Ron Osborne, Managing Director/Broker of SperryCGA | RJ Realty, represented The Strachman Family in the purchase of a 8,864-square-foot retail property located at 702-706 NE 1 Ave. in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
The deal closed September 12.
The buyer, Judith Strachman Rev. Living Trust, purchased the property from Barkan Investments for $4,250,000
The property is currently occupied by Chops & Hops Axe Throwing Lodge, a one-of-a-kind bar that pairs the ultra-fun activity of axe throwing with world-class cocktails and live music, Ft. Liquordale Entertainment, and Crossed Keys Society, a quirky, feel-good tattoo studio and creative space.
Judith Strachman Rev. Living Trust purchased the property to complete the exchange of the sale of the Boulevard Center, a retail plaza located at 1504-1538 E Commercial Blvd. in Oakland Park, Florida, earlier this year. Osborne represented Judith Strachman Rev. Living Trust in that transaction. After an extensive search for a single tenant, NNN leased property that would offer a strong return, the trust elected to purchase the subject property which has two tenants, Chops & Hops and Ft. Liquordale, on the main floor and Crossed Keys Society on the second floor.
“With the current rents lower than what we believe market rents could be, this property has nowhere to go but increase in value,” commented Osborne. “We looked at several STNL properties over the last 4 months and could not find one in the south Florida market that would offer a reasonable return and future upside.”
The Buyer was interested in the property due to its location within Flagler Village in Ft. Lauderdale. With the redevelopment of the old SearsTown property only a short distance from the subject property’s location, the Buyer believes that the area is only going to increase in value over time.
“We had no problem obtaining financing for the property thru Locality Bank and both the Buyer and lender agree that the location is one of the hottest markets in Ft. Lauderdale,” added Osborne.
Osborne has represented The Strachman Family as trust advisor over the last 20+ years and, in the last 5 years, helped in repositioning its portfolio of management-intense multi-tenant retail properties. The family is repositioning its portfolio for the future.
The property was listed by Native Realty.