Security Properties Acquires 624 Yale in Seattle, WA
624 Yale was completed in 2018 and consists of 206 residential units spread across two connected buildings. The property also features ~1,942 SF of ground level retail space. Floorplans consist of studios, one and two-bedroom units averaging 711 square feet. Unit interiors consist of white or light brown cabinets, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, hardwood flooring, double and triple-paned windows, spacious closets, and private balconies in select units. From an amenity perspective, the property offers a leasing center, fitness center with yoga studio, two rooftop spaces with sweeping views of downtown Seattle and Lake Union, controlled building access, secure parking garage, bike storage, dog washing station and a mail room with parcel lockers. The business plan is a long-term hold with strategic value-add upgrades to both unit interiors and amenity spaces.
South Lake Union has solidified its reputation as one of the nation’s marquee technology and innovation hubs. Industry leading companies such as Amazon, Apple, Meta, and Google’s appetite for expansion in the area has magnified in recent years, fueling robust economic growth in the area. South Lake Union also sits within the Circle of Employment, which hosts numerous high-wage technology and life-sciences companies surrounding Lake Union such as Adobe, Tableau, the University of Washington, PEMCO, and many more. In addition to being home base to Seattle’s thriving tech scene, the neighborhood includes lakefront access, 170 acres of parks, public art, multiple transportation options, museums, residential and office high-rises, and a wide array of bars and restaurants.
According to Alex Gauper, Director at Security Properties, “the acquisition of 624 Yale represented a unique opportunity to purchase a fully stabilized trophy mid-rise asset at a basis significantly below current replacement cost. As renters continue to return to the core, we feel 624 Yale’s dynamic location at the center point of Seattle’s most robust and diversified employment center well positions the asset to fully capture the recovery and future growth of the South Lake Union submarket. We are very excited to have a partner in STARS REI that shares in our long-term conviction and to add 624 Yale to our Seattle core portfolio.”
“We are delighted to keep increasing our residential portfolio in Seattle with Security Properties as our partner. We remain bullish in the long-term on this city due to its powerful and unique ecosystem” said Felipe Laso, Sr. Associate at STARS REI, a privately held real estate investment management company headquartered in Santiago, Chile. “We both share the conviction that opportunities appear in uncertain times, so instead of putting our pencils down, we are trying to be as active as possible in finding high-quality buildings such as 624 Yale."
The property will be managed by Security Properties-affiliate Security Properties Residential.
About Security Properties
Security Properties is a national real estate investment, development, and operating company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. For more than 50 years, Security Properties has provided quality housing to its residents as well as excellent financial performance for its investors. Since its founding, Security Properties has acquired or developed over 83,000 residential units at a cost of over $5.7 billion. Security Properties maintains a focused multi-family strategy supported by integrated teams of professional acquisition, development, construction, investment, and property management specialists. For more information, visit www.securityproperties.com
About STARS REI
STARS REI is a global, privately held company with real estate holdings in the U.S. and the U.K. We invest in real estate opportunities that have the potential to improve the property and the surrounding area, placing an emphasis on the quality of life of individuals in and around the property itself. As of today, Stars REI’s real estate portfolio includes holdings in the Bay Area, Denver, Boston, Cambridge, Seattle, Washington D.C., New York City, and in London, and totals more than 1.3 million square feet. Further information is available at www.starsrei.com.
About Security Properties Residential
Security Properties Residential is the affiliated property management firm of Security Properties, created to increase the value of its real estate holdings by more closely managing its assets. Operating throughout the Western U.S., Security Properties Residential is committed to delivering exceptional service to its apartment communities and residents. Services include property, construction and compliance management services that create positive living environments for residents and build value for clients.