The Bascom Group Acquires 236-Unit Apartment Portfolio in Fresno for $44.5MM

The Bascom Group, Central Valley, Casa de Luna Apartments, Casa del Sol Apartments, Fresno, JLL

IRVINE, Calif. — The Bascom Group, LLC (“Bascom”) has continued their multifamily acquisition spree by acquiring two more apartment communities in the Central Valley. Casa de Luna Apartments and Casa del Sol Apartments are located in Fresno, California, and mark Bascom’s 25th multifamily acquisition in the Central Valley and 130th in California. Bascom purchased the 236-unit portfolio for $44,500,000, or $188,559 per unit. California Bank & Trust provided the debt financing for the acquisition and was arranged by Charles Halladay, Annie Rice, and Jamie Kline of JLL Capital Markets. SD Cap will provide construction management services and Apartment Management Consultants (AMC) will provide property management services.

The communities were built in 1967 and 2006 with an abundance of amenities and ideal features desired by today’s renters. Each property has a pool and fitness center coupled with oversized floorplans and a unit mix consisting of 76% two- and three-bedroom floorplans. The unit interiors are in original condition or have only received minor upgrades, presenting a tremendous opportunity to upgrade the properties.

Bascom Sr. Principal, Lee Nguyen, states, “We have seen high demand for renovated apartment units in the Fresno market over the last few years. Casa de Luna and Casa del Sol will undergo renovations targeting unit interiors, exteriors, and amenities. Our focused renovation plan will present renters with a variety of unit interior finish levels and price points. The properties will offer best-in-class apartment living at attractive pricing, offering renters relative value to higher priced properties in the area. In addition, we plan to rebrand the communities with new names, signage, and fresh marketing material.”

Casa de Luna and Casa del Sol are located in the Central Valley, an area known for its low cost of living, high quality of life, and favorable business atmospheres. Apartment fundamentals have been strong in Fresno, driven by population growth of more than 25% since 2000. 

Bascom’s Senior Vice President & Principal of Acquisitions, Jim Singleton, adds, “Fresno has seen tremendous growth over the last decade, and we are excited about continuing to invest in the community. Driving industries in Fresno like healthcare, information technology, and logistics, which complement Fresno’s robust agricultural activity, have attributed to Fresno’s economic prosperity and strong apartment occupancy.”

Bascom has been one of the most active apartment buyers in California and the Central Valley partnering with institutional and private capital. Prior to purchasing Casa de Luna and Casa del Sol, Bascom had acquired 128 multifamily properties and 20,537 units in California, with 23 of those properties and 3,521 units located in the Central Valley. Over the past year, Bascom has completed roughly $1 billion in multifamily acquisitions nationwide.

About Bascom

Bascom is a private equity firm specializing in value-added multifamily, commercial, and non-performing loans and real estate related investments and operating companies. Bascom sources value-added and distressed properties including many through foreclosure, bankruptcy, or short sales and repositions them by adding extensive capital improvements, improving revenue, and reducing expenses by realizing operational efficiencies through implementation of institutional-quality property management. Bascom, founded by principals Derek Chen, Jerry Fink, and David Kim, is one of the most active and seasoned buyers and operators of apartment communities in the U.S. Since 1996, Bascom has completed over $21 billion in multifamily value-added transactions encompassing 354 multifamily properties and over 100,000 units. Bascom’s commercial transaction volume is $4.0 billion in total and amounts to over 22 million square feet. Bascom has ranked among the top 50 multifamily owners in the U.S. Bascom’s subsidiaries and joint ventures include the Bascom Value Added Apartment Investors, Shubin Nadal Associates, Spirit Bascom Ventures, REDA Bascom Ventures, Bascom Northwest Ventures, Bascom Arizona Ventures, Harbor Associates, Village Partners Ventures, and Realm Group. Bascom’s subsidiaries also include Premier Workspaces, one of the largest privately held executive suite, coworking and shared workspace companies in the U.S.

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