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Note: All information as of May 2020.

The Sentinel portfolio currently contains nearly 26,000 apartment units and 5.4 million square feet of commercial real estate. Sentinel operates on a vertically-integrated platform with 800 employees performing all phases of the investment process, including on-site property management. Members of the senior management team average 28 years with Sentinel.
Over its 50-year history of investing in multifamily properties, Sentinel has acquired and managed nearly 149,000 apartment units valued at over $14.1 billion. We have operated in 92 markets throughout the US, encompassing all eight of the NCREIF geographic divisions. Sentinel was an early proponent of institutional ownership in multifamily assets, beginning to make multifamily investments for institutional clients in 1976, well before residential assets became a broadly accepted institutional property sector. The firm operates a vertically-integrated platform with 800 employees performing all phases of the investment process, including on-site property management, and has developed proprietary property management systems focused on bottom line performance. Sentinel provides national and local market expertise with offices throughout the US. Our long-standing relationships provide access to an extensive investment pipeline in the multifamily sector. Property-level feedback from our local offices throughout the US informs our buy/sell decisions. We provide a stable, experienced management team with substantial experience in the multifamily sector.
Over the last decade, Sentinel has successfully executed a value-added strategy in the apartment sector. The objective for these assets is to create value by upgrading unit interiors, common areas and building systems to achieve revenue growth, operating efficiencies and appreciation. Sentinel’s experience enhancing the value of classic apartment buildings, coupled with its in-house architectural and construction capabilities, lead to an integrated acquisition and asset management process. By targeting properties at below replacement cost that are geographically diversified, Sentinel’s value-added strategy aims to satisfy the growing demand for moderately-priced rental housing in US city centers.
Sentinel, through its Commercial Property Group, has been actively acquiring and managing commercial properties for its investors since 1977. In 1989, Sentinel’s first core-style, institutional commercial separate account was established for a large public retirement system. Sentinel has also received portfolio workout assignments from other large institutional investors, allowing the firm to develop a professional staff experienced in turning around troubled commercial properties. This experience has enabled Sentinel to successfully underwrite value-added opportunities as they have arisen and to enhance the overall yield on its commercial portfolio. In 1998, supplementing its commercial separate account relationships, Sentinel inaugurated a closed-end commercial property fund focusing on leveraged acquisitions of Class “B” CBD office buildings and suburban industrial/flex properties. These property types respond well to the intensive management skills developed and applied by Sentinel’s commercial property specialists.

Since its inception, Sentinel has managed commercial properties with an aggregate value in excess of $3.9 billion. Sentinel has operated throughout the country with 189 commercial properties in 61 markets in the US and in Germany. Our current commercial property portfolio comprises 35 investment properties in 17 markets across the country as well as Germany, with a total of 5.4 million rentable square feet.
In Australia, Sentinel Real Estate Corporation has been investigating the apartment rental market and laying the foundations for the launch of our Build-to-Rent model for residential communities since 2011. It is expected that over time the Australian Build-to-Rent industry will become a highly desired investment product with limited availability due to its infancy. Rental statistics show supportive demographic trends, urbanization, affordability issues and changing lifestyle preferences will likely drive demand for rental housing for years to come.

Sentinel opened Australia’s first 100% rental apartment community, Element 27, in the spring of 2019 and saw 100% of its studio, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom apartments leased within nine months. In addition to luxury, with quality community amenities and thoughtfully designed apartments; it offers secure tenancy, with a range of leasing periods and simple renewals; transparency, with a bias-free application process; and convenience, with on-site management and maintenance staff.

Learn more about Sentinel’s Build-to-Rent opportunities in Australia.
To learn more about Element 27, visit the property’s website here.
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