Featured Image

Madison Marquette Acquires 380-Unit Apartment Community in Wilmington, N.C.

Wilmington, N.C. – May 31, 2022 – Madison Marquette, a leading private full-service real estate provider, investment manager, developer and operator, today announced the recent closing of Crosswinds a 380-unit apartment community in Wilmington, N.C. as part of its Evergreen Multifamily Value Add Fund (the “Fund”).

Built in 1989, Crosswinds is centrally located within the Silver Lake neighborhood of Wilmington, N.C. With the property’s convenient and quiet location between the four major transportation arteries of Wilmington, residents have easy access to all of Wilmington’s employment hubs and lifestyle amenities including Wrightsville Beach and downtown Wilmington.

“We are extremely pleased to add Crosswinds to our multifamily portfolio and to extend our presence in the Carolina’s,” said Kevin Galligan, Managing Director, Housing Investments, Madison Marquette. “It’s location in the rapidly expanding Wilmington submarket will provide our residents with unparalleled access to many of Wilmington’s superb lifestyle amenities while presenting a clear value-add proposition through targeted unit renovations.”

The property consists of 19 buildings across approximately 23 acres creating a low-density of only 16.5 units per acre which allows for significant green space as well as spacious one-two- and three-bedroom units ranging from 645-to-1,306 square feet. Community amenities include a saltwater resort-style pool with a sundeck, grilling and picnic areas, lighted tennis, and volleyball courts along with fitness and business centers. The apartments themselves feature wood-style flooring, patio/balconies in each unit, wood-burning fireplaces, and full-size washer/dryer connections in most unit types.

“The Wilmington growth story is extremely compelling from for multifamily investment,” said Nigel Keenan, Principal, Housing Investments of Madison Marquette. “We believe our targeted renovation program will provide residents with high-quality housing and amenities while providing great work-life balance due to the close proximity to various amenities while achieving our Fund’s goals of buying differentiated real estate in compelling growth markets.”

The Fund plans to complete strategic unit upgrades that will provide higher quality hardware and finishes including appliances, flooring, and counter tops. It will also improve the community’s amenities, perform exterior aesthetic work and landscaping.

Wilmington has benefited from the population movement during the pandemic with the population in the surrounding 1-mile area increasing by 24% from 2010 to 2021 and projected to increase at a similar 10% growth rate over the next five years. The property is ideally located for residents who work at UNC Wilmington and New Hanover Regional Medical Center, as well as those employed by manufacturing and transportation companies such as General Electric Aviation and the Port of Wilmington.

In addition to North Carolina, Madison Marquette’s Evergreen Fund is targeting select U.S. growth markets that have favorable demographic and demand drivers including the Sunbelt, mid-Atlantic and northeast regions.

To date, the Madison Marquette Evergreen Series of Funds have transacted on approaching $1B in multifamily assets on over 5,000 units across the country. The Evergreen multifamily transactions are in addition to the acquisitions recently completed by Madison Highland Live/Work Lofts, a strategic investment and development platform to grow the next generation of live/work loft communities in key urban markets across the United States.

 

About Madison Marquette

Madison Marquette is a leading private full-service real estate provider, investment manager, developer and operator headquartered in Washington, D.C. The company delivers integrated investment, development, leasing and management services to a diverse portfolio of 330 assets in 20 states and manages an investment portfolio valued at over $6.2 billion. The company partners with global, institutional and private investors to provide industry-leading investment and advisory services across asset classes — including mixed-use, retail, office, medical, industrial, senior living and multi-family. Following its 2019 merger with the Boston-based Roseview Group, Madison Marquette added capital markets, investment banking and corporate advisory services to its integrated capabilities. Founded in 1992, the company built its reputation on the successful development, repositioning and redevelopment of landmark mixed-use assets, and now leverages that performance legacy to provide clients with exceptional asset services and investment advice. Madison Marquette has a strategic bench of professionals providing nationwide service from 14 regional markets and is a member of the Capital Guidance group of companies.

