The Portfolio:Cook Properties is under contract to purchase a Mobile Home Park portfolio consisting of 55 parks and 2310 lots. The portfolio is located in New York State. The parks range in size from 10-160 sites per community. Purchase price for the portfolio is $121,750,000.
We will be the Number 1 park owner in New York State after this purchase.
About Cook Properties
Cook Properties, headquartered in Rochester, New York, was established in 1997 as a privately owned real estate development company. Since 1997, We have been involved in property ownership and management, including land development, property investment and general contracting.
We have been successfully navigating the “blue waters” of NYS for over 25 years.
We operate 51 multi-tenanted properties across New York State and have significant experience in developing and managing mobile home park communities. Our portfolio consists of mobile home parks, storage facilities, apartments, office buildings, and mixed use plazas.
Our paramount concern has always been our customers: our Residents, Tenants, and Investors. Satisfied customers lead to a profitable bottom line. We strive to provide the best, most satisfying, economical, safe living and work environments possible.We lead by example and treat others how we wish to be treated.
Why Mobile Home Parks
Nearly 10% of all US households rented a storage space in 2020. These facilities have low construction costs, low overhead and low staffing costs. Demand remains high across a wide range of demographics, while monthly rentals provide steady income.
Cook Properties is under contract to purchase a Mobile Home Park portfolio consisting of 55 parks and 2310 lots. The portfolio is located in upstate New York. Almost all of the parks are located less than 1 hour from our Corporate Headquarters in Rochester.
Map of Portfolio
55 MHP’s throughout NYS
The business plan for the portfolio is very similar to the numerous successful property repositions we have carried out over the years. Like other parks we have purchased, these assets have value-add opportunities through infill and management efficiencies. Although fairly stabilized as a whole (87% occupied), we intend to fill 230 vacant lots in the first 3 years. The capital expenditures needed to infill is included in the equity raise.
In addition to offering tenants the inventory of current used park owned homes, we will order 230 new homes over the first 3 years that will be available for sale. This allows us to offer a variety of options to new residents, ranging from new turn-key homes to more affordable used homes, thus widening the appeal to a larger range of residents and filling vacancies sooner. Park owned homesthat are beyond repair will be demolished and removed.
As soon as we take over new parks, we place a heavy emphasis on enforcing rules and regulations throughout the community to ensure a safe and comfortable living environment. Additionally, ourbusinessplans include immediately investing the time, resources and energy into improving the parks aesthetics. This can include replacing broken and faded signage, non working streetlights, removing trash, tree trimming and removal, and fixing potholes. A majority of these tasks and repairs are relatively inexpensive, but go a long way in filling vacancies and making a park feel new.
Our trained regional park managers will be able to combine their efforts with the management team in place, to provide a level of communication and service that the residents have not been accustomed to. As part of the acquisition of the parks –Cook Properties will be purchasing the seller’s Mobile Home Sales Center Operations, all fixed assets and other real property, andthe entire employee staff (including the Seller’s current Chief Operating Officer). With the added resources at our disposal, we will integrate what has worked well for the Seller over the years and combine those strategies with what has historically worked for us.
Lastly, a majority of the portfolio is located just a few miles from a number of parks we own. 100% of the portfolio is located in Upstate NY, largely in our backyard. We will take advantage of economies of scale to minimize operating expenses and deploy resources more efficiently.
Real Estate acts as a hedge against inflation. There are a limited supply of investment properties and a lack of available land to build new properties, as a result, real estate holds intrinsic value due to it’s scarcity. Demand for MHPs does not decrease when inflation rises, in fact,the value of existing properties may increase, given the rising cost of materials and labor to build and expand comparable properties. However, to mitigate rising prices, we are prepared to pass on increased operating and capital improvement costs to residents as rent increases (3% each year).
We are locking in long-term, low, 10 year fixed rate financing for nearly all of our debt. We will only be subject to rate risk Year 6 when we project to refinance a portion of the portfolio in the form a supplemental loan ($15.8mm). We have modeled a conservative 5.50% rate. The Fannie Mae supplemental loan terms will provide the most competitive terms available at that time.
In the event we see rates rising quicker than expected, we can execute a supplemental loan refinance sooner than Year 6 –as we project to stabilize the portfolio infill after Year 3. If rates have increased too high to execute a supplemental loan, investors will simply enjoy stronger cash flow than projected throughout the duration of the hold until their capital is returned at the time of sale, iewith no supplemental loan, less debt service = more cashflow).
We are projecting to fill 230 of 300 vacant lots over the portfolio within the first 3 years. While this execution does pose a risk to the projected effective gross income, we are confident in the continued strong demand in these markets.
The shortage of affordable housing is a major issue in American society. Mobile homes / Manufactured housing is at least halfthe cost per sq ft of stick built homes. We are able to provide the same quality of life for a fraction of the cost compared to stick built homes –and as such, have never had difficulty finding quality residents for infill execution. In fact, demand for MH is currently greater than the supply. We strive to solve this problem by investing in Mobile Home parks, operating them efficiently and executing infill development.
Cook Properties Fund 20 – Closed
The subject portfolio will not be included in the Cook Properties Fund 20. The fund has closed but we wanted to
provide case study material in the following slides illustrating a similar execution investors can expect when
investing in the portfolio opportunity offered.
The capital raised was used to acquire multiple assets, in several geographic regions, rather than just one property
in a single location. The diversification helped spread the investment risk across a variety of properties with
thousands (1,500) of income producing mobile home park lots. This portfolio opportunity has 2300 pads.
We are already outperforming our anticipated cash on cash returns. We expected to achieve a 10% cash on cash in
mid 2022, however we will hit that target in late 2021.
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