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Boston, MA

Jones Lang LaSalle Closes Sale of Residence at Little River

Acumen Real Estate Purchases Apartment Community from Equity Residential for $26,550,000


BOSTON, December 20, 2010 — Jones Lang LaSalle has negotiated the sale of Residence at Little River, a 174-unit garden apartment community in Haverhill, MA. The complex was sold by Equity Residential to Acumen Real Estate. The sale price was $26,550,000.
 
The Jones Lang LaSalle team representing Equity Residential on this multi-family offering was: Managing Directors Michael Smith and Scott Jamieson, and Associate Brandon Dickason of the Boston office; Al Cissel and Scott Melnick from the Bethesda, MD office.
 
“Acumen Real Estate is very excited about this acquisition,” said Carlos Berner, President of Acumen Real Estate. “It perfectly fits our acquisition criteria due to its size, vintage, physical attributes and location. We’re also proud to make this our first asset in the highly desirable Boston market, and look forward to growing into our New England presence in 2011.”
 
According to Equity Residential Senior Vice President Matt Wakenight: “Equity was pleased with the sale transaction as the continued execution of our strategy to focus on ownership of apartment communities in downtown and other core Boston locations.”
 
Built in 2003 by Lincoln Property Company, Residence of Little River is a 7-building complex with modern single and two-bedroom units on 32 acres. Immediately off of Interstate 495, residents also access the complex via Routes 93, 95, Amtrak and commuter rail. The New Hampshire border is within 2 miles. Amenities include a business center, fitness center and swimming pool. There is parking for 321 vehicles.
 
“As a first time buyer in New England, Acumen impressed us with its fortitude in a very competitive market,” said Brandon Dickason. “Both Equity Residential and Acumen were committed to the process, and did everything possible to make this a seamless transaction in a very short amount of time.”
 
About Jones Lang LaSalle

Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2009 global revenue of $2.5 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 1.6 billion square feet worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with approximately $40 billion of assets under management. For further information, please visit our website, www.joneslanglasalle.com.