Mid-America Buys 208-Units in North Carolina

Mid-America Buys 208-Units in North Carolina MEMPHIS, TN - Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: MAA) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the Hue, an upscale 208-unit apartment community located in the Raleigh, North Carolina MSA. The Hue is a new, high-end, mid-rise multifamily and retail development located in central downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, and was completed in the third quarter of 2009. The up-scale development consists of seven stories of residential units atop one story of street-level retail space which is not part of the acquisition. Amenities include nine to twelve foot ceilings, gourmet kitchens with stainless appliances, granite countertops and hardwood flooring in the living areas. The property features a pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, controlled access entry and covered parking and modern lounge with concierge desk.

The property is positioned between Fayetteville Street, the redeveloped Glenwood South and the Capital District. It is within walking distance to downtown Raleigh's many areas of employment and attractions.

Commenting on the announcement, Al Campbell, EVP and CFO said, "We are excited to expand our presence in the dynamic and growing Raleigh market. The Hue boasts a superior downtown location with close proximity to a number of major employers. Originally developed as condominiums, it is a very high-end addition to the MAA portfolio."

The acquisition, totaling $33.6 million, was acquired from the construction lender and funded by borrowings under existing credit facilities and common stock issuances through MAA's at-the-market program.

Phil Brosseau, Jr. with CB Richard Ellis' Carolina Multi-Housing Group represented the seller.

MAA is a self-administered, self-managed apartment-only real estate investment trust which currently owns or has ownership interest in 45,006 apartment units throughout the Sunbelt Region of the U.S.
Source: Mid-America Apartment Communities

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