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March 24, 2020

“Why You Should Start With Accounting” With Jason Hartman & Ashlee Cabeal

We were excited to work with Thrive Global on this Q&A with HZ’s CFO Ashlee Cabeal for a series about strong women leaders in the real estate industry. Please read the full story at ThriveGlobal.com or on Medium:

“While this might sound boring to some, I would have to start with accounting. As you enter the real estate field you certainly don’t need know what a CAP rate is or a Gross Rent Multiplier. If you knew how to read a balance sheet, though, or how to interpret a Cash Flow Statement, you will be able to learn those other things much intuitively. A basic understanding of accounting principles will greatly help you understand individual real estate deals and identify potential areas for concern.”



March 11, 2020

Hamilton Zanze Acquires Bluebird Row Apartments in Tennessee

CHATTANOOGA – March 12, 2020 – San Francisco-based real estate investment firm Hamilton Zanze (HZ) acquired the 283-unit Bluebird Row Apartments in Chattanooga, TN on March 4th. The purchase marks the firm’s fourth acquisition of the year and sixth property in Tennessee.

The community, newly built in 2019, is located two hours between Nashville and Atlanta and is situated at the junction of several states, with direct access to Interstates 75 and 24. The community offers a mix of luxury studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units averaging 935 square feet in size, with desirable amenities including smart home technology.

“Bluebird Row offered an attractive opportunity to buy a brand-new property in Chattanooga. The property features a robust amenity package, prime location in Downtown Chattanooga, and offers residents the quality of life provided by the city’s energetic urban core,” said David Nelson, Hamilton Zanze’s managing director of acquisitions. “As this is our first acquisition in the metro and sixth in the state of Tennessee within the last 12 months, we are excited about our continued growth in the region.”

High-end community amenities include a resort-style swimming pool, rooftop lounge, 24-hour self-serve market, outdoor grilling stations, rock climbing wall, bocce ball court, pet spa, and a yoga/spin studio. Property management responsibilities have been transferred to affiliated company Mission Rock Residential.

Bluebird Row is located in Downtown Chattanooga, the second-fastest growing city in Tennessee and the hub of a thriving economic region given its location at the juncture of Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. In November 2019, Volkswagen began the $800 million expansion of their Chattanooga plant, creating 1,000 additional jobs in the region. Other notable area employers include Erlanger Healthy System, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Tennessee Valley Authority, McKee Foods Corporation, and Amazon.

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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 $4.6 billion in multifamily assets primarily in the Western, Southwestern, and Eastern U.S. The company currently owns and operates 86 properties (21,211 units) across 15 states. For additional information, visit www.hamiltonzanze.com



March 2, 2020

Hamilton Zanze Expands Nashville-Area Portfolio

Hamilton Zanze’s acquisition of Commonwealth at 31 was recently featured in Multi-Housing News:

Hamilton Zanze has acquired Commonwealth at 31, an apartment community in the Nashville suburb of Spring Hill, Tenn., for $53.3 million. The 248-unit multifamily property was sold by Commonwealth Capital Partners, according to Yardi Matrix.

Built in 2017, Commonwealth at 31 is Hamilton Zanze’s third acquisition so far in 2020 and the fifth acquisition so far in 2020 and the fifth acquisition to date in the Nashville metropolitan region.

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



February 26, 2020

Hamilton Zanze Purchases Multifamily Community in the Nashville Metro

NASHVILLE, TN – February 26, 2020 – San Francisco-based real estate firm Hamilton Zanze (HZ) has acquired the 248-unit Commonwealth at 31 multifamily community in Spring Hill, TN. The purchase marks the firm’s third acquisition of the year and fifth acquisition in the Nashville metro area.

“Commonwealth at 31 offered an attractive opportunity to buy a brand-new property in a strong submarket,” said David Nelson, managing director of transactions for Hamilton Zanze. “The property features a contemporary vintage, robust amenity package, and prime location within a great school district in Spring Hill which will provide our residents with the quality of life offered in Nashville’s urban core. As this is our fourth acquisition in the metro within the last 12 months, we are excited about our continued growth in the region.”

