Diligence pays off: Lessons learned closing a 224 unit Apartment

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Recently I closed on a 224 unit apartment in Memphis, TN. The apartment community is a strong B class value add opportunity. I wrote 47 LOI's and underwrote over 200 apartments to snag 1 deal! That's just part of today's market. Learn about my lessons learned while taking down our latest apartment community.

This was a fun deal from the start! The best part is we traveled to the property 1 month after closing and there are 14 renovated units all under budget, with rents averaging $25 more than we projected. The property started at 89% occupancy on May 14th and is now at 95.5% occupancy 35 days later. 

Check out the lessons learned here: 


Originally posted by @Taylor L. :

Well done Todd! Persistence pays off. How did you backfill those unfulfilled investor commitments? That's always frustrating

 We over raised, so it was easy to fill. It’s always a bit frustrating when people back out, but it’s expected, so sponsors need to raise more money that what is needed. 

Originally posted by @Andrew K. :

@Todd Dexheimer you are a beast! Thanks for sharing the details on this deal. Incredible example for all of us to follow—you committed to a goal and kept at it. Awesome!


 It can get very frustrating in this market! It’s a hot market and a lot of people are overpaying for deals, so you find yourself on the outside the majority of the time.  

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