The most recent transaction involved the sale of both the real estate and business located at 5360 S. State Road 7 in Tamarac. The transaction was handled as an exclusive listing but completed off market in order to protect the business from interruptions. Hi-Tech Collision, a well-known paint and body business for over 38 years, was purchased by Gerber Collision or subsidiaries, In addition, the Buyer leased an additional 2,500 square feet from the Seller, who owns the adjacent multi-tenant property. While the amount of the combined sale is confidential, the sale price of the real estate transaction, which is comprised of 9,747 square feet of buildings situated on 23,756 square feet of land, was $2,750,000.
Osborne stated, ”Due to the current financing condition in the lending market and higher interest rates, it was decided to reach out only to the national body shop companies as they have the ability to pay cash or execute a long-term lease.”
Gerber Collision was ultimately selected from several major buyers to purchase the property rather than lease it, which was preferable to the Seller. Gerber also agreed to retain all employees in order to keep the quality of work consistent. This was important to the seller as most of them had been long-term employees.
The second transaction, which closed in June, involved the sale of a former bank building located at 6001 N University Dr., also in Tamarac. The building was leased to Sunnyside Cannabis Dispensary, which is scheduled to open at the end of this year. The tenant executed a 10-year NNN lease. The property closed at $4,520,000 in an all-cash transaction. The Buyer, GCDC 5, LLC, an entity managed by Osborne, purchased the property as it offered a much higher yield than other STNL (single net tenant lease) properties in South Florida by more than two percentage points. Osborne stated that since this type of tenant is very hard to obtain financing for, especially in the current increasing interest rate climate, the all-cash offer with proof of the available funds to purchase made GCDC 5, LLC offer very attractive to the Seller. Barry Wolff and Alan Lipsky of Marcus and Millichap represented the Seller in the transaction.
The third transaction completed by Osborne, which closed in May, involved the sale of 1030 N Federal Highway in Pompano Beach, FL. The property was leased to Hertz Car Rental for more than 10 years. When Hertz declined to renew its lease at market rates, GCDC, LLC decided to market the property for sale or lease. The property totals approximately ±800 square feet of office space, situated on 8,000 square feet of land. While numerous full list price offers of $795,000 were received from used car dealerships, the zoning did not allow for that use, so the offers were ultimately declined. Numerous list price offers were subject to financing, which, in the current market climate, were questionable. An offer was ultimately accepted from Autobuy/WePayTheMax.com for $750,000 with a very short contingency period only to confirm that the city would permit an auto appraisal office.
Osborne is now representing GCDC, LLC in its 1031 exchange and has identified several properties of interest for purchase and expects to close on another cannabis dispensary in Homestead in August.