Richmond Multifamily on Firm Footing
Underpinned by a diverse economy and a relatively affordable cost of living, Richmond, Va., has shown resilience since the onset of the public health crisis. Multifamily continues to be the preferred segment for investors as overall fundamentals have remained strong throughout COVID-19, according to Colliers research. Rental rates increased by roughly 5 percent over the past 12 months and the trend is anticipated to endure, Barry Tomlin, vice president of Breeden Property Management, told Multi-Housing News.
The Breeden Company’s multifamily portfolio currently encompasses apartments in excess of 15,000 across Virginia, with more underway. The Ella, for example, is a 250-unit project in the highly coveted Scott’s Addition area, which Breeden is building in a partnership with Spy Rock Real Estate Group. Moreover, in April, Breeden intends to break ground on the second phase of The Village at Westlake, a 122-unit development in the western part of the metro.
Tomlin discusses the strengths of the Richmond multifamily market and reveals his business strategy for the spring and summer leasing seasons.
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Nationally recognized, with 60 years of expertise in every facet of the industry, The Breeden Company is a vertically integrated real estate development company that boasts market-leading divisions including commercial real estate, multifamily property management and construction. With a portfolio of over 15,000 apartments that have been owned, managed and developed, as well as over 2 million square feet of retail and office, The Breeden Company is one of the premier real estate development firms in the nation. Breeden Realty is one of the top commercial real estate firms in Virginia (Virginia Business, 2021); Breeden Property Management is one of the top multifamily property management firms in the country (Multi-Housing News, 2021); Breeden Construction, the much-acclaimed multifamily general contractor for numerous third-party clients, is one of the top multifamily builders in the country (Multi-Housing News, 2020).