Stepp Commercial Completes $5 Million Sale of 24-Unit Apartment Property in Signal Hill, California

LONG BEACH, CA – Stepp Commercial, a leading multifamily brokerage firm in the Los Angeles market, has completed the $5 million sale of a 24-unit apartment property located at 1867 Temple Avenue in Signal Hill, a city completely surrounded by Long Beach.

Principal Robert Stepp and Senior Vice President Michael Toveg of Stepp Commercial represented the Long Beach-based seller, Wallup, LP.  Robert Stepp also represented the buyer, Long Beach-based VMG Properties. The property sold for approximately $208,000 per unit and at a cap rate of 3.3 percent.

“This property is well-located in Signal Hill and offered the new ownership a 36 percent upside in rents as they are currently well below market rates,” said Stepp. The transaction was a trust sale with a high percentage of long-term renters.  The new owners plan to reposition the property by modernizing the units and making significant improvements on the building exteriors.

Built in 1964, the two-story hilltop property overlooks Long Beach and sits on a 13,849-square-foot lot. It includes 13 one-bedroom units and 11 two-bedroom units as well as 24 subterranean parking spaces.  1867 Temple Avenue offers residents a pool, is elevator served, and is adjacent to Hillbrook Park. 

Signal Hill is surrounded by Long Beach and is a well-balanced, financially sound and economically diverse community with a population of over 11,400 people. It is situated just a few miles from Downtown Long Beach which employs more than 40,000 people at its more than 1,500 companies.             

About Stepp Commercial: Stepp Commercial is a brokerage firm specializing in the multifamily property sector. Stepp Commercial’s mission is to provide apartment owners with a fully integrated sales platform that includes comprehensive market knowledge and local real estate expertise to successfully complete any type of multifamily transaction. For more information visit