HFF Announces Capitalization for 2 Nashville Apartment Properties

12 December 2018

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announces the capitalization for the acquisition and renovation of Stone Ridge Apartments and Bristol Ridge Apartments, two apartment properties totaling 363 units in Nashville, Tennessee.

The HFF team worked on behalf of Los Angeles-based Archway Equities LLC to arrange the capitalization for the $29 million acquisition of Stone Ridge and Bristol Ridge Apartments.  The seller acquired the assets in 2012 and 2013 as distressed bank-owned assets and spent the last six years improving and stabilizing them.  The new partnership, with the help of asset managers Magma Equities and 37urban, intends to re-brand both assets and complete a renovation plan that will improve amenities and aesthetics on both properties.

Archway’s purchase of Stone Ridge and Bristol Ridge Apartments closed just days ahead of Amazon’s announcement of 5,000 new jobs in the Nashville market as well as the announcement of a new 600-employee office for Ernst and Young and AllianceBernstein’s move of its headquarters from downtown Manhattan to downtown Nashville.

Both properties are within six miles of downtown Nashville, accessible via U.S. Highway 41 and Interstates 24 and 40.  The communities are adjacent to the Murfreesboro Pike retail corridor, which provides a wide variety of shopping and dining options, and proximate to the proposed MLS Stadium at the Nashville Fairgrounds.  The area is also well-connected to public transportation and the Nashville International Airport.

The HFF equity placement team representing the sponsor included senior director Zack Holderman and analyst Daniel Pinkus.

“We are excited to enter the market with these two assets,” stated Sean Moghavem, President of Archway Equities.  “Between the $300 million, 30,000-seat MLS stadium development and the $1.2 billion airport expansion nearby, we knew it would be a strong opportunity for us.  We’re eager to find more assets here in the coming months and believe this market will continue to bear successful opportunities for us.”

“This portfolio is an excellent example of a forward-thinking sponsorship group with the capabilities and expertise to execute a complex business plan,” Holderman added.  “Nashville is an exciting market with strong fundamentals, particularly for this profile of investment, which is located in a rapidly gentrifying submarket.”