Innovative Living

W5 Group developed an Innovative Living investment strategy.

Multifamily · Student Housing  · Single Family Rentals · Co-living · Microliving

Our strategy is focused on innovative residential real estate opportunities within the multifamily, student housing, single family rentals, co-living, and microliving sectors. Each of these sectors provide the potential for attractive risk adjusted returns.

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The number of American renters surpassed 100M this decade

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In 2020 there was a 2.5 million unit shortage of housing supply

Our investment pillars

Affordability, community, flexibility, design and technology

The investment thesis is rooted in strong secular demand drivers

W5 Group’s Target Residential Sectors

Apartment living where multiple, separate housing units are contained within one or several building from low rise cottage style to mid and high rise apartment buildings.

W5 targets 150 to 500-unit multifamily properties in Major Urban Markets and  Growth Markets (urban or suburban) – either ground-up construction or value-add opportunities.

Rental apartments primarily housing undergraduate and graduate college students.

W5 targets purpose-built student housing with bed-bath parity located in close proximity to top-tier universities – either ground up construction or value-add opportunities.

Single-family homes that are operated as rental properties, either individually or as part of a portfolio.

W5 targets acquisitions of existing scattered homes and/or developments of build-for-rent homes on single parcels in suburban areas of Major Urban Markets and Growth Markets. Strong preference for build for rent community oriented projects.

Shared apartment dwellings where residents have their own bedrooms and share living and kitchen spaces and have access to communal areas including co-working, lounges and fitness facilities. This community oriented living provides affordable housing solutions in dense urban areas without sacrificing experiences or location.

W5 targets purpose-built co-living acquisitions and/or developments in Major Urban Markets.

Compact multifamily units that provide privacy and affordability as well as access to communal areas including co-working, lounges and fitness facilities. This community oriented living provides affordable housing solutions in dense urban areas without sacrificing experiences or location.

W5 targets purpose-built micro-living acquisitions and/or developments in Major Urban Markets and Growth Markets.

Elements of Innovation

W5 Group targets investments that include flexibility, community, value, technology, densification and design as a means to generate incremental return and long term value.

Flexibility

21st century mobile lifestyles have brought to light the need for more flexible housing options

Community

Fostering organic interactions through digital and in house activities that promote human connection, both physically and virtually

Value

Increased cost of living in cities drives demand for affordable product within close proximity to employment, entertainment, cultural and educational centers

Technology

Mobile and desktop applications to streamline leasing, maintenance, community building, marketing, security, apartment access and other processes

Densification

Through the densification process, new builds and conversions become more efficient and generate higher yields

Design

Efficient, flexible floorplans and aesthetically pleasing interiors with a range of premier amenities optimize the resident’s experience

Target Markets

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Major Urban Markets
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Growth Markets
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Other Markets

Selected Closed Deals

i5 Union Market, Washington, D.C.

318 units and 12,000 SF of amenity space
10,000 SF of retail and 128 residential parking spots
It repeated the 12,000 sf of amenity space

Wynwood 28, Miami, Florida

217 bed residential project
63 units and 3,600 SF of retail space
Well-located in the eclectic Wynwood submarket of Miami

The Retreat East at Orlando – UCF

602 bed ground up student housing development
138 units and 12,500 SF of amenity space
18 cottage style buildings

365 Bond St. Brooklyn, NY

Luxury, newly built multifamily building
Courtyard and rooftop with views of Manhattan
430 residential units, 193 parking spaces, 2 retail shops