Plantation Office Building Fetches $13.85 Million

Written by on November 13, 2018 in Done Deals, News - No comments

Avison Young’s Florida Capital Markets Group completed the $13.85 million ($173 per square foot) sale of the 80,000-square-foot Bank of America office building at 1776 N. Pine Island Road in Plantation.

The building last sold for $10,900,000 in December 2012.

On behalf of Transatlantic Investment Management Inc., Avison Young Principals David DuckworthJohn K. Crotty, CCIM, and Michael T. Fay, facilitated the disposition to the Kislak Organization, a privately held firm based in Miami. The sale represents the fifth transaction the team completed in Plantation to date in 2018 totaling more than $66 million.

“Plantation continues to see low office vacancy rates, high absorption, and impressive rent growth, solidifying it as one of the most desirous suburban submarkets in Broward County for tenants and investors,” said Duckworth. “The property was a value-add opportunity despite its high occupancy due to the below-market, in-place rents.”

For the acquisition, Kislak also engaged the Florida Capital Markets Group to secure a $12.05 million loan.

“We were pleased to work with Avison Young on the acquisition and financing of this well-located, multi-tenant office building,” said Tom Bartelmo, president and CEO of the Kislak Organization. “This investment is a great fit for our strategy of acquiring high-quality commercial real estate in top South Florida submarkets. We like the property’s strong current income and opportunity for enhancements that will draw additional professional office tenants.”

At 80 percent loan-to-value, the loan was negotiated by Avison Young Principal George Vail and financed through Popular Bank for a 10-year term with a 2-year interest-only period, after which it will transition to a 25-year amortization schedule. The interest rate was 4.6 percent.

“Due to the property, location, and the buyer’s well-regarded reputation, we created a competitive environment to get the best loan terms for Kislak,” said Vail. “After receiving multiple term sheets, we locked in a favorable loan with a rare 80 percent loan-to-value ratio, as lenders typically max out at 70 to 75 percent.”

According to research by Avison Young, Plantation is one of the tightest office submarkets in Broward County. As of third quarter 2018, the submarket saw no new construction, one of the lowest vacancy rates which posted at 7.23 percent, and the highest total net absorption level in the county with 78,350 square feet absorbed.


Source:  CRE-sources

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