Velocis Purchases Two Multifamily Assets

New purchases in San Antonio and Nashville are Velocis’ third and fourth multifamily assets

Dallas, Texas – (Oct. 21, 2021) – Velocis, a private equity real estate manager, has purchased two multifamily assets, Highline, a 208-unit multifamily community in San Antonio, and Station 40, a 246-unit multifamily community in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Highline and Station 40 are Velocis’ third and fourth multifamily assets. Velocis also owns multifamily assets in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Austin, Texas. 

“San Antonio and Nashville continue to be top job markets, and both are seeing excellent population and economic growth. We believe the San Antonio to Austin corridor will continue to see robust growth, as will Nashville,” said Jim Yoder, partner. “Multifamily is one of the most dynamic sectors in the real estate industry. Both assets provide value-add opportunities and are poised to achieve strong rent growth.” 

Built in 2000, Highline is located 10 minutes east of the University of Texas at San Antonio and across the street from the new University Village mixed-use development. Once completed, University Village will span 114-acres and include 320,000 SF of office and 119,000 SF of retail, all walkable from Highline. 

Highline has enjoyed a history of strong institutional ownership and the property requires minimal updates. However, Velocis will implement a comprehensive value-add plan for the unit interiors to improve leasing traffic and push rents including updated counters, cabinetry, flooring, lighting/hardware and more. 

As Austin continues to grow and that market’s cost of living continues to rise, companies and renters alike have moved down the I-35 corridor to San Antonio for a more affordable lifestyle. However, San Antonio is also experiencing meaningful population growth with a modest delivery of new housing – promising strong rent growth opportunities in the near term.

Station 40, located in Nashville’s Sylvan Park neighborhood, is a Class A, mid-rise multifamily asset built in 2016. The property is a short distance from many of Nashville’s top employers and is surrounded by premier retail, including a new Publix grocery store under development. The asset already has a strong market and leasing presence that will be further enhanced with updates to the gym, pool deck, outdoor lounge and business center. Additionally, Velocis plans to implement a value-add program that includes upgraded flooring, cabinetry, lighting and technology packages to modernize unit interiors.  

Velocis acquired an office building in downtown Nashville earlier this year and is excited to expand the Fund’s footprint in this booming market.

Dallas-based Velocis has been active in real estate since 2010, purchasing 35 assets located in major markets within Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Velocis is led by a team of five seasoned partners who are directly responsible for the acquisition, asset management and disposition of assets. Velocis partners include Fred Hamm, Mike Lewis, Jim Yoder, Paul Smith, and David Seifert. Acquisition team members include Daniel Plumlee, Rex Huddleston and Bailey Crowell.

About Velocis

Velocis is a private equity real estate investment firm, active in the acquisition, operation/management, and disposition of commercial real estate in the United States. Additional information about Velocis can be found at velocis.com.  

This does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities or investment advice, nor is it intended to be a description of all material factors an investor should consider before making any investment. 

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Velocis Completes Portfolio Sale of Three Suburban Office Assets

Sale marks the successful transition of three Class A assets from multiple markets

DALLAS – (Oct. 18, 2021) – Velocis, a private equity real estate manager, has sold three assets in a portfolio sale to an institutional buyer, including Kierland One in Phoenix, Arizona, Parkway at Avalon in Alpharetta, Georgia, and 3120 Fairview Park in Falls Church, Virginia.

Through prioritizing investments in the Sunbelt markets, Velocis strategically acquired Kierland One, Parkway at Avalon and 3120 Fairview Park for their prominence in both quality and location. Velocis repositioned each Class A asset and executed successfully on its leasing strategy prior to selling. 

“By initiating several strategic renovations and marketing campaigns for each property, we were able to unlock value for our investors,” said Jim Yoder, Co-Founder and Partner at Velocis. “These value additions, alongside our long-standing industry relationships, provided the perfect opportunity for all three assets from different markets to be sold together.”   

Kierland One is a four-story 175,577-square-foot Class A office building situated on 11 acres of land in Phoenix directly off Scottsdale Road. This asset was acquired by Velocis in 2019 and is anchored by the Carlisle Companies corporate headquarters. 

Parkway at Avalon is a 194,644-square-foot two-building office property located in the thriving Atlanta suburb, Alpharetta, and directly across from Avalon, one of the top mixed-use developments in the South. Velocis purchased Parkway at Avalon in 2017 from a special servicer, LNR, through an online auction platform and significantly repositioned the asset through a lobby renovation and amenity upgrades. 

