Polaris Real Estate Partners Acquires 201-Unit Sylvan Thirty Apartment Community in West Dallas Mixed-Use Neighborhood

Polaris Real Estate Partners Acquires 201-Unit Sylvan Thirty Apartment Community in West Dallas Mixed-Use Neighborhood

DALLAS, TX - Arc Capital Partners announced the sale of Sylvan Thirty Apartments, a 201-unit multifamily property located in the West Dallas submarket, to San Francisco-based Polaris Real Estate Partners. The sale to a national buyer shows the strong demand for well-priced apartments in urban mixed-use neighborhoods and validates the work Arc has done to improve the property and create value.

Sylvan Thirty was built in 2015 and is the first mixed-use retail and multifamily development in the West Dallas submarket. The initial development was a public-private partnership that was partially funded with tax increment financing (TIF) incentives, which provided for 20 percent of the units to be set aside for affordable workforce housing. Consistent with its urban strategy, Arc acquired the multifamily portion of the development in 2017 in partnership with Belay Investment Group.

Since the acquisition, Arc has made multiple investments to continuously upgrade the property and maintain the strong tenant base. The property is LEED-certified and eco-friendly, offering tenants a full suite of walkable amenities. Sylvan Thirty is especially popular among younger professionals seeking unique urban living experiences, thanks to the immediate access to walkable retailers, as well as its close proximity to trendy neighborhoods including Bishop Arts District and Trinity Groves. Sylvan Thirty is also just a short drive or rideshare from Downtown Dallas and several major transit routes.

“We take great pride in being a catalyst for inspiring greater interest and demand for West Dallas, a reversal of historical disinvestment in this community,” said Neville Rhone Jr., Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Arc. “The sale of Sylvan Thirty validates our strategy of supporting multicultural, urban mixed-use neighborhoods while delivering an enhanced experience that is both eco-sensitive and workforce affordable.”

“Sylvan Thirty is a one-of-a-kind mixed-use environment that provides attainably affordable apartments and truly walkable amenities for a multicultural cross-section of young professionals,” said Quincy Allen, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Arc. “Our investments in common area and unit upgrades were rewarded by incredible tenant retention and improved demand despite initial pandemic setbacks.”

“Belay is pleased with the outcome from the sale of Sylvan Thirty,” said Eliza Bailey, Managing Principal at Belay Investment Group. “We are proud of the hard work and dedication by Arc to improve and position this property, resulting in a notable sale that justifies the increased interest in this neighborhood.”

Drew Kile of Institutional Property Advisors (IPA) and his team represented Arc. In a separate transaction, a real estate fund advised by Crow Holdings Capital acquired the retail portion of Sylvan Thirty.

Source: Polaris Real Estate Partners

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