Saturday, February 28, 2015

RealtyTrac Reports 5 Percent of Single Family Home Sales in 2014 Were Flips, Down to Lowest Level Since 2011 Despite Increase in Q4


Daren Blomquist
IRVINE, CA – RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, released its Q4 and Year-End 2014 U.S. Home Flipping Report, which shows that 136,269 U.S. single family homes were flipped in 2014, 5.4 percent of all single family home sales during the year — the lowest share of flips since 2011.

A total of 32,578 U.S. single family homes were flipped in the fourth quarter, representing 5.3 percent of all single family home sales during the quarter.

 The 5.3 percent share of flips in the fourth quarter was up 11 percent from the previous quarter but still down 12 percent from a year ago.

The average gross profit — the difference between the purchase price and flipped price — for completed flips of single family homes in the fourth quarter was $65,993, representing a 37.1 percent gross return.


That was up from an average gross profit of $65,285 representing a 36.5 percent gross return in the third quarter, and an average gross profit of $63,017 representing a 36.4 percent gross return in the fourth quarter of 2013.

“Investors have picked much of the low-hanging fruit when it comes to home flipping over the past three years since home prices bottomed out in the first quarter of 2012,” said Daren Blomquist, vice president at RealtyTrac.

“As home price appreciation slows to single digits in most markets, flippers need to be more selective and creative about the properties and neighborhoods they target.

“In many cases the best neighborhoods for profitable flipping in a slower-appreciating market are those that come with a higher risk because of location and condition of properties, but also have a bigger upside if investors are able to correctly predict the path of progress in the region,” Blomquist added.

 “It appears that most investors completing flips in the fourth quarter were able to do just that. Even though the share of flips was down from a year ago during the quarter, the average gross return per flip increased.”

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Jennifer von Pohlmann
949.502.8300, ext. 139

Ginny Walker
949.502.8300, ext. 268

Pulte Homes Acquires 52 Estate Home Sites in Northeast Orange County, FL


Sean Strickler
 Orlando, FL  - Pulte Homes has acquired 52 estate home sites at Lake Pickett Reserve, expanding the homebuilder’s presence in the greater Orlando market. 

Land development activity is already underway at the new community site, located in northeast Orange County just south of the Seminole County line.

The gated luxury community will include a residents-only boat ramp on 762-acre Lake Pickett, a private lake with no public access, said Sean Strickler, vice president of sales and operations for PulteGroup’s North Florida Division.

The community, which is expected to open for sales this fall, will offer half-acre to full-acre home sites – including some lakefront sites.

“Lake Pickett Reserve is one of the most beautiful residential areas remaining in this part of the state,” said Strickler, adding that the location has excellent accessibility to employment hubs, transportation, entertainment and recreation corridors.

Pulte plans to build single-family estate homes that range in size from approximately 2,000 to more than 4,000 square feet with open, flexible living spaces, Strickler said.

Lake Pickett Reserve photo by LoopNet
“Lake Pickett Reserve offers one of the last and best opportunities to live in this area, with unrivaled privacy and space,” said Strickler.

 “Pulte plans to offer well-appointed homes in this very unique, gated and waterfront community at a compelling value.”

Pulte Homes acquired the property, located off Lake Pickett Road near Chuluota Road, in January 2015.

To receive email updates about Lake Pickett Reserve from Pulte Homes go to www.pulte.com/lakepickett or call 877-838-5809.


For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Jacque Petroulakis

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan
 Larry Vershel Communications
407-644-4142

Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp. Arranges $1.74 Million in Financing for St. Petersburg, FL Garden Apartment Community


Royal Palm Apartments, St. Petersburg, FL

Julius "Al" Kinkle
ST. PETERSBURG, FL – Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation (MMCC), a leading provider of commercial real estate financing and capital markets expertise, has arranged a $1,743,750 loan for the acquisition of Royal Palm Apartments, a 40-unit vintage garden apartment community located in St. Petersburg, Fla., according to Richard D. Matricaria, regional manager of the firm’s Tampa office.

            Julius “Al” Kinkle, associate director, in the firm’s Tampa office arranged the financing.

This vintage garden community is located off 4th Street North just east of Interstate 275 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The property offers a mix of one-bedroom/one-bath and two-bedroom/one bath units averaging 719 square feet and has received over $400,000 in improvements.

