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The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Leased Panera Bread Property

(Northbrook, IL – November 28, 2017) – (RealEstateRama) — The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net lease Panera Bread located at 5500 West Touhy Avenue in Skokie, Illinois for $3,972,727. The property, constructed in 2016, was developed by The Missner Group.

Panera Bread Skokie IL

The 4,300 square foot building is well located within a major regional trade area of Chicago’s northern suburbs. The Panera Bread has excellent visibility along West Touhy Avenue, the area’s primary east-west thoroughfare, which experiences traffic counts of approximately 41,000 vehicles per day. The property is also less than one-half mile west of Interstate-94 with direct on and off access to the approximate 169,500 vehicles per day. With convenient interstate access and a large variety of strong retailers, the Panera Bread and the surrounding retailers have the unique advantage of drawing consumers from both the city and suburbs of Chicago. The Panera Bread is surrounded by a number of national retailers including Walmart, Target, Costco, Dick’s Sporting Goods, AMC Theaters, Ross Dress For Less, Walgreens, Best Buy, Michael’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Goodwill and Jewel-Osco. There are over 179,000 people living within a three mile radius of the property with average annual household incomes in excess of $93,900.

Randy Blankstein and Jimmy Goodman of The Boulder Group represented the seller in the transaction; a Midwest based real estate investment company. The purchaser was a Midwest based real estate investor.

The Panera Bread lease has 14 years remaining on the lease which expires in October 2031. The lease features a corporate guarantee, 10% rental escalations every five years in the primary term and in the four 5-year renewal option periods. Panera Bread is a national bakery-cafe concept with more than 2,000 stores located throughout the United States and Canada. It is a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange using the symbol “PNRA”.

“Core market single tenant properties with solid real estate fundamentals continue to be in the greatest demand.” said Randy Blankstein, President of The Boulder Group. Jimmy Goodman, Partner of The Boulder Group, added, “Properties with corporately guaranteed leases and rental escalations throughout remain at the forefront of investor demand because they provide investors with an inflationary hedge.”

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 $4 billion of single tenant net lease real estate transactions. From 2011-2016, the firm was ranked in the top 10 companies in the nation for single tenant retail transactions by both Real Capital Analytics and CoStar. The Boulder Group is headquartered in suburban Chicago.


Media Contact:

Randy Blankstein
The Boulder Group