ATLANTA, April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: APTS) ("PAC" or the "Company") today announced that it closed on a loan investment of up to approximately $31.5 million. This investment is in connection with Western National Group's plans to acquire and develop a 6.5 acre site located in San Jose, California that is currently zoned to provide for up to 551 multifamily units and approximately 37,000 square feet of commercial space.
Western National Group is a fully integrated multifamily acquisition, development, construction and property management firm headquartered in Irvine, California. "We are excited to collaborate with Western National, a well-respected company that has been such an important part of the multifamily business for so many years and hope this is just the first of many high quality projects that we can work on together," said John A. Williams, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for PAC. "Western has known and respected John Williams and his team for decades. We are excited to finally work together and look forward to a long working relationship," said Michael K. Hayde, CEO of the Western National Group.
About Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc.
Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. is a Maryland corporation formed primarily to acquire and operate multifamily properties in select targeted markets throughout the United States. As part of our business strategy, we may enter into forward purchase contracts or purchase options for to-be-built multifamily communities and we may make real estate related loans, provide deposit arrangements, or provide performance assurances, as may be necessary or appropriate, in connection with the development of multifamily communities and other properties. As a secondary strategy, we may acquire or originate senior mortgage loans, subordinate loans or real estate loans secured by interests in multifamily properties, membership or partnership interests in multifamily properties and other multifamily related assets and invest a lesser portion of our assets in other real estate related investments, including other income-producing property types, senior mortgage loans, subordinate loans or real estate loans secured by interests in other income-producing property types, membership or partnership interests in other income-producing property types as determined by our manager as appropriate for us. At December 31, 2016, the Company was the approximate 96.8% owner of Preferred Apartment Communities Operating Partnership, L.P., or the Operating Partnership. Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, commencing with its tax year ended December 31, 2011.
About Western National Group
Western National Group is a 59-year-old, fully integrated multifamily acquisition, development, construction and property management firm headquartered in Irvine, California. Western National Group is one of the nation's largest privately owned multifamily owners/developers and is the umbrella over five separate entities, which include Western National Properties, the development and acquisition arm of the firm; Western National Property Management, the property management arm; Western National Builders, the construction arm; Multifamily Ancillary Group, which specializes in optimizing ancillary income for owners; and Resident Group Services, the landscaping and appliance services and rental arm. Additional information is available at www.wng.com
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