$44.6 Million Sonoma County Apartment Community Sold By IPA
Oct 24, 2016

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct. 24, 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 Sonoma Ridge Apartments, a 180-unit apartment community in Santa Rosa, California. The $44,650,000 million sales price equates to $248,056 per unit.

“Santa Rosa’s multifamily market experienced 8.1 percent rent growth over the last 12 months and had maintained an average occupancy rate of approximately 96 percent as of the first quarter,” says Stan Jones IPA executive director. “This type of solid market support, plus strong barriers to entry from growth restrictions imposed by the city of Santa Rosa, help drive investment appeal for Sonoma Ridge Apartments.”

Jones, together with IPA executive directors Philip Saglimbeni and Salvatore Saglimbeni, represented the seller, CORE Realty Holdings Management, and procured the buyer, Bridge Partners.

“Strong rental demand presents new ownership with an exceptional value-add opportunity through the renovation of unit interiors and enhancements to common area amenities,” adds Philip Saglimbeni. “Unit interiors have been largely untouched since a previous renovation approximately 10 years ago.”

Built in 1974 on almost 17 acres at 2900 St. Paul Drive in Santa Rosa, the property is adjacent to the Bennett Valley Golf Course and Annadel State Park. The Bennett Valley Shopping Center is one block away and the Whole Foods-anchored Mayette Village Shopping Center is 1.5 miles north.

Sonoma Ridge’s 22 one- and two-story buildings have a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes that average 987 square feet. Interiors feature oversized living rooms, large patios or balconies and double-paned windows. Community amenities include a resort-style swimming pool, business center, children’s play structure, community garden and abundant open space.