UPGRADED: KBS Looking To Cash Out Some Post-Recession Purchases

KBS Cuts Offer to Offer 5 of 10 Residences in one REIT; Fold 11 Workplaces into a New REIT

Crystal Park at Waterford in Frederick, MD, is one of four properties being sold to Elite Capital.
Crystal Park at Waterford in Frederick, MD, is among four properties being sold to Elite Capital. KBS Legacy Partners Apartment REIT has chosen it’s time to squander and offer the staying multifamily residential or commercial properties it acquired through early 2014. The California-based non-traded REIT has already cut different agreements to sell 4 of them and is seeking approval of the sale from investors.

Funds connected with Houston-based Elite Street Capital consented to pay $218.9 million for the homes consisting of 1,273 units, representing a cost of $171,956/ unit. The sale of the portfolio is likewise contingent on shareholder approval of the KBS REIT’s plan of liquidation.

[Editor’s Note: This story was upgraded Friday Sept. 15 at 9:30 am with additonal info on an apartment or condo sale, and extra information on brand-new workplace REIT]

The properties to be sold as part of the Elite trade are Tradition at Valley Cattle ranch, 504 units in Irving for $68.5 million purchase rate; The Residence at Waterstone, a 255-unit complex in Pikesville, MD, for $60.1 million; Crystal Park at Waterford, a 314-unit complex in Frederick, MD selling for $45.9 million; and Lofts at the Highlands, a 200-unit complex in St. Louis costing $44.4 million.

KBS Legacy Partners House REIT kept in mind that there are no limitations on it to negotiate with other prospective purchasers and effort to sell the properties for a higher rate.

Then today, the REIT offered its 228-unit Watertower Apartments in Eden Prairie, MN, to an as of yet unknown purchaser for $41.8 million or about $183,333/ system.

The REIT likewise owns other house homes in the Charlotte, Chicago, and Greenville, SC, markets.Restructuring an Office

REIT. The REIT’s sponsor, KBS Capital Advisors, is refrained from doing looking to reshape its post-recession age purchases. The firm remains in talks with the asset-management arm of Singapore-based Keppel Corp. to form a joint endeavor for listing as a REIT later this year on the Singapore stock exchange. Keppel validated the continuous efforts.

The preliminary portfolio will include 11 workplace possessions to be injected into the REIT by a fund handled by KBS Capital, consisting of office complex in Seattle, Houston, and Denver.

Keppel has gotten a listing with the Monetary Authority of Singapore, which has it under evaluation.

The details of the regards to the IPO are still being finalized and the proposed facility and listing of the REIT will undergo, among other things, market conditions, the appropriate regulatory and other approvals being gotten and the execution of conclusive arrangements by the relevant celebrations, Keppel Corp. noted.


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