Built in 2017, Commonwealth at 31 offers spacious one-, two-, and three-bedroom units averaging 1,009 square feet. The community includes a resort-style swimming pool, fitness center, dog park, and community fire pits. Large units feature washers and dryers, private balconies, walk-in closets, and stainless-steel appliances.

HZ’s capital improvements plan includes community amenity upgrades, environmentally conscious interior investments, and exterior renovations. Property management responsibilities have been transitioned to HZ affiliate Mission Rock Residential, a  Denver-based company.

The community is located a 35-minute drive south of downtown Nashville in Williamson County, which is home to the top-ranked school district in Tennessee, which drives housing demand in the area. Nashville benefits from a well-established economy driven by top universities, including Vanderbilt University, and abundant business opportunity.

To learn more about Commonwealth at 31, please visit https://commonwealth31.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 $4.5 billion in multifamily assets primarily in the Western, Southwestern, and Eastern U.S. The company currently owns and operates 85 properties (20,298 units) across 15 states. For additional information, visit www.hamiltonzanze.com



February 10, 2020

Hamilton Zanze Sells Maybeck at the Bend Apartments in Oregon

PORTLAND, OR – February 10, 2020 – San Francisco-based real estate investment firm Hamilton Zanze is pleased to announce the sale of Maybeck at the Bend in Tigard, OR. The firm purchased the property in 2014 and executed significant value-add opportunities to reposition the 1998-vintage community with contemporary amenities and interiors to remain competitive in Portland’s amenity-rich multifamily market. Hamilton Zanze owned the property for six years, and the sale closed on February 6, 2020, marking the firm’s first disposition of the year.

Maybeck at the Bend was built in 1998 and is located at 13830 SW Chinn Lane. The property comprises 120 units across 10 residential buildings. Maybeck at the Bend’s one-, two-, and three-bedroom units average 843 square feet for a total of 101,190 rentable square feet. The property also features a clubhouse/leasing center, fitness center, outdoor pool, 24/7 package lockers, and bike storage.

“When we purchased Maybeck at the Bend, we saw a classic value-add opportunity,” said Anthony Ly, director at Hamilton Zanze. “We are thrilled with our execution of capital improvements, unit renovations and a rebrand of the property. This is a great outcome for our investors. Ira Virden and the rest of the Portland JLL team did a tremendous job on the marketing of this deal.”

During their ownership, the company improved the clubhouse and leasing office and upgraded unit interiors. Alongside the property’s physical improvements, Maybeck at the Bend was rebranded from Beef Bend Court in 2016.

Maybeck is located in Portland’s Tigard submarket, where rent growth has been robust due to strong demand as a result of the submarket’s affordability, lack of new construction, and its proximity to the market’s major economic drivers. Nike and Intel, two of Oregon’s largest employers, are situated within the submarket just 25 minutes north of the property. Additionally, Portland’s vibrant food and art culture continues to attract millennials seeking the quality of life that the Pacific Northwest provides.

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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 $4.4 billion in multifamily assets primarily in the Western, Southwestern, and Eastern U.S. The company currently owns and operates 85 properties (20,800 units) across 15 states. For additional information, visit www.hamiltonzanze.com



February 4, 2020

Hamilton Zanze Makes 4th Nashville Purchase

Hamilton Zanze’s acquisition of Springfield Apartments was recently featured in Multi-Housing News:

Hamilton Zanze has expanded its Nashville, Tenn., holdings, making its first multifamily acquisition in the region for 2020. The purchase of the 270-unit Springfield Apartments in Murfreesboro, Tenn., is the fourth property the company owns and operates in the Nashville market.

Hamilton Zanze entered the Nashville market in April 2019 with two purchases—the 326-unit 864 Bellevue and 150-unit Post Ridge Apartments. Hamilton Zanze and Cantor Fitzgerald purchased 865 Bellevue together from Aimco. Hamilton Zanze teamed with two private investors to purchase Post Ridge Apartments, also from Aimco.

