McWhinney and Lightning Tree Capital Collaborate to Acquire Kelley at Samuels Avenue in Fort Worth

March 16, 2021 Posted In

McWhinney, a national real estate investor and developer with expertise in commercial, multifamily, hospitality, residential and mixed-use assets, is excited to announce it has partnered with Lightning Tree Capital, LLC. to acquire and operate Kelley at Samuels Avenue, an upscale development featuring 353 luxurious apartments and three-story townhomes with extensive amenities located in uptown Fort Worth.

An affiliate of Lightning Tree Capital, LLC. purchased Kelley at Samuels Avenue and has appointed McWhinney to operate the three-year-old apartment community. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The sale was brokered by Drew Kile with Institutional Property Advisors.

Opened in 2018, Kelley at Samuels Avenue elegantly combines contemporary urban luxury with timeless charm. Kelley apartment homes feature open floor plans, kitchens with granite & Quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances and luxurious bathrooms with dual vanities and soaking tubs. Amenities include an infinity-edge pool, a Fitness Center with yoga and spin studios, a full-service tech lounge, a dog park & dog wash and a bike shop with storage.

The 10-acre project – which overlooks the Trinity River just north of downtown Fort Worth – is also home to the landmark Garvey House, which is known as the “Queen of the Trinity.”

“We are excited for Kelley at Samuels to be the first of hopefully many multifamily projects in Texas,” said David Jaudes, Senior Vice President of Multifamily Development at McWhinney. “Our firm’s investment philosophy of building, buying and operating multifamily properties for the long-term is a good fit with all the exciting growth in Fort Worth.”

The Dallas-Fort Worth area experienced severe weather conditions in February as temperatures dropped below zero for several days. To support the local community during those challenging times, McWhinney donated 150 meals to a local Fort Worth warming shelter to assist displaced residents and express gratitude to the volunteers. “McWhinney cares deeply about the communities in which we do business, and we feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to extend meals to those who were temporarily displaced,” stated Stephanie Brock, Senior Vice President of Multifamily Operations at McWhinney.

McWhinney is a national development, management, and investment company that is committed to launching new lifestyle communities, developing vibrant mixed-use places and crafting new experiences for residents, employees and visitors to connect with and enjoy.

McWhinney has more than 4,000 apartment units completed or under construction. Other current projects include PARK40, a development of 313 apartment homes that is leasing now at the new Baseline master-planned community in Broomfield, Colo., and Clovis Point, which features 208 modern apartment homes now available for lease in Longmont, Colo.

McWhinney also has a 246-key Hyatt Centric boutique hotel under construction in Austin, Texas that is anticipated to open in early 2022.


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