Decron Sells Multifamily Community Ranch at Moorpark in Ventura County California for $133.2M

Ranch at Moorpark
Decron acquired the asset, located at 51 Majestic Court in the Ventura County community 50 miles west of downtown Los Angeles, in 2013 for $84,430,000. During its hold period Decron completed a significant capital improvement program that included the complete renovation of all unit interiors, the expansion of covered parking options allowing for a 2-car garage for their 2-bedroom units and a expansive renovation to all the common areas.

Decron Properties has sold Ranch at Moorpark, a 376-unit multifamily community in Moorpark, California to AEW Capital Management for $133.2 million.

The Ranch at Moorpark offers luxurious California style living, with a combination of abundant high-end amenities, expansive manicured landscaping, and intimate well-appointed apartment homes. The spacious floor plans come in two or three bedroom apartments, with private patios or balconies. Individual apartments include washer and dryer, enclosed private garages with remote access, oversized closets, and private baths. The extensively landscaped grounds include four sparkling pools and spas, lighted tennis courts, children’s playground, and fitness center. The Ranch at Moorpark is conveniently located near shopping, dining and entertainment outings at the new Simi Valley Town Center Mall.

Common Area renovations included a new recreation building that generated a new rental office and provided a Fitness Center, Yoga/Spin studio and a resident clubhouse with chef’s kitchen. Additional improvements generated a children’s play area, dog park and poolside barbeque and dining areas. The pool area was updated to include outdoor social areas including fire pits and expanded seating areas.

“The execution of our business plan produced a high-quality community with more amenities than its competition. This plan generated substantially higher rents and in turn robust returns over a 10-year period, outperforming our original projection,” said Decron CEO David J. Nagel. “Ranch at Moorpark is a large, well-located asset that still offers additional upside for an experienced operator like AEW Capital Management in a Ventura County market that is still seeing rent growth.”

The sale of Ranch at Moorpark is the latest in a series of Southern California dispositions that Los Angeles-based Decron has made over the past 6 months.

“We’re looking at markets like San Diego, where we recently made a substantial acquisition, and places like Phoenix and Seattle where we already have created a significant portfolio,” Nagel said. “Our objective is to make our portfolio younger and geographically more diverse.”