CBRE/New England Multi-Housing Group Arranges Sale of Tribune Apartments
Monday, October 28, 2013
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CBRE/New England Multi-Housing Group Arranges
Sale of Tribune Apartments
53-unit, Section 8 elderly community sold for $7,800,000
BOSTON (Oct. 28, 2013) — CBRE/New England’s Capital Markets team today announced the sale of Tribune Apartments, a 53-unit, Section 8 elderly apartment community located in downtown Framingham, MA. An affiliate of John M. Corcoran Company sold the asset to Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) for $7,800,000.
CBRE/NE’s multi-housing experts Simon Butler, Executive Vice President/Partner, and Biria St. John, Executive Vice President/Partner, exclusively represented the seller and procured the buyer.
“We are pleased to have facilitated this transaction on behalf of John M. Corcoran Company,” said CBRE/NE’s St. John. “This transaction represents the sale of an asset that had been developed and owned by John M. Corcoran Company for over 30 years. As part of the transaction, it was imperative that the affordability be preserved.”
The building was originally constructed in 1910 but was redeveloped into apartments by John M Corcoran Company in 1983. The property consists of one four-story elevatored apartment building constructed of wood-frame with solid masonry exterior walls, concrete, stone and brick foundations. The unit mix is comprised six studio apartments, 42 one-bedroom apartments and five two-bedroom apartments with an average unit size of 672 SF. Despite the property having been very well maintained, the buyer plans to invest considerable resources to upgrade the apartments and building systems and preserve the long-term affordability of the community. The property benefits from a long-term project-based Section 8 HAP Contracts covering 100% of all units that matures in 2023.
As part of the transaction, John M Corcoran Company obtained an exemption from Massachusetts 40T preservation legislation (M.G.L. c. 40T, § 3) in exchange for agreeing to preserve the affordability of the property.
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