Centro Railyard residential and retail property sold

JLL Capital Markets handled the sale of the luxury, Charlotte, North Carolina asset

Centro Railyard
JLL handled the sale of Centro Railyard, a 2020-vintage, 91-unit luxury multihousing property in Charlotte, North Carolina

JLL Capital Markets announced that it has handled the sale of Centro Railyard, a 2020-vintage, 91-unit luxury multihousing property with 12,991 square feet of innovative “micro” ground floor retail, in Charlotte, North Carolina’s booming South End submarket.

JLL represented the seller, a partnership between Ascent Real Estate Capital and Centro Cityworks, in completing the sale to the buyer, Collett Capital. The partnership also designed and built the property.

Centro Railyard is a mixed-use asset compromised of 91 luxury apartments and “micro” ground floor retail, featuring a variety of versatile, omni-channel retailers along the pedestrian-friendly Winnifred Street corridor. Apartment units include studio, one- and two-bedroom floorplan options with dazzling white granite countertops, honeycomb backsplashes, oversized windows, 10’ to 18’ ceilings, stainless steel appliances and high-tech capabilities, such as keyless entry and smart locks. Community amenities include a sky lounge with remarkable city views and an interior corridor linked to the ground floor retail space.

Located at 1425 Winnifred St., Centro Railyard is connected to The Railyard, a mixed-use project consisting of various office and retail tenants. Centro Railyard sits at the heart of the vibrant South End neighborhood, where residents can easily walk to a variety of local restaurants, established breweries, and eclectic retailers. Moreover, South End is experiencing an office boom with more than 2.1 million square feet of office space currently under construction in the area, including Lowe’s Technology Headquarters and LendingTree’s Headquarters. Unsurprisingly, the area is a young professional hotspot, whose residents are well-educated (68 percent have earned college degrees), high-earning ($86.5k median income) and most likely to rent (80 percent of homes are rented).

The JLL Capital Markets team representing the seller was led by Allan Lynch, Caylor Mark, Tom Kolarczyk, Andrea Howard, John Currin and Jeff Glenn.

“Award winning in design, innovative in concept, and coveted in location, Centro Railyard resonated with investors on many levels,” Lynch said.

“Further showcasing the project’s permanence and growth potential, this unique asset leased up completely in just a few months, all while withstanding the Covid-19 pandemic,” Mark added.

JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm’s in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients—whether investment sales advisory, debt placement, equity placement or a recapitalization. The firm has more than 3,700 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.