Tuesday, June 16, 2009

San Francisco Apartment Building Short Sales and REOs

We are tracking a large investor group that is having their apartment acquisitions over the last 5 years liquidated or restructured by their bank partners. Approximately 50 of the 250+ buildings held by the group were given back via Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure. Another 12 buildings are currently being marketed for sale via a mutual agreement of the banks and the owners - essentially a formalized short sale process. 6 of these assets have already gone pending. The properties range from Tenderloin difficult properties to a Marina building ideally located one block from vibrant Chestnut Street to a heart of Chinatown property. All of which are essentially fully occupied properties. This is the best opportunity I have seen since starting the business in 1991 to acquire a solid San Francisco asset at a reasonable down payment and cash flow!