Woodbridge is a 450 unit apartment community located in Fort Wayne’s popular northern suburb. The community offers an attractive mix of flats and townhome units with all having washer / dryer connections.
The current owner completed a full renovation on 253 units which included black appliances, new espresso cabinets, granite countertops, LVT flooring, lighting and hardware. They completed a partial renovation on 197 units which included black appliances and LVT flooring. Prior to the renovations, in place rent at Woodridge was $734 / month in mid-2017. Leases since September of 2019 average $826 which is a 12.5% increase. In addition to rent premiums available by completing additional unit renovations to the partially renovated units, organic revenue increase is also expected as the current rents trail market by an average of $70+.
Fort Wayne is the 2nd largest city in the state of Indiana and has an extremely stable multifamily market. Citywide average occupancy is 96.7% and has average 95% since 2015. Rents grew in Fort Wayne more than 6% and unemployment is at only 2.6%. Top three employers in Fort Wayne are two large healthcare networks, Parkview and Lutheran, followed by the Fort Wayne Community Schools all of which are close to Woodridge.
Woodbridge is offered free and clear and can be purchased individually or as part of a 914 unit, 3 property portfolio that includes Cross Creek (208 units) and Beechmill (256 units). A portfolio purchase offers economies of scale.