Working with a lot of real estate investors, I have seen a lot of apartments. And while there are a lot landlords doing quality finishes on their properties, the exterior always seems to get less treatment. That’s why I took note when I drove by the newly painted exteriors of the 4-families at 3336-38 and 3340-42 S Grand in the St. Louis neighborhood of Tower Grove East.
Purchased by Sommer Property Investments LLC in 2008, the properties have both undergone major rehabs in the past couple of years. While the interior of the buildings were obviously finished first, Sommer did not skimp on the outside. They did everything from a two-tone paint job, to attractive fencing, to quality door hardware. These apartments look even better than most single-family rehabs. And since the properties are both prominently featured on the far end of the Grand South Grand area, just south of McKean, they are catching plenty of eyes.
I’d just like to say kudos to Sommers Property Investments LLC. If more landlords followed their lead our neighborhoods would be a better place. Hopefully we’ll see more buildings from them, getting similar treatment, in the the near future. For an idea of what property’s metamorphosis, you can see a few “before” and plenty of “after” pictures below.