Hamilton Zanze Completes Acquisition of 192-Unit Copper Mill Apartments in Richmond, Virginia

RICHMOND, VA -San Francisco-based real estate investment firm Hamilton Zanze has acquired the 192-unit Copper Mill Apartments in Richmond, Virginia, marking the firm’s fourth acquisition in the state. The purchase from seller JRK Property Holdings closed October 24. 

The 158,568 square foot community was built in 1987 and reported a 99% occupancy rate in July 2018. Copper Mill is located at 3400 Copper Mill Trace in Richmond’s northwestern suburb of Henrico and offers a mix of one- and two-bedroom units. The site consists of 12 individual, garden-style buildings on 13.3 acres of land. Units range from 697 to 1,010 square feet.

“Copper Mill represented an opportunity to buy a well-located, value-add asset at a favorable cap rate,” said David Nelson, managing director of acquisitions for Hamilton Zanze. “We are excited to continue expanding our presence in the Richmond MSA and will continue to look for further opportunities this year.”

The community is adjacent to two small lakes and features robust natural amenities including a trail system, a shaded picnic area, and outdoor tennis and sand volleyball courts. A 24-hour fitness center and beautiful outdoor pool are also available to community residents. 

HZ plans to execute a large-scale community improvement program that will include a broad renovation of 25% of the units to include stone counters, backsplashes, lighting fixtures, cabinet pulls, flooring, and replacement kitchen cabinets. An additional 50% of the units will receive a lighter renovation with resurfaced counters and the addition of new appliances and cabinet faces. The company will also add a dog park and additional enhancements to the community’s amenity package.

Property management responsibilities will be transitioned to Mission Rock Residential, HZ’s Denver-based affiliated company.

Copper Mill is conveniently located just 12 miles outside of Virginia’s capital city. The Richmond metropolitan area is continually recognized as a strategic center for commerce and innovation due to its low business costs, business-friendly climate, and well-educated workforce.