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Lloyd Jones Capital Acquires Two Texas Apartment Communities

Miami, Fla. – Lloyd Jones Capital, a private equity multifamily real estate firm headquartered in Miami, Fla., has acquired the Carol Oaks and the Villa Oaks apartment communities in Fort Worth and Houston, respectively. Both are considered exceptional value-add opportunities which the company anticipates improving and rebranding in order to enhance the asset value.

Says Chris Finlay, Chairman/CEO, “These properties are a great fit for our value-add portfolio. They are both currently producing cash flow, and with selective renovations and exciting rebranding they will prove to be fabulous opportunities for our investors.”

The Carol Oaks is a gated community consisting of 224 units on 18 acres. The property is undergoing rebranding to the company’s proprietary ‘The Vibe” concept that offers on-site, high-tech opportunities for its residents with Wi-Fi and collaborative work areas. The property’s new name is The Vibe at Landry Way.

The Houston property, Villa Oaks, with 212 units of affordable housing will be rebranded as TownParc at Sherwood. This townhouse community offers large units with numerous floor plans.

According to Finlay, two additional properties – in St. Petersburg, FL and Houston – are scheduled for closing in the next few weeks. These will add an additional 610 units to the company’s growing investment portfolio. Finlay says “One of the things that gives us great confidence in the ability to turn these C and B properties into C+ and B+ assets is Finlay Management, Inc., our property management arm.” He explains that Finlay Management is an Accredited Management Organization (AMO). In fact, the company was named “AMO of the Year” of North Florida in 2013 by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).

 

ABOUT LLOYD JONES CAPITAL

Lloyd Jones Capital is a private equity real estate firm that specializes in the multifamily sector. With 35 years of experience in the real estate industry, the firm acquires, improves and operates multifamily real estate in growth markets throughout Texas, Florida and the Southeast.

Lloyd Jones Capital provides a fully integrated investment/operations platform. Its property management arm partners with the investment team to provide unparalleled local expertise in each of its markets. Headquartered in Miami, the firm has offices throughout Texas and Florida. The firm’s investors include institutional partners, private investors and company principals. For more information visit lloydjonesllc.com.

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Lloyd Jones Capital, Multifamily Real Estate Investment Firm, Opens New Office Location in Orlando

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Miami, Fla. – Lloyd Jones Capital, a private equity multifamily real estate firm, has opened an office in Orlando to cover the Orlando/Central Florida market at 941 West Morse Blvd., Winter Park, Fla. 32789. This is the firm’s fifth Florida office. In addition to the Miami headquarters, locations now include Weston/Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville.

With additional offices in Dallas and Houston, Chris Finlay, Chairman and CEO, explains the importance of multiple offices: “Real estate is local. Good deals are hard to find, so we have ‘boots on the ground’ in all our major markets. This way, we are positioned to find the very best investment opportunities for our investors.”

The Orlando office will be directed by Stephen Selby, Vice-President of Investments. A long-time resident of Orlando, Selby has extensive experience in the real estate private equity field and will be responsible for identifying, acquiring and underwriting investment opportunities.


ABOUT LLOYD JONES CAPITAL

Lloyd Jones Capital is a private equity real estate firm that specializes in the multifamily sector. With 35 years of experience in the real estate industry, the firm acquires, improves and operates multifamily real estate in growth markets throughout Texas, Florida and the Southeast.

Lloyd Jones Capital provides a fully integrated investment/operations platform. Its property management arm partners with the investment team to provide unparalleled local expertise in each of its markets. Headquartered in Miami, the firm has offices throughout Texas and Florida. The firm’s investors include institutional partners, private investors and company principals. For more information visit lloydjones.wpengine.com.

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Millennials: Here They Come… And They Will Need Housing

A recent Miami Herald article, written by Ricardo Mor, pointed out that there are 83.1 million Millennials and a whopping 30 percent of them live at home with their families. This is an incredible statistic, especially for investors considering investing in multifamily real estate.

These 18-to-34-year-olds are historically our apartment dwellers, taking their first steps toward independence. Instead of moving into their first home post college graduation, they are still living at home.

Do the math: that’s almost 25 million young people – potential apartment renters who haven’t entered the rental market yet. The pent-up demand is huge and increasing. New construction cannot keep up, but even then, it is far too expensive for the entry level worker or new college grad.

