Bascom buys Los Angeles apartment community

The Bascom Group LLC has acquired Los Angeles-based Island Apartments, a 78-unit apartment community. The price of the acquisition was $12.55 million.


IRVINE, Calif., July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Bascom Group, LLC (“Bascom”) has acquired Island Apartments, a 78-unit apartment community located in Southeast Los Angeles. The community was constructed in 1957 and is located at 8222 Rosemead Boulevard, Pico Rivera, California. Bascom purchased the property for $12,550,000, or $160,897 per unit. Mike Krantz of Brentwood Realty Partners brokered the transaction. Erich Pryor and Terra Hendrich of Talonvest arranged $9,660,000 of debt financing through California Bank & Trust.

Bascom’s Senior Principal, Chad Sanderson, states, “Island Apartments is a very well located property with access to strong job centers, schools, and numerous retailers. The area continues to gentrify driven by several ongoing retail development projects. These new retail centers continue to attract a growing number of young professionals and families relocating to the area.”

Jim Singleton, Vice President of Acquisitions, adds, “The property and submarket has seen very little to no new construction of multifamily communities over the past several years. We see this purchase as a great opportunity to complete some modest improvements, yet still offer tenants an attractive and affordable place to live.”

Island Apartments is conveniently located near premier retail centers and entertainment venues. The 105, 710, 505 and 5 freeways are minutes away and provide residents convenient access to shopping, dining, and major employment centers throughout Orange County. Southeast Los Angeles is home to some of the largest employers in Southern California, including Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Commerce Casino, Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, and El Rancho Unified School District.

Lee Nguyen, Senior Vice President of Bascom, comments, “Our planned renovations will focus on modernizing the look and feel of the unit interiors. Simple enhancements such as contemporary lighting fixtures, appliances, countertops, and interior paint schemes are characteristics that today’s renters value. We look to position Island Apartments as an attractive community for the next decade.”

Since 1996, Bascom and its affiliates have acquired 322 multifamily properties throughout the United States, totaling more than 84,000 units. Island Apartments marks Bascom’s 172nd multifamily property closed in California. Over the past twelve months, Bascom has completed over $1.2 billion in multifamily transactions throughout the United States.

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 Jerry Fink, David Kim, and Derek Chen, is one of the most active and seasoned buyers and operators of apartment communities in the U.S. Since 1996, Bascom has completed over $15.5 billion in multifamily and commercial value-added transactions including more than 322 multifamily properties containing over 84,000 units. Bascom has ranked among the top 50 multifamily owners in the U.S. Bascom’s subsidiaries and joint ventures include the Southern California Industrial Fund, Rushmore Properties, Bascom Portfolio Advisors, Shubin Nadal Associates, Spirit Bascom Ventures, REDA Bascom Ventures, MHF RM Holdings, Bascom Northwest Ventures, Bascom Arizona Ventures, Harbor Associates, Village Venture Partners, Bascom Milestone Ventures, and the Realm Group. Bascom’s subsidiaries also include Premier Business Centers, the largest privately held executive suite company in the U.S. For additional information, please visit