RMR Residential Well-Positioned for Successful 2021 with Release of Q1 Activity

A recap of RMR Residential’s first quarter activity and achievements points to a successful 2021.


RMR Residential is well-positioned to continue its positive momentum after a productive start to 2021. In Q1, RMR Residential strategically acquired and recapitalized properties based on opportunity in target markets, executed timely sales, expanded its third-party services platform, and added industry veteran executives.

“We are pleased to announce our strong entrée into 2021 within every division of our company,” said Founder and CEO M. Patrick Carroll. “We have dedicated significant resources to initiatives that add additional value to our stakeholders and maintain our progressive position in the multifamily investment and management sector, further providing great returns for our investors and partners.”

Transactions and Portfolio Performance

In the four months to start the year, RMR Residential has executed four deals totaling nearly $230 million in transaction volume through one acquisition and three dispositions.

The firm kicked off 2021 by finalizing the acquisition of the rebranded Tortuga Pointe by ARIUM, a 295-unit multifamily community in St. Petersburg, Fla., in March. The asset was acquired through RMR Residential’s latest institutional fund vehicle, Carroll Multifamily Venture VI, LP.

The firm also executed the sale of three suburban properties – ARIUM Pinnacle Ridge in Raleigh, N.C, ARIUM Towne Lake in Houston, Texas, and The Marin by ARIUM in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Sold to different buyers, the three properties are valued at more than $170 million and represent more than 900 individual units. Inception to date, including these transactions, RMR Residential has successfully exited 92 assets valued at more than $4.4 billion, producing an average IRR and multiple of 26% and 1.7x, respectively.

Overall, RMR Residential’s Q1 multifamily portfolio performance saw an impressive average physical occupancy rate of 94.7% with annualized revenue growth of more than 4%. Its several hundred thousand square feet of retail remained 98.4% leased.

Third-Party Services Platform

In addition to its successful transactions, RMR Residential continued expanding its third-party services platform.

RMR Residential’s ARIUM Living brand took over the management of a Houston apartment community – La Rosa on Richmond, now known as La Rosa on Richmond by ARIUM – bringing nearly 20 years of experience in resident-driven management, top-of-the-line technology, and advanced marketing strategies to the property, with the goal of reducing costs and improving resident experience. RMR Residential's current third-party pipeline stands north of 2,000 units.

Company Expansions

RMR Residential expanded its executive team in Q1, welcoming two industry veterans: Brett Richards as Vice President of Investments and Melanie Johns as Chief Financial Officer. Joining the RMR Residential Investment Team, Richards brings 17 years of direct investment and portfolio management experience with a focus on multifamily portfolios of more than $5 billion at Equity Residential and Blackstone/LivCor, while Johns brings more than 20 years of experience across varied real estate asset classes, including stops at Cortland and Gables, to lead the RMR Residential Finance Team.

The firm also launched several new initiatives, putting a focus on important societal issues. RMR Residential’s Diversity & Inclusion Council continues to foster and promote an open and inspiring place to work, while also driving equity for all RMR Residential employees. CEO M. Patrick Carroll announced his personal commitment to advancing diversity in the workplace, signing the CEO Action Pledge to Further Diversity & Inclusion, which provides collaboration and resources for the world’s leading companies to enact measurable change. In addition, RMR Residential took time to update its 2021 ESG goals to ensure the brand’s positive, sustainable impacts.

During RMR Residential’s virtual Leadership Summit in Q1, CEO M. Patrick Carroll recognized the RMR Residential Circle of Excellence winners for 2020 and elevated the company’s focus on the importance of self-care for all employees, both mentally and physically. Teams across the country participated in a week-long program exploring changes in customer experience, leadership development, performance training and community outreach. The week culminated with the launch of the RMR Residential Community Impact initiative, a philanthropic charge for each property to focus on making a connection and impact within a 5-mile radius around the property.

Heading into Q2, RMR Residential looks to build on its positive momentum by executing strategic transactions, expanding its third-party managements services, and rolling out new company-wide initiatives, including data and cyber security programs currently being piloted. The firm will also continue to expand upon its industry-leading, customer-centric efforts after launching the EASE model in 2020, which orients employees around critical customer moments in their living journey.

Additionally, RMR Residential’s multifamily brand ARIUM launched its spring campaign, Together We LIVE. Recognizing the widespread impact of a global pandemic and the social awakening that brought long-overdue changes to our society in the past year, the Together We LIVE campaign was created to drive one simple message of hope: that we’ve experienced all of this as a collective. ARIUM properties bring together all walks of life into a community, creating shared experiences on a number of levels. The duality of the campaign is: Together, we live as ARIUM residents; and Together, we live – live to explore the world and be stewards of change to create a better life for everyone.

For more information about RMR Residential, visit residential.rmrgroup.com.

About RMR Residential

RMR Residential, a privately held real estate company, was founded in 2004. With headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., RMR Residential focuses on multifamily communities, including acquisitions, property and asset management services, and fund management. The firm has raised more than $2.7B of equity through RMR Residential-sponsored funds and joint ventures. RMR Residential has successfully purchased, developed or sold more than $12 billion of real estate. RMR Residential also has regional offices in Houston, Raleigh, Tampa, and New York.

The company manages more than 28,000 multifamily units in seven states and has purchased other multifamily owner/operators throughout the U.S. The firm has also developed student housing, single-family residential, and retail communities, and has overseen more than $250M of construction management for both its owned and fee partners. From due diligence to execution, RMR Residential has the internal capabilities and the external relationships to identify, underwrite, and close transactions. For more information, visit carrollorg.com.

Media Contact: Samantha Harber
Interdependence Public Relations