The Praedium Group Acquires Trees of Newnan

Staff Report From Newnan CEO

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

The Praedium Group, a New York City based national real estate investment firm, announced the acquisition of Trees of Newnan Apartments in Newnan, GA. Peter Calatozzo, Managing Director of The Praedium Group, made the announcement of the investment firm's most recent acquisition.

Constructed in two phases in 2014 and 2016, Trees of Newnan consists of twenty-two, three- and four-story apartment buildings. The property's unit mix is comprised of one, two, and three-bedroom homes ranging from 674 SF to 1,620 SF, with an average unit size of 985 SF. Units feature nine-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances, tile backsplash, track & pendant lighting, and wood-style flooring in portions of the units. The community boasts controlled access gates and the amenity package consists of a clubhouse/leasing center, fitness center with spin area, swimming pool, picnic areas, and an extensive walking/jogging trail system.

"This was an exciting investment opportunity for Praedium, as we were able to purchase the property at an attractive basis relative to replacement cost," said Mr. Calatozzo. "Since 2010, the Atlanta MSA south of I-20 has seen 14% of Atlanta's MSA population growth, but only 3% of the total supply pipeline. Coweta County has seen 60% population growth since 2000 and is projecting 21% growth over the next 10 years."

Mr. Calatozzo continued, "the acquisition of Trees of Newnan fits well within our strategy of purchasing high quality assets in growth markets. This location within the Atlanta MSA continues to see strong job development, which is led by the ongoing industrial development along the I-85 corridor, expansion of the healthcare industry, and the growth of the film industry propelled by a cluster of well-regarded movie studios."   

Kelsey Durels, Associate of The Praedium Group, added: "Praedium will rebrand the property and seek to enhance the tenant experience through a modernization of the clubhouse and amenity space. We are also contemplating a unit interior upgrade program which we believe will be well received by the market."