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Hamilton Zanze Sells Pointe East Apartments in Washington

hamilton-zanze August 06, 2018
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TACOMA, Wash. – August 6, 2018 – San Francisco-based multifamily real estate investment firm Hamilton Zanze (HZ) recently sold Pointe East Apartments in Fife, Washington. California-based OpenPath Investments purchased the property for $21 million.

Pointe East Apartments is located just south of Seattle in the suburban community of Fife. HZ purchased the property in March 2015.

Built in 1986, Pointe East Apartments is located at 2524 62nd Ave, and consists of 124 one- and two-bedroom units, totaling 110,542 square feet. HZ recorded an impressive occupancy rate of 99% at the disposition. With a sale price of $169,355 per unit, the opportunistic transaction provided a great opportunity to deliver value for investors just three years after the group’s initial acquisition.

“Pointe East was a tremendous asset for us,” said Ashlee Cabeal, HZ’s senior director of dispositions. “We were able to execute on our business plan and achieve a great outcome for our investors.”

During its ownership, HZ added value to the property through turnkey unit renovations, including updated cabinetry, new flooring, and upgraded appliances for all units. In addition, the firm performed significant renovations to the shared community clubhouse and fitness center.

Well-situated in proximity to Tacoma and Seattle, Fife has grown alongside Tacoma’s thriving Port operations. Fife offers easy access to the region’s rail infrastructure, is just a 20-minute drive from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and is a 30-minute drive from Downtown Seattle.

The Seattle metro area continues to outpace the U.S. regarding economic growth and was ranked third on Forbes’ list of “Best Places for Business and Careers” in 2017. The presence of headquarters for major companies like Amazon, Microsoft, and Boeing continues to draw top employers to the area. In addition, the entire Puget Sound region benefits from population growth, a strong post-recession economic recovery, and an increasingly diverse economy.

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Hamilton Zanze (HZ) is a private, San Francisco-based multifamily real estate investment company that owns and operates apartment communities. Since its founding in 2001, Hamilton Zanze has acquired over $3.2 billion in multifamily assets primarily in the Western, Southwestern, and Eastern U.S. The company currently owns and operates 83 properties (19,304 units) across 13 states. For additional information, visit www.hamiltonzanze.com.