Cushman & Wakefield has been retained by Quarterra (“The Sponsor”) as the exclusive advisors to arrange $56.1M in Limited Partner (“LP”) equity for 1657 North Shermer Road (“The Project”) located in Northbrook, Illinois. The 318-unit, 5-story Texas wrap multifamily development will be downtown Northbrook’s first Class A rental community and only transit-oriented development (TOD) to date. The 284,388 NRSF Project will feature a series of courtyards including a large pool deck with grilling stations, native landscaping, and large outdoor patios for ground level units. The project is fully designed and entitled. Construction is expected to commence in Q4 2024 with completion in Q3 2026.
The 10.4-acre site is master planned into three areas: 7.2 acres for Sponsor’s 318-home multifamily building, 1.5 acres for Sponsor’s 6,500 SF retail outparcel, and 1.7 acres for a 48-unit supportive housing building. The Sponsor is purchasing the supportive care land as part of the overall land purchase and will immediately donate it to local supportive housing developer, Housing Opportunity Development Corporation (HODC). The supportive housing component is not a part of the opportunity, but adheres to Northbrook’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance required of the overall development. The 6,500 SF retail pad will be constructed as a shell with the intention of leasing the space to a high-end destination restaurant user or comparable use. The sponsor has already received several LOIs from vetted groups for the retail space. The community will have 477 parking stalls for a ratio of 1.5 stalls per home. Most of the parking is within the conditioned parking garage, with approximately 68 surface stalls flanking the road that circles the site. The Northbrook Metra train station is 1,500 feet north of the site, which provides a direct and easy commute to downtown Chicago.
This Project presents a rare investment opportunity in the highly affluent North Shore sub-market where high-density multifamily projects were historically pushed to the northeast section of downtown. This optimal location gives close proximity to Metra, parks, restaurants, shopping, and high-end single-family communities in Chicago’s North Shore.
Northbrook, IL 60062
Skyline Towers is a 60-unit, boutique elevator multifamily property located in one of the fastest growing submarkets in the Midwest. Offering large floorplans and underground parking, Skyline Towers is positioned to capture demand from modern renters looking for homelike living with the convenience of renting.
Skyline Towers was developed in 2017, delivering an unmatched product in the rental market. The property is now positioned for more operationally focused ownership, taking advantage of unrealized supplemental income while continuing to ride the wave of outsized rent growth in the Kenosha submarket.
Capture Operational Upside
Improve operations by capturing nearly $50,000 of additional annual income by charging market standard fees for parking and storage.
Booming Kenosha Job Market
Over 8,000 jobs added since 2010 through major corporations such as Amazon, Uline, Kroger, Haribo, and Nexus. There is another 4.5 MSF of industrial development projected to bring 1,000 more jobs to the area.
Assumable Debt with Term
The acquisition of Skyline Towers offers attractive assumable agency debt at 4.79% maturing in September 2030. The current loan balance is in line with today’s market loan to value.
Fundamentals Poised for Strong Rent Growth
Area home values have increased 11.2% in the past year averaging $447,500, making homeownership even less attainable in today’s rising interest rate environment. Skyline Tower’s average rent is only 18.5% the average area income of $101,437. With only 133 units under construction in the submarket, the asset its poised for outsized rent growth.
Kenosha, WI 53158
The Malt House is a 118-unit, boutique elevator multifamily property located in one of the fastest growing submarkets of downtown Milwaukee. The Malt House is positioned to capture demand from young urban renters, offering attainable rents relative to new-construction product with all the perks of Class A living - a model that is impossible to replicate today.
The Malt House was redeveloped in 2021, delivering an unmatched product in the rental market with an industrial aesthetic, luxury finishes and robust amenities. The property is positioned for more operationally focused ownership, as the market continues to show demand for this product type, with rents growing 6.8% on new leases and 5.3% on renewals since September.
EXTENSIVE RENOVATION OFFERED WELL BELOW REPLACEMENT COST
a. Current ownership underwent a 5-year conversion project, delivering the property to market in 2021
b. Unique industrial aesthetic with Class-A unit finishes including stainless steel appliances, white shaker cabinets, granite countertops, and white subway tile backsplash
c. Robust amenity package including atrium, co-working lounge, game room, fitness center, movie theatre room and rooftop deck
UNIQUE RENTAL PRODUCT CATERING TO YOUNG PROFESSIONAL TENANT BASE LOOKING FOR HIGH-END LIVING AT ATTAINABLE RENTS
a. Attainable rents offered at a 15% discount to Class A product in the submarket
b. Strong recent lease trade outs – 6.8% on new leases and 5.3% on renewals since September
c. Large floor plans – Average unit size 19% larger than comp set average
d. Top tier amenities comparable to new-construction product
ASSET IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT TO MASSIVE DEER DISTRICT PUD AND TOP DOWNTOWN MILWAUKEE DESTINATIONS
a. Deer District Development (since 2019) – 1.3b sf of entertainment, 1,000 residential units, 600 hotel keys and 200k sf of office space
b. Part of Brewery District Redevelopment – $300m investment across 16 repurposed historically significant buildings totaling 850k sf
c. Accessible to Marquette Campus (11,600 students), Iron District development ($160m in 2025), and Lake Michigan
a. Northwestern Mutual - $1b campus across two buildings and 5,000 employees
b. Six Fortune 500 HQs and additional six Fortune 1000 HQs
c. Walking distance to over 87,000 professionals in Milwaukee CBD
Milwaukee, WI 53233