July 22, 2019 – SFO Group (“SFO”) announces the acquisition of Polaris Crossing (“Polaris”), a 248 units multifamily community, located in Columbus, Ohio. With an occupancy of 95%+ at acquisition, Polaris is a garden-style community spread over a total net rentable area of 209,080 sqft (19,424 sqm).
Columbus is the emerging powerhouse of the US Midwest; it is home to the second largest university in the nation, Ohio State University, and a leading hub for the movement of goods across the country, hosting more than 4,000 logistics establishments employing over 83,000 people.
Polaris is located in the most affluent district of the city, 5 minutes away from JP Morgan Chase headquarters employing 10,000 people, and less than 20 minutes away from Ohio State University with 30,000 employees.
Commenting on the transaction, Mohamad Abouchalbak, CEO of SFO, said: “With this latest acquisition, SFO marks its entry into the Midwest market as we continue to expand our footprint across key US cites that exhibit defensive characteristics. We are excited to add Polaris to our existing portfolio, now exceeding 3,250 multifamily units and 2,250 student beds, and providing a stable and well diversified source of income for our investors”.