Clarion Partners buys Lauderhill apartments for $72M

Deal for 302-unit complex equates $238K per unit

Serramar Apartments at 6701-6950 Landings Drive in Lauderhill, FL. (
Serramar Apartments at 6701-6950 Landings Drive in Lauderhill, FL. (

Clarion Partners scooped up the Serramar Apartments in Lauderhill for $72 million, marking continued investment interest in South Florida’s robust multifamily market.

New York-based Clarion bought the 302-unit complex at 6701-6950 Landings Drive from an affiliate of Milbrook Properties, according to a deed. The deal breaks down to $238,411 per apartment.

The garden-style apartment complex was built in 1985 on 18.4 acres. Millbrook had paid $58 million for the property in 2020, property records show.

Serramar Apartments offers one- and two-bedroom units, with rents ranging from $1,470 to $1,800 a month, according to Amenities at the pet-friendly community include two pools, a gym and an on-site cyber cafe, according to Serramar’s website.

Manhasset, New York-based Millbrook is a family owned real estate manager, buyer and developer led by Rubin Pikus, according to its website.

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Clarion Partners, led by David Gilbert, invests across commercial real estate property types and has roughly $71 billion in total assets under management, and about 500 domestic and global institutional investors, according to its website.

In December, Clarion sold the eight-story, 285-unit Moda apartment building in North Bay Village for $122 million. 

The regional multifamily market has been thriving because of high demand, which has allowed landlords to push up rents, and fueled investor demand.

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