            “Through our platform, we were able to bring multiple loan options to the table and, ultimately, delivered the most favorable terms, allowing our client to close on time and exceed their return objectives,” says Kinkle.

The 75.8 percent loan-to-cost amortizes over 30 years, with a 30-year term and 4.75 percent interest rate fixed for five years.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Richard D. Matricaria,
Vice President/Regional Manager,
 Tampa, FL
Marcus & Millichap Capital Corporation
(813) 387-4700

Davidoff of Geneva Announces Flagship Store to Open at MetWest International in Tampa, FL


Kalyn Brandewie
TAMPA, FL  –   Davidoff of Geneva has announced the opening of a flagship store in its Tampa, Florida hometown.

The company signed a 5,000 square foot lease at MetWest International in Tampa’s Westshore Business District.

 Kalyn Brandewie of Florida Retail Partners brokered the deal on behalf of the project’s owner while co-broker Mark Borysiewicz represented the tenant.  

Davidoff of Geneva will cement its commitment to the Tampa Bay area with a new Davidoff of Geneva since 1911 store in late 2015. 

Situated in the MetWest International retail village the 5,000 square foot store will be the largest Davidoff of Geneva since 1911 store in the world.

 This will be the company’s first licensed boutique in the United States outside of Las Vegas, NV. Davidoff of Geneva USA will open the new location in partnership with Jeff & Tanya Borysiewicz, successful owners of Orlando based Corona Cigar Company.

Tanya Borysiewicz

 Jeff Borysiewicz is the president & founder of Corona Cigar Company, an Orlando based chain of premium cigar retail stores and bars, which has grown to become one of America’s leading Brick & Mortar retailers of premium cigars

To create a destination in the Cigar City, the new Davidoff of Geneva since 1911 will feature a completely humidified store filled with premium cigar retail space, multiple lounges both indoor and out, private lockers, as well as an elegant full service bar serving premium alcoholic beverages.
  
“Davidoff will be a wonderful complement to the world-class restaurants at MetWest International,” stated Florida Retail Partner Kalyn Brandewie. “Cigar aficionados will appreciate ending an evening of dining at Del Frisco’s Grille, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant, Kona Grille or Texas de Brazil with a nightcap & cigar at Davidoff’s.”


MetWest International, Tampa, FL
Jim Young, president of Davidoff of Geneva North America comments “We are delighted to open a new Davidoff of Geneva since 1911 store in our home market. 

“We are particularly excited to do this in partnership with Jeff and Tanya who have been outstanding Davidoff partners for quite some time.  They know how to provide consumers with a premium retail experience, they know our entire product portfolio, and they know our company.”

“We're thrilled to expand our retail operations and to serve cigar enthusiasts in the Cigar City of Tampa.  We look forward to creating the "Ultimate Cigar Experience" in a community with such a long history of cigar manufacturing and rich cigar culture,” says Jeff Borysiewicz, president of Corona Cigar Company.

Jeff Borysiewicz
 “It's an honor to be partnering with Davidoff of Geneva, the global leader in premium cigars and luxury cigar stores.  It's exciting to be building upon the legacy that Zino Davidoff started over 100 years ago.”

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Kalyn Brandewie
Florida Retail Partners
(813) 251-3333


Chatham Lodging Trust Acquires Residence Inn San Diego Downtown-Gaslamp


Residence Inn San Diego Downtown-Gaslamp Quarter Hotel, San Diego, CA

Jeffrey H. Fisher

 PALM BEACH, FL —Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT), a hotel real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on investing in upscale, extended-stay hotels and premium-branded, select-service hotels, announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the 240-room Residence Inn San Diego Downtown-Gaslamp Quarter for $90 million, or approximately $375,000 per room.

“Having invested approximately $500 million into new hotel investments in 2014, our outlook on the industry remains bullish, and we expect to continue acquiring hotels in 2015 that meet our strict underwriting criteria,” said Jeffrey H.Fisher, chief executive officer, Chatham Lodging Trust.

 “The Residence Inn is ideally located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter, just a block away from the San Diego Convention Center, one of the most popular convention markets in the country given San Diego’s beautiful year-round climate.

“This high quality, downtown, infill hotel in one of the best lodging markets in the country, is an ideal addition to our expanding presence in California.”

