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3336-42 S Grand apartments exemplary facade

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.

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Matt Kastner

Matt Kastner is an Investment Real Estate Consultant at St. Louis Real Estate Society in St. Louis, Missouri. He is also develops properties on the side through Threshold Properties. When he isn't representing investors in the purchase or sale of multifamily properties, rehabs, foreclosures and other income producing properties, he is often taking on rehab projects himself. He lives in South St. Louis and has been in the real estate business since 2004.

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2 thoughts on “3336-42 S Grand apartments exemplary facade”

  • Julie Sommer

    February 17, 2011 at 11:52 am

    hello Matt,
    i just came across this article and wanted to say THANK YOU so much for taking note of and then writing such a kind assessment of our work.
    it took a lot of time and (too much:) money so it is very rewarding to get this kind of unsolicited positive feedback.
    our next project is on cherokee and though it will be a different kind of rehab than grand, we are very excited to get started this spring.
    thanks again and good luck in your endeavors,
    Julie Sommer

    • Matt Kastner

      February 17, 2011 at 5:21 pm

      My pleasure Julie. The buildings really do look great. Once you getting things going on your other project this spring, I’d love to get some pics to share with everyone. Feel free to contact me should you be interested. Keep up the good work.


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