ELS Acquires 25 acres adjacent to existing FL Manufactured Home Community

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County records reflect that Equity LifeStyle Properties (ELS) has purchased 25 acres in Ellenton, next to Ridgewood Estates – a 55+ manufactured home community (MHC) – for $2 million.  Equity LifeStyle paid $11.56 million for Ridgewood in 2011, says the Sarasota, FL Herald-Tribune.

As MH Community-sector focused professionals know, Equity LifeStyle Properties is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “ELS,” and is one of the tracked stocks covered by the Daily Business News market report.

ELS stock stood as shown below at the close yesterday, and their stock price has been hovering below its trading peak for the past 52 weeks.

Credit, Bloomberg ticker for the Daily Business News Manufactured Housing connected market report – to see the full report for yesterday, please click here.

The firm reports that they have 370 communities and resorts with nearly 140,000 sites, and is one of the largest community operators in the U.S.

The Herald-Tribune states that ELS has a total of 10 land-lease communities (quoting, “mobile home (sic) communities) in the Sarasota-Manatee area, with about 99 total properties throughout Florida.

For a prior report on ELS, please click here. ##

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L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach is the publisher of MHProNews.com and MHLivingNews.com.

Submitted by L. A. “Tony” Kovach to the Daily Business News, MHProNews.

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