8A — May 15 - 28, 2020 — Multifamily Development — M id A tlantic Real Estate Journal
M ultifamily D evelopment
he multi-family real es- tate market is moving forward in a dynamic By Mark Duszak, Rittenhouse Realty Advisors How will Covid -19 Change multi-family investment in the Tri-State? Looking Forward… T
including 42 units in Wilming- ton, DE, which traded north of $115,000 per unit, and 64 units in Easton, PA, which traded north of $110,000 per unit. We have a full pipeline ahead and expect this positive sales trend to continue. Rittenhouse Realty Advisors is extremely bullish on the future of multi-family in- vestments in the Tri-State once the area is open for business. Mark Duszak is director of Rittenhouse Realty Ad- visors based in Philadel- phia, PA. RRA sells prime Center City, Phila. development site PHILADELPHIA, PA — Rittenhouse Realty Advi- sors sold an 8,970 s/f devel-
up for business. Buyers will continue to ac- tively invest in multi-family because interest rates are the lowest in history, allowing extremely favorable financ- ing for acquisitions. In addi- tion, the recent volatile stock market will shift more equity into stable multi-family invest- ments which will keep capital- ization rates low. Even though COVID-19 has had a negative impact on construction lend- ing, the resulting reduced supply of new apartments will create more demand for existing apartments and will keep prices for those proper-
ties high. The universal truth will remain that renters will con- tinue to rent. We expect lon- ger tenant retention because renters will be less likely to move post-COVID-19 to avoid new contacts and to avoid unnecessary credit implica- tions. With the more volatile employment market, many renters will need to put off planned home purchases. Furthermore, we feel there will be less roommate sharing in a post-pandemic, health- conscience environment which will also increase the number of units rented.
Multi-family investment sales in New Jersey, Pennsyl- vania and Delaware were ex- tremely robust pre-COVID-19. Rittenhouse Realty Advisors notable Tri-State sales before the pandemic include 108 units in Carney’s Point, NJ which traded north of $90,000 per unit; 124 units in West Chester, PA which traded north of $300,000 per unit; and 62 units in Philadelphia, PA which traded north of $350,000 per unit. Since on the onset of CO- VID-19 in March, Rittenhouse Realty Advisors has closed sevenmulti-family investments
fashion that c o n t i n u e s t o e v o l v e weekly. So- cial distanc- ing, on-line apa r tmen t t ours , and less person- to-person in-
teraction will be the new norm in this highly people-oriented industry. However, we feel investor demand will return to be pre-COVID-19 strength once the Tri-State opens back-
opment site l o c a t e d a t 701 S. Broad St. in Center City, Phila- delphia. The property was approved for 6 0 a p a r t - ment uni ts and was eli- gibl e for a 10-year tax abatement . The parce l has frontage on three St.s: Br oad St . , Bainbr idge
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St., and Kenilworth St.. “We were able to close a 60 unit development site during the middle of COVID-19 in the heart of Center City, Phila- delphia. We are still seeing a lot of activity from developers looking for prime development opportunities,” said Ken Wel- lar , managing director at RRA. The site is located on Phila- delphia’s “Avenue of the Arts” where many cultural institu- tions including the Kimmel Center and the Academy of Music are located. There is a subway stop for the Broad St. Line just two minutes away. It is also within walk- ing distance to major area employers including Jeffer- son University Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital. “This is a great sale for RRA given the current environment we are in. With the excellent location we were able to sell the long-term upside in the project to the buyer,” said Corey Lonberger , managing partner at RRA.
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