120-unit LIHTC Community Outside ChicagoKyle Shoemaker
(June 30, 2021) – Affordable Housing Investment Brokerage Inc. (AHIB) recently sold a 120-unit independent senior living community in Lyons, Illinois for $8,800,000. Riverwalk sold for over list price with multiple offers procured. Managing Director Kyle Shoemaker represented the seller, Barron Development LLC, and buyer to complete the transaction.
Riverwalk is a 120-unit, six-floor complex 15 miles outside Chicago, Illinois. Built in 2003, the community is located in Lyons at the corner of Ogden and Joliet avenues, within close proximity to a Metra train stop and grocery store. Being one of only a few properties of its nature, Riverwalk offers its new investors a great growth opportunity in the densely populated market of Lyons. The complex provides on-site parking for residents and includes 99 one-bedroom apartments and 21 two-bedroom units, the majority of which are rented under affordable housing guidelines. Only 16 units are rented at market value.
There are very few competing properties for affordable, independent senior apartment options in the area. It’s a great location, with many of the property’s units overlooking the river.
The property was developed using funds from the Low Income Housing Tax Credit and the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA). Current affordability restrictions remain in place until 2033, and the buyer intends to operate as affordable housing for the foreseeable future.