SPI Advisory Sells 254-unit Oaks on Marketplace Apartments Near Austin After Five Years of Ownership

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Oaks on Marketplace
Oaks on Marketplace Apartments feature 1- to 3-bedroom 1- to 2-bathroom ranging in size from 600 to 1,450 square feet. Units include upscale finishes, balconies, and in-unit washer/dryer hookups. Amenities include a pool, clubhouse, fitness center, and a recreational room. The community is pet-friendly and includes a dog park. 

SPI Advisory, LLC (“SPI”), the Dallas & Austin-based multifamily private equity firm, announced the sale of Oaks on Marketplace, a 254-unit, Class A apartment complex constructed in 2017 and located at 20400 Marketplace Avenue in Kyle, Texas, the third fastest-growing city in the country.

Located along the high-growth IH-35 corridor, just seven miles south of Austin, Oaks on Marketplace attracts renters seeking a luxurious yet casual Austinite lifestyle at an affordable price. Residents enjoy direct access to the greater metropolitan area as well as proximity to major employers such as Texas State University, Amazon, FedEx, Lowe’s Distribution, Ascension Seton Hays Hospital, St. David’s Healthcare, and the upcoming Tesla facility in the Kyle/I-35 Logistics Park, four miles away.

“Oaks on Marketplace has been a great performing asset for us the last five years,” said Michael Becker, Principal at SPI Advisory. “While we still are very bullish on the I-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio and own numerous other properties nearby, we felt it was the right time to go full cycle and return capital to our investors so that we can redeploy into better opportunities,” Michael continued.

“SPI is very bullish on the greater Austin metropolitan area, evidenced by the fact that we were among the largest Central Texas buyers in 2023 and expect to be a net buyer of Austin in 2024. Today, newly constructed Austin apartments are on sale as developers have temporarily oversupplied the Austin market. We are attempting to buy as many assets as possible before the market fundamentals firm up a couple of years from now. The extreme market conditions today are setting up Austin to be dramatically undersupplied again for a few years, starting around 2026. We want to be very long a world-class city like Austin ahead of that.”

SPI Advisory and its partners acquired the newly constructed property directly from the developer as part of a two-property portfolio in 2019. The sale of Oaks on Marketplace marks the completion of over five successful years of ownership and is SPI’s first property disposition of its Central Texas portfolio.