IPA Sells San Fernando Valley Multifamily Asset for $72.5 Million
Sep 22, 2016

Chatsworth, Calif., Sept. 21, 2016 – Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap specializing in serving institutional and major private real estate investors, is pleased to announce the sale of Waterstone Apartment Homes, a 348-unit multifamily community in Chatsworth, Calif. The $72.5 million sales price equates to more than $208,000 per unit.

“Surrounded by some of the most-coveted single-family home communities in the West San Fernando Valley, Waterstone benefits from excellent submarket fundamentals,” says Greg Harris, IPA executive director.

Greg Harris, along with Ron Harris, IPA executive director, Kevin Green and Joseph Grabiec, IPA senior directors, and Paul Darrow, IPA director, represented the seller, and procured the buyer.

“Chatsworth’s highly rated public schools, low unemployment and strong projected household income growth, combined with low vacancy and the lack of new supply, make it an excellent place to invest in multifamily assets, especially large, high-end properties like Waterstone Apartment Homes,” adds Ron Harris.

The property was built in 1971 at 9901 Lurline Ave. in Chatsworth. It is one block south of the 615,400-square-foot Westfield Topanga shopping mall and approximately one mile from the Chatsworth Metrolink station. Five major freeways and employers including Aerojet Rocketdyne, Anheuser-Busch, Boeing, Health Net, Nestlé and The Walt Disney Co. are within proximity.

“The acquisition gives new ownership the ability to complete a strategic renovation in a market where there is a significant affordability gap to home ownership and strong demand for high-end rental housing,” notes Green.

The 250,428-net-rentable-square-foot property features a clubhouse with billiard tables, a large swimming pool and a spa, a lighted tennis court, a barbecue/picnic area with a fire pit, and a fitness center.