3120 Fairview Park is a 195,260 square foot office building located in Fairview Park, one of Northern Virginia’s premier suburban office parks. Velocis purchased this asset in 2016 alongside long-time partner Moore & Associates. Moore & Associates leased and managed the property, and they played an instrumental role in repositioning the asset.

Velocis was represented by Kevin McConn from JLL Capital Markets who brought the buyer and Velocis together in an off-market transaction with discussions beginning prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

“We have been in discussion with the buyer for just under two years. Through patience and persistence, we were able to successfully execute on a portfolio sale by delivering meaningful capital back to our investors,” said Mike Lewis, Co-Founder and Partner at Velocis. 

Dallas-based Velocis has been active in real estate since 2010, purchasing 35 assets located in Sunbelt markets within Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Velocis is led by a team of five seasoned partners who are directly responsible for the acquisition, asset management and disposition of assets. Velocis partners include Fred Hamm, Mike Lewis, Jim Yoder, Paul Smith, and David Seifert. 

About Velocis

Velocis is a private equity real estate investment firm, active in the acquisition, operation/management, and disposition of commercial real estate in the Sunbelt. Additional information about Velocis can be found at velocis.com.  

This does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities or investment advice, nor is it intended to be a description of all material factors an investor should consider before making any investment. 

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Velocis Enters Industrial Market

Velocis closes on its first two industrial development sites in DFW 

DALLAS, Texas – (July 8, 2021) – Velocis, a private equity real estate manager, has entered the industrial real estate market, recently closing on two development sites which will be developed into 850,000 SF of Class A industrial space in the South Dallas and GSW submarkets. Velocis partnered with Sumitomo Corporation of Americas on these investments. These are the first of several industrial investments Velocis plans to pursue with the wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sumitomo Corporation. 

“The demand for industrial real estate, especially in Texas metro areas like Dallas-Ft Worth, is at an all-time high right now,” said Paul Smith, Velocis Partner. “We consider these first two transactions to be the first of many industrial investments with our client as we continue to evaluate opportunities locally and on a national level.”

Dallas-based Velocis has been active in real estate since 2010, purchasing 35 assets located in major markets within Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Velocis is led by a team of five seasoned partners who are directly responsible for the acquisition, asset management and disposition of assets. Velocis partners include Fred Hamm, Mike Lewis, Jim Yoder, Paul Smith and David Seifert. 

About Velocis

Velocis is a private equity real estate investment firm, active in the acquisition, operation/management and disposition of commercial real estate in the United States. Additional information about Velocis can be found at velocis.com.  

About Sumitomo Corporation of Americas

Established in 1952 and headquartered in New York City, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) is the largest subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, one of the world’s leading traders of goods and services. With nearly 40 years of real estate investment and development experience in the U.S., SCOA maintains a diverse and balanced real estate portfolio with investments in commercial office buildings, multi-family communities, and master-planned developments.

This does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities or investment advice, nor is it intended to be a description of all material factors an investor should consider before making any investment. 

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Velocis Successfully Exits One Clearlake Office Tower in West Palm Beach, Florida

Sale follows the 221,079-square-foot tower’s repositioning as a Class A asset

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – (July 1, 2021) – Velocis, a private equity real estate manager, has sold One Clearlake, a 221,079-square-foot office tower in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida. 

Through its strategy of investing in value-add assets in the Sunbelt states, Velocis repositioned and transformed the 18-story One Clearlake from a Class B to a Class A asset to compete with other best-in-class properties in the competitive West Palm Beach CBD submarket. This repositioning allowed Velocis to capture one of the market’s largest tenants, Intech Investment Management. The office tower is currently 61% leased with other high-profile tenants including Mass Mutual, Prudential and Truist Financial Corporation, among others. 

“One of our core values is to pursue value-add assets in business-friendly environments that can support substantial job growth, and West Palm Beach is a perfect example of this. The pandemic has accelerated job growth in this coastal town, and Velocis was in a great position to capitalize on this momentum,” said Mike Lewis, Velocis partner. “Intech relocating to One Clearlake forever puts the office tower on the map and further upgrades the building’s profile.”

JLL served as the broker of the seller and procured the buyer, Tricera Capital, LLC. Additionally, JLL worked on behalf of the buyer to secure the acquisition loan for the property.

The JLL Capital Markets team representing the seller was led by Managing Director Ike Ojala, Senior Managing Director Hermen Rodriguez, Director Matthew McCormack and Associate Cody Brais.

Financing efforts were led by JLL Capital Markets’ Senior Managing Director Chris Drew, Director Maxx Carney and Brais.