San Diego Convention Center

Opened in 2009, the Residence Inn is within walking distance to the Petco Park and the Westfield Horton shopping complex. 

  The hotel has 1,500 square feet of meeting space and offers the full range of Residence Inn amenities, including free breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi. 

The property includes street level retail space which presently incorporates two leased restaurants that cater to the pedestrian traffic within the popular Gaslamp Quarter.

Sajan Hansji, president of J Street Hospitality, stated “The Residence Inn Gaslamp epitomizes our business strategy of developing and owning tremendously successful properties in unbeatable locations, and we are pleased to sell it to such a well respected owner as Chatham.

“It has been an important part of J Street’s portfolio, and we look forward to further developing new projects that are equally successful in robust destinations like the Gaslamp Quarter."

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Chris Daly         
Daly Gray Public Relations  
(703) 435-6293   

Dennis Craven
Chief Financial Officer
 (561) 227-1386  


More than 120,000 SF in Lease Renewals and Expansions Announced in the Miramar Park of Commerce in Miramar, FL


Maridee Bell
MIRAMAR, FL – Miramar Park of Commerce, the largest locally owned and managed Business Park in South Florida, has announced the following lease renewals and expansion: 

IQor has renewed its lease for 52,833 sq. ft. of space at 2989 & 2889 N. Commerce Parkway. With more than 32,000 employees in 17 countries, IQor offers award-winning technology and services designed to improve business processes and identify efficiencies. IQor has been a tenant at the Miramar Park of Commerce for 14 years.

United Aerospace, a division of YMC Aviation Inc., has renewed its lease for 35,054 sq. ft. of office, warehouse and distribution space at 9800 Premier Parkway. United Aerospace is one of several companies that are part of the aviation hub in the Park. United Aerospace has been a tenant since 2001 when the company moved its corporate headquarters to the Park. 


Ryan Goggins
One Home Medical Equipment LLC, a subsidiary of One Homecare Solutions, has added 30,720 sq. ft. of space at 3330-3350 Executive Way. One Homecare Solutions is an integrated homecare service provider offering home health care services to include home nursing care, home infusion services and home medical equipment.

Telephonetics, a premier Message On Hold company, has renewed its lease for 8,210 sq. ft. for its corporate and sales office at 2841 Corporate Way. Telephonetics has been a tenant in the Park for 10 years

For all transactions, the Miramar Park of Commerce was represented by Maridee Bell, vice president of Sunbeam Properties, developer of the Park, and Ryan Goggins of Sunbeam Properties.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Kathryn Gallagher
Pierson Grant Public Relations
954-776-1999, ext. 242

$115.5 Million Multifamily Sale Arranged by IPA in Stamford, CT


Avalon on Stamford Harbor Apartments, 150 Southfield Avenue,  Stamford, CT

Steve Witten
 STAMFORD, CT – Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap Inc. specializing in serving institutional and major private real estate investors, is pleased to announce the sale of Avalon on Stamford Harbor, a 323-unit waterfront apartment community with a marina and 72 boat slips in Stamford, Conn.

The $115.5 million sales price equates to $357,585 per unit.

            IPA executive directors Steve Witten and Victor Nolletti represented the buyer, TGM Anchor Point LLC. The seller is Harbor Financing LLC.

            “The property is a truly exceptional, one-of-a-kind, direct waterfront community in the heart of Fairfield County Connecticut’s Gold Coast,” says Witten. 

“Rebranded as Anchor Point, planned upgrades will ensure that the property continues to provide a truly unique Class A housing alternative to more traditional communities located in Stamford’s South End and central business district,” adds Nolletti.


Victor Nolletti
            The property is located at 150 Southfield Ave. in Stamford with easy access to Interstate 95, U.S. Route 1, the Metro-North train station and bus lines.

Constructed in 2002, Avalon on Stamford Harbor consists of 14 studios, 159 one-bedroom apartments, 130 two-bedroom units and 20 three-bedroom apartments in two four-story buildings.

 Apartments feature full-size washers and dryers in every home, white laminate or granite countertops, white raised-panel Thermofoil cabinets/vanities, spacious walk-in closets and private patios or balconies.

 Select homes have nine-foot ceilings with fans, gas-burning fireplaces and views of Stamford Harbor.

