ) sold The Pearl at Spring Creek Apartments in Albuquerque, NM on December 19, 2018.

Pearl at Spring Creek Apartments is located just seven miles southeast of Downtown Albuquerque in the Siesta Hills neighborhood. Situated along Gibson Boulevard SE and Interstate 25, the property is near major retail, dining, entertainment and employment opportunities in the downtown area. HZ purchased the property in 2007.

Built in 1975, The Pearl at Spring Creek Apartments comprises 320 one- and two-bedroom units. HZ recorded an impressive occupancy rate of 95.8% at the time of the disposition, and a 4.8% increase in new lease rents during Q3 2018.

During its ownership, HZ added significant value to the property through a number of marketing initiatives, including a new website and targeting nearby University of New Mexico students to shift the demographics and strengthen occupancy. Unit renovations included balcony landing repairs and repainting, window and sliding glass door repairs, lighting enhancements, and redecoration of model units.

Forbes recently named Albuquerque as one of the top-100 U.S. cities for both Cost of Doing Business and Education. Albuquerque is centrally located in the New Mexico Technology Corridor, a concentration of high-tech private companies and government institutions along the Rio Grande. Favorable forecasts for rent and job growth provided HZ an opportune time to sell the property.

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ABOUT HAMILTON ZANZE
Hamilton Zanze (HZ) is a private, San Francisco-based real estate investment company that owns and operates apartment communities. Since its founding in 2001, Hamilton Zanze has acquired over $3.8 billion in multifamily assets primarily in the Western, Southwestern, and Eastern U.S. The company currently owns and operates 83 properties (19,340 units) across 13 states. For additional information, visit www.hamiltonzanze.com.