LaSalle Acquires Luxury Sarasota Area Apartment Community
CHICAGO (January 31, 2022) — LaSalle Investment Management (“LaSalle”) announced that it has acquired Summerhouse Lakewood Ranch, a newly-constructed, Class A multifamily property in the Sarasota suburb of Lakewood Ranch, Florida. LaSalle purchased the 257-unit property, which was developed in 2021 by LIV Development, on behalf of a separate account client.
Summerhouse Lakewood Ranch is located just 11 miles from downtown Sarasota in a highly desirable and fast-growing suburban market. Its location directly off Highway 64 and less than three miles from I-75 provides residents excellent accessibility to amenities and major work nodes throughout the majority of the Tampa MSA. LaSalle Research & Strategy ranks the Sarasota-Bradenton market highly on its Small Market Apartment Target analysis due to its high household income, educated workforce and proximity to live-work-play amenities.
The tenant demand for apartments is underscored by the Sarasota-Bradenton market’s record-low vacancy, which was below 2 percent at the end of 2021, contributing to very strong year-over-year effective rent growth. Summerhouse Lakewood Ranch is part of the larger Lakewood Ranch master- planned community, launched in 1994, which recently became the U.S.’s best-selling master planned community.
Pat Pelling, Managing Director of Acquisitions at LaSalle, said: “Summerhouse Lakewood Ranch experienced an impressive lease-up as a result of the property’s strategic location within the Tampa/Sarasota MSA. Lakewood Ranch offers residents access to many lifestyle amenities as well as access to A-rated schools and nearby employment nodes. Given the strong projected population and economic growth of this market, we feel this asset will continue to see strong leasing momentum and rent growth in the years to come.”
Steve Lieb, Managing Director, Portfolio Manager at LaSalle, said: “Summerhouse Lakewood Ranch is an exceptional property that fits well within our investment thesis given its location, proximity to excellent schools and strong demographic trends in the area. We have conviction that well-located, Class A multifamily properties will continue to generate strong tenant demand and create excellent cash flow for our client, while appreciating in value as investors continue to favor this property sector. The Sunbelt generally, the Tampa and Sarasota area included, has seen tremendous job growth and favorable demographic tailwinds to support continued rent growth.”
Summerhouse Lakewood Ranch features condo-quality unit finishes including stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, wood-style flooring and keyless entry. The community’s amenity package includes a pool, a fitness center, a yoga/wellness lounge, pet spa and expansive clubhouse.
About LIV Development
LIV develops, acquires, and operates Class A multifamily communities across the southern United States. Known for intentional and innovative design, leading edge amenities, and desirable locations, LIV seeks to enrich the lives of its residents while positively impacting communities and delivering superior returns to investors. Throughout its 15-year history, LIV has developed or acquired more than 20,000 multifamily homes with a total combined market capitalization of $3 billion. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama LIV has regional offices in Charlotte, Dallas, and Tampa. Learn more at livdev.com.
About LaSalle Investment Management
LaSalle Investment Management is one of the world's leading real estate investment managers. On a global basis, we manage approximately $77 billion of assets in private equity, debt and public real estate investments as of Q4 2021. The firm sponsors a complete range of investment vehicles including open- and closed-end funds, separate accounts and indirect investments. Our diverse client base includes public and private pension funds, insurance companies, governments, corporations, endowments and private individuals from across the globe. For more information please visit www.lasalle.com and LinkedIn.
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