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19-unit Turnkey PLAYHOUSE DISCTRICT, Class A Location, ZERO VACANCY + Property Tax Exempt

265 N Oakland Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
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±14,192 SF
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±20,000 SF
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Growth Investment Group California is proud to offer 265 N Oakland Ave, a turnkey, fully upgraded (with permits), and ZERO VACANCY 19 units luxury apartment in the City of Pasadena. The property is located within the Pasadena Playhouse District, south of 210 Freeway and just within walking distance to Old Town Pasadena area (Walk Score 90 and Bike Score 85). The property offers an investor the rare opportunity to own an excellent income property in one of the most coveted submarkets in the San Gabriel Valley. This offering provides a Recession Proof, ZERO VACANCY apartment opportunity secured by a master lease with a local Christian College based in Pasadena. This Master Lease structure bypasses the new Pasadena Rent Control (Measure H), and the property enjoys Property Tax Exemption/Reimbursement for the current tenant. The master lease commenced in June 2019 and has just been renewed with a 3-year terms until June 2026, with three x 1-year option that runs until June 2029. The sale includes a Zoning Analysis Report showing a possibility to add Two (2) ADUs (each ±800SF - Buyer to verify).

The property, which has been completely renovated in 2018-2019 with permits, was built in 1962 is a two-story garden style apartment with an attractive center courtyard and an excellent curb appeal. It offers a superb unit mix of four (4) large 2-bedroom+2-bathroom, and fifteen (15) 1-bedroom+1-bathroom units. Each unit is complete with an in-unit laundry and private patio. It is separately metered for gas and electric, is serviced by new central water heaters. Units are spacious and offer an in-unit combo washer/dryer, stove, dishwasher, garbage disposal, ample closet and storage space, ceiling fans, and new mini-split HVAC systems for heating and cooling. It has 19 parking spaces in the back. The soft-story parking area has been seismically retrofitted.

All of the units have undergone a top-to-bottom renovation in 2018-2019 (ALL PERMITTED) with full electrical and plumbing upgrades, new high durability wood vinyl and tile flooring, new windows, state of the art mini-split HVAC systems, new kitchens, which include new cabinets, quartz countertops, and new stainless-steel appliances, and new bathrooms with new vanities, toilets, bathtubs, and name brand fixtures.

A new owner is presented with the security of in-place master leases leased to Providence Christian College, a private Christian liberal arts college. Given its excellent real estate fundamentals, very stable operation and ease of maintenance, complete renovation, full seismic retrofitting, and an unbeatable location, the 265 N Oakland Ave is an unparalleled investment for an investor seeking stable risk-adjusted returns, wealth preservation, and a hedge against inflation.


The property is in the highly desirable downtown area of Pasadena – more specifically, in the renowned Pasadena Playhouse district situated south of the 210 Freeway. Boasting a Walk Score of 90 in the most walkable zip code in all of Pasadena, the Arroyo Collection is conveniently located just a few blocks from Old Town Pasadena, the Paseo Colorado, and the Pasadena Playhouse. The properties are also a quick walk from the Gold Line and numerous additional shopping and dining options on Colorado Boulevard and Lake Avenue.  Near Pasadena’s historic City Hall, the Arroyo Collection sits just minutes from Huntington Hospital, the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena Community College, and the 210 and 110 Freeways, offering ease of access to neighboring cities and entertainment destinations in the region.

Less than a mile away, historic Old Pasadena’s charming storefronts house 200 shops plus a wide array of restaurants and night spots. The Pasadena Convention Center and Pacific Asia Museum are within walking distance. In addition, the California Technical Institute, the historic Tournament of Roses house, and the Norton Simon Museum are all less than two miles away. 

The property has superb access to FWY 210 and offers an easy commute to additional employment centers of downtown Los Angeles and adjacent cities of Burbank and Glendale via 134 Freeway.


  • Turn-key and fully upgraded (with permits) apartment community in Class A location (Playhouse District, walk to Old Town Pasadena)
  • Walk Score 90, Bike Score 85
  • Bypass Pasadena Rent Control Measure H with the existing in-place MASTER LEASE!
  • Property Tax Exemption/Reimbursement benefiting current in-place tenant
  • ZERO VACANCY INVESTMENT! Secured with a MASTER LEASE until June 2026 with 3x1-year options (until June 2029)
  • New owner can build 2 Additional Dwelling Units (ADUs); Zoning Analysis report is included with the sale.
  • Strong demographics with ±$114,618 average household income within a 1-mile radius
  • Superb amenities within walking distance: Old Town Pasadena, Apple store, 24-hour Fitness, Target, Vroman Bookstore, Urth Café, USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena Playhouse, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena City Hall, Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena Courthouse, The Westin Pasadena, Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena Ice Skating Rink, etc.
  • Highly desirable area, south of 210 Freeway
  • Excellent access to 210, 134, and 110 freeways; superb access to downtown Los Angeles via FWY 110


  • Turnkey apartment (all units have been upgraded with permits) with an excellent curb appeal.
  • Excellent unit mix with good distributions of large 2-bedroom and 1-bedroom units
  • Parking soft-story earthquake seismic retrofit had been completed
  • Excellent amenities: gated parking, secured entrance, electronic RFI unit locks, fully upgraded unit, private patio in some units
  • Luxury upgrades in each unit complete with in-unit laundry, new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new bathroom with high-end upgrades, and so much more!
  • Significant renovations have been completed including exterior and interior upgrades.
  • Separately metered for electricity and gas, covered parking

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Broker Contact

Han Widjaja-Chen
Direct: 626.594.4900

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