Emerald View at Vista Center was purchased for $40 million by a partnership including Vanderbilt Office Properties, a Chicago-based commercial real estate investment firm. Emerald View at Vista Center had been part of the KBS Real Estate Investment Trust II Portfolio.
This 139,471 square-foot property is located at the northwest quadrant of the Florida Turnpike and Okeechobee Boulevard. It is within a 500-acre master-planned business park known as Vista Center which is adjacent to Emerald Dunes Golf Club. Vista Center is a mixed-use development of mostly office, flex and industrial buildings, and also includes retail space and a hotel.
“We’re pleased with the successful execution of our original investment plan culminating with the sale of this quality asset,” said Allen Aldridge, senior vice president for KBS and asset manager of the property. “West Palm Beach has proven to be a growing market with positive real estate dynamics.”
The property is one of a few buildings in-market that were developed to exceed hurricane requirements and provide 100 percent backup power for 25 days of “business as usual” continuous operations, making it a highly differentiated asset. Additionally, KBS made several key upgrades and improvements to the property, including the construction of move-in ready spec suites and enhancements to the building common areas and lobby. These upgrades and improvements have played a direct role in stabilizing a number of long-term leases with blue chip tenants.
“This is a unique property that is particularly well-situated in West Palm Beach,” added Marc Deluca, regional president, Eastern United States for KBS. “We’re pleased to announce this sale and hope the new owners continue to enjoy the strength within the market that we have experienced.”
The CBRE team representing KBS in the sale included: Christian Lee, Jose Lobon, Kevin Probel, Kevin McCarthy and Tyler Ploshnick.
“We were fortunate to have two highly-experienced and professional groups on both the buy and sell side of this transaction, making for a very swift and efficient deal. It was a pleasure to be involved” said Christian Lee, Vice Chairman of CBRE.
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