Atlanta – Admiral Capital Group and Elite Street Capital announced the successful sale of The Fields Peachtree Corners, a 490-unit multifamily property located in Norcross, GA, in the Atlanta MSA.
Admiral and Elite acquired the apartment community for $36.3 million in May 2016 through a joint venture. The investment provided an opportunity to purchase a well-located asset at a discount to replacement cost that provided a value housing alternative to the rapidly growing workforce in the fourth largest manufacturing and distribution center market in the United States. The asset was sold for $51.2 million, representing an increase of over 40% in value.
During its ownership, the joint venture set out to improve the aesthetics and overall experience for the tenants. The partnership repositioned the property by curing deferred maintenance, enhancing the exteriors and upgrading unit interiors. Select improvements included fitness center, pool area and other amenity upgrades, replacement of wooden decks and landscaping improvements. Interior renovations included replacing countertops, modernizing kitchen cabinets, appliances and flooring and renovating bathrooms. Overall, the upgrades repositioned the property to compete with higher quality assets with higher overall rents.
“Our strategy is to identify under-capitalized assets in markets with a supply and demand imbalance,” said Dan Bassichis, Co-Founder of Admiral Capital Group. “Atlanta has been a key market behind Admiral’s growth over the past 10 years and this property was an ideal fit for our value-add strategy. We couldn’t be more pleased with the execution with Elite.”
Admiral has acquired 8 real estate assets to date in Atlanta and including this asset, has 5 realizations. Nationally, Admiral has acquired over 12,400 multifamily units, 1.1 million square feet of office, 775,000 square feet of retail and 900 hotel keys. Separately, Admiral and Elite also purchased The Fields Peachtree Retreat, formerly known as One Ashley Lakes, in June 2017.
“Peachtree Corners’ below market acquisition, strategic implementation of a value-add business plan, and a competitive sale process generated a truly successful investment. We were thrilled to have partnered with Admiral on this transaction”, said David Whitby, Elite’s CEO.
Dan Phelan, a commercial real estate broker with Newmark Knight Frank, handled the Fields Peachtree Corners sale.
About Admiral Capital Group
Admiral Capital Group (“Admiral”) is a real estate and private equity investment firm with offices in New York, San Antonio and Dallas. Admiral was co-founded by David Robinson, US Naval Academy graduate, philanthropist and NBA Hall of Famer, and Daniel Bassichis, formerly of Goldman Sachs. Admiral has acquired over $1.6 billion of real estate assets through a series of discretionary funds and separate accounts, and targets value-add and core-plus opportunities in office, multifamily, hotel and retail properties. Admiral has also invested in private equity and growth equity opportunities in the sports, hospitality, entertainment and education sectors through special purpose entities. Admiral’s founders also have pledged 10% of their profits to philanthropic causes in certain areas where Admiral invests, building on Robinson’s lifetime commitment to support education and lower-income communities. For more information, visit www.admiralcapitalgroup.com.
About Elite Street Capital
Elite Street Capital is a real estate investment firm based in Houston, Texas with experience acquiring, managing, and selling thousands of residential apartments of various asset classes and a full residential development company. Currently, its multifamily division consists of over 4,000 apartment units spread across 16 different properties. The firm has successfully disposed of 10 assets totaling 2,450 units in the past 12 months, with an average IRR of 28%. The portfolio is located in Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, Missouri and Maryland. For more information, visit www.elitestreetcapital.com.