That’s exactly why Lloyd Jones Capital is acquiring existing apartment complexes and re-branding and improving them in order to accommodate this exploding demographic that represents one-quarter of our nation’s population.

Paying attention to these real estate trends will move you to diversify your portfolio investment with multifamily real estate. Our investment strategy of finding, purchasing and remodeling C Class rentals is a great way to secure modern apartments for millennials while still creating a significant return for our investors.

 

Christopher Finlay is Chairman/CEO of Lloyd Jones Capital, a private-equity real-estate firm that specializes in the multifamily sector. With 35 years of experience in the real estate industry, the firm acquires, manages and improves multifamily real estate on behalf of its institutional partners, private investors and its own principals. Headquartered in Miami, the firm has operations throughout Texas, Florida and the Southeast. For more information visit: lloydjones.wpengine.com.

 

Multifamily Real Estate Investment Firm Acquires Fort Worth Apartment Community

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Miami, Fla. — Lloyd Jones Capital, a private, multifamily real estate investment firm, has purchased the Carol Oaks Apartments in Fort Worth, TX. The firm plans to upgrade and rebrand the 224-unit community located at 7412 Ederville Road. According to the company, this location is one mile from Interstates 30 and 820 and provides easy access to Downtown Fort Worth as well as the entire DFW metro area.

Carol Oaks is the first of several Lloyd Jones Capital acquisitions scheduled for imminent closing. Others are located in Houston, Tampa, and South Florida. The company looks for properties to which it can add value through renovations or stronger management. Its related company, Finlay Management, Inc., an AMO (Accredited Management Company) provides property management services to all acquired real estate assets.

Says Chris Finlay, Chairman and CEO of Lloyd Jones Capital, “It takes a lot of work to find a property of this caliber for our investors. But with our local ‘boots on the ground’ in every market, we have been able to track down the very best opportunities.”

Dallas/Fort Worth Vice-President of Investments, Mark McCoy, is responsible for the acquisition, underwriting and subsequent asset management of Carol Oaks. McCoy credits the entire Lloyd Jones team for this timely closing. “Our underwriting team, our management team, our construction team all provided unique insight into this property. We were on-site with operating phones, computers and new management the day we closed. We have an incredible team. The entire process is highly coordinated.”

ABOUT LLOYD JONES CAPITAL

Lloyd Jones Capital is a private equity real estate firm that specializes in the multifamily sector. With 35 years of experience in the real estate industry, the firm acquires, improves and operates multifamily real estate in growth markets throughout Texas, Florida and the Southeast.

Lloyd Jones Capital provides a fully integrated investment/operations platform. Its property management arm partners with the investment team to provide unparalleled local expertise in each of its markets. Headquartered in Miami, the firm has offices throughout Texas and Florida. The firm’s investors include institutional partners, private investors and company principals. For more information visit lloydjones.wpengine.com.

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One Easy Way to Preserve Your Wealth – And Enjoy It, Too

If you are reading this blog, you are most likely interested in accruing wealth through savvy investment strategies. There are lots of places to put your money; investing is not really the issue. The issue is: what investment options are best for preserving your wealth?

One answer is real estate.

It is said that 90% of the Forbes 400 index of the world’s wealthiest people either made or retained their wealth through real estate. But not just any real estate. These people own high-quality, income-producing real estate, like apartment communities and office buildings. The ultra-wealthy hold real estate long term, because they know that is how to preserve their wealth.

Your luxury home, your Alpine ski chalet, and your “investment” condos in New York and Miami may (if you are lucky) provide some asset appreciation when you sell them, but in the meantime, they are costing you more than you will recoup. My advice: Enjoy them, but do not count on them to preserve your wealth. Do not expect them to be long-term wealth enhancers.

I just read an ad for an exotic car rental company called Lou La Vie. What a great philosophy! Rent the things that add to your enjoyment of life. Whether it’s cars or boats or condos, you can rent them when you want them, and that’s a lot cheaper than owning. But buy future security.

And now is the perfect time. I’ve been in the real estate business for almost 40 years and I’ve never seen a better opportunity to invest in multifamily (apartment communities) real estate in the U.S. Home ownership is at its lowest rate in years, and apartment living is soaring, both for renters by choice and renters by need. U.S. demographics point to continuing demand for rental housing.

