Oaktree and Security Properties buy Colorado multifamily property

Security Properties and Oaktree Capital Management L.P. have acquired Federal Heights, Colorado-based The Lodge, a multifamily property. The price of the acquisition was $46.5 million. Security Properties affiliate Security Properties Residential will manage the property.


SEATTLE, Dec. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On December 19, 2017, a joint venture between Security Properties (“SP”) and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree”) purchased The Lodge on 84th, a 300-unit, Class B multifamily property located in Federal Heights, CO, for $46,500,000. This was Security Properties’ fourth property acquired with Oaktree.

The property is located within the northern suburbs of the Denver Metro in Federal Heights, CO. Situated between the Westminster and Thornton submarkets, Federal Heights is largely recognized for its affordability, accessibility, and proximity to major demand drivers. The property is a short drive from local employment centers in the cities of Westminster and Thornton and offers easy access to several major arterial transit routes connecting to Denver’s largest employment hubs.
The Lodge on 84th is a Class B garden-style apartment community constructed in 1973. The property consists of 300 units spread out across 25 residential buildings and 11.09 acres. The units feature a mix of studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and townhome floorplans (approximately 20% of all units). All units feature private patios/balconies, fireplaces, and black/stainless appliances in the kitchens. Additionally, the property offers a comprehensive amenity package consisting of a swimming pool, a clubhouse containing a fitness room and a business center, a basketball court, and a dog park.

The property offers an attractive value-add opportunity through moderate interior and exterior renovations. Given the recent ownership changes, the property features multiple levels of renovations, but units generally consist of white cabinet faces, vinyl flooring in wet areas, new carpeting, black appliances, and brushed nickel hardware. SP will be continuing these renovations efforts as well as upgrading resident common areas/amenity spaces and improving the aesthetic and physical condition of the residential buildings.

SP currently owns affordable housing properties throughout metro Denver. The Denver MSA and is a thriving market with the lowest unemployment rate in the country, a diverse mix of industries and employers, and a rapidly expanding population in its second ring.

Tad Johnson, Investment Manager at Security Properties says, “Workforce housing in Denver is a logical first-step for SP as we build our footprint in the metro. Denver has always been a target market, and we are excited to be active buyers in Colorado, starting with The Lodge on 84th.”

The property will be managed by Security Properties-affiliate Security Properties Residential.

About Security Properties
Security Properties is a national real estate investment, development, and operating company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. For more than 48 years, Security Properties has provided quality housing to its residents as well as excellent financial performance for its investors. Since its founding, Security Properties has acquired or developed over 83,000 residential units at a cost of over $5.7 billion. Security Properties focused multi-family strategy supported by integrated teams of acquisition, development, construction, investment, and property management specialists. For more information, visit www.securityproperties.com

About Security Properties Residential
Security Properties Residential is the affiliated property management firm of Security Properties, created to increase the value of its real estate holdings by more closely managing its assets. Operating throughout the Western U.S., Security Properties Residential is committed to delivering exceptional service to its apartment communities and residents.

About Oaktree
Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments, with $100 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2017. The firm emphasizes an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt (including high yield debt and senior loans), control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the firm has over 900 employees and offices in 18 cities worldwide. For additional information, please visit Oaktree’s website at oaktreecapital.com.