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IMG buys Greenville apartments for $64.4M

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Investors Management Group secured investors to purchase Millennium Apartments and plans to invest in upgrades. (Photo/Provided)Investors Management Group Inc. bought Millennium Apartments in Greenville $64.4 million on Sept. 20 a unit price of $211,000 per apartment.

Over the past year, IMG has sponsored the acquisition of more than 1,600 units totaling $300 million in transactions nationally, the company said in a news release.

Built in 2008, Millennium has a mix of one, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans, all having first-floor entries. IMG plans to invest more than $2.5 million in capital improvements at the property to meet an accelerated demand for upscale amenities, the news release said.

Millennium Apartments marks IMG’s third multifamily project in South Carolina. Most recently IMG acquired The Whitley Apartments, a 250-unit asset in Central, near Clemson.

“We've been focused on the growth along the I-85 'boom belt' for years,” Neil Schimmel, IMG’s founder and CEO, said in the release. “There are so many factors — from affordability to quality-of-life features — that keep fueling growth Upstate. Between the attractive price and upside potential of the property and the sustainable growth the market is seeing, Millennium was a perfect opportunity to expand our portfolio in Greenville.”

He said the $211,000-per-unit sales price was “excellent price per pound relative to comparable sales, especially considering the property’s track record of high occupancy and strong operations.”

IMG received strong investor response to its offering of Millennium Apartments, raising $35 million from over 200 investor clients across 20 states. Twelve investors completed 1031 exchanges by acquiring Tenant in Common positions in the property.

 “A lot of apartment owners want freedom from daily management hassles,” Karlin Conklin, IMG co-president and COO, said in the release. “They’re looking to sell, and they’re looking outside of Wall Street for their retirement planning. They’re drawn to our ‘I-P-A’ investment formula. It’s disciplined, and it’s predictable.”

Andrea Howard of Northmarq served as broker in the transaction. Financing was secured through Northmarq. The non-recourse Freddie Mac loan carries a 7-year term and a 4 Year Interest Only period, as well as a fixed interest rate.

Reach Ross Norton at 864-720-1222.

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