 

Media Contact:

David Ebeling

[email protected]

949.861.8351

Featured Image

Madison Marquette Earns Three ICSC MAXI Awards: One Gold, Two Silver

Retail Real Estate Firm Recognized for Marketing Expertise and Professional Excellence

Washington, DC — March 25, 2022 — Madison Marquette, a leading private full-service real estate provider, investment manager, developer and operator, today announced it has earned three coveted and highly competitive MAXI awards from ICSC during the prestigious Global Awards Ceremony held during the ICSC Las Vegas conference earlier this week. The MAXI Awards recognize innovative events, programs and technologies that add value to the marketplaces industry. Award categories are designed to recognize the evolution of the industry while rewarding creativity and innovation.

“We are incredibly proud to announce that Madison Marquette and its shopping centers have earned one gold and two silver MAXI awards at the recent Global Awards Ceremony in Las Vegas,” says Gavin Farnam, President Retail Services, Madison Marquette. “These awards truly showcase the dedication, collaboration and execution that goes into activating top-quality retail real estate as well as the incredible management, marketing and specialty leasing expertise that led to each win. This year’s MAXI awards were incredibly competitive with 70 finalists and 59 winning entries representing 13 countries around the world, making the stakes especially high and the rewards even more gratifying.”

Winning Entries: 2022

Madison Marquette’s CityPlace Doral earned a gold award in the Experiential category for exemplary work in devising unique activations for vacant spaces. The company’s two silver awards were both in the Revenue category: The “Salud to Summer” entry showcased the creative way CityPlace Doral raised revenue for the center while enticing COVID-weary shoppers back to its retailers, and the Pop-Up & Grow program drew attention to the innovative strategies multiple Madison Marquette centers used to meet revenue forecasts, each participating in a joint program that earned more than $1.2 million. To view the winning entries in their entirety, click here. The winning entries included:

CityPlace Doral: “DORCAM Pop-Up Exhibitions & Fashion Art Design”: Gold Winner (Experiential + <500Ksf)

CityPlace Doral: “Modelo ‘Salud to Summer’ Art Experience”: Silver Winner (Revenue + <500Ksf)

Madison Marquette: “Pop-Up & Grow”: Silver Winner (Revenue)

 

About Madison Marquette

Madison Marquette is a leading private full-service real estate provider, investment manager, developer and operator headquartered in Washington, D.C. The company delivers integrated investment, development, leasing and management services to a diverse portfolio of 330 assets in 20 states and manages an investment portfolio valued at over $6.2 billion. The company partners with global, institutional and private investors to provide industry-leading investment and advisory services across asset classes — including mixed-use, retail, office, medical, industrial, senior living and multi-family.

Following its 2019 merger with the Boston-based Roseview Group, Madison Marquette added capital markets, investment banking and corporate advisory services to its integrated capabilities. Founded in 1992, the company built its reputation on the successful development, repositioning and redevelopment of landmark mixed-use assets, and now leverages that performance legacy to provide clients with exceptional asset services and investment advice. Madison Marquette has a strategic bench of professionals providing nationwide service from 14 regional markets and is a member of the Capital Guidance group of companies.

 

Media Contact:

Deborah Blackford, Blackford & Associates

[email protected]

714.280.8765

Featured Image

Madison Highland Live/Work Lofts Announces Plans to Develop Next Generation Live/Work Lofts in Key Metro U.S. Markets

DC area real estate leaders join forces to form a strategic investment and development initiative to transform underperforming office buildings to live/work lofts

Washington, DC — April 7, 2022 — Madison Marquette, a leading private full-service real estate provider, investment manager, developer and operator, and Highland Square Holdings, the leading developer of live/work properties in the Washington, DC area, today announced the formation of Madison Highland Live/Work Lofts, a strategic investment and development platform to grow the next generation of live/work loft communities in key urban markets across the United States.

“Our strategy is to provide best in class loft style apartment homes by creating additional office and live/work functionality that enables the customer to decide how best to use the units,” said Madison Marquette Chairman, Amer Hammour. “The change to hybrid work environments, buoyed by technological advances, has altered retail and then office products. To retain and grow value in office buildings, we believe that physical space must provide consumers with the same flexibility, utility and value as cyberspace.”

