Work Gets Started on Transit-Oriented Res Development in Pomona

08.28.2013

Realm Group LLC has obtained debt financing and started construction on Monterey Station, a 349-unit, transit-oriented apartment development on 6.5 acres in downtown Pomona.

Work Gets Started on Transit-Oriented Res Development in Pomona
 
8/23/13
 
Realm Group LLC has obtained debt financing and started construction on Monterey Station, a 349-unit, transit-oriented apartment development on 6.5 acres in downtown Pomona. The urban infill redevelopment site is located adjacent to the community’s Metrolink Station, connecting residents to LA Union Station and the Inland Empire, and burgeoning education, civic, arts, music, restaurant and nightlife amenities. 

The LEED Silver community will offer studio, one- and two-bedroom units, ground-floor live-work apartments and select lofts. The project will also feature nine-foot ceilings, in-unit washers and dryers, stainless steel appliances, wood plank vinyl flooring and wireless connectivity. Common area amenities encompass a resort style pool with cabanas, state-of-the-art fitness facility, multi-purpose room, meditative courtyard and indoor bike storage. The location, at the corner of Monterey and Garey Avenues, provides convenient access to the 10, 60, 71 and 57 freeways. 

Gary Mozer and Katie Rodd of George Smith Partners worked exclusively on behalf of Realm Group, LLC to secure a $39.5 mil senior construction loan from Bank of the West and US Bank and an $8.5 mil mezzanine loan from Parse Capital. Proceeds were used to refinance the existing land acquisition loan provided by Karlin Real Estate and allow for the construction of the property. 

Darrin Olson, Principal of Realm Group, commented “Monterey Station will be the first sizable at-market rental development that is walkable in Pomona in 20 years and will appeal to urban professionals and students in the submarket who desire a downtown living experience.” The apartment units are expected to be available for lease as early as the summer of 2014. 

KTGY Architecture+Plannng is the architect and Wermers Construction is the general contractor for the project. Riverstone Residential will be the property manager. The apartment units are expected to be available for lease as early as the summer of 2014. 

Newport Beach-based Realm Group LLC is a joint venture between Realm Real Estate LLC and The Bascom Group LLC, which venture develops and acquires multifamily and office properties throughout Southern California in both urban and suburban submarkets. The Bascom Group is a private equity firm specializing in value-added multifamily, commercial, and non-performing loans and real estate-related investments and operating companies. 

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