Behringer Harvard Acquires Chicago Tower

Behringer Harvard Acquires Chicago Tower DALLAS, TX - Behringer Harvard announced today its acquisition of Burnham Pointe, a 28-story high-rise providing 298 apartment homes and more than 15,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Burnham Pointe enjoys a vibrant South Loop location in the historic Printers Row neighborhood near downtown Chicago employment centers, the lakefront, the financial and museum districts, and numerous colleges and universities.

"Burnham Pointe is a stabilized residential high-rise offering luxurious finishes and amenities in a desirable central Chicago location," said Mr. Mark T. Alfieri, Chief Operating Officer of Behringer Harvard Multifamily REIT I, Inc. "We believe the community will benefit from its location in a submarket favored by educated, affluent renters that continues to demonstrate resilience in rental rates."

Located at 730 S. Clark Street, Burnham Pointe was constructed in 2008 with high-end condominium finishes. With a different combination of luxury condominium features in every home, no two apartments are alike. Residents enjoy walk-to-work convenience and amenities including an adjacent six-story parking garage, state-of-the-art fitness club, a clubroom with full-service kitchen, a business center and spa. Outdoor amenities also include a landscaped terrace with a sundeck, a rose garden and gas grills.

The homes at Burnham Pointe range in size from 735 to 2,256 square feet with one or two bedrooms and baths. Residents are served by a 24-hour doorman. Each apartment has a private balcony and a full-sized washer and dryer. The living areas and bedrooms feature unobstructed city views and nine-foot ceilings. Condo-quality finishes include granite countertops in kitchens and baths, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, hardwood floors and oversized closets.

Burnham Pointe attracts people who appreciate its proximity to employment centers and the restaurants, shopping and cultural amenities of central Chicago. Residents of Burnham Pointe can access light rail commuter services at the LaSalle Street Station for the CTA "L" train two blocks north on Congress Parkway. Commuters also benefit from convenient access to Chicago's interstate highway system via Congress Parkway.

Immediately adjacent to Burnham Pointe is the historic neighborhood of Printers Row. Many buildings in this area that were originally used by printing and publishing businesses have been converted into residential lofts and an eclectic mix of office and retail venues. The neighborhood hosts the Printers Row Lit Fest, one of the nation's largest literary events, each June.

Including this most recent investment, the portfolio of Behringer Harvard Multifamily REIT I, Inc. includes investments in 28 multifamily communities in 12 states providing a total of 7,894 apartment homes.

Behringer Harvard creates and manages global institutional-quality investment programs for individual and institutional investors through its real estate investment trusts, joint ventures and proprietary program structures. The company also offers strategic advisory, asset management and capital market solutions. Behringer Harvard has interests in or manages more than $10 billion in assets.
Source: Behringer Harvard

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