Community amenities include a gated entrance with controlled access, personal concierge service, 24-hour fitness center, wireless Internet lounge, business center, an indoor racquetball court, an indoor basketball court, an outdoor swimming pool, bike racks and bike storage, covered parking, and landscaped areas for barbecues and picnics.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Gina Relva
Public Relations Manager
(925) 953-1716

$15.2 Million Buys Michigan Manufactured Home Community


Jonathan McClellan
DETROIT, MI – Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, announced the sale of a 400-site all-age manufactured home community in Eastern Michigan.

The $15,221,788 sales price equates to $37,865 per space.

            Jonathon McClellan, vice president investments, and Kyle Baskin, associate vice president investments, both in Marcus & Millichap’s Cleveland office, represented the seller, a private investment group based in Arizona.

The buyer is Kingsley Management Corp. Steven Chaben, senior vice president in the firm’s Detroit office, is Marcus & Millichap’s broker of record in Michigan.

            The 88.2-acre community features concrete streets, mature trees, and a creek. All homes have lap siding and shingled roofs.


For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Gina Relva
Public Relations Manager
(925) 953-1716

IPA Capital Markets Arranges $7.8 million in Acquisition Financing for $11.25 Million Sale of Wells Fargo Cash Transfer Station in Miami-Dade County, FL


Wells Fargo Transfer Station, 10325 Northwest 112th Avenue, Miami-Dade County, FL


Benjamin H. Silver
MIAMI, FL – Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, announced the sale of a 35,000-square-foot one-story office and warehouse building 100 percent occupied by Wells Fargo.

The $11.25 million sales price equates to $321 per square foot.

            Douglas K. Mandel, first vice president investments and Benjamin H. Silver, associate vice president investments, in Marcus & Millichap’s Fort Lauderdale office, represented the seller, DRA Advisors LLC.

The Taylor-Zang-Dougherty Group and the MacLaren Group in the firm’s Philadelphia office represented the buyer, a Philadelphia-based investor in a 1031 tax-deferred exchange. Andrew Dansker, from Marcus & Millichap’s Institutional Property Advisors Capital Markets division, arranged $7,875,000 in financing.

“The property is a mission-critical facility built-to-suit for Wells Fargo as its primary South Florida cash transfer station,” says Mandel. “The building is triple-net leased to Wells Fargo through February 2024.”

Andrew Dansker
Constructed in 2009 on four acres, the investment real estate asset is located in the Flagler Station business park at 10325 Northwest 112th Ave. in Miami-Dade County’s Airport West submarket.

The location is one-half mile east of the Florida Turnpike and has a dedicated Florida Turnpike interchange that provides excellent access to every major transportation system in South Florida.

            The building has 110 parking spaces and two loading docks. It is surrounded by an eight-foot security fence with electronic and video surveillance.
  
For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Gina Relva
Public Relations Manager
(925) 953-1716



Marcus & Millichap Brokers $6.1 Million Sale of Shoppes at Monarch in Miramar, FL


Douglas K. Mandel
MIRAMAR, FL – Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, announced the sale of Shoppes at Monarch, a 13,466-square foot retail property located in Miramar, Fla, according to Ryan Nee, regional manager of the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office. 

The asset sold for $6,150,000 equating to $457 per square foot.

Douglas K. Mandel, a first vice president investments, and Barry M. Wolfe, a vice president investments, in Marcus & Millichap’s Fort Lauderdale office, had the exclusive listing to market the property on behalf of the seller, a limited liability company from Coral Springs, Fla.  The buyer was a limited liability company from Miami Beach, Fla.

The property is a Mediterranean-style center featuring prime retail and restaurant spaces and is part of the Monarch Professional Centre mixed-use development that also includes 64,000 square feet of medical and professional office space.  The center is 100 percent occupied by a mix of local and national tenants including: Little Caesars Pizza, Karate America, and restaurants Nami Sushi and El Trebol.

Barry M. Wolfe
“The surrounding area’s demographics are extremely optimistic and suggest a massive population growth of over 10 percent by 2019,” says Mandel. 

“With an average age of just over 34 years old and median household income of almost $80,000 per year within one mile of the property, the upside potential of future revenue increases is very apparent.”

