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Kennedy Wilson Represents Seller in Sale of Notable San Diego Office Property Off-Market Transaction
Two-part deal includes ground lease and purchase of office building in Little Italy submarket
Fred Cordova, executive vice president of brokerage at Kennedy Wilson, represented the seller of the leasehold interest in the property and the buyer of the fee interest in the land. The buyer, Ocean West Capital Partners, partnered with DivcoWest, to purchase the property. Additional terms of the leasehold interest sale were not disclosed; the buyer is currently under contract to purchase the land.
"Many components come into play when a property changes hands for the first time in 63 years," said Cordova. "Layered transactions with multiple constituents are rare in modern real estate and require a sophisticated, thoughtful approach. Kennedy Wilson packaged both the building and land, and delivered it to a qualified buyer in an off-market transaction, a complex strategy that was many months in the making."
Originally purchased in the 1950s by a private financial institution, the property has never changed hands. However, its surrounding neighborhood of Little Italy has changed significantly over the past few years, making it a coveted location.
"The sellers wanted to downsize and relocate their operations to a smaller, more efficient space," continued Cordova. "The buyer saw this property as a great creative office re-positioning opportunity in the growing San Diego sub-market of Little Italy, and we were able to accomplish this."
The buyer is planning a multi-million dollar renovation of the property to modernize the building in the highly sought after Little Italy submarket. The property is situated just a few blocks from North San Diego Bay and near the local metro station. In addition to incredible ocean views, the property has several outdoor balconies and a seven-story central atrium.
"Little Italy is one of the most dynamic areas of Downtown San Diego and is home to excellent restaurants, cafés and new residential developments,"
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