L5 Investments Partnership Completes $22.9 Million Acquisition of 232-Unit Apartment Community in Ri

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Richmond, VA, June xx, 2016 – A partnership between L5 Investments and BH Equities has acquired Aspen Station Apartments, a 232-unit apartment community for $22.9 million in Richmond, VA. Built in 1980, the property is situated on 17.13 acres and is located at 1500 Forest Run Drive near E. Parham Road and Interstate 95.

Aspen Station is a garden-style community that features a swimming pool, clubhouse with business center, lighted tennis and basketball courts, car wash and vacuum station, and picnic area with charcoal grills throughout the property. The unit mix includes 98 one-bedroom units, 116 two-bedroom units, and 18 three-bedroom units. Each unit includes a full-size washer and dryer and a private balcony or patio.

The new ownership plans on investing in excess of $2.6 million for an extensive renovation and repositioning of the asset. This will include a complete remodel of the leasing and business center; remodel of fitness center to nearly double in size and include state-of-the-art equipment; upgrades to flooring, cabinets, counters, lighting, fixtures, and appliances in unit interiors; improve landscaping; upgrades to tennis and basketball courts; addition of a new sport court and dog park; and new monument and directional signage. Additionally, in a strategic move to enhance Aspen Station’s operational functions, BH Equities will manage the property through BH Management Services, its property management arm.

“Although we have numerous apartment assets in growing areas throughout the country, this acquisition marks L5 Investments’ first in the State of Virginia,” said Michael Flaherty, founder and managing partner of L5 Investments, a Northern California-based multifamily investment firm. “By partnering with BH Equities, an experienced investor and asset manager with strong local market experience, we believe we can raise the bar for Aspen Station and attracting new residents who are seeking a high-end apartment community with quality interior spaces, amenities, and proactive management.”

“BH has a long lasting relationship with L5, and we’re very excited to expand that relationship in the Richmond, Virginia market where we currently manage six properties and close to 2,000 units,” said BH Equities Director of Acquisitions Mike Baker.

Named by Zillow as the nation’s fourth hottest housing market of 2016, the greater Richmond market is home to 1.25 million residents and shows signs of continued growth. Richmond has been outpacing many of the other metro areas of Virginia and is growing faster than the nation as a whole. The pro-business area includes a number of Fortune 1000 companies and has also recently been attracting both new start-ups and established firms.

Laura Cathlina with Berkadia Commercial Mortgage provided the debt. Wink Ewing with ARA Newmark represented both the buyer and the seller.

About L5 Investments

Founded in 2009, L5 Real Estate Investments, LLC (DBA L5 Investments) is a privately held investment firm focused on value-add, income-producing multifamily properties in emerging U.S. markets. The firm currently has in excess of $118 million of assets under management in seven states. The company targets opportunities that provide high-yield, passive cash flow and long-term capital appreciation for its investors through strategic acquisition, renovation, and superior asset management.  With over 50 years of real estate experience, L5 and its partners continue to capitalize on opportunities to own multifamily properties in premier locations. These properties generate attractive short-term income and long-term wealth potential.  L5’s success and reputation has been built on its track record, conservatism, passion, attention to detail and the belief that trust starts and ends with honesty and integrity.  L5 is based in the Sacramento area.  www.L5invest.com.


About BH Equities and BH Management Services

BH Companies are committed to creating value by acquiring, improving and managing apartment communities with the goal of maximizing asset value for their partners. Their success in this endeavor is evidenced by their growth from a start-up firm in 1993 to one of the largest multi-family owners and management companies in the nation. BH Companies is comprised of three divisions including BH Equities, BH Management Services and BH Construction Services. With more than 60,000 units under management in 21 states, BH Management Services, LLC ranked 11th on the National Multifamily Housing Council’s Top 50 Management Companies for 2016, while BH Equities ranked 17th on the NMHC’s Top 50 Owners. For more information, visit www.BHManagement.com.