Global Growth Trust Invests in Fifth Apartment Development

The 316-unit project will mark $135.5 million in multifamily development in last 12 months for company

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Orlando, Fla. (PRWEB) December 17, 2012

Global Growth Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on providing capital appreciation for investors, has formed a joint venture with Hunt Realty Investments and Trinsic Residential Group to develop a $34.9 million Class A, garden-style apartment community in Lewisville, Texas, north of Dallas.

The community, Aura Castle Hills, will be the fourth multifamily development Global Growth Trust has undertaken in the last 12 months. The REIT now has five apartment communities in different stages of development representing a total value of $163 million, including the company’s recently completed 258-unit project in Mount Pleasant, S.C., near Charleston. Global Growth Trust also has communities in development in Charlotte, N.C., and Tampa, Fla.

“Demand for multifamily housing is being driven in part by an economic shift away from homeownership to renting,” said Andy Hyltin, president of Global Growth Trust. “Construction activity in this sector remains below historic averages, and so we continue to see this as a sector with good investment potential. We also continue to see the population centers in the Southeast and Texas growing and attracting young professionals and families.”

Aura Castle Hills will contain 316 units on 15.83 acres and represents a total investment of $34.9 million. Lewisville is located about 25 miles north of downtown Dallas.

The site is part of Castle Hills, a 2,500-acre master-planned community that was named “Community of the Year” in 2011 by the Dallas Homebuilders Association. Aura Castle Hills will be built at the intersection of Parker Road and State Highway 121, a major east/west thoroughfare. It is also located about five miles from the Dallas North Tollway and I-35, providing residents with easy access to large employment areas, retail centers and entertainment venues.

“We are excited to partner with the experienced teams at Trinsic Residential Group and Hunt Realty Investments on this development,” Hyltin said. “Aura Castle Hills is located in an affluent, growing area with a strong economy, and will benefit from the strong demand for multifamily communities in the greater Dallas region.”

Aura Castle Hills will include one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans with units having an average size of 926 square feet. The community will feature a clubhouse, business center, fitness center, dog park, a resort-style swimming pool, and attached and detached garages.

Trinsic Residential Group, a privately held real estate company based in Dallas, will serve as the project’s developer and general contractor. The company develops upscale multifamily housing in infill and suburban locations, primarily in major Texas markets. Collectively, the company’s senior management has developed or acquired approximately 19,000 units worth more than $2 billion.

Dallas-based Hunt Realty Investments has more than 30 years of experience in identifying and investing in unique real estate investment opportunities.

In addition to multifamily development projects, Global Growth Trust acquired several partially occupied office properties in the Atlanta area in 2011, and expects to increase occupancy through active management and capital improvement.

Financial advisors can contact the managing dealer of the REIT, CNL Securities, member FINRA/SIPC, at (866) 650-0650 (http://www.CNLSecurities.com).

Global Growth Trust is advised by CNL Global Growth Advisors, LLC, which is an affiliate of the REIT’s sponsor, CNL Financial Group.

About Global Growth Trust
Global Growth Trust is a non-traded real estate investment trust with a focused growth philosophy. It intends to take advantage of opportunities in the commercial real estate market. With a flexible investment strategy, the REIT is able to target assets it believes provide the greatest opportunity for growth and capital appreciation. For more information, visit http://www.GrowthTrust.com.

About CNL Financial Group
CNL Financial Group (CNL) is a leading private investment management firm providing global real estate and alternative investments. Since inception in 1973, CNL and/or its affiliates have formed or acquired companies with more than $26 billion in assets. CNL is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. For more information, visit http://www.cnl.com.

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