Gelt Venture Partners Acquires 125-unit Apartment Community in Placentia, California

Placentia, California

The Real Deal

TRD Staff

Gelt Venture Partners has picked up a 125-unit apartment complex in Placentia for $63.2 million.

The Brentwood-based investor bought the Union Place complex at 1500 Cherry Street, the Commercial Observer reported. The seller was an affiliate of MG Properties, based in San Diego.

The three-story complex, built in 2012, includes two- and three-bedroom apartments that average a little more than 1,200 square feet. It has a fitness center, pool, barbecues and a playground. It was originally designed to be condominiums. The price works out to about $506,000 per unit.

Gelt said it will invest $3.25 million over two years to revamp the Orange County complex, which has a vacancy rate of less than 4 percent. Upgrades will include new kitchen islands, cabinets, tile backsplashes, quartz countertops, recessed lighting and vinyl plank floors. Common areas will get fresh paint, while the pool and fitness center will be made over.

“GVP saw this asset as a prime opportunity to realize significant upside by implementing a renovation program targeting luxury upgrades to unit interiors as well as making strategic common area and amenity improvements,” Keith Wasserman, founder of the firm, told the Orange County Register. Rents for its one- to three-bedroom apartments range from $2,895 to $3,449, according to

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