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Lloyd Jones has purchased the First Apartments multifamily from Premium Development for $92 million.

Lloyd Jones, Premium Development Exchange $92M for Miami Mid-Rise Residence

Walker & Dunlop, Inc., has facilitated the $92-million sale of First Apartments, a luxury mid-rise apartment community in the Miami, FL submarket of East Little Havana.

Still Hunter and Kaya Suarez of Walker & Dunlop represented both the buyer, Lloyd Jones, and the seller, Premium Development. The sale represents Premium Development’s first US multifamily project.

First Apartments, situated less than one mile from both Downtown Miami and Brickell, was completed in late 2021 and reached 90% occupancy by January 2022 at an initial leasing velocity of nearly 45 leases per month.

“Since opening its doors in late September, First Apartments has enjoyed an increase in lease rates with recent leases signed for more than 25% above initial leases,” said Roger Karré, COO at Premium Development. “With rental rates that are nearly $500 below communities with comparable finishes and amenities, First Apartments enjoys the enviable position as the best value in the local competitive set.”


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Lisa McDuffie arrives at ConnectCRE via REALTOR® world, where she served for nearly two decades as communications director for one of the nation’s largest REALTOR® organizations. She supported two membership-elected presidents who were commercial real estate practitioners, and managed the communications initiatives of the organization’s commercial special interest group. When not following the latest commercial real estate news, Lisa is zeroed in on her charismatic off-the-track thoroughbred as she makes the transition from an utterly failed racehorse to a lovely show hunter.

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