UC Asset LP , an Atlanta-based real estate investment firm, confirms that it has received a construction loan of $400,000 on its first Shared Home-Office Cluster (SHOC) property, through its wholly owned subsidiary SHOC Holdings LLC.
This first SHOC property is located in the historical district of downtown Atlanta, directly across the street from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, and right off a major exit of intersecting highways known as the “Downtown Connector”. It was acquired for a total cost of approximately $750,000 in April, and the deal was closed on July 01, last Thursday. This property may be developed into 10 units for short-stay rental under the concept of SHOC.
SHOC is a disruptive new concept for real estate investment. UC Asset defines the concept as a residential property with each bedroom designed as an individual business lodge equipped with office capabilities. These home-office spaces can be rented out individually, mostly targeting business travelers. The company plans to sell those spaces on platforms such as Airbnb, Vrbo or through corporate partnerships.
“SHOC combines the merits of home stays (such as most Airbnb) with conventional business hotels, and is an improvement to both,” boasts Greg Bankston, managing partner of UC Asset. “SHOC offers business conveniences that current home stays lack, and provides a lifestyle charm that current business hotels fail to provide.”
Bankston estimates that, after renovating the property into about 10 units of SHOC, it may generate gross revenue of about $350,000 per year in the short run. The cost of renovation is estimated at $300,000 to $400,000.
“We are grateful to receive a construction loan that will likely cover all of our construction cost. This may remarkably improve our ROE (Return on Equity) on this property,” says Bankston. “The loan is provided by a local bank who had worked with us on conventional investments. Approval of this loan, we believe, shows that the bank has confidence in our new and innovative investment model SHOC.”
The loan carries an interest of 4.25% per annum and matures in 12 months. If renovation of the property can be completed by the maturity date, it is possible that the loan can be refinanced into a mortgage loan of longer term, collateralized with the finished SHOC property.
About UC Asset:
UC Asset LP is a limited partnership formed for the purpose of investing in real estate with value-added strategies, concentrating in metropolitan areas of Atlanta, GA. For more information about UC Asset, please visit: www.ucasset.com
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