Cornerstone Arranges $18.4 Million for the Acquisition of Harrison Arms, a 109-Unit Apartment Community in Marlborough


MARLBOROUGH, MA — Cornerstone Realty Capital has recently arranged $18.4 million in financing for the acquisition of a garden style apartment community in Marlborough, MA.

The property, called Harrison Arms, features a total of 109-units with a mix of (48) one-bedroom, one-bathroom units and (61) two-bedroom, one-bathroom units. Each unit is equipped with air conditioning, while some units also feature private porches. All units will be undergoing renovations, which will include updating the flooring, installing in-unit washers and dryers, and upgrades to the bathroom.

Upon completion, all kitchens will be to feature granite countertops, new backsplashes, and brand-new appliances. The general property will also undergo renovations, including modernizing the common areas, adding a grilling station to the pool area, replacing the playground and cleaning up the dog run area. Tenants will enjoy the ample amount of parking with a total of 120 surface spaces, about 1.1 spaces per unit.

Harrison Arms is located in Marlborough in Middlesex County, about equal distance between Boston and Worcester. Harrison Arms is found off of Route 20, one of the main major roadways within the town with connections to Interstate 495. Tenants will enjoy having a multitude of dining options nearby, as well as a Walgreens and a gym within walking distance. The property is situated near Callahan State Park, a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, bike riding, and horseback riding, as well as those who enjoy taking in the views of the spacious land and numerous ponds.

Jeff Bruce, managing director and founder of True North Capital Partners, stated that, “Harrison Arms has tremendous potential for renovation and repositioning upside given its commuter-oriented location between Worcester and Boston in the Marlborough sub-market which is already experiencing its own strong growth dynamics. As they have been on so many previous transactions, Cornerstone was an essential partner in both financing and broader advisory in realizing our value-add strategy for this property.”

Cornerstone was able to deliver a financing structure fixed at closing for 75% of the acquisition and 100% of the renovation budget. The structure offers our client 36 months of interest only which will allow them time to complete renovations and reposition the asset. Upon stabilization the loan will convert to a 30-year amortization.