April 1, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE MKT: APTS), or the Company, today announced that on
March 28, 2013
it closed on a mezzanine loan investment of up to approximately
to Lely Apartments, LLC ("
limited liability company, in connection with Aster Lely's plans to construct a 308-unit multifamily community in
, which is part of the
market. In connection with the mezzanine loan, the Company was granted an option to purchase the 308-unit multifamily community between the 37
months following the closing of the mezzanine loan for a pre-negotiated purchase price of approximately
. Axiometrics, one of the leading multifamily research companies in
the United States
as the number one apartment market by physical occupancy in the country, as of February 2013.
enjoyed a physical occupancy rate of 97.8% as of
, up 0.84% on an annual basis and 3.79% over the last two years. According to Axiometrics, as of
, the national average was 94.1% physical occupancy.
About Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc.
Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. is a
corporation formed primarily to acquire and operate multifamily properties in select targeted markets throughout the United States. As part of our business strategy, we may enter into forward purchase contracts or purchase options for to-be-built multifamily communities and we may make mezzanine loans, provide deposit arrangements, or provide performance assurances, as may be necessary or appropriate, in connection with the construction of multifamily communities and other properties. As a secondary strategy, we also may acquire or originate senior mortgage loans, subordinate loans or mezzanine debt secured by interests in multifamily properties, membership or partnership interests in multifamily properties and other multifamily related assets and invest not more than 10% of our total assets in other real estate related investments, as determined by our manager as appropriate for us. Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, commencing with its tax year ended
December 31, 2011
SOURCE Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc.