LaSalle Acquires Overlook at Bernardo Heights Apartments in San Diego
SAN DIEGO AND CHICAGO (January 13, 2020) — LaSalle Investment Management (“LaSalle”) announced that it has acquired the Overlook at Bernardo Heights, a 330-unit multifamily property located in the affluent Rancho Bernardo submarket of San Diego, California. LaSalle acquired the asset on behalf of its U.S. core open-end real estate fund, LaSalle Property Fund (“LPF”).
Overlook at Bernardo Heights features convenient access to major employers in the San Diego metro area including Sony, General Atomics, Bae Systems, HP and Northrop Grumman, as well as top-rated schools as measured by Niche.com. LaSalle believes operating fundamentals of the submarket remain favorable due to a variety of demand drivers combined with a lack of new supply and high barriers to entry.
Built in 1987, Overlook at Bernardo Heights also presents the opportunity to renovate unit interiors and upgrade common areas to capture higher rents. Brokerage services for the transaction were provided by Moran & Company.
Jim Garvey, Portfolio Manager for LaSalle Property Fund, commented: “LPF is pleased to have increased its exposure to the San Diego market through its acquisition of Overlook at Bernardo Heights. We believe this investment is a good fit with LPF’s strategy to invest in high quality multifamily properties that are both located in top markets and offer the potential to be further enhanced through a modest renovation program.”
Summit Walia, Managing Director of Acquisitions at LaSalle, commented: “The Rancho Bernardo submarket along the I-15 corridor of San Diego is a great location to own multifamily property for a variety of reasons, including the quality of its schools and access to employment and outdoor recreational activities. San Diego’s outsized population and job growth combined with the submarket’s high barriers to entry makes this a compelling investment with meaningful upside potential.”
About LaSalle Property Fund
LPF invests in and manages a diversified portfolio of high quality, stabilized real estate and real estate-related assets in the industrial, multifamily, office and retail sectors in top markets across the United States. Drawing from LaSalle Investment Management, Inc.’s 40-year record of accomplishment of core real estate investment on behalf of sophisticated institutional investors, LPF aims to provide attractive risk-adjusted income returns with the potential for superior long-term capital growth through an investment process and platform that leverages LaSalle’s industry-leading market research.
About LaSalle Investment Management
LaSalle Investment Management is one of the world's leading real estate investment managers. On a global basis, LaSalle manages approximately $69.5 billion of assets in private and public real estate property and debt investments as of Q4 2019. LaSalle's diverse client base includes public and private pension funds, insurance companies, governments, corporations, endowments and private individuals from across the globe. LaSalle sponsors a complete range of investment vehicles including separate accounts, open- and closed-end funds, public securities and entity-level investments. For more information please visit http://www.lasalle.com, and LinkedIn.
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