News release

Land sale for multi-housing project in Cary, NC

JLL Capital Markets closed the $5M land sale in Cary’s Twin Lakes to SunCap Property Group 

October 19, 2021

Kristen Murphy

Investor PR, Capital Markets, Hotels, Property Management, Valuation Advisory, Agency Leasing
+1 617 848 1572

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 19, 2021 – JLL announced today that it has closed the $5 million land sale for a 5.77-acre, infill development opportunity zoned for multifamily, part of Twin Lakes Center in Cary, North Carolina.

JLL marketed the property on behalf of the seller, Leyland Twin Lakes, LLC. SunCap Property Group (“SunCap”) acquired the property.

Situated along Davis Drive, the site is located within the Twin Lakes Planned Development District (PDD), which also includes a new 100,000-square-foot Wegmans-anchored retail center. SunCap successfully rezoned the property in May 2021 to allow for 230 one-, two- and three-bedroom residences. The community will be named Ashby at Twin Lakes and will capitalize on the property’s adjacent access to the region’s network of greenways. Amenities include a courtyard and pool, gas grills, indoor/outdoor fitness center, workout stations, dog park and spa, bike storage and secured parking.

David Lee of SunCap’s multifamily division worked closely with the Town of Cary to plan the community.

“SunCap is very excited to break ground on our first multi-housing property in the RTP area,” commented Lee, Senior Vice President. “We have been studying the market for some time and feel this is the perfect opportunity to bring an outdoor-centric, bike-friendly residential offering to the area.”

As Cary is known for its explosive population growth (43 percent over past 15 years), the West Cary multi-housing product recently constructed is achieving new market rent thresholds, with those top-tier new developments commanding an average rent north of $1,600 per month. With the bulk of the submarket’s inventory built prior to 2012, new builds have commanded strong rents for residents desiring a higher-end living option. Among the principal drivers of apartment demand in the West Cary submarket is its proximity to the employment nodes within Cary, RTP and Durham, as well as relative proximity to the other dense employment nodes of Raleigh.

The JLL Capital Markets Investment Sales Advisory team representing the seller was led by Director Sarah Godwin.

“The Twin Lakes development is well-positioned along Davis Drive, Cary’s main artery into RTP, and is located only 5 minutes from a top tech company’s future RTP campus,” said Godwin. “The community has strong walkable connectivity to Wegmans and will enjoy a future greenway trail connection.”  

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About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.6 billion in 2020, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 92,000 as of June 30, 2021. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

About Leyland Twin Lakes

LeylandAlliance is focused on the creation of mixed-use, highly sustainable neighborhoods founded upon the principles of New Urbanism.  Our neighborhoods foster a sense of community, embrace tradition, and set new standards for urban development, innovative construction, and environmental responsibility. With each project we undertake, LeylandAlliance strives to create a vision that meets the aspirations of our public partners and the communities in which we work. That vision then becomes a reality through the sustained effort for which our team is known. 

About SunCap

SunCap Property Group ("SunCap") is a privately held, national commercial real estate development, investment and advisory firm, specializing in the development of speculative and single-tenant build-to-suit industrial facilities, the creation of retail, multifamily and mixed-use communities, and the acquisition of institutional-grade real estate in key markets. Since its inception in 2009, SunCap has successfully completed over $4 billion in build-to-suit and speculative projects for its clients. SunCap is headquartered in Charlotte, NC and has offices in Charleston, SC; Denver, CO; Pittsburgh, PA, and Salt Lake City, UT.