Colliers International in Greater Phoenix negotiated the sale of the Campus Walk and Campus View Apartments in Tempe, Ariz., for approximately $5.58 million, or $50,718 per unit. The two communities consist of a combined 110 units.

The buyer was Renue on Orange, LLC, of Scottsdale, a company formed by Jay Chernikoff and Michael Christiansen. The seller was Steve Heimler of Calabasas, Calif. Bill Hahn, Jeffrey Sherman and Trevor Koskovich of Colliers International’s HSK Multifamily team represented both the buyer and seller.

“Chernikoff and Christiansen recognized the opportunity to acquire an older property with excellent potential to be repositioned as student housing to serve Arizona State University, located one-half mile west of the properties,” said Koskovich. “Due to the proximity to the Metro Light Rail, both assets are in the Transit Overlay District (TOD), which allows for future high-density redevelopment and provides a pedestrian-friendly environment.”

The 62-unit Campus Walk is a two-story community located at 1137 E. Orange Street; the 48-unit Campus View is a three-story community located directly across the street at 1140 E. Orange Street, in Tempe. Both properties were built in 1968.

Campus Walk consists of 28 one-bedroom, one-bath and 34 two-bedroom, two-bath units ranging from 820 to 935 square feet. Campus View consists of 24 one-bedroom, one-bath and 24 two-bedroom, two bath units ranging from 820 to 965 square feet. Common amenities include two swimming pools, two laundry facilities and 140 uncovered parking spaces with additional open parking along Orange Street.

The Phoenix team of Cohen Financial led by Brandon Harrington, partner-director, arranged acquisition financing at 85 percent loan-to-cost. The loan is interest only with a three-year term. “We were able to provide an attractive interest rate with high non-recourse leverage from a private equity firm for Renue Properties to reposition the asset while maximizing investment yield,” said Harrington.

Hahn, Sherman and Koskovich specialize in the sale of multifamily investment real estate in the Southwest. Colliers HSK Multifamily is positioned within the marketplace as a service-intensive operation serving the private and institutional capital markets. To view their current offerings, visit

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