Evergreen Development adds Aurora apartments for $46M

Evergreen is anticipated to make further unit renovations – last updated in the 1990s – as well as clubhouse renovations.

Evergreen Development added an Aurora apartment community to its metro Denver portfolio.

It paid $46 million, or $171,641 per unit, for the Turnberry Apartments at Heather Ridge, a 268-unit community, at 2038 S. Vaughn Way.

It was sold by Kevlyn Investments Inc.

“It’s just an amazing location,” John Blackshire of Transwestern said of the community, situated next to the Golf Club at Heather Ridge, Jewell Wetlands Park, Overland High School and Prairie Middle School. “There were a lot of competitive offers.”

Blackshire and Tom Wanberg of Transwestern represented the seller of the 1970s community, which features a mix of one- and two-bedroom units ranging from 665 to 1,090 square feet in three- and four-story buildings as well as two swimming pools. Some units include fireplaces and ceiling fans; the four-story building is served by an elevator.

The seller had taken care of a “significant” amount of deferred maintenance, including a new roof and parking lot improvements, at the property, bringing Turnberry from a Class C property to a Class B-, according to Blackshire. It also updated some of the units along the golf course, allowing for sizeable rent increases.

Evergreen is anticipated to make further unit renovations – last updated in the 1990s – as well as clubhouse renovations.

There was a lot of interest in the asset due to its upside as well as its location within the Cherry Creek School District, noted Blackshire. Turnberry also is within walking distance to Utah Park, nearby light rail, and retail and commercial amenities.

Echelon Property Group will manage the community, which last sold for $15.1 million in 2008.

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Jennifer Hayes has been an editor with the CREJ since 2000. Jennifer covers multifamily and industrial news in the Denver metro area plus all property types in Colorado Springs, Southern Colorado, mountain towns and the Western Slope. She also handles High Fives news for the paper and is editor of the Health Care & Senior…