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A 339K SF lot that is occupied by an auto dealership in the Miracle Mile area of Los Angeles has sold for $70M. 

A private family trust has purchased a parcel occupied by Beverly Hills BMW at 5070 Wilshire Blvd. and an adjacent building used by BMW Beverly Hills Service Center at 5071 Wilshire Blvd. Both properties total 339K SF. 

BMW Beverly Hills at 5070 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles
BMW Beverly Hills at 5070 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles

Citing CoStar records, Matthews Real Estate Investment Services' market leader Bill Pedersen said the sale is the highest price ever recorded for an auto dealership in Los Angeles.

Sonic Automotive currently operates the dealership.

The final lease option for the tenant expires in June 2029, Pedersen wrote in an email to Bisnow. 

Pedersen said the buyer plans to hold the asset and determine at a later date what to do with the property.

"There is upside both with a lease restructure and redevelopment play," Pedersen wrote.

The property sits on nearly 4 acres and features a 93K SF car dealership with rooftop parking and a 246K SF auto and repair facility.

Matthews Real Estate Investment Services' Bill Pedersen, David Harrington and Kyle Matthews represented the seller.

Industrial facility at 2420 Yates Ave. in Commerce
Industrial facility at 2420 Yates Ave. in Commerce

SALES

Logistics giant Prologis has purchased an 85K SF industrial facility in Commerce from an undisclosed seller. The Los Angeles Business Journal reported the sales price was $41M. The property sits on 11 acres at 2420 Yates Ave. Kidder Mathews' Jon Reno, Trevor Gale, Mark Vanis and Connor Ulf represented Prologis.

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A private investor has purchased an 18,100 SF retail property in Cerritos from Amsa 10745 Cer LLC for $4.28M. Built in 1969, South Street Shops at 10745 South St. is a two-tenant retail property anchored by a Goodwill. SRS Real Estate Partners’ Ara H. Rostamian and Patrick Luther, along with Apex Properties' Eric Mandell, represented the seller.

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A private investor has purchased a 25-unit apartment building in Gardena from an undisclosed family trust for $6.3M. The Sunlight Estates at 760 West Redondo Beach Blvd. sold for $252K a unit and a 3.3% cap rate. Marcus & Millichap's Brice W. Head represented the buyer and seller.

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A private investor has purchased a 34-unit multifamily community in Glendale from an undisclosed seller for $8.8M. Built in 1973, the 28K SF property at 2121 North Verdugo Road features 32 one-bedroom, one-bathroom units and two two-bedroom, two-bathroom units. CBRE's Priscilla Nee represented the seller.

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Park Ave Apartments has purchased a 36-unit apartment building in Los Angeles from a private investor for $8.1M. The property is located at 1717 Park Ave. Marcus & Millichap's Tadeh Minassian and Sevak Keshishian represented the buyer and seller.

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In a 1031 exchange, a private family trust has purchased a 23-unit multifamily building in Pasadena from a private investor for $8.1M. Built in 2005, the property at 168 North Wilson St. is mostly two-bedroom, two-bathroom units. Colliers International's Brett Bayless and Patrick Swanson represented the buyer.

LEASES

Mendocino Farms and CorePower Yoga have signed a lease with Hackman Capital Partners to occupy retail space at The Culver Steps at 9300 Culver Blvd. in downtown Culver City. The amount of space and the terms of the deals were not disclosed. The Culver Steps is finishing up construction. The project will feature 45K SF of retail space and 80K SF of creative office space. Amazon Studios has moved into the office portion of the four-story building in mid-July. Kennedy Wilson’s Lee Shapiro and Christine Deschaine, who handle the center's retail leasing, represented Hackman Capital.

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Bryant Rubber Corp. has signed a 10-year lease with Rexford Industrial to occupy a 43,800 SF industrial facility at 1580 West Carson St. in Long Beach. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The property will serve as Bryant Rubber’s corporate headquarters. Cushman & Wakefield's Jeffrey Morgan represented Bryant Rubber. Kidder Mathews' Marc Bonando represented the landlord.

JLL vice president Justin McMahon
JLL Vice President Justin McMahon

FINANCING

On behalf of JPI, Dekel Capital has arranged preferred equity and construction financing of $80M for the construction of Jefferson on Imperial, a 244-unit multifamily community in South Gate. Jefferson on Imperial at 10920 Garfield Ave. is the first new multifamily development in the last 30 years to be built in the Downey/South Gate area. WHA designed the Project. Alliance Residential Co. will manage, market and lease up the property, when it opens in October 2020. 

EXECUTIVE NEWS

As part of JLL's expansion of its retail team in Orange County, JLL has hired Justin McMahon to serve as a vice president. McMahon, who will work in the firm's Irvine office, will specialize in advising landlords and retailers with their real estate needs. Prior to joining JLL, McMahon served as a vice president of Retail Brokerage at CBRE.

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WSP USA has appointed four members of its staff into leadership roles in Los Angeles.

  • Victor Martinez, a former area manager for the Orange and San Bernardino offices, has been appointed as the new Los Angeles office area manager and Southwest district manager.
  • Cecily Way, former senior planning manager, has been named the new Los Angeles office operations manager.
  • Steven Kats was named business development manager for Los Angeles, where he is responsible for driving the client engagement teams, including developing key client relationships.
  • Claudette Moody has been named director for policy, strategy and government relations in the Southwest District, a role she will assume in addition to her previous duties on the Los Angeles leadership team.

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The New Home Co. has promoted Miek Harbur from vice president, general counsel to  senior vice president, general counsel. Since joining in 2016, Harbur has expanded her role from focusing on securities and corporate governance matters to oversight over all risk management and legal functions within the organization. Harbur's responsibilities include regulatory and compliance oversight, corporate governance, finance and capital markets transactions, insurance, litigation management, real estate transactions and joint venture structuring.