HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – Ivanhoé Cambridge and Mount Auburn Multifamily have formed joint venture to invest in preferred equity for ground-up multifamily developments throughout the U.S., including the major markets in Texas.
The joint venture is aimed at multifamily developers to provide an easy path to complete their capital structures and create more housing in an era when a lack of housing is an issue in some cities.
The Texas Triangle – HOU, DAL, AUS, SAT
The partnership will further Mount Auburn’s existing investment strategy focused on millennial migration to secondary markets exhibiting low-cost, business friendly environments, high population growth, and low cost of living. The partnership’s primary target markets include Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Columbus, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Louisville, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Tampa, and Washington, D.C. suburbs.
Ivanhoé Cambridge Changing Houston Skyline
Ivanhoé Cambridge is no stranger to Houston real estate. Hines and Ivanhoé Cambridge have partnered to develop the Texas Tower, the 47-story, 1 million-SF office tower in Downtown Houston of Texas Avenue. The building designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli, is expected to open at year-end. The new building is located on the former site of the Houston Chronicle.
Ivanhoé Cambridge has been particularly active in the U.S. residential market lately with more than 40,000 units in assets. It plans to continue growing its residential asset class with targeted partners in different areas, increasing the number of development projects to meet community needs and demographic changes.
Mount Auburn, with $2 billion in assets under management representing more than 10,000 units across the country, intends to utilize existing, and create new, relationships with best-in-class regional developers and owners.
Growth in Secondary Markets
“Partnering with Ivanhoé Cambridge is a transformational relationship that allows Mount Auburn to capitalize on the explosive demand growth in secondary markets that we have seen for over a decade,” says Matt Pavlovich, Executive Vice President for Mount Auburn. “Ivanhoé Cambridge is a sophisticated, long-term oriented partner and we look forward to assembling a distinguished portfolio together. This is only the beginning for our partnership together.”
“U.S. multifamily continues to offer compelling returns for Ivanhoé Cambridge and the partnership with Mount Auburn provides us with an opportunity to diversify our U.S. multifamily portfolio into markets that are well-positioned for durable growth,” said Charles-Antoine Lussier, Ivanhoé Cambridge Senior Vice President. “We are happy to partner with Mount Auburn on this joint venture. This is a first step and we look forward to expand our relationship in the future.”
June 28, 2021 Realty News Report Copyright 2021.
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