SAN DIEGO, CA - JLL Income Property Trust, an institutionally-managed, daily valued perpetual life real estate investment trust, announced the acquisition of Dylan Point Loma in San Diego. The property is a newly-developed, ultra-luxury 180 unit coastal apartment community that is walking distance from the Pacific Ocean. With no new apartments developed in this market within the last 30 years, Dylan Point Loma sets a new standard for luxury living with exceptional tenant amenities. The purchase price was approximately $90 million and was financed at approximately 45 percent loan-to-value with a ten year fixed rate loan at 3.83 percent.
LaSalle ranks the San Diego downtown and coastal close-in apartment market as one of the top five target markets for core apartment investing in the U.S. This market is perennially among the most supply constrained in the U.S. where vacancies have averaged below 4 percent during the past ten years, compared to the national average apartment vacancy of 5.5 percent. San Diego is also a top-ranking market in terms of rent growth and LaSalle's Market Tracking System forecasts continued strong rent growth driven by low vacancies, steady job growth in San Diego's technology, tourism, biotech and defense sectors, and limited new construction. Currently, San Diego has one of the lowest apartment vacancy rates in the country at 2.5 percent, with vacancies in the Point Loma submarket reaching 2 percent.
"Dylan Point Loma exemplifies our core apartment investment strategy," said Allan Swaringen, President and CEO of JLL Income Property Trust. "We committed to this investment over a year ago and will complete the property's lease up in keeping with our "lease to core" apartment strategy. This property's in-fill coastal location, extraordinary community amenities, designer architecture and barriers to new competition make it an excellent addition to our growing portfolio of diversified core, income-producing properties around the country.
"This is our seventh investment in the multifamily property sector bringing our apartment allocation to approximately $370 million in gross assets and 20 percent of our overall investment portfolio," Swaringen added. "After being underweight in apartments from 2012 to 2014 and also executing a timely exit from the student housing sector, we are now rebuilding this as a meaningful component of our portfolio."
Dylan Point Loma's designer-selected, resort-inspired amenities create the perfect ambience for luxury apartment living in San Diego. Its upscale townhome residences with attached garages, 6,000 square foot community clubhouse, resort-style saltwater pool and spa with cabanas and luxury lounges, fitness equipment, volleyball court, barbeque areas, beautiful landscaping and plentiful open spaces provide an exclusive resort community atmosphere unique to the northern beachfront neighborhoods of San Diego.