Read the full article at Multi-Housing News, and see more coverage at ReBusiness Online, and Yahoo Finance.



January 24, 2020

Multifamily Investor Hamilton Zanze Acquires Nashville Metro Apartments

Nashville, TN. – January 24, 2020 – San Francisco-based real estate firm Hamilton Zanze (HZ) has acquired Springfield Apartments in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in the Nashville metro area. The transaction closed on January 16th and was the firm’s second acquisition of the year.

The 16-building apartment community, located at 3726 Manson Pike, features units averaging 1,013 square feet with amenities including smart home technology, private balconies, and extra-large closets. Community amenities include a dog park, gaming, saltwater pool, hammock garden, and pub.

“Springfield Apartments provided an excellent opportunity to buy a brand-new property in a great submarket,” said David Nelson, managing director of acquisitions for Hamilton Zanze. “We are confident that the property’s contemporary vintage, amenity package, and prime location in Murfreesboro will provide our residents with the quality of life offered in Nashville’s urban core. We are excited about our continued growth in the region.”

Built in 2018, the 270-unit property was a 97% occupied at the time of purchase. HZ plans to invest in  environmentally friendly upgrades, and property management responsibilities have been transferred to the Denver-based affiliate company Mission Rock Residential.

With this latest acquisition, Hamilton Zanze now owns and operates four properties in the Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro market, including Rivertop Apartments, Post Ridge Apartments, and 865 Bellevue. The property is located 30 miles from Downtown Nashville, which is home to numerous music venues, the State Capitol, options for nightlife, major employers, and professional sports venues. The famed Honky Tonk Highway is located in Downtown Nashville and features a row of restaurants and live music venues every night.

To learn more about Springfield Apartments, please visit https://www.missionrockresidential.com/apartments/tn/murfreesboro/springfield/

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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 $4.3 billion in multifamily assets primarily in the Western, Southwestern, and Eastern U.S. The company currently owns and operates 83 properties (19,958 units) across 15 states. For additional information, visit www.hamiltonzanze.com



January 22, 2020

Colliers Negotiates $36.5M Sale of Village at Desert Lakes Multifamily Property in Las Vegas

Hamilton Zanze was recently featured in RE Business Online for their recent acquisition of Rivertop Apartments.

Read the full article at Re Business Online.



January 22, 2020

Investor Hamilton Zanze Acquires Two Apartment Communities in Columbia, Maryland

Hamilton Zanze’s acquisition of Timbers at Long Reach and Chimneys of Cradlerock was recently featured in Herald Mail Media:

San Francisco-based real estate firm Hamilton Zanze (HZ) has acquired two apartment communities in Columbia, Maryland, including the Timbers at Long Reach apartments and the Chimneys of Cradlerock. The deal closed on December 31st with seller Aimco. HZ now owns and operates six residential apartment communities in the D.C. metro.

The Timbers at Long Reach is strategically located near Interstate 95, providing residents easy access to Downtown Baltimore, Downtown Washington D.C., and other major employment centers. The Chimneys at Cradlerock similarly offers tremendous transit access with metro lines adjacent to the property and close proximity to the Columbia Pike (U.S. Route 29) and Maryland Route 32 thoroughfares.

Read the full article at Herald Mail Media, and see more coverage at Globe St., and Connect Washington D.C..



January 22, 2020

Hamilton Zanze Acquires Oasis at Montclair Apartments in Washington D.C. Metro

Hamilton Zanze’s acquisition of Oasis at Montclair was recently featured in PR Newswire:

San Francisco-based real estate investment firm Hamilton Zanze (HZ) has acquired the Oasis at Montclair Apartments in Dumfries, VA (Washington D.C. metropolitan area). The purchase closed on November 5th.

The 244-unit, Class A community was built in 2014 along Interstate 95 and offers easy access to Washington D.C., Downtown Richmond, and Northern Virginia. The metro economy is anchored by the federal government and is among one of the nation’s most stable regions.

Read the full article at PR Newswire, and see more coverage at CoStar, and Commercial Property Executive.