Kalikow continues to see ROI head north thanks to southern investment strategy

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The Kalikow Group has sold a 220-unit South Carolina multifamily
community for $53.6 million.

The fourth-generation New York development and management
firm partnered with Breakers Capital Partners and EYC Companies in 2017 to
acquire the site at 105 Ivy Green Way in the West Ashley neighborhood of
Charleston.

Together, they built 17 South, a lifestyle multifamily community (picture top). The group completed ground-up construction in early 2019 and the multifamily community is made up of 220 studio, one, and two bedroom units.  The property features resort-style amenities including recreational areas, a fitness center with spin bikes, a modern clubhouse, and an expansive swimming pool with a cabana and lounge ledge.

The buyer is West Shore LLC, a multifamily real estate investment firm. The transaction closed in early September and Tai Cohen from Cushman & Wakefield facilitated the transaction.

AARON SIEGEL

“We have enjoyed being the developers and owners of 17 South, one of many multifamily properties we created and have overseen the growth of over the last several years, however low interest rates have fueled compressed capitalization rates resulting in very attractive exit valuations,” said Aaron Siegel, Senior Vice President at The Kalikow Group. “Building Multifamily communities continue to be a key portion of our business and the pandemic has only grown the importance of communities that function as hubs for people and families to work, live and grow together.”

GREG KALIKOW

While still a major player in New York, the Kalikow Group has
spent much of the past decade shipping its money south, investing in cities in
Texas, Georgia, the Carolinas, Kentucky, Virginia and Florida. It has been
drawn to regional hubs such as Atlanta, Charlotte, Louisville and Orlando by inexpensive
and available land, growing downtowns that cater to recent college grads and
first-time parents, a growing jobs sector and a climate that isn’t as punishing
as New York’s.

In a 2018 interview with REW, Greg Kalikow, vice president, The Kalikow Group, said, “That strategy has likely produced better returns on our investments than we could have gotten at home in New York and it’s provided us with units to lease in desirable markets and projects to improve and divest.”

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