Saturday, October 15, 2016

Stepp Commercial Completes $3.2 Million Sale of Value-Add Apartment/Commercial Property in Santa Monica, CA

Kimberly Roberts Stepp

 Santa Monica, CA – Stepp Commercial, a leading multifamily brokerage firm in the Santa Monica market, has completed the $3.2 million sale of a fully occupied 13-unit property located at 1313 Pico Boulevard in Santa Monica.

The commercially zoned, two-story property includes 11 residential apartment units as well as two commercial spaces occupied by a hair salon and an accounting firm.

Kimberly Roberts Stepp, principal, and Aynsley Armbrust, vice president, with Stepp Commercial, represented the seller, a private trust from Los Angeles, as well as the buyer, North Hollywood-based MGA Investments, Inc. The transaction closed at full asking price with a low cap rate of just 2.8 percent and gross rent multiplier (GRM) of 19. 

“This property offers the buyer the value-add potential of 80 percent upside in rents,” said Stepp. “The new owner is negotiating buyouts with existing tenants and will renovate and reposition the property in the near future in order to maximize value.”

Aynsley Armbrust
Stepp added: “This area of Santa Monica is continuing to improve with an influx of A-plus credit tenants, high-end restaurants and shops, new development and proximity to the Expo Line.”

Built in 1946, the property consists of 10 one-bedroom units, one two-bedroom unit, and two commercial units. The well-located asset is just 12 blocks from the numerous shops and restaurants on Ocean Avenue and Main Street.

 Stepp Commercial is a brokerage firm specializing in the multifamily sector for properties ranging in size from $1 million to $50 million. Stepp Commercial’s mission is to provide apartment owners with a fully integrated sales platform that includes comprehensive market knowledge and local real estate expertise to successfully complete any type of multifamily transaction.

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