LYND continues its robust investment activity in South Florida with the acquisition of a 234-unit garden-style apartment community in Miami. The Texas-based multifamily investor, developer and operator paid $40.8 million for the Parc Place Apartments in an off-market transaction that closed June 8.
“Parc Place is the exact kind of value-add investment opportunity we specialize in,” said Constantine Scurtis, president of Lynd Acquisition Group, LYND’s investment division. “Taking a well-located property in an economically strong metropolitan area and utilizing our best-in-class management platform to make upgrades, and boost performance on behalf of our investors.”
Built in 1972, Parc Place features one, two and three-bedrooms units with an average unit size of 737 square feet. While the property has undergone some renovation over the years, LYND plans a significant rehab of both living spaces and common areas. LYND has earmarked a minimum of $2.25 million to upgrade the interiors, gym equipment, the pool area, add outdoor grilling stations, and introduce other new amenities.
LYND has managed more than 11,800 units in Florida over its history, owning more than 6,500 of them. The company has spent over $180 million in hard-construction costs over the years in renovation work.
“We are very bullish on Florida, especially South Florida,” said A. David Lynd, LYND’s CEO. “When you look at what’s happening in the region, several companies are moving here creating jobs. Good jobs mean good renters.”
“Sellers know we have strong investment partners, the ability to close quickly and that we can execute on everything we say we can do,” said Scurtis who has closed more than $1 billion of investment in multifamily and commercial properties while at LYND.
“It’s very advantageous when your partner is from South Florida and grew up there,” said Lynd. “This allows Constantine to use all of his resources and contacts to source opportunities for us. We expect to continue to increase our holdings in the market in a big way.”
This is the second LYND acquisition in South Florida in 2021. On March 17, 20201, it bought a 280-unit garden-style apartment community in Margate for just over $50 million. LYND is investing $4 million on renovations.
With the Parc Place closing, LYND has now made over $400 million in value-add acquisitions over the past year-and-a-half in Florida and Texas and has more than $400 million in the pipeline for the rest of 2021.