“Downtown West Palm Beach is experiencing an ongoing revolution that is transforming it into the ‘Wall Street of the South,’” Ojala. “This submarket boasts the highest rental rates in Florida and exceptionally strong rental growth since 2013.”

Dallas-based Velocis has been active in real estate since 2010, purchasing 35 assets located in major markets within Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Velocis is led by a team of five seasoned partners who are directly responsible for the acquisition, asset management and disposition of assets. Velocis partners include Fred Hamm, Mike Lewis, Jim Yoder, Paul Smith, and David Seifert. 

About Velocis

Velocis is a private equity real estate investment firm, active in the acquisition, operation/management, and disposition of commercial real estate in the United States. Additional information about Velocis can be found at velocis.com.  

This does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities or investment advice, nor is it intended to be a description of all material factors an investor should consider before making any investment. 

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Velocis Finds First Nashville Purchase in 211 Commerce

Class A office in the heart of Nashville to undergo multi-million-dollar capital improvement plan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (Feb. 25, 2021) – Velocis, a private equity real estate manager, has purchased 211 Commerce, a Class A 232,194-square-foot office complex in the heart of downtown Nashville.

The property – Velocis’ first purchase in the Nashville market – was purchased in a joint venture with Lincoln Property Company (LPC).

“Nashville is one of the country’s top markets for growth and relocation, and 211 Commerce is the ideal opportunity to take advantage of this momentum and positive market dynamics,” said Jim Yoder, Velocis partner. “Velocis is hyper focused on building a diversified and balanced portfolio by purchasing true value-add assets in elite locations. 211 Commerce has a tremendous framework to reposition the building into a more vibrant place to work at the gateway of Nashville’s trendiest neighborhoods.”

Velocis will implement a comprehensive $13 million capital improvement plan, including a full renovation of the main lobby, window glazing upgrades to improve natural light, outdoor plaza updates to upgrade tenant experiential spaces, and other value-add improvements including the addition of a new fitness center, conferencing space, ground floor retail and a tenant lounge.

Located at 211 Commerce Street, the property was built in 2000 and will be 28% leased when the largest tenant, Baker Donaldson, vacates at the end of March. This provides a unique opportunity for a new anchor tenant to brand the building with prominent top of building signage.

As joint venture partner, Lincoln Property Company, will provide property management, leasing oversight and construction management services throughout the repositioning. 211 Commerce is Velocis and LPC’s third joint venture together.

“211 Commerce is an iconic building on the Nashville Skyline.  Lincoln is thrilled to work alongside Velocis on the dynamic improvements to the building,” said Tyler Jones, executive vice president, Lincoln Property Company.  “Once the renovation is complete, the building will be reintroduced to the market as an ideal option for prospective tenants.”

JLL served as the broker for the sale representing the seller, BentallGreenOak, acting on behalf of its client, and has been selected to provide office leasing services. Ojas Partners will oversee retail leasing.

Dallas-based Velocis has been active in real estate since 2010, purchasing 35 assets located in major markets within Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Velocis is led by a team of five seasoned partners who are directly responsible for the acquisition, asset management and disposition of assets. Velocis partners include Fred Hamm, Mike Lewis, Jim Yoder, Paul Smith and David Seifert.

About Velocis

Velocis is a private equity real estate investment firm, active in the acquisition, operation/management and disposition of commercial real estate in the United States. Additional information about Velocis can be found at velocis.com.  

This does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities or investment advice, nor is it intended to be a description of all material factors an investor should consider before making any investment. 

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Velocis Purchases 240-Unit Multifamily Property in Southwest Austin, Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – (Jan. 13, 2021) – Velocis, a private equity real estate manager, has purchased The Saint Mary, a 240-unit Class A multifamily community in Southwest Austin.

Completed in 2019, The Saint Mary is located at 7500 W Slaughter Lane in Austin. The garden-style community features top-of-market unit features and community amenities, including a resort-style infinity edge pool, an outdoor kitchen and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The property is currently 85% leased.

“We’ve been looking to grow our portfolio in Austin for quite some time but were waiting for the right investment opportunity to arise,” said Jim Yoder, Velocis partner. “The Saint Mary has already experienced fantastic leasing momentum thanks to its Class A amenities, its location in one of the best housing markets in the area, and the fact that it is zoned to some of Austin’s highest rated public schools. We hope to build on that momentum through diligent management and marketing.”

Velocis will be working with Austin based Wildhorn Capital as their local operator for The Saint Mary. Wildhorn Capital also helped source the acquisition. The Saint Mary was built and sold by Austin-based Stratus Properties and marketed by Berkadia.

