Bell Partners Expands Boston Area Footprint with Apartment Community Acquisition in Salem Market

SALEM, MA - Bell Partners Inc., one of the nation's leading apartment investment and management companies, announced that it has acquired Vinnin Square Apartment Homes, a 148-unit apartment community in Salem, Mass., on behalf of its Fund VI investors. The community will be renamed Bell North Shore and be managed by Bell.

Located 14 miles from downtown Boston, Bell North Shore is ideally located in one of the country's most desirable housing markets. The community combines a peaceful coastal atmosphere with convenient commuting options.

Bell North Shore is minutes from both Route 128 and the nearest commuter rail station in Swampscott, Mass., which provides a 30-minute train ride to Boston's North Station. The community is also directly across the street from the Swampscott Mall, with anchor tenants including major grocery, pharmacy and home supply stores.

"The Greater Boston area features some of the world's best universities and healthcare institutions," said John Blaylock, Senior Vice President of Investments, Bell Partners. "This submarket continues to experience strong rental growth which should continue in the near term." 

Bell North Shore features two five-story buildings, 16 luxury townhomes and two separate buildings containing six units each. All of the apartment homes have nine-foot ceilings, open kitchens, walk-in closets, full size washers/dryers and central air conditioning. The community also includes parking below two of the buildings, as well as a resident clubhouse, outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, walking trails and lighted tennis courts.

Including Bell North Shore, Bell Partners operates seven communities in the Boston metro area.

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