Developers to implement smart-home technology in San Antonio multifamily asset

JLL Capital Investment experts broker sale of apartment community.

January 09, 2019

SAN ANTONIO, January 9, 2019 – The recently acquired 333 Place Apartments, located at 333 Brahan Boulevard in San Antonio near the Pearl Brewery, will soon be undergoing significant capital improvements, JLL announced today. Joseph Companies, who acquired the now named WestFort Broadway, plan to upgrade the property with smart-home technology in addition to Class A fixtures and stainless-steel appliances.

“Our goal is to keep the original character and revitalize the community to a more modern standard, said Sammie Joseph III, Partner, Joseph Companies. “We want to create a sense of community. Amenities play a big role in bringing neighbors together to become friends and socialize. Smaller communities allow you to actually know your neighbor, and even be friends—that’s what people actually seek in an apartment community experience today.”

The development company has found success employing this strategy to their properties across Austin, refurbishing apartment homes with high-end and cutting-edge amenities, while still managing to maintain a competitive-price point and the overall character of the surrounding neighborhood.

JLL successfully negotiated the sale of the apartment community to Austin-based developers. JLL Senior Vice President Zar Haro, Senior Vice President Moses Siller and Vice President Robert Arzola led the marketing and sales efforts.

“Assets that deliver vintage ascetics with high-tech, high-end interiors are fairly prevalent in tech-strong populations like Austin, but this is new ground for San Antonio,” said Haro. “This creative method of capital improvement bodes incredibly well for overall market strength and demand, and really shines a spotlight on San Antonio as a great place for investors.”

Joseph Companies anticipates completing renovations to WestFort Broadway during Q1 2019.

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