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Bascom Closes 44-Unit Mixed Use Apartment Community in Santa Ana, California

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Bascom Group, LLC has acquired Southtown at Main Apartments, a 44-unit apartment community with 4 retail tenant spaces located at 2140 South Main Street, Santa Ana, California for $8,550,000. A new loan was financed by CTBC Bank. Peter Hauser and Shane Shafer with Berkadia brokered the transaction.

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Built in 1988, the property consists of a four-story building situated on 0.88 acres in the rapidly changing community of Santa Ana.  The unit mix is comprised of 9% studios, 57% one-bedroom, and 34% two-bedroom units with fully equipped kitchens and patios or balconies. Southtown at Main also includes 4 ground floor retail spaces totaling 6,759 square feet. The property is ideally located in central Santa Ana— residents are just minutes away from retail, entertainment and employment. Southtown at Main Apartments is located 1.5 miles from the 55 freeway which connects residents to all of Orange County.

James D'Argenio, Principal for Bascom, comments, "We acquired a unique, Orange County apartment building at a great basis that is positioned well to compete with newer product after renovations."

Lee Nguyen, Senior Vice President for Bascom, adds "The Santa Ana submarket is transforming and providing an Orange County urban living option for young professionals. Bascom will focus renovation capital primarily on interiors and cosmetic exterior upgrades."

About Bascom: The Bascom Group, LLC ( is a private equity firm specializing in value-added multifamily, commercial, and non-performing loans and real estate related investments and operating companies. Bascom sources value-added and distressed properties including many through foreclosure, bankruptcy, or short sales and repositions them by adding extensive capital improvements, improving revenue, and reducing expenses by realizing operational efficiencies through implementation of institutional-quality property management. Bascom, founded by principals Jerry Fink, David Kim and Derek Chen, is one of the most active and seasoned buyers and operators of apartment communities in the United States. Bascom has completed over $9.5 billion in multi-family and commercial value-added transactions since 1996 including more than 250 multifamily properties containing over 69,000 units. Bascom has ranked among the top 50 multifamily owners in the US.  Bascom's subsidiaries and joint ventures include the Southern California Industrial Fund, Rushmore Properties, Bascom Portfolio Advisors, Shubin Nadal Associates, Spirit Bascom Ventures, REDA Bascom Ventures, MHF RM Holdings, Bascom Northwest Ventures, Bascom Arizona Ventures, Harbor Associates, and the Realm Group.  Bascom's subsidiaries also include Premier Business Centers, the largest privately held executive suite company in the US.  For additional information, please visit

Contact:  James D'Argenio
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