The property’s strategic location just north of Florida’s Turnpike, less than two miles east of Interstate 75 and south of Pines Boulevard, offers convenient access to and from the densely populated residential communities of Pembroke Pines and Miramar as well as all of the major travel arteries of South Florida.  

Shoppes at Monarch is located at 12703 Miramar Parkway in Miramar, FL

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Ryan Nee
Regional Manager
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 245-3400

Marcus & Millichap Arranges $1.7 Million Sale of Boca Raton, FL Strip Center

  
Howard Bregman
BOCA RATON, FL – Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, announced the sale of 10075 Yamato Road, a 6,500-square foot retail property located in Boca Raton, Fla, according to Ryan Nee, regional manager of the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office.

The asset sold for $1,700,000, equating to $262 per square foot.

Howard Bregman, a senior associate, and Michael Mandel an associate, in Marcus & Millichap’s Fort Lauderdale office, had the exclusive listing to market the property on behalf of the seller, a limited liability company from Springfield, NJ. 

The buyer, a private investor from Boca Raton, Fla, was secured and represented by Derek R. Gibbs and Daniel Cunningham, senior associates, and Tal I. Frydman, a first vice president investments, in Marcus & Millichap’s Fort Lauderdale office. 


Derek R. Gibbs
“This was the perfect opportunity to acquire a stabilized asset with three long-term tenants and little management responsibility in the heart of west Boca Raton. Sherwin Williams recently exercised their first five-year option 13 months early," says Mandel.

The strip center is located at 10075 Yamato Road in Boca Raton and is occupied by Sherwin Williams, Personal Touch Dry Cleaners and Brendy's Yogurt.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Ryan Nee
Regional Manager
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 245-3400

Friday, February 27, 2015

$25.8 Million Los Angeles County Multifamily Sale Arranged by IPA and The Ensbury Group


Corsica Apartment Homes, Pico Rivera, Southeastern Los Angeles County, CA
                                                                                                   

Stewart I. Weston
PICO RIVERA, CA – Institutional Property Advisors (IPA), a division of Marcus & Millichap Inc. specializing in serving institutional and major private real estate investors, along with The Ensbury Group, an affiliate of Keller Williams Beach Cities, is pleased to announce the sale of Corsica Apartment Homes, a 141-unit, garden-style apartment community in the southeastern Los Angeles County city of Pico Rivera. The $25.8 million sales price equates to $183,000 per unit.

            IPA senior director Stewart I. Weston, and The Ensbury Group president, Martin Ensbury, represented the seller, Davlyn Investments and the buyer, Benedict Canyon Equities.

            “Corsica Apartment Homes is a cash-flowing asset that has been consistently at or above 95 percent occupancy,” says Weston. “It is one of only four market-rate properties in Pico Rivera above 100 units and provides the new owner with an excellent opportunity to add value through minimal interior and exterior upgrades.”

Constructed in 1971 on 3.7 acres at 9128 Burke St. in Pico Rivera, the property is easily accessible from Interstate 5, State Route 60, and Interstate 605. The unit mix is 74 one-bed/one-bath units, 50 two-bed/one-bath units and 17 two-bed/two-bath units.

All units have air conditioning and select units have walk-in closets. The community features mature landscaping, a gated entry system, covered parking, garages, open parking, a picnic area with gas barbecues, a children’s tot lot, elevator, a swimming pool and spa, a fitness center, a community clubhouse and card-operated laundry facilities.


For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Essex Realty Group Brokers the Sale of a 31-Unit Multi-Family Building in Chicago, IL

  
3808--16 North Sheffield Avenue, Lakeview Neighborhood, Chicago, IL

  
Kate Varde
CHICAGO, IL - Essex Realty Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the sale of 3808-16 N. Sheffield Ave.

3808-16 N. Sheffield Ave. is a 31-unit courtyard building located in the heart of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. The building was converted to condominiums in 2008.

The Property is situated on the west side of Sheffield, one block north of Wrigley Field.

Public transportation is easily accessible via the CTA Addison and Sheridan Red Line stations located two blocks to the north and south, respectively.

Additionally, several bus stops are located along Clark St., two blocks to the west, and Halsted St., one block to the east.

The sale price was approximately $7,600,000.


Douglas Imber
Doug Imber and Kate Varde were the brokers on the transaction.

