Founders Grove Insights

November 2019 Founders Grove Capital Newsletter

written by Ryan Cox

November 2019 Founders Grove Capital Newsletter

We are purchasing The Oaks at Valley Ranch, a 529-unit apartment community located in a highly desirable master-planned community in Irving, TX. The asset has been institutionally owned since it was built so it is in great physical condition. Within a 3 mile radius of The Oaks, the average household income is ~$125,000, the average home values are over $350,000, and the population grew by 23.6% from 2010 to 2019 (compared to ~6% nationally).  This opportunity is fully subscribed and we are now accepting backups.

 

Founders Grove Capital is focused on acquiring the best, most promising multifamily investment opportunities in Texas and Florida. The demand for multifamily investments is as competitive as it’s ever been and rightly so, thanks to tremendous population growth and new job creation in the markets we are focused on acquisition.   We will continue to seek out the very best opportunities leveraging our institutional relationships with owners and brokers.

DFW Apartments Markets Sees 4.4% Rental Growth Rate in 12 Months by Kerri Panchuk.

Despite protests from some North Texans against plans to approve additional multifamily construction in suburban communities, data from ApartmentData.com shows multifamily product in Dallas-Fort Worth remains in high demand. As a whole, DFW’s apartment market experienced rental rate growth of 4.4% over the past 12 months, ApartmentData.com said.  

Demand also remained strong with apartment occupancy for the entire area coming in at 91.7%, while the average monthly unit price reached $1,160 per month. DFW currently boasts an apartment operating supply of 733,881 units with 24,486 recently opened and another 29,238 under construction, ApartmentData said.  Unit absorption also remains stable with the market filling up more than 19,000 units in 12 months.

ApartmentData.com reported dramatic annualized rental growth rates in three key DFW submarkets.  First, the Plano, Frisco and Lewisville submarket posted rental rate growth of 15% over the past three months on an annualized basis. This strong increase is based solely on data that assumes the next nine months will continue at the same pace, ApartmentData said.  Similarly, Garland, Far East Dallas and the East Plano/Richardson submarkets saw annualized three-month rental rate growth gains of 12.1%, 18.1% and 12.2%, respectively.