Velocis successfully closed on it first multifamily asset in Q4 2020 with the purchase of Beverley, a 201-unit, Class A apartment community in Charlotte, NC. The Saint Mary is Velocis’ second multifamily acquisition and further validates Velocis’ commitment to the multifamily space.

Dallas-based Velocis has been active in real estate since 2010, purchasing 34 assets located in major markets within Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Velocis is led by a team of five seasoned partners who are directly responsible for the acquisition, asset management and disposition of assets. Velocis partners include Fred Hamm, Mike Lewis, Jim Yoder, Paul Smith and David Seifert.

About Velocis

Velocis is a private equity real estate investment firm, active in the acquisition, operation/management and disposition of commercial real estate in the United States. Additional information about Velocis can be found at velocis.com.  

This does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities or investment advice, nor is it intended to be a description of all material factors an investor should consider before making any investment. 

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Velocis Makes First Multifamily Acquisition: 201-Unit Apartment Property in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC – (Dec. 28, 2020) – Velocis, a private equity real estate manager, has made its first multifamily acquisition with the purchase of Beverley, a 201-unit mid-rise apartment community in Charlotte. Beverley was built in 2020 by Charlotte-based developer, Proffitt Dixon Partners and was lightly marketed to a select group of investors by JLL.

Responding to pandemic-driven changes in the US real estate market, Velocis has broadened its investment optionality by adding multifamily assets to its investment product offerings. As its first multifamily acquisition, Beverley represents an opportunity for the real estate manager to stay true to its value-add strategy while expanding into a new asset class.

“We see immense opportunity in the multifamily market across the country, but we’re still incredibly prudent in how we deploy capital. In fact, we looked at nearly 100 multifamily assets before finding the right fit with Beverley,” said Jim Yoder, Velocis partner. “As a new, high quality, top-of-market, asset in the late ‘lease up’ stage, the fundamentals we found in Beverley will allow us to continue the property’s leasing momentum toward stabilization without renovation costs and the associated risk.”

Beverley is located in Charlotte’s prime Ballantyne submarket, which has experienced tremendous recent growth with the relocation of major corporate employers to the area, along with Class A retail and the 2,000-acre Ballantyne master-planned community.

Beverley features top-of-market unit features and community amenities, including coworking spaces, a rooftop deck, a resort-style saltwater pool, dog park, spa, fitness center and luxury interior finishes. The property is currently 71% leased.

Dallas-based Velocis has been active in real estate since 2010, purchasing 33 assets located in major markets within Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Velocis is led by a team of five seasoned partners who are directly responsible for the acquisition, asset management and disposition of assets. Velocis partners include Fred Hamm, Mike Lewis, Jim Yoder, Paul Smith and David Seifert.

About Velocis

Velocis is a private equity real estate investment firm, active in the acquisition, operation/management and disposition of commercial real estate in the United States. Additional information about Velocis can be found at velocis.com.  

This does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities or investment advice, nor is it intended to be a description of all material factors an investor should consider before making any investment. 

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Class A Office in Northern Virginia Marks First Acquisition in Newly Launched Velocis Fund III

Real estate manager to kick off multi-million-dollar value add program to 1530 Wilson Boulevard, located in desirable Rosslyn, VA submarket

ROSSLYN, Va. – Velocis, a private equity real estate manager, has purchased 1530 Wilson Boulevard, a 171,373-square-foot, Class A office building in Northern Virginia’s Rosslyn submarket. The 10-story building was acquired in an off-market transaction from a client represented by Invesco Real Estate and is the first acquisition in Velocis Fund III.

With solid rental rates in place, thanks to the property’s quality and location, Velocis will focus its value-add efforts on attracting new tenants to the property. A multi-million-dollar building improvement program, to begin within the year, will include renovating the lobby and exterior façade, refreshing common areas, upgrading the current fitness center and conference room, and implementing a fully capitalized leasing program.

“1530 Wilson represents an opportunity to acquire a high-quality office asset with significant in-place, credit-worthy cash flow in an irreplaceable location in the Rosslyn submarket,” said Paul Smith, Velocis partner. “Velocis takes a geocentric approach to investing, focusing on select non-gateway markets experiencing rapid population migration and significant job growth. This asset and the Northern Virginia market fit nicely in the Velocis investment strategy. Velocis has made a meaningful commitment to Northern Virginia, and our ability to capture this outstanding asset off-market is exciting to our team.”

Lincoln Property Company’s Washington, D.C. office will continue to lease and manage the property, which is currently 81% occupied.

