CAPREIT, a fully integrated real estate operating company responsible for the ownership and management of more than $5 billion of multifamily assets, today announced it has acquired Pure St. Peters, a recently developed market-rate apartment community that began leasing in 2019.
The community, which features 143 contemporary apartment homes, is situated moments south of Interstate 70 and just east of Jungermann Road. Many of the neighborhood’s finest dining, retail and entertainment options are within walking distance or a short drive, and the community offers a vast array of community amenities and flexible leasing options. CAPREIT acquired the community in conjunction with Legacy Capital Partners.
“CAPREIT is an enormous fan of the wonderful St. Charles County market, and we’re delighted to add Pure St. Peters to our local portfolio,” said Ernie Heymann, chief investment officer for CAPREIT. “Pure St. Peters is a brand-new asset in a highly desirable portion of the neighborhood, and we look forward to offering one of the best living experiences in the area while working to be the best neighbor we can be.”
Situated at 2100 Pure Street, Pure St. Peters is surrounded by an abundance of local shops, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and features several local restaurant partnerships. The community is situated alongside the Cave Springs area of St. Peters, which includes Cave Springs Lanes bowling alley and several other neighborhood attractions. In addition, Chimi’s Mexican and Kokomo Joe’s Family Fun Center are within a short walk of the community.
Money Magazine labeled St. Peters the 15th Best Place to Live in its 2017 Top 100 list, labeling it “an ideal place to start a family.” The town is also home to St. Charles County’s largest shopping center, Mid Rivers Mall, which is located three miles west of the community.
Pure St. Peters offers one- and two-bedroom homes ranging from 687 to 1,084 square feet. Apartment interiors at the pet-friendly community are equipped with a variety of distinct, lifestyle-enhancing features. Included are granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, LED energy-efficient lighting, hardwood flooring, programmable thermostats, large closets, subway tile backsplashes, in-home washers and dryers, walk-in closets and linen closets.
Community amenities at the controlled-access community consist of a 24-hour high-endurance fitness center, business center, breakfast/coffee concierge, outdoor lounge, fire pit, Bocce ball area and grilling stations. Residents also have access to onsite package service and recycling.
Pure St. Peters marks the seventh community CAPREIT owns or manages within St. Charles County. Others include Traditions at Mid Rivers (Cottleville), Greenway Chase (Florissant), O’Fallon Lakes (O’Fallon), Peine Lakes (Wentzville), Sunbrook Apartments and Metro on 5th (both in Saint Charles).
CAPREIT, a fully-integrated real estate operating company responsible for the ownership and management of more than $5 billion of multifamily assets, today announced it has taken over management responsibilities of Allentown, an affordable apartment community located just south of the Capital Beltway about 12 miles southeast of Washington, D.C
The recently renovated garden-style community, which features 178 apartment homes, offers prime access to Interstate 495, Andrews Air Force Base and an abundance of shopping and dining options. A sparkling swimming pool and playground are among the family-centric attractions at Allentown, which offers spacious layouts and flexible lease options.
“We’re eager to provide quality housing in Prince George’s County that working-class professionals can afford,” said Dawn Coggins, senior vice president of property management for CAPREIT. “With Washington, D.C. a short distance to the northwest and the I-495 corridor easily accessible, the Suitland area is becoming increasingly relevant for commuters. We’re thrilled to join the Suitland community and offer a comfortable living experience for our residents.”
Situated at 5215 Morris Avenue, Allentown is located near Boeing Defense, US Air Force Civil Air Patrol and several high-performing schools, including Benjamin Foulous Creative & Performing Arts K-8 School. Within Suitland, local cuisine favorites include Infuse Restaurant and Bar, Topolino Restaurant, Pho Viet and Horace & Dickies Seafood.
Additional nearby attractions include JB Andrews Mall, Henson Park, Auth Village Park, Annie’s Art Gallery and several local retail outlets. In addition, Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Hill is within eight miles of the community and Downtown D.C. within 11 miles.
Allentown consists of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom homes and is pet friendly. Apartment interiors fully equipped kitchens, tile floors, central air, walk-in closets, ceiling fans and private patios or balconies. Residents also have access to online rent-pay capabilities, onsite laundry facilities, surface parking and 24-hour maintenance.
Allentown marks CAPREIT’s sixth community in Maryland. The company also manages Nelson Kohl (Baltimore), Barclay (Bethesda), Park Villas (Lexington Park), Villas at Greenview West (Great Mills) and St. James Terrace (Baltimore).
CAPREIT, a fully-integrated real estate operating company responsible for the ownership and management of more than $5 billion of multifamily assets, recently turned 25 and is celebrating the relationship-driven success that allowed the company to reach its quarter-century anniversary.
Since its inception in December 1993, CAPREIT has utilized strong relationships with partners, vendors and team members alike to become a recognized figure in the conventional and affordable housing sectors. CAPREIT has built a portfolio of more than 200 communities across the U.S., representing more than 40,000 apartment homes and 100,000 residents, all while utilizing the culture instilled by founder Dick Kadish.
“We love what we do and we take care of our own,” Kadish said. “The people are the most important asset of our company and making them happy is what contributes to our many years of success.”
Joining Kadish in the early years of the company were Chief Investment Officer Ernie Heymann, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions Rick Band, Executive Vice President of Accounting and Finance Bruce Esposito, General Counsel Bruce Bershtein and Chief Financial Officer Terry Collins.
In the early 2000s, CAPREIT carved a clear path for a new generation of leaders, including two of Kadish’s children, Andrew Kadish (President) and Jennifer Kadish Cassell (Chief Administrative Officer). In 2015, the elder Kadish became CAPREIT’s Chairman, with Andrew Kadish taking on the role of President at that time.
“We apply old-school real estate values while implementing modern technology to continually improve the resident living experience,” Andrew Kadish said. “CAPREIT has a family-first culture. When investors partner with CAPREIT, they then become part of our family. And the relationships we’ve made with our partners and investors have been key to our overall success.”
In the mid-2010s, Miguel Gutierrez (Chief Operating Officer), Stephen Catarinella (Vice President of Development and Business Development Manager) and Chris Pilato (Vice President of Construction and Development) joined CAPREIT’s leadership team, playing integral roles and helping to foster valuable long-lasting partnerships.
“From the very beginning, CAPREIT has been a company built on relationships,” said Heymann, the chief financial underwriter for all communities in the CAPREIT portfolio. “When CAPREIT was created 25 years ago, well-established owners agreed to sell their properties to CAPREIT with no money at risk. Sellers agreed to a best efforts contract to sell to CAPREIT just on a handshake. This integrity and honesty helped us procure a 20-property, $400 million portfolio one property at a time.”
Heymann notes that the company’s initial equity partner, Apollo Real Estate Advisors, trusted the CAPREIT team with a significant equity investment in early 1994. The bond that was created during a 12-day due diligence period lasted for two decades.
CAPREIT has celebrated the 25-year milestone with many team events and outings over the past several months. The company’s tireless efforts to gain the confidence and trust of stakeholders have paid off, as CAPREIT has expanded its financial partners to include some of the largest in the country, including Bank of America, PGIM, Principal Financial Group and Fundamental Advisors.
“The relationships we built have stood the test of time as the multifamily industry continues its growth into the 2020s,” Heymann said. “CAPREIT looks forward to the next 25 years of making our stakeholders thrilled to be partners with the CAPREIT team.”