Eagle Property Capital (EPC) and Belay Investment Group Announce Disposition of Multifamily Asset in Tampa-St. Petersburg Market

30 August 2023
Captiva Club Apartments was acquired by EPC in 2016


Eagle Property Capital Investments, LLC (“EPC”), a vertically integrated real estate investment manager focused on the value-add multifamily space, and their partner, Belay Investment Group ("Belay”), announced the disposition of Captiva Club Apartments, a 361-unit apartment community located in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida.

“Tampa-St. Petersburg is a highly desirable multifamily market due to strong rental demand, population and job growth, and stable apartment occupancy. These solid market fundamentals combined with the execution of our repositioning strategy had a positive impact on the properties’ profitability, leading to a successful disposition,” said Rodrigo Conesa, co-founder and co-principal at Eagle Property Capital. “These are the results we aim to achieve for our investors by providing them with exceptional risk-adjusted returns.”

“Belay is pleased with our favorable exit at Captiva Club and grateful for having a strong partner in EPC, who displayed adeptness as asset managers while working with the Belay team to see our business plan through to execution” said Eliza Bailey, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer at Belay. “Captiva Club marks our sixth successful disposition with EPC and serves as another example of an investment where positive market dynamics and solid real estate fundamentals underscore ownership’s commitment to providing quality cost-effective housing to local residents” said Cameron Chase, Vice President at Belay Investment Group.

EPC acquired the property in October of 2016 and worked with Belay to implement a thorough repositioning strategy that substantially improved the profitability of the property. During the approximately six-year hold period, EPC and Belay invested approximately $4.3 million in capital expenditures, completed substantial exterior and interior unit renovations, decreased unit vacancies, and increased average monthly rents on occupied units. In the same period, the average leased rent per unit increased by 59.8% and revenue increased by 47.3%. The value creation driven by EPC and Belay also included upgrading the existing common areas and amenities, adding new amenities and services as well as implementing water and energy conservation programs. In addition, 17 new units were added to the property.

Captiva Club Apartments, located at 4401 Club Captiva Dr., was built in 1973 and includes one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans, along with a clubhouse, two swimming pools, two dog parks, a business center, on-site laundry, and bilingual staff. It is located in West Tampa, just minutes from the water, 20 minutes from Downtown Tampa, and close to major highways and employment centers.