Grosvenor Americas acquires Maryland Apartment Community for $146M

Grosvenor Americas today announced the $146 million acquisition of The Crossings at Washingtonian Center, a 648-unit residential community in Gaithersburg, Maryland. 

9th December 2015

Adjacent to the newly developed retail, dining and entertainment outlets, Downtown Crown and Washingtonian Center, The Crossings consists of 16 four-story residential buildings on 23 acres. The property features a clubhouse with fitness center, three tennis courts, two swimming pools, a playground and a dog run. Grosvenor plans to undertake significant interior unit upgrades, landscaping and amenity improvements. Renovations, leasing and property management of The Crossing will be carried out by Thrive Communities, Inc., which manages apartment communities for Grosvenor in Washington state and Virginia.

“We are pleased to continue our investing activity across the Greater Washington Area region,” said Scott Brody, senior vice president, investment, Grosvenor Americas. “The demand for high-quality, well-located apartments such as The Crossings is fueled by the unparalleled amenity growth surrounding the property, including a superb school system that appeals to families and nearby employment opportunities.”

Ideally located at the interchange of I-270, I-370 and MD-200, The Crossing is in the DC metropolitan area and offers a shuttle service to Shady Grove Metro Station. Major employers such as The National Institute of Health are nearby, as well as top Montgomery County schools, including Thomas S. Wooten High School.

Eastdil represented the seller in the transaction.

Grosvenor added its first multifamily property to its Washington, DC portfolio when it acquired for $108.2 million Wheelhouse at Fair Oaks, a 491-unit apartment community in Fairfax, in August 2014. Since the acquisition, Wheelhouse has undergone significant renovations to improve resident experience, including upgrades to suite interiors, fitness club, leasing office, and shared public spaces.

In addition to The Crossings, Grosvenor has mixed-use projects under development in the Capitol Riverfront District and Silver Spring, MD. Grosvenor also runs a Structured Development Financing program that provides financing to residential and mixed-use developers – recently closing on approximately $20 million in financing towards PN Hoffman’s condominium development, Parcel O at The Yards, in southeast Washington, D.C. 


For more information contact:

Julie Chase
CEO Chase Communications
+1 202 997 8677

Patti Glass
Director of Marketing, Grosvenor Americas
+1 604 640 3535

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