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Santa Monica Apartments Sell for $39.5 Million

April 29, 2021

A 70-unit multifamily property in Santa Monica dubbed the Citrus Suites Apartments has sold for $39.5 million.

Black Equities Group Ltd. purchased the buildings from an institutional investor.

Greg Harris, Kevin Green and Joseph Grabiec with Marcus & Millichap’s Institutional Property Advisors division represented the seller and found the buyer for the property at 1915 Ocean Way.

Tucked behind Hotel Casa del Mar, the apartment property has two buildings, both built in 1964, and features a heated pool, a 24-hour fitness center and a rooftop deck with ocean views.

“Citrus Suites Apartments is one of only 16 West Coast apartment communities of 50-plus units located within 300 feet of a sandy beach,” Green said in a statement. “With 50% of the units vacant due to historical short-term furnished operations, the buyer can immediately execute a large-scale renovation plan and stabilize the property in less time than a traditional value-add opportunity would take.”

Grabiec added that the property’s Santa Monica address was also desirable.

“Santa Monica is one of the most expensive areas of Los Angeles,” Grabiec said in a statement. “The median price of a single-family home is $2.6 million, 72% of the population lives in rental housing, and demand for luxury rental housing is strong.”

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