Texas company mortgages 175 rentals in SoFla for $51M

An aerial view of Palm Beach County (Credit: Michael Kagdis)
An aerial view of Palm Beach County (Credit: Michael Kagdis)

A Texas-based company that owns and manages rental properties just mortgaged 175 homes in Palm Beach County for $51 million.

An affiliate of Invitation Homes, which operates roughly 45,000 homes throughout the United States, took out the financing with JPMorgan Chase Bank late last month.

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The 175 homes in this mortgage are part of a tremendous $1.2 billion loan on 7,265 of the company’s rental properties. That loan is being used to back a $853.9 million sale of asset-backed securities, which several reports are calling the largest of its kind.

Most of the homes being mortgaged are located Florida, California and Georgia. The average rental price is $1,461 per month, and 97.1 percent of the properties are rented, according to Morningstar Credit.

Invitation Homes is a division of the Blackstone Group financial company that buys distressed properties, renovates and rents them out. The company scooped up a huge amount of homes in South Florida, including more than 1,000 in Palm Beach County in the three years since its been founded.