Ashcroft Capital, a fully integrated multifamily investment firm, today announced the addition of Bill Kay as managing director of capital markets. The hiring of Kay will support Ashcroft’s continued emergence in the rental-housing sector as the company continues to acquire assets in its existing markets in the Sunbelt and seeks to enter new markets.
Kay will lead all capital markets activities at Ashcroft, with a focus on equity relationships with institutional investors such as real estate funds, endowments, foundations, major insurers, sovereign wealth funds, pensions and family offices. He will also actively participate in the investment and asset management processes across the company.
“With more than two decades of experience in private real estate and private equity, it was quickly apparent that Bill is the perfect fit to lead our institutional investor relations and fundraising efforts,” said Frank Roessler, founder and chief executive officer of Ashcroft Capital. “He has a proven track record of helping to build world-class institutional investment management companies, and we could not be more excited about having his leadership, knowledge and experience as part of the Ashcroft team.”
Prior to joining Ashcroft, Kay held senior leadership roles at Lubert-Adler Real Estate, Apollo Global Management, Morgan Stanley AIP and others. A Dartmouth College graduate with an MBA from The Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University, he has extensive global experience advising investors in tactical and strategic portfolio construction. His strategic acumen encompasses an extensive array of private strategies in fund, direct and co-investment formats.
“I’m thrilled to join the Ashcroft Capital team, which has established itself as a major player in the multifamily industry and is committed to aggressive but highly strategic growth,” Kay said. “I am thoroughly impressed with the company’s proven track record of creating value through the rebranding, renovating and repositioning of its acquired properties, as well as its history of delivering strong returns to investors and improving the resident experience. The company already has done an outstanding job of developing funding, and I’m eager to lend my expertise to help an on-the-rise company continue to thrive.”
Since its inception, Ashcroft Capital has acquired more than 11,500 units totaling more than $1.3 billion in value. Until this year, the company’s portfolio consisted of apartment communities in Jacksonville, Fla., Dallas-Fort Worth, Orlando, Fla., and Tampa, Fla. Ashcroft, which acquired just under $300 million of assets in 2020, recently entered the metro Atlanta market and is also seeking acquisition opportunities in the Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and Phoenix metros. Many of Ashcroft’s 2021 investments have been purchased through the company’s new $150 million Value Add Fund.
Ashcroft Capital, a fully integrated multifamily investment firm, today announced its acquisition of Elliot Roswell (formerly River Crossing at Roswell), a garden-style apartment community in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell. Birchstone Residential, Ashcroft Capital’s in-house property management company, has assumed management of the community.
The 312-unit property, which was purchased through Ashcroft Capital’s $150 million Value-Add Fund, becomes the company’s second apartment community in metro Atlanta (it purchased the 412-unit Halston Riverside in Lawrenceville in April). Since its founding, Ashcroft Capital has acquired more than 11,000 units in Dallas-Fort Worth, Orlando, Fla., Tampa, Fla., and Jacksonville, Fla., and is now pursuing acquisition opportunities in the Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and Phoenix metro areas.
“We are happy to plant roots in one of Atlanta’s best suburbs,” said Frank Roessler, founder and chief executive officer of Ashcroft Capital. “With its abundant green space and proximity to many of the metro’s thriving employment centers, Roswell is a highly desirable location for renters. And with our planned improvements and experienced property management team, Elliot Roswell will be better positioned to capture this growing demand and offer a best-in-class living experience. We are very excited about the future of Elliot Roswell and its performance moving forward.”
Construction of a dog park and improvements to the pool area to make it more kid-friendly are among the planned common-area upgrades. In-unit renovations will include the installation of faux-granite laminate countertops, designer sinks, stainless steel appliances, faux-wood flooring, new cabinet fronts, updated plumbing, contemporary lighting fixtures, USB ports and tile backsplashes. In addition, the homes will be repainted, while washer-dryer sets and private yards will be added to select homes.
Situated at 1450 Raintree Way, near GA-400, Elliot Roswell provides residents with convenient access to Perimeter Center, one of Atlanta’s largest employment hubs, and Alpharetta, the metro's main tech center. The community also is positioned near highly rated schools, including Centennial High School. Furthermore, with over 800 acres of green space, an award-winning park system and its location along the Chattahoochee River, Roswell has been named one of the best suburbs to live in America by Niche.com.
“Our goal is ambitious but straightforward: we will make Elliot Roswell the top living option in its submarket,” said David Deitz, president of Birchstone. “Together, the property’s can’t-beat location and our renovations platform, as well as our ‘People-First’ service, will prove to be a powerful combination that will enable us to raise the bar with the living experience at Elliot Roswell.”
Elliot Roswell offers one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartment homes, including 54 townhome layouts. The units range in size from 900 to 1,925 square feet. The larger floor plans offer ample space for families with children.
In-unit amenities currently include carpet and vinyl flooring, central heating and air, dishwashers, private balconies/patios/decks, washer and dryer connections and pantry space. Select homes also feature breakfast bars, extra storage space and walk-in closets.
Community amenities include a clubhouse and business center, playground, onsite laundry facility, state-of-the-art fitness center and swimming pool. Residents also have access to scenic lakefront views and a barbecue area with picnic tables.