Ron Osborne, Managing Director/Broker of SperryCGA | RJ Realty, represented the Buyer, GCDC LLC, a foreign Investor, in the purchase of a 5,300-square-foot retail automotive repair facility located at 9190 W. State Road 84 in Davie Florida.
The deal closed October 28.
GCDC, LLC purchased the property from CR Ridge Plaza LLC for $2,967,9335, representing a 6.2% cap rate.
The property is currently occupied by Ridge Plaza Auto & Tire Center. The operator has occupied the property for 38 years and has 8+ years remaining on the lease with an annual 2% rent increase.
This is the fourth transaction in which Mr. Osborne has represented this investor in the last 12 months and the first transaction in which the buyer secured financing. Osborne has a fifth purchase under contract and is scheduled to close before the end of the year on an all cash abasis with a cap rat of 6.2%.
“As a foreign investor without a US residence, it was extremely difficult to find a lender willing to make the loan even with 50% down,” explained Osborne. “Ultimately, we were able to obtain a first mortgage with the assistance of Manuel Huerta of Interamerican Bank.”
Osborne has represented GCDC, LLC for the last year and they are looking to acquire additional properties this coming year. Due to the higher cost of capital and the cost of Windstorm Insurance, they will be seeking higher returns.
“With the current cap rates lower than in other parts of the country, we believe market will see higher cap rates in the near future, especially here in South Florida, as interest rates increase and the additional cost of Windstorm Insurance,” Osborne added. “Buyers that can pay all cash or have a good relationship with the lender that will waive the windstorm insurance will be critical in the sale of property within the coming year. 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. This property offers both and we hope to purchase another property from the same group shortly.”
The property was listed by Stan Johnson Company.