Rosslyn serves as the gateway to Virginia, and a bridge to the Washington, D.C. downtown central business district. Positioned on Wilson Boulevard, within the Western Wilson Boulevard District, 1530 Wilson benefits from tremendous access, a robust amenity base, and strong employers.

Dallas-based Velocis has been active in real estate since 2010, purchasing 32 assets located in major markets within Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Velocis is led by a team of five seasoned partners who are directly responsible for the acquisition, asset management and disposition of assets. Partners in Fund III are Fred Hamm, Mike Lewis, Jim Yoder, Paul Smith and David Seifert.

About Velocis

Velocis is a private equity real estate investment firm, active in the acquisition, operation/management and disposition of commercial real estate in the United States. Additional information about Velocis can be found at velocis.com.  

This does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities or investment advice, nor is it intended to be a description of all material factors an investor should consider before making any investment. 

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Velocis Sells Iconic Fort Worth Shopping Center, Ridglea Village

FORT WORTH, Texas (November 11, 2019)– Velocis, a private equity real estate manager, has sold Ridglea Village, a 112,117-square-foot mixed-use center in Fort Worth’s historic Camp Bowie District.

Built in 1939, Ridglea Village is one of Fort Worth’s most iconic retail properties, recognized for its Spanish-Mediterranean tile roof and distinctive charm. Since acquiring the center in 2011, Velocis has completed a full makeover of the property, restoring it to its original luster. Renovation efforts resulted in long-term lease renewals with some of Ridglea Village’s most prominent tenants, including La Madeleine, European Skincare & Med Spa, Haltom’s Jewelers and FedEx. In addition, the property also welcomed a number of new tenants, including R Taco, Chicken Salad Chick, Campisi’s, Buttermilk Sky Pies and Regen Wellness Spa.

“We purchased Ridglea Village because we saw the unique opportunity to own an iconic, historic Fort Worth asset that we could improve physically and in terms of usability for the surrounding neighborhood,” said Jim Yoder, partner, Velocis. “Ultimately, we were able to execute our business plan for the center, adding significant value to the asset and improving the quality of the tenancy during our hold period.”

Ridglea Village is located at 6040 – 6100 Camp Bowie Boulevard in Fort Worth. The 3.32-acre center is 74% occupied with a diverse and internet resistant mix of destination tenants including Campisi’s, La Madeline, R Taco, European Skincare & Med Spa, Haltom’s Jewelers and more.

Dallas-based Velocis has been active in real estate since 2010, purchasing 31 assets located in major markets within Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Velocis is led by a team of five seasoned partners who are directly responsible for the acquisition, asset management and disposition of assets. Partners in Fund II are Fred Hamm, Mike Lewis, Jim Yoder, Paul Smith and David Seifert.

About Velocis

Velocis is a private equity real estate investment firm active in the acquisition, operation/management and disposition of commercial real estate in the United States. Additional information about Velocis can be found at velocis.com.  

This does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities or investment advice, nor is it intended to be a description of all material factors an investor should consider before making any investment. 

Velocis Sells Class A Office Portfolio in Northern Virginia

STERLING, Virginia (November 11, 2019)– Velocis, a private equity real estate manager, has sold Loudoun Gateway I & II, a two-building, 179,864-square-foot Class A office portfolio in Sterling, Virginia.

Velocis purchased the buildings in 2015, recognizing the potential to be had in the recovering Northern Virginia market. Today, the property is 100% leased to three tenants, including a mission-critical facility for CACI International, a top government defense contractor. In total, CACI leases 160,209 square feet of the portfolio and has recently extended and expanded its lease.

“Loudoun I & II are well positioned to take advantage of the enormous momentum in Northern Virginia’s office market, which is being driven by defense contracting, tech and cyber security.” said Mike Lewis, partner, Velocis. “The success of this property is the result of extensive negotiations to accommodate and grow our anchor tenant  that resulted in selling the portfolio fully stabilized to an investor with a long term hold strategy.”

Loudoun Gateway I & II was developed in 2000 and is located at 45195 and 45200 Business Court in Sterling, Virginia.

Dallas-based Velocis has been active in real estate since 2010, purchasing 31 assets located in major markets within Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Velocis is led by a team of five seasoned partners who are directly responsible for the acquisition, asset management and disposition of assets. Partners in Fund II are Fred Hamm, Mike Lewis, Jim Yoder, Paul Smith and David Seifert.

About Velocis

Velocis is a private equity real estate investment firm, active in the acquisition, operation/management and disposition of commercial real estate in the United States. Additional information about Velocis can be found at velocis.com.  

This does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities or investment advice, nor is it intended to be a description of all material factors an investor should consider before making any investment.