Checking in on Chattanooga

Last month we wrote of the sale of a Chattanooga, Tennessee independent living community to a joint venture between Atlas Senior Living and Veritas Senior Living. Now, we can report that Richard Lynn of Marcus & Millichap represented both the buyer and the seller in the transaction, with an assist from Joseph McKibben, who was the broker of record in Tennessee.

The community was originally a hotel but converted in 2008 to feature 136 units. It currently is a low-cost provider in the area, with rents ranging from $1,200 to $1,500 per month, but that’s where the buyers see upside. They plan on making some cosmetic renovations as well. Occupancy was around 85% and with a $3.6 million (or $26,500 per unit) purchase price, there was an approximate 9% cap rate on in-place figures. The seller was a small ownership group based in Michigan that will now focus on its in-state operations.



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