Essex Realty Group, Inc. specializes in the sale of investment real estate throughout the Chicago metropolitan area.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Douglas Fisher
Essex Realty Group, Inc.
773.305.4910

$2 Million Sale of 18,000-SF Office Building in Lantana, FL Brokered by Marcus & Millichap


Douglas K. Mandel
LANTANA, FL,  Feb. 26, 2015 – Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, today announced the sale of Core Corporate Center, an 18,062-square foot, three-story, class-B, freestanding professional office building located in Lantana, Fla. 

The asset sold for $2,000,000.

C. Todd Everett, a director in the firm’s national office and industrial properties group, and Douglas K, Mandel, a first vice president investments, both in Marcus & Millichap’s Fort Lauderdale office, represented the seller, a limited liability company from Lantana, Fla. 

The buyer, who was in a 1031 Exchange, is a limited liability company from Amherst, NY.

“When available and well-priced, Palm Beach County mid-tier office buildings with a value-add component attract significant interest. 



C. Todd Everett
"This was an excellent opportunity for an investor to acquire a professional office building with outstanding visibility and high upside potential,” says Everett. 

“At 70 percent occupancy, the property has immediate cash flow and upside from lease-up as well as increasing the current market rents of some tenants.”


The building was constructed in 1983, renovated in 2011 and sits on approximately 1.17 acres. 


Located at 1177 Hypoluxo Road, the property is situated along a prominent east/west commercial artery less than a mile east of the Interstate 95 interchange and less than a mile west of US Highway 1.









For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

                 
Ryan Nee
Regional Manager
 Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 245-3400

Marcus & Millichap Brokers $1.7 Million Sale of Retail Plaza in Miami, FL


1879 Retail Plaza, Miami, FL

Jonathan Gerszberg
MIAMI, FL – Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, today announced the sale of 1879 Retail Plaza, a 10,275-square foot retail center located in Miami. The asset sold for $1,700,000.

Jonathan Gerszberg, an associate vice president investments, and Andy Charry, an associate, in Marcus & Millichap’s Miami office, had the exclusive listing to market the property on behalf of the seller, a private investor from Miami. 

The buyer, a private investor from Venezuela, was secured and represented by Rafael Fermoselle, an associate also in Marcus & Millichap’s Miami office. 

“The seller was very clear about what he wanted from this sale, in terms of price, and we found an excellent purchaser who appreciated the opportunity.  This was a win-win-win,” says Charry. 

  Fermoselle added that, “The buyer was drawn to the stability of the income in this low vacancy market, and enjoyed the additional income from the event parking from Marlins Stadium overflow.”

Miami Marlins Baseball Stadium
Located at 1879 NW 7th Street, the multi-tenant mixed-use property is comprised of 10,275 rentable square feet of retail and office space on a 14,906-square foot lot.

 The ground floor retail space is occupied by Metro PCS and three other retail tenants. The second floor is office space occupied by seven separate tenants.





For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Kirk A. Felici
First Vice President/Regional Manager
Miami, FL
(786) 522-7000

Marcus & Millichap Arranges Sale of 30,373-SF Office Building in Miami, FL for $5.1 Million


172 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL

Drew A. Kristol
 MIAMI, FL – Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI), a leading commercial real estate investment services firm with offices throughout the United States and Canada, announced the sale of 172 West Flagler Street, a three-story office building with ground floor retail, located in Miami. 

The asset sold for $5,100,000.

Ryan T. Shaw, an associate vice president investments, and Drew A. Kristol and Kirk D. Olson, vice president investments, in Marcus & Millichap’s Miami office, had the exclusive listing to market the property on behalf of the seller, a limited liability company from Miami.  The buyer was a limited liability company from Jersey City, NJ.

“The property is located 1,500 feet from the Miami River, which is seeing a renaissance with not only restaurants like Salt & Pepper, Garcia’s and River Seafood & Oyster Bar, but also residential development projects like Flagler on the River,” says Shaw.






Ryan T. Shaw
“The subject property is approximately 50 percent occupied, with most tenants on short-terms leases allowing for the vacant space to be leased at market rates.”

The two anchor tenants are Federal Credit Union and Subway. The property also lends itself to future development with the current zoning allowing for 316,800 buildable square feet with a variety of uses from approximately 165 residential units to 330 hotel units.

