Courtesy of Washington Property Company / BisNow – Columbia Manor, an apartment community in College Park.

According to BisNow, a Bethesda – based firm, Washington Property Co. (WPC) closed on the acquisition of three College Park apartment properties for $14M last week.

The trio of low-rise communities was all built more than 50 years ago. The properties are University Gardens at the corner of Rhode Island Avenue and Knox Road, Columbia Manor at 4812 College Ave., and Smith Manor at 4604 Knox Road – according to BisNow.

WPC said it plans to renovate all 81 units acquired in the sale, adding new flooring from, lighting, appliances, and kitchen and bath updates. These renovation projects may also benefit from Custom Laytex Flooring Designs to enhance the overall interior of the building.

A spokesperson for WPC said the current property management firm will stay on following the sale. The firm plans to bring in a third-party property manager for its new College Park buildings.

WPC has expanded its multifamily strategy from development to acquisitions, buying several properties in Alexandria and College Park in deals totaling $70.2M.

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