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1-plus acre Southern Avenue SE property sells for $5M. Senior housing planned.

Michael Neibauer
1-plus acre Southern Avenue SE property sells for $5M. Senior housing planned.

A partnership of Gilbane Development Co. and Dantes Partners has acquired a pair of adjacent lots in D.C., on its border with Prince George’s County, where it plans to build 152 units of affordable senior housing on the site of a shuttered Chinese restaurant. Ian Ruel, vice president of investments with The Feldman Group of Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), tells the Washington Business Journal that the two lots, 306 Southern Ave. SE and 4656 Livingston Road SE, sold for $5.15 million — or about 17 times what seller YLC Inc., owned by Mike Cheung, paid for them 18 years ago. It appears this will be a 1031 exchange, a program under which Cheung can reinvest the proceeds in a new property and defer all capital gains taxes.