Situated at the southeast corner of West Flagler Street and SW 2nd Avenue, the building is located at 172 West Flagler Street in Miami, FL.


For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Kirk A. Felici
First Vice President/Regional Manager
Miami, FL
(786) 522-7000

C&W Brings Sawgrass I to Full Occupancy in Coral Springs, FL

  

Prologis Park--Sawgrass 1 Building A, Coral Springs, FL
CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Cushman & Wakefield announced today that, in conjunction with Prologis, it has leased the final availability at Prologis Park - Sawgrass I Building A in Coral Springs, Florida.

Executive Director Christopher Metzger, Executive Director Richard Etner, Jr., and Senior Director Christopher Thomson represented Prologis in signing a 31,208-square-foot lease with St. Louis-based Gateway Classic Cars.

Gateway is an automobile dealer which has been providing cars on consignment over the internet for private owners, collectors, and estates since 1999. The company currently has nine locations throughout the Midwest and South, including showrooms in Tampa, Orlando and now Coral Springs. Gateway will move in next month.


Prologis Park - Sawgrass I Building A, located at 4020 NW 126th Avenue, is a Class A, LEED-CS-certified, 99,755-square-foot industrial warehouse strategically located with immediate access to the Sawgrass Expressway. 

The building offers 30’ minimum clear height, 160’ building depth, 50’ x 50’ column spacing and rear loading with a concrete apron.

The Gateway lease brought Sawgrass I to full occupancy. With the two-building, 199,510-square-foot complex fully leased, Prologis now plans to develop another 407,000 SF of warehouse or offer build-to-suit opportunities on an adjacent 28-acre site. Prologis also has another 22-acre site nearby know as Sawgrass II, offering land sales down to three-acres or build-to-suit opportunities.
  
Jones Lang LaSalle represented Gateway. Prologis Vice President and South Florida Market Officer Scott Gregory is managing the project.
  
 For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Christopher J. Metzger, SIOR
Executive Director
(954) 771-0800

Richard. F. Etner, Jr., SIOR
Executive Director
(954) 771-0800

Christopher Thomson, SIOR
Senior Director
(561) 227-2020

NAI Realvest Negotiates Renewal and Expansion Lease Totaling 10,690 Square Feet of Office Space in East Orlando, FL

  
Mary Frances West

 ORLANDO, Fla. --- NAI Realvest recently negotiated a renewal and expansion totaling 10,690 rentable square feet in the Laurel Building at 3504 Lake Lynda Drive in east Orlando.

Mary Frances West, CCIM, senior broker at NAI Realvest, represented the tenant Dignitas Technologies, LLC, a modeling and simulation software developer, renewing their existing space of 8,423 rentable square feet and expanding them into an adjacent suite containing 2,267 square feet for a total of 10,690 rentable square feet.    

Landlord Crocker Partners V UCC LLC was represented by Micah Strader of CBRE.

 For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications,
 407-644-4142  lversehlco@aol.com


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

HFF arranges $41.25 million construction/permanent loan for The Hoag Health Center – Irvine in Irvine, CA


Rendering of the planned Hoag Health Center-Irvine at Alton Parkway
 and Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine, CA

Zach Koucos

 SAN DIEGO, CA – HFF announced that it has secured a $41.25 million construction-to-permanent loan for The Hoag Health Center  –  Irvine, a to-be-built 150,000-square-foot medical office development in Irvine, California.

HFF worked exclusively on behalf of San Diego-based Pacific Medical Buildings (PMB) to secure the 12-year, fixed-rate loan through a correspondent life insurance company.

 The loan is interest-only during the two-year construction period, and the fixed rate was locked over eight months in advance of the loan closing.  HFF is servicing the loan.

                Scheduled for completion in early 2016, The Hoag Health Center – Irvine will consist of three two-story, Class A, 50,000-square-foot ambulatory care centers designed and constructed using sustainable principles and flexible floor plans.



Aldon Cole
 Located at the intersection of Alton Parkway and Sand Canyon Avenue, the property is directly across from Hoag Hospital Irvine, a 154-bed private hospital with inpatient, outpatient and emergency room services, and walking distance to Kaiser Permanente Hospital.  

