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The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of a First Midwest Bank Ground Lease Located in Chicago

Northbrook, IL – March 26, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant First Midwest Bank ground lease located at 3220 West 26th Street in Chicago, IL for $4,047,000.

Chicago IL - First Midwest Bank

Chicago IL – First Midwest Bank

The First Midwest Bank property is positioned at the hard corner of the signalized intersection of West 26th Street and West Sawyer. There are approximately 350,000 people living within a three mile radius. The building was originally constructed in 1984 and was significantly renovated in 2007.

Randy Blankstein and Jimmy Goodman of The Boulder Group represented the purchaser in the transaction; a Chicago based investor in a 1031 Exchange. The seller was a West Coast based real estate fund.

There are over 13 years remaining on the First Midwest Bank ground lease that expires July 1, 2028. The ground lease features annual rental escalations throughout the primary term and renewal option periods. First Midwest Bancorp is a publicly traded company with a market capitalization in excess of $1.3 billion and is an investment grade rated company (S&P: BBB-).

“Properties featuring long term leases to investment grade rated tenants remain at the forefront of investor demand.” said Randy Blankstein, President of The Boulder Group. Jimmy Goodman, Partner of The Boulder Group, added, “Core market single tenant assets with solid real estate fundamentals continue to be in the greatest demand.”

About The Boulder Group

The Boulder Group is a boutique investment real estate service firm specializing in single tenant net lease properties. The firm provides a full range of brokerage, advisory, and financing services nationwide to a substantial and diversified client base, which includes high net worth individuals, developers, REITs, partnerships and institutional investment funds. Founded in 1997, the firm has arranged the acquisition and disposition of over 2.1 billion of single tenant net lease real estate transactions. From 2010-2014, the firm was ranked in the top 10 companies in the nation for single tenant retail transactions by Real Capital Analytics. The Boulder Group is headquartered in suburban Chicago.

Media Contact:
Randy Blankstein
The Boulder Group