10/09/2014 (press release: dougkligman) // New York, New York, United States // Elliot J. Tamir and Isaac J. Sitt
Vesper Holdings (“Vesper”), a privately-held real estate investment firm based in New York City, is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Pointe at South Florida (“The Pointe”) in Tampa, Florida. With this latest transaction, Vesper’s student housing portfolio now totals fourteen apartment complexes and over 8,000 beds.
The Pointe at South Florida is a 336-unit, 1,002-bed student housing community located in close proximity to the University of South Florida (USF). The Pointe is comprised of 23 three-story residential buildings and a clubhouse spread across a 20.9 acre site. The property features a diverse set of floor plans ranging from one- to four- bedroom units. More than 75% of the units offer a desirable one bed to bath ratio. Community amenities include a clubhouse, resort-style swimming pool and hot tub, tanning deck, fitness center, game room and lounge, tennis court, basketball court, volleyball court, and tanning bed. The property also features Wi-Fi, a high-tech movie theater, a computer lab with study rooms and free printing. Each apartment comes fully furnished with a couch and love seat, an entertainment center and a dining room table. The kitchen contains full-size appliances, while each unit has a private washer and dryer. Monthly rent includes expanded cable, high-speed internet and all utilities.
Vesper is planning to execute a major renovation of The Pointe and intends to invest nearly $2MM in capital expenditures. Property improvements will include a renovation of the units and clubhouse, as well as extensive enhancements to the property’s exteriors and community amenities, and substantial technology upgrades throughout the complex.
“Our acquisition of The Pointe at South Florida is part of a strategy to purchase well-located properties with superior risk-adjusted returns,” commented Isaac Sitt, co-founder and principal of Vesper Holdings. “Since we were able to acquire this asset at a discounted price, we are in a position to invest necessary capital and offer this market-leading property at competitive rental rates. We are pleased to add The Pointe to our rapidly growing student housing portfolio. We look forward to further expanding our footprint in Florida with additional acquisitions in the near future.”
About Vesper Holdings
Founded by Elliot J. Tamir and Isaac J. Sitt, Vesper Holdings is a privately-held real estate investment firm based in New York City. Vesper Holdings’ diverse portfolio includes student housing, retail, mixed use, office buildings, and parking structures. In 2010, Vesper Holdings launched a fund dedicated to assembling a portfolio of high quality multifamily properties located in close proximity to university campuses throughout the United States. Vesper Holdings was recently recognized in the industry’s leading publication, Student Housing Business, as one of the most active investors in the United States during the past two years. Vesper Holdings is also ranked as one of the top 25 student housing owners in the nation. Vesper’s student housing portfolio consists of fourteen apartment complexes totaling over 8,000 beds. Vesper Holdings anticipates growing its student housing portfolio to 15,000 beds within the next two years.