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San Francisco multifamily investor enters KC market

San Francisco-based real estate investment firm Hamilton Zanze (HZ)  has acquired the 272-unit Metcalf Village Apartments in Overland Park, announcing plans to rebrand the complex at 16201 Travis St. as Boulders at Overland Park Apartments. 

"This community represented a great opportunity to buy new, stabilized product below replacement cost thanks to robust local market momentum," said David Nelson, HZ managing director of acquisitions.

Built in 2017, the 261,000-square foot community attracted the west coast investment firm in part because of its location in the nationally ranked Blue Valley School District. 

"Overland Park has been a target market for our acquisitions team, and we are excited to have found a perfect acquisition to fit our criteria," Nelson added. "We look forward to further growing our presence in Kansas in the years to come."

Boulders at Overland Park will offer a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units well-suited for both single and family occupancy. HZ plans to upgrade the property's landscape and lighting. 

Property management responsibilities will be transitioned to Mission Rock Residential, a Denver-based affiliate company of HZ. The purchase closed February 28. For more information, click here.  

Will Mathews, Bob Galamba, and Gabe Tovar of the Colliers East Region Group facilitated the transaction. The community was sold by JA Murphy Group and purchased by Hamilton Zanze.

Since 2001, Hamilton Zanze has acquired over $3.3 billion in multifamily assets in 14 states across the U.S. The company currently owns and operates 83 properties with over 19,000 units. 

Upscale apartment project kicks off in Overland Park

Metcalf Village Apartments will soon be underway in Overland Park.

Metcalf Village Apartments will soon be underway in Overland Park.

A local development group is ready to bring 270 new upscale apartments to Johnson County. On May 12, JA Murphy Group and Barsto Construction will break ground on Metcalf Village Apartments. Located at 162nd Street and Metcalf Avenue, the $32 million project will consist of nine three-story apartment buildings with garages, a clubhouse, and maintenance building. The units will include a mix of unit sizes from one- to three-bedrooms.

The project amenities will include walking trails, an outdoor exercise area, grill and outdoor fireplace. A luxury clubhouse will include a cafe, fitness room and meeting areas, with an attached saltwater pool and outdoor patio and kitchen area.

Apartments are scheduled to be available to lease in spring 2017. Project partners include Mutual of Omaha Bank, BGO Architects, and Barsto Construction. The public is invited to take part in the groundbreaking ceremony on May 12 at 10 a.m.