Ron Osborne, Managing Director/Broker of SperryCGA | RJ Realty, represented GCDC4 LLC, a foreign investor, in the purchase of a 3,200-square-foot, free-standing retail building outparcel located at 9180 W. State Road 84 in Davie, Florida.
The buyer purchased the property from CR Ridge Plaza LLC for $2,400,000.00, representing a 6.2% cap rate.
The deal closed December 16.
The property is currently occupied by Metro By T-Mobile on a corporate lease with 4+ years remaining. Metro has occupied the property for 20 years.
The transaction marks the fifth in which Osborne has represented the investor in the last 12 months. They will continue to acquire prime real estate in which they find strong financial fundamentals. The last two transactions have shown the trend in adjusting capitalization rate increases as interest rates increase.
In October, Osborne represented GCDC LLC in the purchase of a 5,300-square-foot retail automotive repair facility in the same retail plaza. GCDC, LLC purchased the property from CR Ridge Plaza LLC for $2,967,9335, representing a 6.2% cap rate.
“We expect the rates to continue to increase over the next several months,” commented Osborne. “This will be in both single and multi-tenant properties. Properties that are not in prime locations will see even a greater increase in rates. We are in a shifting market from a seller’s market to a stabilized market. With the lack of liquidity, a cash buyer that does not need a loan will be able to move quickly and close on transactions at better returns than those seeking financing.”
“I also believe the additional cost of windstorm insurance here in South Florida will drive cap rates upward,” Osborne continued. “Buyers that pay cash or those that have a good relationship with their lenders that can waive the windstorm insurance requirement will be critical in the sale of property this coming year. We looked at several STNL properties over the last four months and could not find one in the South Florida market that would offer a reasonable return and future upside. This property offers both and the client hopes to purchase another property in the first Quarter of next year. They will be looking at both single and multi-tenant properties in 2023.”
The property was listed by Stan Johnson Company.