RiNo Real Estate Closings Total $365 Million In Two Years
A three-warehouse asset sale tops off RiNo's hottest neighborhood trend
Jun 11, 2015, 04:56 ET
DENVER, June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) announced the sale of 3911, 3925 and 3963 Walnut Street by J & E Properties, LLC. The three warehouses, measuring approximately 20,000 square feet in total and situated on 40,625 square feet of land, sold to local developer, 3925 Walnut Street, LLC, who paid $3.5 million or $175.50 per square foot. NGKF's Russell Gruber and Steve Fletcher handled the transaction.
Located within a block of the new light rail station complex serving DIA and Union Station at 38th and Blake Streets, the Walnut Street assets will be converted to more adaptive uses appropriate for the burgeoning arts district that has turned into a hotspot for Millennials. "We are a mixed use, multi-family development and construction company with other assets in RiNo, LoHi, Tennyson and Sunnyside," stated the buyer, who purchased the assets under 3925 Walnut Street, LLC. "Much of our success in acquiring the assets was a result of Gruber and Fletcher's expertise to seamlessly handle the tenant and deal structure complexities that come with income properties. As a result, we have successfully added this site into our overall portfolio of income producing assets that are geared towards future development in cool, urban, walkable areas near transit corridors."
"The sale of the Walnut property underscores the flourishing activity in RiNo with warehouses rapidly converting to redevelopment sites," stated Gruber, director at NGKF. "In the past two years, sales topped $365 million, representing a total of 130 assets, a remarkable contrast from just a few years ago, where only 50 assets traded for a total of $43 million between 2009 and 2011. In the last 90 days alone, 15 assets have sold for a value of $40 million."
Recent property sales include office, industrial, flex, retail, land and multifamily, which is booming in central Denver, according to NGKF Research. City Gate apartments are one RiNo asset that recently closed, selling for $52.1 million.
"It's a feeding frenzy in RiNo" added Gruber. "At a sale price of $175.50 per square foot, these three industrial assets achieved a rate higher than the 2014 average for both the Central submarket (at $62.88/SF) and the overall Denver metro market (at $63.77 per square foot)." Originally an owner-occupied industrial area, RiNo, nestled just north of downtown Denver, was derelict and desolate just a few years ago.
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