MENOMONEE FALLS, WI - Continental Properties Company, Inc. a privately held national multifamily and commercial real estate developer, owner, and operator has announced the closing of its first development fund, Continental Properties Real Estate Development Fund I, L.P. The fund closed in January with a total raise of $180 million of equity and will invest in suburban apartment communities developed and managed by Continental Properties with a total projected construction cost of over $700 million.
"We believe strongly in our suburban multifamily strategy, and our investors have benefited greatly from the growth in suburban employment and population. Stronger rent growth and demographics favor developing and owning suburban multifamily real estate. We are confident in the markets we have targeted for development and are pleased with the strength of our development pipeline. The Development Fund gives Continental and its investors an opportunity to invest in a geographically diverse portfolio of high-quality apartment communities," said Jim Schloemer, Founder and Chairman of Continental Properties and Treasurer of the National Multifamily Housing Council.
"Continental Properties has been executing on its suburban multifamily strategy with great success for over 20 years and recognizes that long-term fundamentals will support multifamily development well into the future. Trends in renter preferences, combined with the supply and demand metrics in our targeted development markets, continue to support our suburban strategy and positions us well to achieve outstanding returns for our investors," stated Dan Minahan, President and COO.
Interest in the Development Fund surpassed initial expectations. "We saw very strong interest from both our long-time investors who have trusted Continental with their investments for years as well as from new investors looking for ways to diversify their portfolios and invest with a proven real estate sponsor. We are grateful for the continued trust that our investors have placed in us, and we are highly committed to delivering outstanding results," commented Ed Madell, EVP and CFO.
Source: Continental Properties