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HFO Brokers Sale of 72-Unit Multifamily Community in Portland

February 8, 2023

PORTLAND, Ore. (February 8, 2023) – HFO Investment Real Estate (HFO) is pleased to announce the sale of 72-unit Connery Place apartments for $11.5 million. The property was sold by a California family office and purchased by a local nonprofit.

"Despite challenging market conditions, the HFO team was able to use our strong presence and relationships to identify potential buyers still engaged in the market, helping the nonprofit buyer secure a property that meets their mission statement while keeping pace with the seller's schedule and pricing expectations," said Greg Frick, HFO founding partner. 

The property, built in 1977 in the highly desirable Montavilla neighborhood of Portland, offers renters a unique combination of convenience and community, as it is located near retail, parks, and community services. 

The property includes 19 one-bedroom units and 53 two-bedroom units, some of which have been renovated with modern upgrades such as resurfaced counters, new cabinets, vinyl plank flooring, stainless appliances, and stainless fixtures. The potential for further renovation of the remaining classic units and below-market rent presents the new owner with immediate value-add opportunity and investment upside.

Residents of the complex enjoy a variety of community amenities, including a pool with an adjacent community lounge area, bike storage, onsite laundry facilities, and a secured, off-street parking lot with 72 open spaces.

Located near Portland Community College, the complex is surrounded by family-friendly shops, popular restaurants and cafes, and a historic movie theater, making it an ideal place to call home. 

"[College Housing Northwest] appreciates HFO's work on our behalf to help acquire this apartment less than a block from PCC Southeast campus creating the opportunity to provide more affordable housing for college students," the buyer said.

This sale marks another successful transaction for HFO, the Pacific Northwest’s largest multifamily-focused commercial brokerage firm.

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