Michel Commercial Real Estate is pleased to present an exclusive listing for the sale of the Station Street Apartments (“Station Street” or the “Property”), a 108-unit apartment community located in Big Lake, MN. Station Street offers open concept living spaces and a wealth of community amenities, including: a fitness room, an outdoor pool, and a play area for children. The Station Street Apartments are located in Big Lake, an exurb of the Twin Cities. The Big Lake area is known for its beautiful parks, stunning lakes, and economic development opportunities. Big Lake is home to many young families who value a closeknit community as well as easy access to big-city amenities and employment options. Station Street is a three-minute walk from the Big Lake Train Station, where commuters can ride the Northstar Line to downtown Minneapolis in under an hour. The Property is half a mile from US Highway 10 and just ten minutes from Interstate 94. Big Lake is within commuting distance of the Twin Cities making it a desirable location for residents and the Big Lake market boasts higher rents than the state average year after year. In addition, the city has added over a thousand singlefamily and multi-family rental units since 2015 to accommodate growing demand for housing. The Station Street Apartments offer a desirable mix of studio, one, and two-bedroom units and has been a welcomed addition to the Big Lake community proven by the strong lease-up velocity. Station Street is a well-built, turn-key property located in a growing, family-friendly market with competitive rental rates and access to parks, highways, and employment sectors.
Michel Commercial Real Estate is pleased to present an exclusive listing for the sale of the Hillcrest Apartments, a 40-unit apartment community. Built in 1963, Hillcrest offers spacious floor plans, private entrances, wood-burning fireplaces, and modern kitchen appliances. Hillcrest is located in Columbia Heights, a historic, first-ring suburb of Minneapolis. Columbia Heights is home to popular restaurants, beautiful parks, and golf courses. Many residents enjoy the city’s small-town feel, big-city amenities, and easy access to downtown Minneapolis. Hillcrest is directly across the street from Columbia Heights High School and Highland Elementary School, a safe walking distance for many children. The city’s major commercial hub is less than a mile way, with everything from grocery stores and major brands to the iconic Heights Theater. The Property is less than two miles from the Interstate 694 entrance, which connects to Interstates 94 and 35W. University of Minnesota, University of Northwestern, and Bethel University are all located within 6.5 miles of Hillcrest as well. The Hillcrest Apartments is a value-add investment opportunity with strong in-place income and upside potential through interior and exterior upgrades. Hillcrest is a reliable property located in a family-friendly market with access to parks, highways, and employment sectors.
The Anoka/Champlin portfolio is comprised of ten properties with a total of 115 units. This portfolio features a desirable unit mix of primarily two-bedroom units with many capital improvements including: granite countertops (about 92 units), LVP flooring (about 29 units), updated equipment, updated roofs, updated windows, and newly poured concrete parking lots. The pride of ownership of the long-time owners is evident through the substantial investment of high quality materials that they have put into the properties in order to keep them is good working order. This portfolio is located in the neighboring, northern suburbs of Anoka and Champlin. These growing suburbs provide the convenience and easy access to the many employement sectors of the Twin Cities by way of US Highway 10 and US Route 169. These suburbs also have a variety of commuting options with two light rail lines and the Northstar commuter line. Residents of Anoka and Champlin enjoy ample walking and biking paths, lively town centers, and strong community pride. These well-maintained properties have excellent current and historical occupancy as well as solid in-place income. This portfolio offers an immediate, naturally-occuring rent increase opportunity with rents well below the like-kind rent comparables. In addition, these properties are an ideal value-add investment opportunity with substantial rental growth potential through interior upgrades. (The Anoka and Champlin suburbs have had similar-type properties, to this portfolio, successfully execute value-add strategies. These remodeled properties and units have been well-recieved in the market, proven by their strong rents and strong occupancy.) This Anoka/Champlin portfolio offers a unique opportunity to capture a large number of suburban apartment units within a few miles of each other in two growing cities that offer access to top employers, cultural amenities, green spaces, and more.
Michel Commercial Real Estate is pleased to present an exclusive listing for the sale of the Morningstar Apartments (the “Property” or “Morningstar”), a 46-unit apartment community located in St. Paul, MN. Built in 1964, this three building complex has a desirable unit mix of mostly one- and two-bedroom units, as well as on-site laundry facilities, and surface parking. The Morningstar Apartments are located in the North End neighborhood of the city of St. Paul. St. Paul is a major regional business hub and the third largest metropolitan area in the Midwest. Morningstar is conveniently located next to a bus stop and is just minutes from a small commercial hub and less than a mile from Interstate 35E. The Morningstar Apartments offers convenient access to green spaces, employment sectors, and freeways in a robust metropolitan area.
Michel Commercial Real Estate was founded by Steve Michel in 1987 and is focused on selling multifamily housing. The firm has sold over $2,000,000,000 in apartment sales and is known for extensive regional & national marketing, strong relationships, and negotiation expertise. Recognized as a top dealmaker in the Midwest, Michel Commercial Real Estate represents both private and institutional investors and regularly receives the ‘Power Broker Award’ for being among the highest overall in apartment transaction volume in the Twin Cities multifamily market.