N.Y. investors snap up San Francisco’s sprawling Parkmerced complex

Courtesy Marlize van Romburgh

N.Y. investors snap up San Francisco’s sprawling Parkmerced complex 152-acres. Plans for redeveloping to 8,900 units.

A group of New York investors has purchased a majority stake in Parkmerced, the sprawling housing complex on San Francisco’s West Side that is slated for a multibillion-dollar revitalization, in a deal that values the property at more than $1.3 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Park Merced Completion

Park Merced Completion

The property currently has 3,221 units. Plans call for redeveloping it into 8,900 units, with a groundbreaking slated for 2015 or 2016. Parkmerced is located in one of the city’s less-dense neighborhoods, an appealing fact for developers as rents and demand soar.

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