Elion and Buchanan buy Maryland property for development project

Elion Partners and Buchanan Partners have agreed to acquire property in Montgomery County, Maryland for $34 million. The proposed development of the land will be for an estimated $66 million, according to a source familiar with the transaction. The development project will include a multifamily asset as well as  a potential retail asset. Construction will begin in the first quarter of 2019.


Miami, FL and Gaithersburg, MD (December 11, 2018) – Real estate investment firms Elion Partners (“Elion”) and Buchanan Partners (“Buchanan”) have entered into a joint venture to acquire a 164-unit multifamily asset and adjacent 3.5-acre and parcel in Montgomery County Maryland. The asset and adjacent land parcel were acquired for $34 million, with the total project estimated to cost over $100 million.

The project is located next to the Glenmont Metro Station, which sits on the northeastern terminus of the Washington Metro Red Line. Glenmont is in the burgeoning Montgomery County region, which has recently seen an influx of more professionals seeking a convenient commute to Washington, D.C. As a result, Glenmont currently has a need for enhanced living and lifestyle amenities.

Elion and Buchanan will execute a multi-phase strategy intended to bolster residential quality through renovation of existing apartments while also working to develop the 3.5 acres adjacent to the property. The new development will include 254-multifamily units, with construction expected to begin in the first quarter of 2019.

The project marks the third development partnership between Elion and Buchanan. The joint venture has developed more than $150 million in real estate throughout the U.S. mid-Atlantic region. Together, both firms provide fully integrated hands-on operations throughout all aspects of asset management, from development to accounting.

“We are thrilled to announce another promising transaction with Buchanan, one of the industry’s leading real estate developers in the region,” said Juan DeAngulo, Managing Partner and Co-founder of Elion Partners. “This partnership has already been tremendously rewarding over the years and we look forward to continuing our integrated offering.”

“Our project in Glenmont will allow us to deliver new Class A multifamily inventory in a supply constrained market while improving the existing apartments, enabling us to provide upgraded market-rate housing at affordable rental rates,” said Jimmy Roembke, Principal of Buchanan Partners. “We are excited to partner with Elion on this transaction and look forward to our continued investment in Glenmont.”

About Elion Partners
Elion Partners is a vertically integrated real estate investment firm with institutional-grade capabilities. Elion serves as both a fiduciary and an operator of real estate assets, managing over $2 billion through several closed-end funds and standalone permanent capital investment vehicles. We serve as stewards of our clients’ capital with a focus on preservation for the long-term. Elion’s principals invest significant capital in each fund to ensure the utmost alignment of interests with our LPs.


About Buchanan Partners
Buchanan Partners (“Buchanan”) is a leading full-service real estate development firm operating in the Washington, D.C. region. Since 1998, Buchanan has made over $1.2 billion in total investments, with over $300 million in equity capital invested with multiple investment partners including pension funds, endowments and family offices. With a portfolio spanning a broad range of building types, Buchanan is able to move with the market, whether the environment favors residential, office, industrial or raw land investments. The firm has developed over 5,000,000 square feet of commercial space and has entitled and developed property on over 2,000 acres of land in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

For more information, visit buchananpartners.com.