KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SBV Communities today announced its purchase of 332-unit Quail Run Apartments in Columbia, South Carolina. The acquisition adds a fifteenth market to the owner and operator's growing portfolio of multi-family apartment complexes. SBV Communities closed the transaction on February 22 nd. Columbia, South Carolina is the largest city in the state as well as its capital with a market population of almost 800,000 people. It is home to the state's flagship university, The University of South Carolina. The city underwent a downtown revitalization effort over the past decade and continues to invest in its core. Columbia's economy is anchored by a strong and stable employment base including government, healthcare, military and education. Other large employers include Honeywell, Westinghouse Electric, Trane and Bose Corporation. Quail Run, located just minutes from Ft. Jackson, major highways, and the University's several campus buildings, represents the type of purchase SBV Communities believes will return solid value at limited risk. " Columbia represents a fundamentally solid investment with significant upside potential at measured risk. Occupancy rates have declined significantly since 2010 and rental rates have increased 3% during that time. With rental demand expected to continue and new construction not projected to meet that demand for several years, we are extremely excited about the prospects for Quail Run."- Chris Thomson, Director of Multi-Family AcquisitionsAbout SBV CommunitiesSBV Communities was formed in 2009 to acquire and manage multi-family real estate properties. The company builds long-term value for investors by focusing on lender-owned, B & C properties with strong value-add potential. SBV Communities' portfolio includes assets in fifteen markets. About Spectrum Business Ventures, Inc. Founded in 2002, Spectrum Business Ventures, Inc. is a private investment firm based in Kansas City, Missouri providing family offices, high net worth and institutional investors unique, complex and compelling business opportunities to build long-term value at low risk. The company owns and operates entities in the United States, Central America and Europe with a total enterprise value of more than $1 billion. For more information about SBV Communities or Spectrum Business Ventures, Inc. please visit www.sbv.com or contact Justin Shaw at 816.268.1300. SOURCE Spectrum Business Ventures, Inc.