Interra Realty, a Chicago-based commercial real estate investment services firm, has brokered the sale of 7772 Central Avenue. The 13-unit rental community in River Forest, Illinois, approximately 10 miles west of downtown Chicago, sold for $2 million, or approximately $154,000 per unit.
“This asset has been owned by the same family for over 60 years and was meticulously maintained, enhancing its marketability,” said Interra managing partner Patrick Kennelly, who represented both the private buyer and seller in the transaction. “The sale underscores investors’ appetite for well-located multifamily properties with upside potential.”
Built in 1927, the property comprises nine one-bedroom and four two-bedroom apartments, which were 85 percent occupied at the time of closing. The buyer plans to increase the rent roll by modernizing apartments as units turn over.
“Interra procured five offers in the first 30 days of marketing,” said Kennelly, noting the firm’s familiarity with River Forest, where Interra has now sold two of the market’s largest multifamily properties in the past three years. “This area in particular continues to draw buyers due to its diverse business base, academic institutions—including Dominican and Concordia universities—and proximity to public transit, among other amenities.”
The property at 7772 Central Avenue is less than a half-mile from the River Forest Metra station, which provides service to downtown Chicago via the Union Pacific West Line. In addition, the CTA’s Harlem/Lake Green Line station is less than a mile east of the property, while Interstate 290 is approximately one mile to the south.