Phoenix, MG Acquire $53M Apartment Community

The purchase of Crystal View, a 402-unit property in Garden Grove, Calif., received assumable tax-exempt bond financing and 20 percent of the units are reserved for low-income housing.

February 8, 2011
By Allison Landa, News Editor

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Phoenix Realty Group and MG Properties Group have purchased Crystal View, a 402-unit apartment property in Garden Grove, Calif. The $53 million deal received assumable tax-exempt bond financing and 20 percent of the units are reserved for low-income housing.

Crystal View was built in 1968 and has undergone major renovations over the past decade. According to Phoenix managing director Alex Saunders, the property was a strong fit for the company’s investment strategy of value-oriented rentals for a middle-market workforce. He added that its location near major freeways and major employers such as Disneyland and the University of California was also a major plus.

MG Properties senior vice president Justin Smith said that the firm’s operating platform combined with Phoenix’s experience and resources makes the partnership a strong one.

In 2010, Phoenix acquired more than 2,100 apartment units nationally, an estimated value of $250 million.