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New owner buys Rochester's Hue apartments for $14 million

The Hue apartments at 33 Fourth St. SW were purchased by Mora, Minn.-based Gorham Housing Partners III, LLP on Dec, 29. Gorham paid a $3.6 million down payment. The 50-unit complex stands on the former site of Gallery 24/The Creative Salon next to 318 Commons.

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The Hue Apartments Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, in Rochester, Minnesota.
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ROCHESTER — Another downtown Rochester apartment complex has a new owner following a $14 million transaction.

The Hue apartments at 33 Fourth St. SW were purchased by Mora, Minn.-based Gorham Housing Partners III, LLP on Dec, 29. Gorham, which is linked to Oakwood Property Management in Mora, paid a $3.6 million down payment for the property.

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The 50-unit complex stands on the former site of Gallery 24/The Creative Salon next to 318 Commons . Minnwest leases space for a bank branch on the street level of the complex.

Acky-324 LLC of Minneapolis, led by Stuart Ackerberg, was the seller. Ackerberg developed The Hue with the help of North Rock Real Estate . It opened in August 2020.

Soon after it opened, Ackerberg told the Destination Medical Center staff that “The energy, growth, innovative contributors, and social scene all contribute to excitement that could not be ignored. Destination Medical Center, together with Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota Rochester, create a compelling story in which we wanted to participate.”

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Ackerberg bought the property in June 2019 for $2.2 million from 988 Rochester LLC. In April 2019, 988 Rochester purchased it from 324 1st Ave SW LLC for $1.2 million.

Olmsted County estimated the total market value of the building and the land at $6.52 million for 2021-2022.

Jeff Kiger tracks business action in Rochester and southeastern Minnesota every day in "Heard on the Street." Send tips to jkiger@postbulletin.com or via Twitter to @whereskiger . You can call him at 507-285-7798.

Jeff Kiger writes a daily column, "Heard on the Street," in addition to writing articles about local businesses, Mayo Clinic, IBM, Hormel Foods, Crenlo and others. He has worked in Rochester for the Post Bulletin since 1999. Readers can reach Jeff at 507-285-7798 or jkiger@postbulletin.com.
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