JACKSONVILLE, FL—New York City-based Topaz Capital Group LLC has acquired its 3rd multifamily property in Jacksonville with the latest closing of the 216-unit Planters Walk Apartments in the ever-growing submarket of Duclay. The deal was brokered in an off-market transaction by Greg Rainey and his team from Berkadia.
The property was built in 1974 and boasts spacious apartments that include community-wide amenities such as a resort-style swimming pool, outdoor dining areas with barbeques, a state of the art fitness facility, and in-unit washer dryer connections, which are rare amenities in the Jacksonville market.
Marc Hershberg, Managing Director, and CEO of Topaz Capital Group States, “The combination of buying an asset in the fast-growing and appreciating market of Jacksonville, with rents that are significantly below market and the ability to upgrade apartments, makes this a very exciting investment opportunity for us. Granted, we live, breathe, and operate in this market already with confidence that it will experience continued and explosive growth.”
Topaz plans to invest $2 million to upgrade the property and is in the process of rebranding it as Topaz Gardens JAX which will be a sister community to its existing Properties; Topaz Villas JAX and Topaz Plaza JAX. Upgrades will include updating all interiors and common areas, including pools and recreational areas. Greystone provided the supplemental Fannie Mae loan in addition to the existing senior debt on the property. The seller was not disclosed.
Throughout the past year, Topaz Capital Group LLC has acquired more than 1,250 units of multifamily in high-growth markets throughout the Southeast, Midwest, and Northeast, and has stated it has plans to expand its portfolio further in 2020 through the Sub Belt states. TOPAZ expects to acquire another 1,000 – 1,500 units in 2021 to make them a multi-family household name in the real estate industry.
About Topaz : TOPAZ Capital Group is a vertically integrated multifamily real estate investment platform serving as the parent company for a group of operating subsidiaries, investment partnerships, funds, and ventures. The TOPAZ platform, has a nationwide presence, a reputation for excellence and has become a “best in class” multifamily real estate sponsor, investor, owner, partner, capital provider and developer. TOPAZ is setting the bar with transactional quality, multifamily strategies, investment returns, client services and industry impact focused on the Southeast. Explosive growth and thriving domestic and foreign relationships have provided TOPAZ with the ability to thrive on the leading edge of multifamily real estate investment and impact the multifamily real estate investment space in an exciting way.