Source: JLL Income Property Trust
DENVER, CO - JLL Income Property Trust, an institutionally managed daily NAV REIT with more than $5.1 billion in portfolio assets, announced the acquisition of Pinecone Apartments in the Denver suburb of Fort Collins, Colorado. The 13-building, 195-unit garden-style apartment community was acquired for approximately $52 million, bringing JLL Income Property Trust's total residential allocation to more than $2.0 billion, or 43 percent of total assets.
"The addition of Pinecone Apartments increases our residential allocation, an overweight target for us, and fits extremely well with our strategy to invest in well-located multifamily communities with strong demand drivers and high barriers to entry for new competition," said Allan Swaringen, JLL Income Property Trust President and CEO. "Given its proximity to Colorado State University and the north suburban Denver area, we believe this investment will continue to see strong tenant demand and stable occupancy, making this an attractive, long-term investment for our diversified portfolio."
Constructed in 1993, Pinecone Apartments recently underwent unit renovations and has maintained a strong average occupancy of 95 percent over the past three years. The community is currently 97 percent leased.
Located 50 miles north of Denver along I-25, Fort Collins is the No. 3-ranked market by LaSalle Research & Strategy on its most recent Small Apartment Market Analysis owing to Fort Collins's limited construction pipeline, strong long-term vacancy rate of just 4.3 percent (15-year average) and annualized rent growth of 4 percent over the last 15 years. This market's vacancy rate and rent growth are 1.2 percent and 1.6 percent better than the US average, respectively. The city benefits from a strong labor market, bolstered by Colorado State University, which drives demand for well-located, amenitized apartment communities. The property is also located in an A-rated school district, according to Niche.com, and benefits from several walkable retail amenities.