NAS Announces Sale of Houston Office Building, 602 Sawyer Street


Houston, TX – July 1, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — National Asset Services (NAS), one of the Country’s leading commercial real estate companies, today announced the sale of 602 Sawyer Street on behalf of 22 tenant-in-common co-owners. The property, an 85,923 square foot, 7-story office building, is located in the Houston, Texas submarket of Midtown. The tenant-in-common investors purchased the property in 2008. Originally built in 1982, the office property underwent renovations in 1999.

NAS represented the tenant-in-common group during the negotiations that resulted in the sale for an undisclosed amount to Houston-based Griffin Partners, who represented themselves in the transaction.
The sale of 602 Sawyer marks the 22nd transaction in the last 24 months in which NAS has guided tenant-in-common investment groups through a sale or refinancing process, resulting in a positive outcome for the investors.

NAS assumed asset management responsibility of the property in February 2013 and was instrumental in achieving a 20% increase in leasing as well as overseeing several property improvement projects including a remodeling project of the corridors, elevator cabs and restrooms. Prior to the sale, NAS successfully renewed the lease of one of the property’s major tenants, the Houston Police Officer’s Pension System for a 12,670 square foot space. This was critical in maximizing value for the sale. At the time of the sale, the property was 92% leased.

“We were able to generate an increase in property value through additional leasing income, controlled operational costs and property improvements on behalf of our investor clients at 602 Sawyer,” commented Karen E. Kennedy, President and Founder of NAS. “We were delighted to deliver a sales transaction resulting in a positive outcome for such a deserving group of co-owners.”

About National Asset Services (NAS):

NAS is a commercial real estate asset and property management company that works with over 90 investment groups in properties of a nationwide portfolio valued at over $2 billion. The company manages a wide range of diverse commercial real estate: Office, medical office, multifamily, retail, student housing, assisted living and industrial flex properties. The company manages solely owned and multi-owner properties. NAS offers a wide-range of management capabilities. They include: Real estate strategy analysis; long-range business objectives; monitoring changing market conditions; investor relations; real estate and investor accounting; loan modification and workout solutions; exit and hold strategies; leasing and marketing; tenant retention plans; research studies; site selections; feasibility studies; insurance risk management; capital improvement planning and tracking; property tax appeal services and cost segregation services

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