News release

$81M sale of multi-housing community in Los Angeles closes

JLL Capital Markets led the sales efforts for Solterra at Civic Center in Norwalk, California

August 31, 2021

LOS ANGELES, August 31, 2021 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has closed the $81 million sale of Solterra at Civic Center, a 192-unit, garden-style, value-add multi-housing community in Norwalk, California.

JLL marketed the property on behalf of the owner, RedHill Realty Investors, Shelter Asset Management and Tokyu Land Corporation. A private company acquired the property.

Solterra at Civic Center comprises one- and two-bedroom units averaging 904 square feet. Units feature large walk-in closets, private balconies, bathtubs and central HVAC and heating. Forty-nine of the homes have been renovated and feature new high-end cabinetry, quartz counters, vinyl plank flooring and stainless-steel appliances. The property’s low-density layout on an over 8-acre site also features an unrivaled community amenity set that includes a tennis court, two luxury swimming pools, cabana room, fitness center, sports courts, and playground.

Located at 12700 Bloomfield Ave., Solterra at Civic Center is ideally positioned with easy access to I-5, I-106, I-605 and California 91, offering residents easy access to Southern California’s most prominent employment, retail, and entertainment centers.  Solterra at Civic Center is centrally located 17 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles equidistant to the major business districts of Los Angeles and Orange County.

The JLL Capital Markets investment sales team that represented the developer was led by Senior Managing Director Sean Deasy, Managing Director Peter Yorck and Directors Nick Lavin and Chelsea Jarvis.

“Solterra at Civic Center is a unique, suburban, low-density, value-add opportunity in the heart of the mid-cities,” said Yorck. “We have seen unrivaled demand from investors for this type of product as renter demand has transformed due to the COVID pandemic. We look forward to the buyer realizing their business plan at the property.”

JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm's in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether investment sales and advisory, debt advisory, equity advisory or a recapitalization. The firm has more than 3,000 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.

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About JLL

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About Tokyu Land US

Tokyu Land U.S. Corporation (“TLUS”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyu Fudosan Holdings (a fully-integrated, Japanese publicly-traded company, and one of the largest real estate owner, operator and developers in Japan), is a real estate investment company with offices in Los Angeles and New York. Since 2012, TLUS has invested over $1.3B of equity in the U.S. in ground-up development and value-add multi-family, office, and industrial assets in primary/gateway markets. The company’s plan is to continue to expand its footprint in the U.S. through joint ventures with local operating partners.

About SAM Residential Group

SAM Residential Group, with offices in Los Angeles and Scottsdale, is part of the Drewlo Family of Companies, founded in London, Canada in 1958.  Drewlo, with over 6 decades of experience, was recently awarded the Best Rental Housing Provider in Canada Award for our over-10,000 units that we developed, own, and manage with over 600 apartment professionals. SAM has a national focus in multifamily and has owned, managed, and invested in assets in Seattle MSA, California, Phoenix MSA, Denver, Salt Lake City, Jacksonville, and Greater Washington D.C. SAM has invested and partnered in over 4,000 units across the U.S. with some of the most prominent international and domestic U.S. institutional groups and families in real estate.

About RedHill Realty Investors

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, RedHill is a private equity investor and operator investing exclusively in the multifamily housing sector. Since its formation in 2005, the firm has represented numerous institutional and private investors, acquiring quality value-add and core-plus opportunities in the Western U.S. with a strategic focus ranging from institutional grade value-add apartments in middle markets to core-plus acquisitions. RedHill utilizes a fully integrated investment management platform to establish a competitive edge and ultimately deliver superior risk-adjusted returns to each of its investors.