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Capri Capital Partners invests in River North apartment tower

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Capri Capital Partners LLC , on behalf of an institutional investor, has joined The Habitat Company to recapitalize Kingsbury Plaza, a 420-unit luxury apartment building in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.

Capri Capital Partners LLC , on behalf of an institutional investor, has joined The Habitat Company to recapitalize Kingsbury Plaza, a 420-unit luxury apartment building in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.

The newly formed joint venture will enable ownership to continue making strategic upgrades intended to further enhance the property’s appearance, experience and marketability. The property was originally constructed by Habitat and opened in 2007. Habitat has retained an equity position and will continue providing day-to-day property management services on behalf of ownership.

One of the tallest structures along the Chicago River, the 47-story Kingsbury Plaza features striking architecture, fountains, award-winning landscaping, an underground connection to the East Bank Club and proximity to restaurants, stores, bus routes, rail lines and major freeways.

Kingsbury Plaza’s apartments range in size from 498-square-foot studios to 1,332-square-foot two-bedroom units, which all feature unobstructed views of the Chicago skyline. The apartments are outfitted with ample closet space, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and custom cabinetry. Additionally, the property offers a number of resident amenities, including an outdoor sky terrace, a landscaped river walk, outdoor pool and spa, fitness center, social lounge, internet café, dog run and a dry cleaning drop-off and pickup location on the premises.

Upon closing, ownership will implement a renovation program to modernize the property to maintain its competitive position in the marketplace.  Unit renovations will include the installation of wood flooring in the living and dining areas of all units, along with enhancements to the common area amenities.

“We are proud to be investing in our hometown of Chicago within one of the city’s most vibrant residential neighborhoods,” said Quintin Primo III, chairman and chief executive officer for Capri. “The Habitat team has earned a reputation as one of Chicago’s most highly regarded developers, owners and operators. We are excited to be teaming up with Habitat to recapitalize this property and elevate its competitiveness in the marketplace.”

“Kingsbury Plaza is a high-quality, well-designed, trophy core asset that will continue to attract today’s discerning renter,” said Mark Segal , president and chief executive officer of The Habitat Company. “We look forward to working closely with Capri to continue to deliver our award-winning customer service and introduce a series of upgrades to further solidify Kingsbury Plaza’s presence as a premier asset in this dynamic and thriving neighborhood.”