ARES Acquires High-Profile Property at the Doorstep of Angel Stadium

Irvine, CA – Advanced Real Estate Services, Inc. (ARES) has completed the purchase of a 251 unit mixed-use property in the Platinum Triangle. The property sits directly across the Street from the Grove Theater just outside the parking lot of Angel Stadium. At the base of the 6-story building is “The Catch” restaurant which has been a landmark in Orange County since 1978. Originally designed and built as Condominiums in 2009, the property features large modern units averaging over 1,200 square feet and an abundance of amenities including a 6th floor entertainment deck overlooking the Stadium.

Richard Julian, President of ARES stated, “We are excited about adding this asset to our portfolio in Anaheim. Our goal is to complete cosmetic upgrades so we can continue to compete with the new product currently being delivered. We feel we have an advantage as this asset is the most well located in the submarket and the units are much larger than the competition.”

ARES plans a complete re-branding of the property to “Stadium House” and will spend over $5.3 million in upgrades. The improvements will be focused on the leasing office, fitness center, pool area, clubhouse, dog park, courtyards, elevators & lobbies. A new shared work space will also be created for residents who work from home to have access to professional offices and conference facilities. The interiors will receive new flooring, paint and technology features. The 6th floor entertainment deck will be completely overhauled so that residents can enjoy the breathtaking views, game days, events and fireworks from Angel's Stadium.

“We plan to work with The Catch restaurant to host catered events on our 6th floor deck. We will install ovens, beer taps, refrigerators and other kitchen equipment so that the deck can be an extension of their restaurant on game days. We are also in discussions with The Catch and Flame Broiler to provide room service to our residents. These services and amenities will create a hotel-like atmosphere at the property” added Julian.
The Stadium House property should benefit from the increase in commercial development in the Platinum Triangle market. LT Global has announced they have plans to start construction on their transformative development (directly across the stadium parking lot) as soon as the end of this year. This project will include retail, hotel and residential uses. Also, one block away, Lennar is under construction on their “A Town” development which will include approximately 50,000 additional square feet of retail development.

The seller of this property was represented by Sean Deasy and Ryan Fitzpatrick of HFF's Newport Beach Office. Mike Elmore of Nortmarq Financial procured a $67.5 million Fannie Mae loan on behalf of ARES.
“We raised over $50 million of private equity for this acquisition. A large piece of that came from the refinance of 4 of our other nearby properties” added Julian.

Advanced Real Estate Services, Inc. (ARES) was formed in 1982 and currently owns and operates over 8,250 units throughout Southern California with a market value in excess of $2 billion. ARES funds their investments with private equity and handles all property management and renovation in-house. This vertically integrated approach allows ARES to most efficiently execute their business plan of acquiring value-add properties in Southern California, renovating them to the highest standards, and then effectively managing them for the long-term. To learn more about ARES please visit www.advancedonline.com.