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Acquisition of Maryland Residential Community, The Ivy Rockville

Press Release | 01/09/23

Fairstead grows Maryland footprint with the acquisition of Villas at Rockville, announces a rebranded residential campus as The Ivy Rockville

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Fairstead, a purpose-driven, vertically integrated real estate company committed to sustainable development, and InterVest Capital Partners today announced the acquisition of Villas at Rockville, a residential community in the Shady Grove neighborhood of Rockville, Maryland. The community consists of 210 spacious townhomes, averaging more than 1,900 square feet of living space, and will be rebranded as The Ivy Rockville.

“The Ivy Rockville offers the comforts of townhouse living in a desirable location within the DC metro area,” said David Murstein, Managing Director, Development at Fairstead. “DNA Alley anchors Montgomery County’s diverse and growing employer base and between Rockville’s town center, King Farm Village, and RIO Lakefront, there are plenty of retail and lifestyle amenities. Through our partnership with InterVest, we will create an elevated residential experience for residents.”

With two-, three-, and four-bedroom homes, all with private entryways, The Ivy Rockville features well-appointed residences with plenty of work-from-home space. All homes have in-unit washer-dryers. The pet-friendly community has ample landscaped outdoor space for residents to enjoy, including a large swimming pool with a furnished sundeck for summer lounging and a playground. It also features a fitness center and club room with a full kitchen, dining table, wi-fi, and screening area.

“We are thrilled to add The Ivy Rockville to our growing market-rate portfolio,” said Toni Harris, Vice President, Operations at Fairstead. “With a highly desirable location and top-tier amenities, our Property Management team looks forward to bringing best-in-class service and experiences to our residents.”

The Ivy Rockville is located in the Shady Grove section of Rockville, which offers access to an excellent school district, including the adjacent College Gardens Elementary School, Richard Montgomery High School, and Montgomery College. It sits next door to the six-acre College Gardens Park, which features basketball courts, grills, picnic tables, and a playground.

The property is two miles away from Rockville Town Square, a mixed-use urban plaza with shops, restaurants, and year-round activations including art and live music. The homes are conveniently located a short distance away from grocery stores, a movie theater, pharmacies, and more with a total of five million square feet of retail within three miles.

The community is also located nearby DNA Alley: the 15-mile corridor from Bethesda to Germantown that has become a national hub for bio and life sciences organizations and companies. Anchored by the National Institute of Health, the corridor is home to 350 companies employing 370,000 people. Rockville offers quick access to Washington, D.C., including via public transit with metro stations in Rockville and Shady Grove.

The Ivy Rockville joins Fairstead’s existing portfolio of 5,000 market-rate homes, including Pelham Hall in Boston, the Chocolate Factory Lofts and La Rochelle in New York City, and 1500 Locust in Philadelphia.

About Fairstead
Fairstead is a purpose-driven vertically integrated real estate developer specializing in creating sustainable, high-quality housing. The firm’s national footprint includes more than $7.8 billion in assets and identified pipeline. With offices in New York, Maryland, South Carolina, and Colorado, Fairstead’s team manages 170+ communities across the country and runs its comprehensive real estate platform, which includes acquisitions and development, venture capital investments in proptech, design and construction, energy and sustainability, property management, marketing, and leasing. The firm also administers one of the industry’s most proactive community impact programs to provide on-site support services to residents. For more information, visit

About InterVest Capital Partners
InterVest Capital Partners is an SEC registered investment adviser based in New York, focused on asset-based lending, leasing and other structured finance verticals. Since 1999, the firm’s Leasing and Finance Program has established over 120 funds with committed capital exceeding USD15 billion. To date, all asset-based and structured finance funds have distributed their target current yield and have achieved their target returns to investors. Since 2004, the firm has managed seven international real estate funds, a real estate debt fund and a global real estate securities fund, and co-managed over 18 multi-family and office real estate transactions. For more information about InterVest Capital Partners, please visit

Press Release|Acquisition of Maryland Residential Community, The Ivy Rockville|01/09/23