All-Cash 1031 Exchange Buyer Closes in Nine Days
CORONA DEL MAR, CALIF. – (RealEstateRama) — Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally-recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm completed the sale of a 9,167-square-foot multi-tenant retail pad building, which is part of a neighborhood shopping center anchored by Smart & Final Extra! in Upland, Calif. The sale price of $3.9 million, with a cap rate of 5.48%, represented a record low cap rate for a multi-tenant pad over $3.5 million in the trade area.
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Hanley Investment Group’s Executive Vice President Bill Asher and Senior Vice President Pat Kent represented the seller, CME Mountain Avenue LLC, based in San Diego, Calif. The buyer, a local investment partnership, was represented by Jin Hwang of EJ Realty & Investment in Torrance, Calif.
Built in 1997, the multi-tenant retail building is situated on .49 acres at the northeast corner of Foothill Boulevard and Mountain Road at 1042 North Mountain Road in Upland. The five-tenant property was 100% occupied at the time of the sale. Tenants included The UPS Store, The Spot Café, Mountain View Dental and We Talk Pets.
“The market for shadow-anchored multi-tenant retail in southern California remains strong,” said Asher. “It’s become a very good alternative for passive investors looking for a better yield than the single-tenant retail investment sector where cap rates in southern California have consistently transitioned in the last year into the 4% cap range for those assets leased to national credit tenants.”
“There was no shortage of interest in the property,” said Kent. “We procured 10 competitive offers and ultimately procured a qualified all-cash 1031 exchange buyer. We structured an expedited closing with a nine-day escrow with a seven-day due diligence period that met both the buyer and seller’s investment objectives.”
Asher notes that the Smart & Final Extra! was a significant driver to the sale along with the desirable Foothill Boulevard location. “The amount of daily customer traffic generated by Smart & Final along with being situated at one of the most highly-travelled intersections in Upland, were highly attractive selling points to the long-term stability of the location and the main reason the property was pursued by a large group of prospective buyers.”
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