SPI Advisory enters New Braunfels submarket with 164-unit acquisition

SPI Advisory (SPI) and its partners finalized the acquisition of Riverbend Apartments (formerly known as Hawthorne Riverside), a 164-unit, Class A- institutional-quality apartment community built in 1995. The property is conveniently located between the San Antonio and Austin metros along the I-35 Corridor in the heart of New Braunfels, a booming submarket at the edge of the hill country showcasing two idyllic rivers, the Comal and the Guadalupe, which attract over three million tourists each year. 

Riverbend Apartments boasts direct access to the Guadalupe River via a private 3.5-acre riverfront park for residents. The property has strong area demographics with an average household income of $107,000 within a five-mile radius and benefits from quick access to a diverse economy of industries including tourism, distribution, manufacturing, data centers, healthcare, and aviation. Riverbend offers its residents the luxury of modern unit interiors complemented with exclusive access to its private park with walking and biking trails, a fire pit, BBQ/picnic areas, a volleyball court, kayaking, paddle boarding, and more. 

This acquisition comes exactly one month after SPI’s acquisition of Parkview Terraces (formerly known as Cortland Southpark Terraces), a Class A, 244-unit apartment community located in South Austin. SPI now owns and operates nine institutional-quality properties within the proximal submarkets of Austin, Kyle, and Buda, as well as 1,160 units in nearby San Antonio.

Prior ownership partially upgraded approximately 25% of units and their ROI on those renovations proved there is strong demand for more contemporary finishes. Over the next two years, SPI will execute its own renovation plan to maximize the desirability of the asset and highlight its prime riverfront location. SPI intends to update the community’s common areas, gym, and landscaping, as well as install washers/dryers in every unit, add private backyards in select units, and upgrade 75% of unit interiors to a premium finish out.

SPI adds 244-unit, Class-A property to Austin portfolio

SPI Advisory (SPI) recently finalized the acquisition of Parkview Terraces (formerly known as “Cortland Southpark Terraces”), a newly-renovated 244-unit, Class-A institutional-quality apartment community built in 2009 less than five miles from Austin’s bustling South Congress entertainment district along the rapidly growing IH-35 Corridor that connects Austin and San Antonio. Parkview Terraces represents SPI’s eighth property under management in the Austin metropolitan area, totaling nearly 2,500 units.

Conveniently located 15 minutes away from Downtown Austin, just off of IH-35 near the popular Southpark Meadows shopping center, Parkview Terraces offers its tenants spacious floorplans with contemporary design, resort-class amenities, and proximity to Austin’s major employment, retail & entertainment centers for an affordable price point. The area within a one-mile radius of the property has experienced a population growth of 91% from 2010 to 2022, and the average household income is $104,000. (U.S. Census Bureau, April 2023).

SPI adds Uptown Dallas property to portfolio

SPI Advisory (SPI) and its 1031 partners finalized the acquisition of Ivy Urban Living (The Ivy), a 228-unit, Class B+ institutional-quality apartment community built in 1988 in the Dallas neighborhood of Uptown, just two miles north of downtown and one mile southeast of Knox-Henderson. 

Ivy Urban Living represents SPI’s 15th current property under management in the metropolitan area, totaling nearly 3,400 units. This transaction serves as the firm’s 44th acquisition in the DFW metroplex since its inception in 2014.

Bordered by three of the most highly-trafficked city thoroughfares, Haskell Avenue, Lemmon Avenue, and Peak Street, Ivy Urban Living offers its residents the unique advantage of spacious floorplans situated in close proximity to Dallas’ leading economic centers and flourishing entertainment districts at an attractive price point compared to other properties in the area. 

SPI Advisory invests in property in the suburbs south of Austin

SPI Advisory (SPI) and its 1031 partners finalized the acquisition of The Bradford, a 264-unit, Class A- institutional-quality, value-add apartment community built in 2010 in the high-growth suburb of Buda, Texas, just a 20-minute drive south of Downtown Austin. This acquisition highlights SPI’s continued expansion in the submarket as one of Hays County’s largest landlords with nearly 1,100 units owned and operated between Buda & Kyle.

The area within a three-mile radius of The Bradford experienced a 159% increase in population over the past decade but Hays County has been identified as one of the fastest-growing counties in both Texas and the nation (U.S. Census Bureau; The Greater Austin-San Antonio Corridor Council, 2022).

Previous ownership upgraded a handful of the property’s existing units with premium finishes, appliances, and more contemporary design elements. SPI will continue programmatic upgrades to a handful of units per month for the next two years but intend to leave 50% of the property with affordably priced “classic” units to serve a broader range of prospective tenants long term.