“The Darby closing is a notable example of a few recent and significant trends,” Stickel said. “First and foremost, Atlanta continues to attract investment capital due to its attractive returns. Second, suburban markets are demonstrating rapid absorption and favorable fundamentals. RangeWater designed, developed, and managed this exceptional asset with strong performance.”
The Darby, a newly developed and recently stabilized property, which includes high-end interior finishes with luxury amenities, sold from an Atlanta-based developer to a Los Angeles-based owner-operator. The Darby’s thoughtful design and proven performance providing an attractive basis created an outstanding investment opportunity.
The property is strategically located in one of Atlanta’s fastest growing suburban markets, Cherokee County, and offers convenient access to major job hubs, an expansive list of outdoor activities as well as shopping and dining options. In addition, growing multifamily demand in Cherokee County has created an environment for lease-ups and set the stage for future rent growth.
“Mount Auburn Multifamily was attracted to affluent demographics, excellent schools, and limited multifamily supply in Holly Springs,” Brown said. “Also, they valued The Darby’s proximity to high-quality retail and the options for its residents to commute to a variety of North Atlanta’s top employment centers.”
“We are impressed by the quality of the Darby product RangeWater delivered again during our many years of partnership, and Cushman & Wakefield provided outstanding service during the entire disposition process,” said Kevin Rostowsky, Senior Managing Director at NXT Capital.
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