RMR Residential Continues 2020 Growth with Acquisitions

RMR Residential adds nearly 1,600 units with the acquisition of three Atlanta-area properties.

RMR Residential, a national real estate investment and management company, acquired three multifamily communities in the Atlanta MSA: The Cascade at Morgan Falls, The Fountains at Morgan Falls, and The Columns at Bentley Manor, for a combined purchase price of approximately $220M. All three assets were acquired through RMR Residential’s latest institutional fund vehicle, Carroll Multifamily Venture VI, LP.

Located in strategic and high-growth areas of the Atlanta market, these communities will add 1,598 multifamily units to the RMR Residential portfolio. All three communities were acquired at an attractive basis, and will be managed by RMR Residential, rebranded under the “ARIUM” multifamily brand, to ensure that residents’ experiences are driven by their needs.

The Cascade at Morgan Falls and the Fountains at Morgan Falls communities will be combined under a new name, ARIUM Morgan Falls. The two communities are adjacent, garden-style communities, with 1,180 units total. Located in Sandy Springs, Ga., one of Atlanta’s most dynamic suburban sub-markets with outstanding demographics, ARIUM Morgan Falls is one mile west of GA-400, near I-285, and is in close proximity to a MARTA station, Atlanta’s public transportation operator. RMR Residential plans to invest more than $30M in the properties, overhauling exteriors, amenities, and unit interiors to reposition the communities with features synonymous with the ARIUM brand.

The Columns at Bentley Manor, which will be rebranded as ARIUM on Bentley, is a 418-unit garden-style, gated apartment community located in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, Ga., and is a part of Cobb County, which is well-known for its highly rated schools. The community provides easy access to I-75 and I-285, and is minutes from retail, sports, and entertainment venues like The Battery Atlanta and Cobb Galleria. RMR Residential plans to utilize its extensive renovation and repositioning experience to execute a capital renovation plan, which will remodel and update the community’s resident-focused amenities and provide modern features throughout.

“At RMR Residential, we believe in the long-term demand for each of these locations due to their relative affordability, proximity to local freeways and employment hubs, good schools, and the fundamentals of Atlanta’s strong, diversified economy, which has been highlighted by its resiliency through the pandemic,” said RMR Residential VP of investments Casey Barber. “We’re always looking to invest in active, growing areas with good macroeconomic tailwinds, and believe these communities strongly deliver.”

The three acquisitions amplify RMR Residential’s continued growth in the face of difficult economic times and a global pandemic, and further demonstrates RMR Residential’s confidence in the future of multifamily.

“Despite the well-seen trend of riding out this current pandemic, we are using this time as an opportunity to acquire and invest in new communities,” said RMR Residential’s CEO Patrick Carroll. “We have experienced tremendous growth in recent years and these significant acquisitions are an example of where RMR Residential is headed as we look into the next year.”

The investment firm has now purchased 17 communities – totaling more than $1B – since 2019 and is continuing to actively purchase high-quality multifamily communities in the Southeast, Southwest, Mountain West, and other strategic target markets across the country. RMR Residential sources many of its deals “off-market” directly from developers and owners and is recognized in the industry as a best-in-class owner and operator.