The Bascom Group Acquires Age-Restricted Apartment Community in Lakewood

Avenida Lakewood, courtesy of Newmark.

Avenida Lakewood, a 230-unit, active aduly community that is restricted to residents age 55 or older, has sold to private equity firm The Bascom Group for an undisclosed price.

Llocated at 11001 West 15th Place, Avenida Lakewood, designed by architecture firm KTGY, opened on July 4, 2019. The community features spacious one-and two-bedroom units with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, in-unit washers and dryers and generously sized patios or balconies. Community amenities include industry-leading program spaces such as resident lounges, clubrooms, a Front Range view deck, a theater, a state-of-the-art fitness center with strength rooms and a group fitness activity center, a pool and “polar bear” spa along with almost 1.5 acres of fully developed landscape courtyards promoting high activity areas as well as a meditative Aspen Grove courtyard.

Newmark Vice Chairmen and Co-Heads of the Healthcare and Alternative Real Estate Assets group Ryan Maconachy and Chad Lavender, in cooperation with Managing Directors Courtney Crowder and Jack Kachadurian, represented the seller, Avenida Partners, in the sale to the buyer, The Bascom Group, LLC.

“The Avenida Lakewood community — its location and quality — is impeccable and was extremely well received by the investment community,” said Maconachy. “This successful development, stabilization, and disposition further prove why Avenida Partners is one of the premier developers in the active adult space. With an exceptionally deep age-qualified demographic in this Denver
suburb, Avenida demonstrated this sweet spot in the market area when offering the right product and a dynamic resident-focused lifestyle.”

“Despite headwinds in the capital markets environment, with interest rates rising nearly 75 basis points during the marketing process, both buyer and seller did a phenomenal job navigating to a successful closing,” added Crowder.

The market demand in the ARA sector continues to outpace supply by more than threefold, with approximately 300,000 units in demand annually and a supply of fewer than 100,000 units already near full occupancy. The ARA sector is 98% occupied—the highest occupancy rate of any sector over the last four years.

Located at 11001 West 15th Place, the property offers residents superb access to Lakewood’s most desirable outdoor destinations, including the Rocky Mountains, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Green Mountain Open Space and Sloan’s Lake Park. The property is situated three blocks from Oak Street Light Rail Station — a highly sought-after resident amenity — providing direct access to downtown Denver, The Denver Federal Center and Golden. The property is also proximate to Metro Denver thoroughfares I-70, C-470 and US-6.

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