FPA Multifamily Buys 562-Unit Fountainhead Apartments for $130 Million, CBRE Brokers the Deal


BOSTON – The CBRE Capital Markets team announced the sale of Fountainhead Apartments in Westborough, MA, for $130 million.

Fountainhead Apartments is a 562-unit 100 percent market-rate apartment community spread through three eight-story buildings that are situated on over 20 acres of grounds. The community is strategically located on Route 9 in Westborough with easy access to Interstates 90, 290 and 495, as well as the Westborough MBTA Commuter Rail Station. Residents are in a prime location with easy access to the major employment centers throughout the MetroWest as well as Boston.

CBRE multi-housing experts Simon Butler and Biria St. John exclusively represented the seller, Northland Fountainhead LLC, an affiliate of Newton-based Northland Investment Corporation, and procured the buyer, FPACP4 Fountainhead, LLC, an affiliate of FPA Multifamily, LLC. This transaction marks FPA’s first acquisition in the Boston market.

“We are pleased to have sold Fountainhead on behalf of Northland who made significant improvements towards the repositioning of the asset since acquiring it in January 2014,” said CBRE’s Butler. “Fountainhead offers the buyer the ability to continue with and expand the scope of value-add upgrades implemented by the seller. The community offers outstanding access to the numerous different employment centers in the MetroWest and Greater Boston market. The community’s superior location and physical attributes, coupled with the strong employment growth in the MetroWest, should translate to continued healthy revenue growth for years to come.”

Originally built between 1971 and 1973, the 100 percent market-rate community is comprised of 562 units with a mix of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments with an average size of 1,157 square feet. Additionally, Fountainhead offers a generous amenity package including a community room, outdoor pool, gym, basketball court and tennis court.