In its second important condominium acquisition in East Brainerd in as lots of several years, an Atlanta-centered actual estate investment business has procured the Parc 1346 condominium intricate on Gunbarrel Street for $46.8 million.

The Shoptaw Group, which bought The Shallowford apartments last yr for $32 million, bought the 316-device Parc 1346 sophisticated for virtually 60% extra than what the former entrepreneurs compensated for the residence just six a long time before, in accordance to documents filed Tuesday with the Hamilton County Sign-up of Deeds. The order was the next greatest price tag ever paid out for an condominium sophisticated in Chattanooga and underscores the escalating enchantment of the neighborhood residential rental market to serious estate financial commitment companies throughout the region.

In accordance to the Hamilton County assets information, outside the house investors have paid out practically $300 million to purchase apartment complexes in Chattanooga around the earlier two yrs as rental prices have risen and curiosity rates have dropped.

But those people soaring values are proving pricey for condominium tenants in Chattanooga.

A analyze of condominium rental charges for December released Tuesday by the on-line rental company Zumper confirmed the regular two-bed room condominium in Chattanooga is leasing for $1,200 a thirty day period, or 17.6% much more than a 12 months back. Despite the fact that Chattanooga apartment rental fees typical 19.3% less than the U.S. typical of $1,487 for a two-bedroom device, Chattanooga rental charges are mounting at some of the quickest fees in the state and additional than six periods the development in regular revenue in the earlier year.

“Just after the pandemic strike in March, we’ve witnessed a common craze of renters leaving pricier regions in favor of less expensive markets,” reported Crystal Chen, a senior supervisor of community relations for Zumper. “Our leading two most high priced cities, San Francisco and New York, have rents down 17% to 23% calendar year-over-calendar year. As numerous persons are doing work from property indefinitely, the priorities of renters have shifted away from massive city features to additional house and affordability.”

Biggest condominium revenue

Four of the 5 major condominium revenue in Hamilton County have arrive in the previous 15 months.

1. The 283-unit Bluebird Row Residences at the Chattanooga Choo Choo marketed for $63.15 million in March 2020.

2. Pictured earlier mentioned, the 316-unit Parc 1346 residences off of Gunbarrel Highway in East Brainerd offered for $46.8 million in November 2020.

3. The 308-device Marina Pointe Apartments on Lake Shore Generate in Hixson have been marketed for $44.5 million in October 2020.

4. The Legends at White Oak in Collegedale bought for $41.8 million in September 2016.

5. The 260-unit Hunters Place condominium sophisticated in East Brainerd offered for $35.8 million in September 2019.

Resource: Hamilton County Sign-up of Deeds


The development can be witnessed in Chattanooga because it is a extra inexpensive town, Chen claimed. A one particular-bedroom apartment in Chattanooga rents for an normal of $1,040, which is 15% underneath the national a single-bedroom median of $1,224 and fewer than 50 % the average rent for these units in San Francisco and New York.

“We’re observing ongoing development in our populace as much more folks go to Chattanooga and our housing inventory is not preserving up with that need,” mentioned Brandi Pearl Thompson, president of the Greater Chattanooga Realtors affiliation.

With the quantity of houses for sale down around all-time lows in comparison with profits need, median costs for solitary-spouse and children residences sold in Chattanooga in the 3rd quarter of 2020 rose by additional than 16% from the similar interval a calendar year previously, in accordance to a 3rd-quarter report by the Countrywide Association of Realtors.

Chattanooga residences selling prices even now normal 27% beneath the U.S. median selling price for homes sold by Realtors, but the price tag raises in the past 12 months could be maintaining demand from customers for residences greater because of to much more individuals currently being priced out of the housing current market than in the past, in particular in the course of the economic slowdown before this year because of to the coronavirus pandemic.

Chattanooga experienced the seventh-greatest raise in rental rates for two-bed room flats among the the nation’s 100 most significant metropolitan areas, guiding only St. Petersburg, Florida, Sacramento, California, Cleveland, Ohio, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Tucson, Arizona in excess of the past yr, in accordance to Zumper’s Countrywide Lease Report for December.

Image by Dave Flessner / The Parc 1346 Apartments off of Gunbarrel Road in East Brainerd sold to an Atlanta financial commitment group for $46.8 million.

Greater rental charges, blended with cheaper borrowing fees as interest fees have declined, have boosted the values of residences in Chattanooga and led to four of the greatest all-time sale costs for any apartment elaborate in Hamilton County during the past 15 months. All of the community condominium gross sales previously mentioned $30 million in the previous couple of years have been at high quality costs when compared to what other trader groups paid for the similar homes in prior many years.

At Parc1346, which was initially developed in 1999 as Carriage Parc apartments, the new proprietors compensated $17.5 million additional than what the former homeowners compensated to obtain the home in December 2014. The 21.3-acre sophisticated involves 14 apartment properties crafted all over a pond, swimming pool, clubhouse and other features.

Walt Plyler, president and CEO of the Shoptaw Group, declined Tuesday to examine his company’s obtain of the apartment intricate.

But the new proprietors are holding the Fogelman Management Group as operators of the one- two- and three-bed room models positioned just a pair of miles south of Hamilton Area Shopping mall. The facility is now about 90% occupied and the new entrepreneurs system to improve the office environment, park and strolling and picnic area all-around the ponds at the advanced, in addition to adding a canine park. The general manager for the elaborate is Tracy Mclane.

Call Dave Flessner at [email protected] or at 423-757-6340.