Newmark facilitates sale of 336-unit value-add multifamily community in Austin’s Silicon Hills

Newmark has completed the sale of Autumn Ranch on Swenson Farms, a 336-unit value-add multifamily asset located in Pflugerville, Texas, in Austin’s Silicon Hills. Newmark Vice Chairman Patton Jones and Managing Director Andrew Dickson represented the seller, MIG Real Estate, in the transaction to the buyer, Knightvest Capital. Autumn Ranch was 94% occupied at the time of sale and represents Newmark’s third time selling the asset in 12 years.

Built in 2008 and situated on 16.88 acres, Autumn Ranch units average 1,041 square feet with one- and two-bedroom floorplans. Community amenities include a pool, clubhouse, 24-hour fitness center and fenced dog park, as well as parcel package lockers, covered parking and controlled access gates. The asset offers upside potential for both interior and community amenities, with 133 units having recently received light upgrades to flooring, interior paint, light fixtures, appliances and countertops.

Located at 413 Swenson Farms Boulevard, Autumn Ranch provides residents with convenient access to major throughfares SH-130, IH-35 and SH-45. Surrounded by major employment within Silicon Hills, the property is proximate to Dell’s world headquarters, Amazon, Applied Materials and Apple’s existing campus, as well as developments for the 130-acre Apple campus and the six million-square-foot Samsung chipmaking plant. Additionally, the asset is less than five miles to the 425-acre EastVillage mixed-use development.

The Northeast Austin submarket boasts strong area demographics and outstanding market fundamentals, with an average household income of approximately $129K within a one-mile radius of Autumn Ranch, according to the U.S. Census Bureau in 2023, and increasing overall rental rates. In general, the Austin MSA remains one of the most sought-after multifamily markets in the U.S. due to the area’s exceptional population growth and expanding employment opportunities.

ACRE closes on $111 million loans for newly-built multifamily properties in Pflugerville

ACRE, a global real estate private equity firm, today announced it has finalized two loans totaling $111 million with TerraCap Management, LLC (TerraCap), to support two multifamily properties in Pflugerville, Texas. 

Issued through ACRE’s debt fund ‘ACRE Credit I,’ the loans will aid in TerraCap’s purchase of newly-built properties ‘The Dalton’ and ‘The Beacon at Pfluger Farm’, comprising 350 and 258 units, respectively. Executed in January, the three-year agreement includes options for two single-year extensions. 

Newmark’s Matthew Williams and Kyle Schlitt served as debt brokers for the deal. 

TerraCap is a commercial real estate investment manager focused on value-add real estate acquisitions in the South Atlantic, West Central South, and West Mountain regions of the U.S.

Located at 2209 West Pflugerville Parkway, The Dalton was completed in 2021 and features a range of one-, two-, and three-bedroom rental units. The unit interiors feature tasteful faux wood flooring; stainless steel appliances; farmhouse kitchen sinks; granite countertops; tile backsplashes; contemporary custom cabinetry; custom lighting; and walk-in closets. 

The building’s suite of on-property amenities includes a resort-style pool and luxury pool house with grilling stations; and a private dog park and grooming area. Additional amenities available to residents comprise an on-site concierge; on-demand Starbucks coffee bar and Bevi sparkling and flavored water dispenser; self-serve wine membership; electric vehicle (EV) chargers; attached and detached garages; and a gated community entrance. 

The Beacon at Pfluger Farm, which was completed in 2022, is located at 1300 Rauscher Drive and offers a selection of rental units ranging from one to three bedrooms. Within each unit, residents will find open-concept floor plans with hardwood-inspired flooring; upscale custom fixtures and cabinetry; stainless steel appliances; granite countertops; dishwashers; and walk-in closets. 

Amenities include a resort-style pool; sunning deck with lounge seating; outdoor gathering area with fireplaces and BBQ stations; fitness studio and cycling room; WiFi-enabled coworking club; and a luxe clubhouse with shuffleboard and billiards. The community also offers pet-friendly units and pet-oriented amenities such as a dog park and washing area. In addition to a gated entrance, residents also have access to standard and EV-compatible garage parking options. 

Located in the suburbs of Austin, Pflugerville is home to an array of public and private schools, golf courses and country clubs, restaurants, and marinas. With convenient access to State Highways 130 and 45, residents enjoy an easy commute to Downtown Austin.