The Hoag Health Center – Irvine is 100 percent leased to Hoag Hospital. 

Less than one mile from Interstate 405 (San Diego Parkway), the southern Orange County location places the asset less than 2.5 miles from the convergence of Interstate 5 (Santa Ana Freeway) and Interstate 405.

The HFF team was led by director Zach Koucos and senior managing directors Aldon Cole and Tim Wright.  Jake Rohe and Ben Ryan led the transaction for PMB.

”We were targeting a very specific financing product with a long forward-commitment component,” Rohe said.  “HFF was able to deliver exactly what we were looking for to meet our business objectives for this unique project.”

 For more information, please visit their website at www.pacificmedicalbuildings.com.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Olivia Hennessey
Public Relations Coordinator
HFF | 9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 700 | Houston, TX 77046
tel 713.852.3403 | fax 713.527.8725 | www.hfflp.com

HFF closes $35.35 million building sale in downtown Portland, OR and secures $25.51 million financing


2100 SW River Parkway, Portland, OR

Nicholas Kucha
PORTLAND, OR – HFF announced today that it has closed the $35.35 million sale of and secured $25.51 million acquisition financing for a 96,250-square-foot, mid-rise office building located at 2100 Southwest River Parkway in Portland’s Central Business District.

                HFF coordinated the transaction of 2100 Southwest River Parkway.  The seller is Clarion Partners, and the buyer is BDC Advisors, who purchased the property free and clear of debt.

  HFF also secured a seven-year, fixed-rate acquisition loan on behalf of the new owner through a regional bank.

                2100 Southwest River Parkway is located in the south end of the Portland CBD on the Willamette River adjacent to the southernmost part of Waterfront Park and less than a mile southeast of downtown. 

The eight-story, Class A office building was completed in 1995 and is 100 percent leased to two tenants.  The property is half a block from the nearest light rail station and is easily accessible via other transit options including the Portland Street Car and Trimet bus lines. 


Erica Christensen
2100 Southwest River Parkway also offers three levels of on-site parking consisting of 176 stalls.

                The HFF investment sales team representing the buyer was led by director Nicholas Kucha and senior real estate analyst James Childress.

                The HFF debt placement team representing the buyer was led by managing director Casey Davidson and senior real estate analyst Erica Christensen.                

Clarion Partners has been a leading U.S. real estate investment manager for 33 years.

 Headquartered in New York, the firm has offices in major markets throughout the U.S.; in São Paulo, Brazil; and London, England, as well as a presence in Mexico.

 With $33 billion in total assets under management, Clarion Partners offers a broad range of real estate strategies across the risk/return spectrum to its more than 250 domestic and international institutional investors. 

More information about the firm is available at www.clarionpartners.com.
  
For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Olivia Hennessey
Public Relations Coordinator
HFF | 9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 700 | Houston, TX 77046
tel 713.852.3403 | fax 713.527.8725 | www.hfflp.com

HFF arranges $23.55 million financing for Class A regional retail center in Denver, CO


Quebec Square shopping center, Stapleton area, Denver, CO

Eric Tupler
DENVER, CO – HFF announced today that it has arranged a $23.55 million acquisition loan for Quebec Square, a 207,561-square-foot regional retail center in the Stapleton area of Denver, Colorado.

Working on behalf of Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc., HFF placed the 10-year, fixed-rate loan with Nationwide Real Estate Investments.  HFF will service the loan. 

Quebec Square was built in 2003 as part of the master planned redevelopment of the former Stapleton Airport site. 

Quebec Square is located seven miles northeast of downtown and occupies 22.07 acres.  Beginning in 2016, the East Line of the Denver RTD Light Rail system and adjacent Central Park Station will service Quebec Square.

 The property is 97 percent leased to national retail and restaurant tenants, including Ross Dress for Less, Office Depot, PetSmart, Game Stop, Buffalo Wild Wings, Smashburger, GNC and Jimmy Johns.  Additionally, the center is shadow-anchored by Walmart, Sam’s Club and The Home Depot.

                The HFF team representing the borrower was led by senior managing director Eric Tupler and real estate analyst Matt Gangaware.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Olivia Hennessey
Public Relations Coordinator
HFF | 9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 700 | Houston, TX 77046
tel 713.852.3403 | fax 713.527.8725 | www.hfflp.com