Magnolia Flats: 450 New Rental Apartments Coming Soon in Riverside

By: Sharjeel Sohaib

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Sep 3, 2021

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Magnolia Flats

Realm Group, Newport Beach-based real estate investment and development company, will build Magnolia Flats, a project with 450 new rental units in Riverside near Tyler Galleria. The project consists of a four-story residential building with studio units and one- and two-bedroom units, commercial buildings, and amenities like tot lot, roof-top deck, and a dog park.   

β€œMagnolia Flats will be one of the largest new multifamily projects in the Inland Empire this housing cycle,” said Andrew Sinderhoff of Land Advisors, one of the deal’s brokers. 

The new project announced by the Realm Group will comprise of a four story residential building with 106 studio units, 173 one-bedroom units and 171 two-bedroom units. This will provide some relief to the local employers who struggle to retain talent due to high rental prices in the Inland Empire region.

Housing Crisis in the City of Riverside and sky-high rental prices 

The Inland Empire has seen one of the biggest rent hikes nationwide. Earlier, we reported that  Riverside was the fastest growing metro area, with the median rent reaching $2,112 in June, up 24.2% year-over-year. 

A lack of housing units pushed the rental prices higher which in turn attracted investors into buying apartment complexes. Tower 16 is one such commercial real estate investment and management company that recently bought four apartment complexes, two each in Moreno Valley and Colton

Demand will continue to grow amid low supply

The demand for housing in the Inland Empire will continue to grow. Investors are piling up their investments in the IE region to ensure they make good money out of the opportunity created by a huge imbalance between the housing demand and supply. 

β€œThe Inland Empire continues to be a strong market for multifamily housing,” said Tower 16 co-founder Mike Farley. 

Cost of living and housing options for IE’s startups

High rental prices drive up the cost of living and things can get so out of control for upstarts, or even established companies where they can’t convince employees to move to the Inland Empire or find it difficult to fill open positions.

The recent announcement by several property investment companies to buy existing apartment buildings, refurbish them and rent out to new tenants may solve the problem of a lack of housing supply in the IE region. However, the rent these new buildings end up charging in terms of rent will determine if it actually helps the existing startups and businesses.Β 

Data from a housing cost calculator Zumper, the results of which were shared by CNBC show that Detroit, Omaha, Austin, and Portland have the lowest rental price (for a studio apartment as an example).

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Los Angeles as well as other cities of California state such as San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose are in the upper quartile for rental prices.     

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    Sharjeel joined Startempire Wire as emerging technologies editor. Earlier, he worked at Silicon Canals, a leading English language technology media source for the Benelux and wider Europe. He covered the European technology and startup ecosystem digging into latest funding rounds of startups.

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