- Steve Brown, Dallas Morning News

A Pacific Northwest investor is the new owner of apartments in Uptown Dallas’ popular West Village development.

A partnership represented by Kirkland, Wash.-based Weidner Apartment Homes has bought the West Village rental units along Blackburn Street and McKinney Avenue.

Built in 2005, the apartments are located above the retail space in two buildings in the Uptown mixed-use project. More than 175 rental units were included in the sale.

Weidner Apartment Homes is a more than 40-year-old real estate firm that got its start in the Seattle area.

The company owns rental units in a dozen states, including Texas. The West Village acquisition is Weidner’s first buy in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The purchase was financed with a $25 million loan from Wisconsin-based Thrivent Financial, county records show.

The apartments were sold by a Georgia firm that had owned the West Village properties since 2017.

Several high-profile Uptown apartment properties have changed hands recently, including the high-rise Mondrian and Gables Uptown Tower.

The D-FW area leads the U.S. in apartment sales so far in 2021, with almost $16 billion in properties trading.