REEP Equity gets financing for Chartwell Court, plans to renovate
JLL Capital Markets arranged acquisition financing for the apartments
JLL worked on behalf of the borrower, REEP Equity, to originate the12-year, fixed-rate Fannie Mae loan. The loan will be serviced by JLL Real Estate Capital, LLC, a Fannie Mae DUS lender.
Originally built in 1995, Chartwell Court offers ample value-add opportunity for REEP Equity, who plans to renovate 40% of unit interiors and the property’s exterior. Unit upgrades will feature some new items to REEP's standard upgrade package, including stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Other renovations include the addition of a package room with lockers; updates to clubhouse and business center/coffee bar; creation of a dog park; adding a pergola and grill; new furniture to the grilling and pool area; and overall enhancement of the landscaping around the property.
Located at 15100 Ella Blvd., the garden-style property is positioned in the popular Houston-Woodlands area. Chartwell Court has connectivity to all of Houston’s major employment centers and economic drivers – such as Pinto Business Park, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Springwoods Village, the North Houston District and The Woodlands – via being just one mile from I-45 North. In addition, the apartments sit just three miles from Houston’s largest healthcare system, HCA Houston Healthcare’s Northwest Hospital, and various recreational activities, like the Mercer Botanic Gardens.
The JLL Capital Markets team representing the borrower was led by Senior Managing Director Mark Brandenburg and Senior Director CW Sheehan.
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Agency/GSE lending and loan servicing are performed by JLL Real Estate Capital, LLC, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.
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REEP (Real Estate Equity Partners) was founded in 2015 by principals Jacob and Arleen Garza, who share over 20+ years of real estate experience. The firm is focused on acquiring under-performing, income producing, multi-family investment opportunities in Texas. REEP Equity, along with its sister company REEP Management, is solely focused on the multi-family sector to pledge incomparable commitment and service to both its residents and investors. Other in-house departments include asset management, construction, property management, cost segregation, pre- and post-disposition. Since 2015, REEP Equity has bought, sold, and managed over 2,540 units worth over $203M, with nine properties totaling 1,879 units currently in its portfolio. For more information, visit reepequity.com.