McKinley Hyde Park Brand Grows Again and Solidifies Dominant PlatformSeptember 20, 2016
McKinley Hyde Park announces the acquisition of Beach Flats - Phase 2, located within the historic neighborhood of Hyde Park, Downtown Tampa, Florida. Beach Flats - Phase 2 sits adjacent to its neighbor Beach Flats and becomes the twenty-third community that is part of the McKinley Hyde Park brand, a boutique collection of historic and uniquely restored apartment homes in the Hyde Park and South Tampa neighborhoods. McKinley today is the dominant owner-operator in these neighborhoods, and this next phase of Beach Flats further expands that dominant footprint. Both communities will be operated under one common name to be known as Beach Flats.
This new phase of Beach Flats is an extraordinary example of Olde Historic Florida Architecture with large floor plans, natural hardwood floors, tall ceilings, extraordinary woodwork throughout. This community adds to the choices of in-town walkable, historic alternatives available within the Hyde Park brand. The post renovated community will include condominium grade interiors and extensive urban amenities conducive to the lifestyle of the neighborhood and our customers.
"This is going to be another terrific addition to our overall strategy, that only we could have pulled off frankly given our capital capacity, expertise and speed of execution" offered Harry Collison, McKinley's Senior Vice President and Managing Director - Acquisitions and Dispositions. Beach Flats has an exceptional location just off prestigious Bayshore Boulevard, walkable to the river, the downtown and Tampa General Hospital. "Beach Flats is at the east end of Hyde Park, one block from Bayshore Boulevard and a short walk to the downtown and Tampa General, and we are confident that our core customers that work in those locations will love this alternative in our brand mix" further offered Collison.
"This acquisition was another example of our ability to close very quickly with our own capital in advance of funding by our bank partners, and Harry Collison and I were able to custom tailor what the seller needed to make this happen seamlessly and efficiently in this transaction" offered Jim Willett, McKinley's Senior Vice President and Managing Director - Finance . Another key element in this acquisition was McKinley's reputation in the marketplace. "We always do exactly what we say we are going to do, and in record time. Everyone knows that when McKinley comes to the closing table, we deliver 100% of the time as agreed, and that's a big comfort to sellers in this marketplace," further added Willett and Collison.
“McKinley Hyde Park represents the very best of authentic and historic apartment living in traditional neighborhoods within the heart of downtown,” said Albert M. Berriz, CEO, Co-Owner and Managing Member. “Each community has been carefully curated to ensure that the brand delivers and exceeds expectations. We thoughtfully approach each building with an eye to detail that is sure to please the most discerning customers" Berriz further offered. McKinley Hyde Park also leverages the talent, resources and history of McKinley's dominant workforce housing platform located in Orlando, Gainesville, Daytona Beach and the Tampa Bay markets operated under its core McKinley brand, and its other boutique luxury brand McKinley Beach which is located along the barrier islands of Pinellas County including Gulfport, South Pasadena and North Reddington Beach. McKinley today is the largest owner-operator of Multifamily communities along the Interstate-4 corridor in Central Florida with 53 multifamily communities in the Central Florida market. "We continue to execute our long term strategic vision and initiative to be the dominant multifamily owner operator at the center of this growth engine which is the Interstate-4 corridor, and we are thrilled to participate in a meaningful way in the future of Central Florida," added Berriz.