MJW Investments: Overbuilding Adds Challenges to the Marketplace

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MJW Investments Completes Renovations at Barton

In addition to a nationwide student housing portfolio of over 5,000 beds, MJW Investments also owns and operates a portfolio of small- and mid-size market rate apartments buildings in Southern California, including 5930 Barton Avenue, which underwent substantial renovations recently.

MJW Investments Completes Clubhouse Renovations at Gateway at Denton

As part of its repositioning plan, Gateway at Denton, MJW's 696-bed student housing complex at University of North Texas, has undergone substantial renovations to the community Clubhouse.

Mark Weinstein Honored as one of the most influential figures in Los Angeles

Mark was recently honored in the inaugural issue of The Los Angeles 500 Most Influential People for his continued success in Los Angeles real estate. We are incredibly honored to have Mark and MJW Investments included in such an important and respected list.

MJW Investments Inc. Acquires Maynard Apartment Homes Near the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

MJW Investments Inc. has acquired Maynard House, a 74-unit student housing community located across the street from the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor.

MJW Investments Inc. Acquires Gateway at Denton Near the University of North Texas

MJW Investments has acquired Gateway at Denton, a 696-bed student housing community located one mile away from the University of North Texas campus in Denton.

Mark Weinstein: When Opportunity Knocks

It all started with one four-unit hunch. After scraping enough money together to invest in a single building, Mark Weinstein began to develop a keen eye for property investment, in hopes of establishing a successful philanthropic enterprise. As the founder and president of MJW Investments, Weinstein and his associates have acquired more than 4 million square feet of property.

MJW Investments Acquires the Campus View Collection at Michigan State University

MJW Investments has acquired the Campus View Collection, a Class A, 195-bed student housing property located near Michigan State University.

MJW Investments Acquires Gateway at Lubbock at Texas Tech University

MJW Investments has acquired Gateway at Lubbock, a Class A, 744-bed student housing property located at Texas Tech University. MJW Investments closed escrow on Gateway at Lubbock on June 23. The company has acquired more than 3,000 beds in the past two years. 

Mark Weinstein - California Real Estate Icon

After beginning his career as an attorney, Los Angeles native Mark J. Weinstein founded MJW Investments in 1983 when he discovered the potential of real estate investment and development through several successful ventures.

MJW Acquires 2900 Place Apartments

MJW Investments has acquired 2900 Place Apartments, a 301-bed student housing property within walking distance to Michigan State University. MJW Investments closed escrow on 2900 Place on Nov. 4.

Isla Vista: Investor's Paradise

The age of Isla Vista property means constant upgrades are needed, too. Mark Weinstein, a UCSB graduate who is president of MJW Investments Inc., the Santa Monica real estate company that owns the Capri Apartments on Seville and Abrego roads, said, “The only negative is that the building stock is older, and you need to spend a lot of money that you’re not going to get a return on.” 

MJW Investments Company Profile

Student Housing Business profiled MJW Investments in the September / October issue. MJW Investments has quietly been building a portfolio of off-campus student housing in a number of top university markets

Renovations, CapEx and ROI

For Santa Monica, California-based MJW Investments, turning Class B- and C-quality properties into B+ and A properties is the firm’s bread-and-butter.

Lessons on Value-Add

Despite warnings of overbuilding in the student-housing sector, Santa Monica, Calif.-based MJW Investments is focusing on a niche within that industry that some may consider risky today–value-added acquisitions.

Close Up: MJW Investments

The company likes to buy close to growing campuses with a minimum enrollment of 15,000, strong area employment, barriers to entry, and good football and basketball programs.

MJW and MHE Buy BYU Property

MJW Investments, in partnership with student housing owner-operator MHE Enterprises, has acquired the 816-bed Liberty Square about two blocks from Brigham Young University for $27 million.

Liberty Square Apartments Sells for $27M

MJW Investments has acquired the 816-bed Liberty Square apartment complex near Brigham Young University (BYU) for $27 million.

Top Commercial Developers

MJW Investments – #20 on the Top 25 Commercial Developers in Los Angeles.

Snapshots from the Center of the Univers

The reinvention of downtown Los Angeles as a lively and interesting place to live is no longer a matter of hopeful conjecture, but a likelihood, if not an inevitability.

Designs on Fashion District Buildings

To hear Mark J. Weinstein tell it, his plan to turn 10 Fashion District buildings into residential lofts, design showrooms and a cobblestone promenade of fountains and coffee shops will prove the tipping point in downtown Los Angeles’ efforts to reinvent itself.

Fast Lane: A Personnel Investment

Mark Weinstein – a lawyer by trade – had no formal business training when he founded MJW Investments in 1983. Now, more than 20 years later, one lesson he learned then still applies now.

Landmark Boyle Heights Sears Building is Sold

After more than six years of headaches and false starts, Santa Monica real estate company MJW Investments finally sold the historic Sears Roebuck & Co. tower in Boyle Heights.

Weinstein Sells Phase II of Santee Village

Santa Monica-based MJW Investments, run by developer Mark Weinstein, has sold Phase II of his Santee Village project to Los Angeles-based real estate investment company Phoenix Realty Group.

Fashion District Opens Cheap Parking

Mark Weinstein of MJW Investments, which is developing the Santee Court housing complex, spearheaded the project in order to provide more parking for his residents.

$130M Santee Project Nears Completion

Developers MJW investments and Phoenix Realty Group have nearly completed construction on the last three of the seven former garment district buildings at the $130-million Santee Village and Santee Court.

Units Released at Santee Village Historic Lofts

MJW Investments (MJW) today announced a strong response to the opening of its new historic lofts for sale at Santee Village ( www.santeevillage.com ) in the downtown LA Fashion District.

City Center for the Eastside?

Sears, Roebuck & Co.’s long-shuttered Boyle Heights distribution center, one of the largest buildings completed in Los Angeles during the 1920s, may wind up as the centerpiece of a proposed 23-acre retail and residential project.

Urban Living and Shopping in Los Angeles

Spanning 10 nearly contiguous buildings in the heart of the city’s historic 72-block Fashion District, Santee Court will include 110,000 square feet of retail, a 400-foot courtyard/retail promenade, rooftop amenities such as gardens, hot tubs, basketball courts and putting greens…