TruAmerica/Oaktree Joint Venture Acquire Phoenix and Las Vegas Communities for $142 Million

Los Angeles, CA (May 29, 2018) – TruAmerica Multifamily, in partnership with funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, LP (“Oaktree”) has acquired two multifamily properties in Phoenix, AZ and Las Vegas, NV in separate transactions totaling $142.1 million.

“We have been cultivating a relationship with Oaktree for some time, and these two acquisitions are the result of our shared vision,” said Noah Hochman, Senior Managing Director of Capital Markets for TruAmerica. “It was a pleasure to work side-by-side with their team, and we plan to pursue other investments together in the near future.”

Galleria Palms, a 424-unit multifamily property in the Phoenix submarket of Tempe, was purchased for $75.1 million. Built in 1997, it is one of the few low-density, garden-style communities in Tempe. The property consists of one- to three-bedroom units on a 27-acre site. All units feature upscale amenities like full-size washers/dryers and walk-in closets. Community grounds include two swimming pools and spas, clubhouse and fitness center and other distinctive facilities. Served by two freeways, U.S. 60 and I-10, Galleria Palms’ central location puts residents within a 20-minute drive of more than 500,000 jobs.

Galleria Palms is the fifth asset in the Phoenix metro for TruAmerica, whose local portfolio now counts just under 2,000 units.

TruAmerica and Oaktree also acquired Aviata, a 456-unit multifamily property in the Las Vegas submarket of Henderson/Paradise Valley, in an off-market transaction for $67 million. Built in 1998, Aviata offers a mix of one- and two-bedroom units, with amenities including nine-foot ceilings, central heating and air conditioning full-size washers/dryers, and walk-in closets. In addition, the property’s grounds are enhanced by some of the most lush and dense landscaping of any community in the Las Vegas Valley.

Aviata is TruAmerica’s eighth investment in Las Vegas and increases the company’s portfolio in the region to 3,251 units.

“We like the long-term outlook for Phoenix and Las Vegas based upon positive demographics and the high demand for rental housing,” added Mark Jacobs, Managing Director of Oaktree.  “As we continue to expand our income-producing, core-plus business through strategic relationships, we’re pleased to be partnering with an established operating partner like TruAmerica.”

“With our existing influence in the market, there is an opportunity to achieve synergy through economies of scale and leveraging existing operational experience,” said Zach Rivas, Director of Acquisitions for TruAmerica.

Rivas added, “the Southeast Valley’s robust job market, along with Aviata’s central location and its high quality of construction, make it a solid addition to TruAmerica’s already strong presence in Las Vegas.”

Under the direction of Amir Eshkol, Senior Managing Director of Capital Improvements, TruAmerica will undertake a significant capital improvement program on both properties, including upgrading all unit interiors, renovating all community amenities including pool areas and clubhouses, as well as refreshing exteriors and landscaping to enhance the curb appeal.

About TruAmerica Multifamily
TruAmerica Multifamily is a vertically integrated, value-add multifamily investment firm based in Los Angeles. Founded in July 2013 as a joint venture between Robert Hart and The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, TruAmerica has been one of the country’s most active multifamily investors and manages a $7.2 billion portfolio of approximately 34,000 units across prime locations throughout Northern and Southern California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Maryland and Florida. For more information on TruAmerica Multifamily, visit http://www.truamerica.com or call (424) 325-2750.

 

About Oaktree

Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments, with $121 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2018. The firm emphasizes an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in credit, private equity, real assets and listed equities. The firm has over 900 employees and offices in 18 cities worldwide. For additional information, please visit Oaktree’s website at http://www.oaktreecapital.com/.