Deal highlights how outside capital continues to flow into high barrier-to-entry markets throughout South Florida
MIAMI (Sept. 12, 2019) – With South Florida’s appeal continuing to attract out-of-state investors, Colliers International South Florida’s Associate Virgilio Fernandez, Director Mitash Kripalani, Associate and Analyst Julian Zuniga and Executive Director Gerard Yetming recently closed on the $4.8 million sale of a 1.7-acre multifamily apartment community, Bouganvillas Apartments, in East Boca Raton.
Colliers International South Florida represented the buyer, a New York-based private equity group in a 1031 exchange, in this transaction and identified the ideal property in the buyer’s desired location and condition.
Located at 1500-1650 N.W. Fourth Avenue in Boca Raton, the garden-style apartment community is comprised of 23, two-bedroom and two-bathroom units throughout the three apartment buildings.
“We’re pleased to have been able to identify this ideal match for our buyer, who was looking for a unique property in South Florida, which could be repositioned and that had under market rates,” said Fernandez, who served as lead broker in the transaction. “We continue to see robust demand from out-of-state investors turning to South Florida, and especially high barrier-to-entry markets, this transaction is indicative of the appeal, quality of life and offerings, which attracts investors to our market.”
As certain states are affected by capped State and Local Tax (SALT) deductions coupled with rent control, Florida is likely to experience population growth because it is a lower taxed state with no legislation for rent control. In particular, Boca Raton consistently attracts out-of-state and local investors due to its location, infrastructure, amenities and demographics, with the East Boca Raton market showcasing an average household income of $120,625 and more than 98,000 residents.
Bouganvillas Apartments is centrally located in close proximity to Florida Atlantic University, offering the property the opportunity to be adaptively re-used as student housing, and it affords access to the amenities and destinations along Glades Road, including Mizner Park and the Boca Raton Airport Authority.