D.C.-based real estate firm Penzance has announced its acquisition of the 269-unit apartment tower formerly known as Avalon Columbia Pike in Arlington for $105 million.

The nine-story residential-over-retail building sits on about 0.6 acres at 2920 Columbia Pike. Penzance bought the property from Arlington-based AvalonBay Communities Inc. (NYSE: AVB) in a deal that closed July 27. The property has been rebranded as Jasper Columbia Pike.

“Penzance seeks out high-quality existing or potential residential properties near proven economic centers and with retail amenities and good transportation options, which is exactly what this property has,” Cris White, the firm’s managing director for investments, said in an email.

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