Hamilton Zanze Acquires Baltimore Area Community

Residences in Waterstone. Image courtesy of Hamilton Zanze

Hamilton Zanza continues to expand its portfolio in metro Baltimore with the acquisition of a 255-unit community in Pikesville, Md. The company has partnered with DCA Partners to acquire residences in Waterstone from an undisclosed seller. Cushman and Wakefield represented both the buyer and the seller during the transaction.

Located at 225 Galvariun Court, Residences at Waterstone was built in 2002 as a community of two-storey loft-style homes. One-, two-, and three-bedroom units average 1,453 square feet and were built with washers and dryers, attached garages, and private balconies or patios. Community amenities include a clubhouse, business center, fitness center, theater, pool, playground, tennis court, dog park, conference room, and barbecue grills. Dave Nelson, IT Director of Hamilton Zanze, said Multi-Accommodation News that the Waterstone residences were 96% occupied but 98% leased at closing.

The new owner plans to make a series of capital improvements including site improvements, building repairs, equipment upgrades and sustainability updates. Hamilton Zanze will also continue the housing renovation campaign launched by the seller. The seller has remodeled about 120 units and Hamilton Zanze is looking to remodel about 50 more with solid surface countertops, stainless steel appliances and vinyl floors, Nelson said. MNH. The new property also put Mission Rock Residentialsubsidiary of Hamilton Zanze, in charge of property management.

BUILDING A STRONG BALTIMORE PORTFOLIO

Following the acquisition of Residences at Waterstone, Hamilton Zanze is now on its 13th acquisition in Maryland. The company also recently acquired the 304-unit Jefferson Square in Baltimore, making it its fifth metro community. Hamilton Zanze’s metro portfolio in Baltimore also includes Arbor Ridge, Point in Winterset, Preserve in Cradlerock and Timbers in Long Reach.

Beyond the state of Maryland, Hamilton Zanze has recently invested heavily in California. In partnership with Graham Street Realty and Davidson Kempner Capital Management, the company acquired a mixed-use portfolio comprising 935 multi-family units and several office buildings for $436.5 million in December.

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