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Galium Capital enters Houston multifamily market with the acquisition of The Fairmont on San Felipe

Galium Capital, LLC, a Miami-based real estate investment group, has announced the acquisition of The Fairmont on San Felipe in Houston, TX. The Fairmont on San Felipe is a 361-unit institutional-grade multifamily apartment building located within the business and Galleria shopping district of Uptown in Houston. The transaction closed on September 21, 2020.

“We have had our eye on the Texas markets for some time, and we are happy to enter Houston by acquiring one of the most iconic multifamily properties in its submarket. The Fairmont on San Felipe is an institutional-grade legacy asset located in one of the most desirable areas in Houston. It is a stabilized asset with significant value add potential, and we look forward to continuing enhancing the building’s long-term performance with Greystar as our partner on the management side.” said Jacques Bessoudo, Managing Partner of Galium Capital.

The Fairmont on San Felipe was developed in 2009 and is located at 6363 San Felipe St. The property features 361 units with 41,383 SF of retail on 6.10 acres of land. The Fairmont on San Felipe was 94% occupied at acquisition with an average rent of $1.61 PSF. Upon acquisition the property will be operated by Greystar, the largest multifamily operator in the United States with over 660,000 units under management.

Units at The Fairmont on San Felipe range from one to two-bedroom floor plans and 609 to 1,403 square feet. The Fairmont on San Felipe also offers residents some of the best amenities in the area including a two-story state-of-the-art fitness center with complimentary workout classes, a resident’s library with work stations, a resident’s lounge, a rooftop garden, courtyard and an outdoor living room overlooking a resort-style swimming pool as well as a second swimming pool on-site. Tenants in the retail properties provide further convenience for residents and include St. Luke’s Hospital, Cafe Adel, University Oaks and La Argentina Gelato & Coffee, amongst others.

“We are excited about our first acquisition in Houston and happy to be entering the market with such a premier asset that is stabilized while having strong upside opportunities. We see tremendous potential for growth in the Houston market as well as in this this asset, and look forward to maximizing performance for our investors during our ownership,” said Jonathan Slomianski, Acquisitions at Galium Capital.

Jordon Emmott from National Apartment Advisors represented the seller. Matthew Wallach from Walker & Dunlop arranged the financing.

Galium Capital, owns and manages a portfolio in excess of $350 million of commercial real estate assets across the multifamily, office, and retail sectors in major markets across the United States. The Fairmont on San Felipe is Galium Capital’s second acquisition of 2020 after the group closed on the 1333 Main St. office assemblage in the Downtown CBD of Columbia, SC. in March 2020.


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