- November 1, 2016: Vol. 28, Number 10

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Denver apartment sale sets Colorado record

by Andrea Waitrovich

Florida-based Pensam Residential, BH Equities and Wafra Capital Partners have acquired a majority stake in The Breakers Resort, a 1,523-unit apartment complex in Denver, for $350 million or nearly $230,000 per unit. The sellers were The Bascom Group and Denver-based Koelbel & Co., which will remain as a minority partner.

In addition to being the largest apartment transaction in Colorado’s history, the trade is the second-largest apartment sale in the country this year, according to listing brokerage ARA Newmark.

The property is located on 90 acres of land, comprising six separate villages around a private lake and a 26,000-square-foot recreation center. The property is 95 percent occupied, with average lease rates of about $1,500 per month.

The average multifamily rent in the Denver metropolitan market reached historic levels during second quarter 2016, according to Colliers International. Average apartment rents increased to $1,345 per unit from $1,259 pe

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