Published on Friday, May 22, 2020

This investment marks Canyon's fourth joint venture equity investment into opportunity zones.


LYNNWOOD, WA—Canyon Partners Real Estate LLC and American Capital Group recently revealed their joint venture in the development of Kinect @ Lynnwood, a 239-unit apartment project in the Seattle suburb of Lynnwood. Canyon invested $25 million of equity into the project, which is located in a qualified opportunity zone.

The joint venture also simultaneously closed on a $45.5 million construction loan from U.S. Bank. Construction is slated to begin in June 2020 and achieve completion in the summer of 2022.

Kinect @ Lynnwood's location offers accessibility to major employment and activity centers. It is strategically located less than 1,000 feet from the future Lynnwood City Center light rail station, which is expected to open in 2024 as part of Sound Transit's Lynnwood Link Extension project, according to a prepared release.

Once completed, the transit system will provide residents with direct service to the University of Washington, downtown Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport. The property is also proximate to Alderwood Mall as well as several retail and grocery options. Once completed, Kinect @ Lynnwood will offer a mix of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units, with ample parking and numerous community areas with tenant amenities.

"Kinect @ Lynnwood will offer new housing supply at affordable price points to the community, which we believe is critical as downtown Seattle's affordability challenges continue to increase," says B.J. Kuula, managing partner of ACG, in a prepared statement. "We anticipate this project's transit-oriented location will be an attractive option for renters seeking newly-built housing with convenient access to employment centers and retail options."

The Seattle Metropolitan Area is one of the fastest growing metros in terms of population and job growth, driving strong multifamily market dynamics in nearby communities like Lynnwood.

This investment marks Canyon's fourth joint venture equity investment into opportunity zones.

Over the last five years, Canyon has invested nearly $850 million in debt and equity in multifamily investments nationwide, supporting the financing of approximately $3 billion of project capitalization.