ATLANTA, GA - S2 Capital announced it has acquired a four-property portfolio in the Atlanta metro area. The portfolio totals 1,406 units across four mid-1980s assets and includes Cornerstone Apartment Homes, Pointe at Norcross, Sonoma Ridge Apartment Homes, and Woodland Ridge Apartments. S2, a national value-add multifamily investor with more than $9 billion in transaction volume, is making this investment from its fund, S2 Multifamily Value-Add Fund 1. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Over the next two years, S2 expects to spend approximately $5 million per property, or over $20 million, in renovations. Unit interiors will be updated and will feature stainless steel appliances, hard-surface countertops, undermount sinks, kitchen backsplash, vinyl flooring, hardware, light fixtures, and ceramic shower tile. Planned upgrades for exterior spaces are property-specific, and are expected to include enhanced amenity spaces, leasing offices, clubhouses, swimming pool, landscaping, balcony enclosures, monuments, and signage.
Located at 2100 Winters Park Drive in Atlanta, Cornerstone Apartment Homes is a 344-unit, two-story garden style apartment complex featuring one-and two-bedroom units. Sonoma Ridge Apartment Homes, located at 4659 Dawson Boulevard in Atlanta, offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom units in a two-story garden style apartment community with 440 units. Pointe at Norcross, at 3600 Park Colony Drive in the submarket of Norcross, is a 320-unit two-story garden style apartment complex featuring one-and two-bedroom units. Woodland Ridge Apartments, at 1355 Indian Trail Lilburn Road NW in Norcross, offers one-and two-bedroom units in a two-story garden style apartment community with 302 units. All four assets are within a few minutes' drive of Buckhead, the Central Perimeter, Midtown, and the I-85 Industrial Corridor, in close proximity to a large variety of industries and jobs.
"The Atlanta area is a great fit for our value-add strategy targeting workforce housing, particularly in the Northlake/Norcross submarket where almost 40% of residents are renters," said Davey Leach, VP of Acquisitions at S2. "Atlanta has posted record demand and rent growth figures over the past few quarters, and these submarkets are enjoying 98% or higher occupancy rates. The opportunity to renovate four properties in the same submarket to a similar standard leads to immediate economies of scale that will benefit our tenants as well as our investors."