Why? Just look at the traditional American first-time home buyers. They are not buying homes:

1) They are burdened with large student loans and other debt. Unable to find jobs after college, they went to back to school.
2) They don’t have the money for down payment on a home.
3) They are delaying marriage and starting a family which is a driving factor in home ownership.
4) They want flexibility for employment purposes to move to a new job.

So they are renting. And, interestingly enough, so are their parents and grandparents as they down size or retire.

There are many more reasons to choose multifamily real estate to supplement your investment portfolio: on-going income, asset appreciation and tax advantages. Plus, real estate has outperformed all other asset classes over the past 12 years, and its value does not rise and fall with the stock and bond markets. And interest rates!  Right now, with low interest rates, we can leverage funds to provide the greatest returns.

I could go on and on about the advantages of multifamily real estate. If you would like to discuss it, don’t hesitate to contact us at info@lloydjonescapital.com.

By the way, there are several ways to invest in real estate. At Lloyd Jones Capital, we offer direct investment (as opposed to a REIT which is like buying stock). We have funds that we co-invest with major institutional partners for maximum leverage; we have individual property investments, and we have funds that target specific categories such as workforce housing. Or we can help you acquire a property and become your asset manager to protect your investment.

Good asset management is one of the keys to successful multifamily investing. But the most important, after analyzing and choosing a property, is the day-to-day property management of the asset. Lloyd Jones Capital partners with its sister company, Finlay Management, Inc. to oversee the operations and maintenance. Finlay Management has been in the business since 1980 and is an Accredited Management Organization.

Let me leave you with this reminder: Rent lifestyle; but for wealth preservation, purchase a quality, U.S. apartment complex.

 

Christopher Finlay is Chairman/CEO of Lloyd Jones Capital, a private-equity real-estate firm that specializes in the multifamily sector. With 35 years of experience in the real estate industry, the firm acquires, manages and improves multifamily real estate on behalf of its institutional partners, private investors and its own principals. Headquartered in Miami, the firm has operations throughout Texas, Florida and the Southeast. For more information visit: lloydjones.wpengine.com.

 

Multifamily Veteran Launches Lloyd Jones Capital, a Private Real Estate Investment Firm

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MIAMI, Fla. — Chris Finlay, long-time multifamily real estate investor, developer, and manager, has launched Lloyd Jones Capital, a new private multifamily real estate investment firm. This new entity will acquire and improve carefully targeted multifamily real estate on behalf of institutional partners, private investors and its own principles.

A prominent player in the real estate industry since 1980, Finlay has developed approximately 40 multifamily communities around the country. During the same period, he grew a property management firm to accommodate his growing real estate portfolio. “Lloyd Jones Capital allows us to share what we know best when it comes to multifamily real estate,” Finlay says. “We sponsor investments in high-potential multifamily real estate. It’s the same thing we have been doing successfully for our own account for 30 years.”

The firm’s strategic focus is on Florida, Texas and South Carolina. “We have strong property management operations in place throughout these states,” Finlay explains. “We know the markets very well and constantly look for opportunities. We can afford to be highly selective. Plus,” he adds, “these states offer the most dynamic demographics in the country.”

James Eddings, CPA, serves as Managing Director. According to Eddings, one of the firm’s key advantages is its sister company, Finlay Management, Inc. Designated as an Accredited Management Organization (AMO), the property management firm has a thirty-year history in multifamily property management. Together, the two companies form a fully integrated, institutional-quality real estate operating entity-which, he adds, assures investors of hands-on, professional oversight of their investments.

 

ABOUT LLOYD JONES CAPITAL

Lloyd Jones Capital is a private real estate investment and asset management firm that specializes in the multifamily sector. With 35 years of experience in the real estate industry, the firm identifies, acquires, and improves multifamily real estate in growth markets throughout Texas, Florida and the Southeast. Lloyd Jones Capital provides a fully integrated investment/operations platform. Its property management arm partners with the investment team to provide unprecedented local expertise in each of its markets. Headquartered in Miami, the firm has offices throughout Texas and Florida. The firm’s investors include institutional partners, private investors and its own principals. For more information, visitwww.lloydjones.wpengine.com.

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