The newly-acquired assets include:
• Plaza Southwest: 7302, 7350 Harwin Drive, 5601, 5750 Bintliff Drive, 5755 Bonhomme Road, Houston, TX 77036 (152,173 SF)
• Crescent Ten: 1304 Langham Creek Drive, Houston, TX 77084 (98,008 SF)
• Commerce Park North: 15621/15631 Blue Ash Drive, Houston, TX 77090 (97,332 SF)
• Technipark Ten: 16115/16155 Park Row, Houston, TX 77084 (71,673 SF)
• Westchase Park: 3120/3130 Rogerdale Road, Houston, TX 77042 (47,816 SF)
The Adler Real Estate Fund is a closed-end discretionary fund managed by Adler Group, one of Florida’s largest commercial real estate firms. This is the Fund’s second purchase in the Houston area within the past ten months, with the firm having acquired the 177,000 square foot Westchase Corporate Park in August 2011. Home to a portfolio of more than 640,000 square feet of mixed-use space, Houston is now Adler Group’s third largest market, following Washington D.C. and South Florida.
The Adler Real Estate Fund portfolio encompasses 4.5 million square feet of space accounting for more than $450 million in transactions. The Fund primarily targets multi-tenant, management-intensive properties in markets with strong growth potential.
Adler Group is optimistic about the commercial real estate market in Houston, with the city among the nation’s leaders in job and population growth over the last several years, according to Matthew L. Adler, Adler Group’s President. “Adler Fund’s newly-acquired portfolio in Houston is a unique investment opportunity in one of the fastest growing markets in the country, offering a combination of prime locations, quality tenants and high occupancy rates,” said Mr. Adler. “We will continue to identify viable investment targets in and around the Houston area as we set our sights on growing U.S. markets.”
The Houston portfolio is 96 percent occupied and has a roster of more than 85 tenants, including Exxon Mobil, Samsung, Ryder, Schlumberger and Alford Services. It includes five parks strategically located in the North, Northwest and Southwest submarkets of the Houston metro area, with easy access to Highway 59, Beltway 8, Interstate Highway 10, George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Houston’s prestigious Energy Corridor.
Mr. Adler believes the firm’s expertise leasing and managing multi-tenant properties will help maximize the portfolio’s value. “Each property offers a selection of suites appealing to tenants of all sizes. New tenants can choose the size and mix of office and warehouse space they need, while existing tenants are offered a menu of options to accommodate growth. This is especially attractive to tenants seeking quality office space without the high rents typical of multi-story buildings. Adler Group’s experience leasing and managing similar assets in markets across the U.S. ensures we will achieve a healthy mix of users while enhancing the property,” said Mr. Adler.
Adler Real Estate Fund acquired the portfolio from a joint venture between Insite Commercial Real Estate and Carval. Rusty Tamlyn of HFF represented the seller.