Newmark announces sale and financing of value-add multifamily asset in Austin

Newmark announces it has completed the sale and financing of Villas Tech Ridge, a 350-unit value-add multifamily asset in Pflugerville, Texas, within North Austin’s growing Silicon Hills neighborhood and tech corridor. The property was 93% occupied at the time of sale and traded for an undisclosed price.

Newmark Multifamily Capital Markets Vice Chairman Patton Jones and Managing Director Andrew Dickson represented the seller, an institutional client of New York Life Real Estate Investors. The buyer was Pegasus Real Estate, a private commercial real estate investment firm. Vice Chairman Colin Cross of Newmark’s Debt, Equity and Structured Finance team helped secure the acquisition financing on behalf of the buyer.

Villas Tech Ridge offers new ownership the opportunity to increase value-add potential via unit interior and amenity upgrades. Built in 2009, the garden-style property features a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom floorplans with an average unit size of 976 square feet. Unit interiors offer fully-equipped kitchens, oversized walk-in closets and full-size washer and dryer sets. Community amenities include a pool with loungers and cabanas, a resident clubhouse, a state-of-the-art fitness center, controlled access gates and a fenced dog run.

Located at 13838 The Lakes Boulevard, Villas Tech Ridge is surrounded by major employment, entertainment and recreation. The property is just down the street from Parmer Austin, a 300-acre technology and research park with tenants including General Motors Co., Meta, 3M and Apple, and just over three miles from The Domain, home to employers such as Amazon, Indeed and Vrbo, as well as Austin FC’s new Q2 stadium. The property offers convenient access to major thoroughfares IH-30, MoPac and HWY 183.

According to Newmark research, multifamily demand across the U.S. projects to advance even further in 2023, reaching the highest levels since the third quarter of 2021 and well above the long-term average. New supply will also significantly increase, with nearly 550,000 units expected to be delivered in 2023 and an all-time high of nearly 588,000 in 2024.