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Real estate notebook: Star Tribune covers Aeon’s deal to preserve lower-cost apartments

A shortage of apartments and rising rents in the Twin Cities metro have made area apartment buildings a hot commodity among national investors who are often able to improve the buildings and increase rents. That is a threat to the already tight supply of rentals that are affordable to the lowest-wage families. And that is… More

Aff. Housing Finance: 768 Homes to Remain Affordable in the Twin Cities

Aeon has acquired 10 properties to preserve the affordability of 768 apartments in the Twin Cities region. The $77 million transaction marks the largest acquisition in the 31-year history of the nonprofit developer, owner, and manager of affordable homes. The purchase also represents the first project funded by Greater Minnesota Housing Fund’s (GMHF’s) recently formed… More

The Flats at Grandview Commons

Construction Begins for The Flats at Grandview Commons

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Madison, Wis. (November 3, 2017) – Community leaders, local residents and development partners came together today to celebrate the start of construction for The Flats at Grandview Commons, a new 94-unit affordable housing community designed for working families in the region. Developed by Royal Capital Group, the new community is being built… More

Nonprofit Aeon lands $77M apartment portfolio

Clare Kennedy reported on Aeon’s purchase of 10 older apartment buildings in Finance & Commerce’s Nov. 1, 2017 issue. In one $77 million mega-deal, nonprofit housing developer Aeon has purchased a portfolio of 10 older apartment buildings comprising 768 units. The Minneapolis-based affordable housing developer and owner closed Tuesday on the transaction. Six of the properties… More


Perham business leaders tackling local housing needs themselves

In 2007, a group of Perham business owners and corporate executive got together to talk about housing. They faced similar issues. Each had a desire to grow their businesses by hiring more workers and expanding their reach, but a lack of available housing in and near Perham was holding them back. The problem was theirs… More

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