“Having flexible space that can serve more people in more ways is smart business. By expanding loft uses, we increase the number of people we can serve. The net result is a resilient resource that maximizes market demand and stabilizes revenue across changing markets, at all times,” said Madison Marquette Chief Executive Officer, Vincent Costantini.

Madison Highland Live/Work Lofts creates an entity with a full range of expertise, resources and proven results.

“It was a natural fit to combine our strategic vision, development and construction expertise with Madison’s broad market reach, financial capacity, operations and placemaking DNA,” said Madison Highland Live/Work Lofts Managing Principal, Robert Seldin, who has been at the forefront of this unique strategy. “Working with the Madison Marquette team, we believe the Live/Work strategy and platform will grow more rapidly, and in exciting ways, to better serve consumers and communities.”

In addition to the DC area, Madison Highland Live/Work Lofts is targeting select U.S. markets that have seen high knowledge and information-based job growth drive increases in housing costs. The platform’s initial focus will be in select markets in California, the Southeastern U.S., as well as in New York, Boston, Seattle, Austin, Dallas, Denver, and Salt Lake City.

Seldin said the Live/Work Loft strategy targets prospective residents, small businesses, and the growing market of remote and hybrid workers who are actively seeking better and more flexible housing and office options. The demand is fueled by several factors. The remote work population in the U.S. has soared from eight million in 2017 to 58 million today. He said that traditional apartment competitors are not well suited to accommodate this change.

“There are an additional 85 million U.S. households composed of singles and couples to offer greater value and sense of community as well as the 75% of U.S. businesses with fewer than ten employees for whom the rigidity and cost associated with traditional office leasing is sub optimal,” Seldin added.

Madison Highland Live/Work Lofts recently purchased and is seeking entitlements for two additional vacant Class A- office buildings, Skyline 4 and 5, to convert to Live/Work lofts. At 572,000-square-feet, Skyline 4 and 5 are part of the Skyline Center, the largest contiguous, mixed-use development in the DC area.

Seldin led the successful Mission Lofts project in Falls Church, VA, which is an example of how a property can be transformed to meet changing market conditions. The 173,000 square foot office building was vacant for seven years and had seen its value plummet from $51 million to below $20 million. Three years later, as a now stabilized community of 156 Live/Work Loft style units, its value has risen to a level higher than its former high-water mark as an office only asset. Additionally, it was recently named the Best DC MSA Adaptive Reuse Apartment Community by Delta Associates.

“Mission Lofts was a vacant commercial office building with tall ceilings, big windows, an open floor plan, and ample parking that had outlived its use as a single purpose office structure. From its location at the intersection of two main roads, three miles from the Pentagon, it was a perfect fit for our live/work strategy,” said Seldin. “We gained approval to allow for live/work use in less time than most traditional ground-up zoning actions. At the same time, we helped to establish a new asset category in Fairfax County, VA, which has the second highest median household income county in the United States.”

 

About Madison Marquette

Madison Marquette is a leading private full-service real estate provider, investment manager, developer and operator headquartered in Washington, D.C. The company delivers integrated investment, development, leasing and management services to a diverse portfolio of 330 assets in 20 states and manages an investment portfolio valued at over $6.2 billion. The company partners with global, institutional and private investors to provide industry-leading investment and advisory services across asset classes — including mixed-use, retail, office, medical, industrial, senior living and multi-family.

Following its 2019 merger with the Boston-based Roseview Group, Madison Marquette added capital markets, investment banking and corporate advisory services to its integrated capabilities. Founded in 1992, the company built its reputation on the successful development, repositioning and redevelopment of landmark mixed-use assets, and now leverages that performance legacy to provide clients with exceptional asset services and investment advice. Madison Marquette has a strategic bench of professionals providing nationwide service from 14 regional markets and is a member of the Capital Guidance group of companies.

 

Media Contact:

Peter Bartelme

[email protected]

415.664.1503

madisonmarquette_logo_w

Stay informed.
Sign up for company news:

©2022 Madison Marquette, A Capital Guidance Company. All rights reserved. Disclaimer | Privacy Policy

CapitalGuidance-Logo-KO