YMP Real Estate Acquired the Four-Building Office Park from Morning Calm Management
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, February 19, 2019 — Cushman & Wakefield has arranged the sale of Lakeshore Business Center, a four-building office park in Broward County’s Cypress Creek submarket.
The Cushman & Wakefield Capital Markets team of Mike Davis, Scott O’Donnell, Dominic Montazemi, Greg Miller, Rick Brugge and Michael Lerner represented Boca Raton, FL-based Morning Calm Management in the sale. Miami-based YMP Real Estate Management, LLC acquired the 237,682-square-foot office park for $29.25 million ($123 per square foot).
Lakeshore Business Center comprises four, two-story buildings developed between 1986 and 2000. The campus is located on a ±17.0-acre site at 5100 and 5200 NW 33rd Avenue and 3201-3125 West Commercial Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.
The park’s location midway between Interstate 95 and Florida’s Turnpike — South Florida’s two primary north-south arteries — offers nearly one-quarter mile of prominent frontage along West Commercial Boulevard in the Cypress Creek submarket.
“Cypress Creek is Broward County’s second-largest submarket and continues to be a cost effective option for tenants who are seeking easy access to South Florida’s major thoroughfares and a respite from the Fort Lauderdale CBD’s rapidly rising rents,” explained Davis. “As average asking rents in Fort Lauderdale’s CBD increase, the relative value appeal of Cypress Creek as a cost-effective option for Class A and B office space continues to grow.”
Lakeshore Business Center offers a superior parking ratio (4.0 spaces/1,000 square feet) and has received more than $1.3M in capital improvements in recent years, including high-quality interior finishes; upgrades to roofs, HVAC, lobbies and corridors; and major restroom renovations.
Further improvement and development potential is possible for new ownership. Sixteen percent of Lakeshore Business Center’s total square footage is warehouse space, which could be repurposed to office. The site also offers near-term outparcel development opportunities and the potential for a covered land play, leading to future redevelopment.
Lakeshore Business Center was 79% leased at the time of sale, with leasing velocity increasing dramatically in recent years. Notable tenants include Hair Visions International, ECI Telecom and Kirlin Florida.
“Lakeshore Business Center provides YMP with tremendous upside potential through the lease-up of 50,000 square feet of vacant space,” said O’Donnell. “Prior ownership had leased 78,000 square feet of new space plus 58,000 square feet of renewals in the past three years, which made up 44% of the entire submarket’s absorption during that period.”
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