Stan Johnson Company Announces $10.8 Million Sale of Guidepost Montessori School for Record Setting Cap Rate


Stan Johnson Company, one of commercial real estate’s leading investment sales brokerage firms, has completed the sale of a net lease early childhood education facility in the Southwest region of the U.S. The 20,600-square-foot property is fully leased to Guidepost Montessori, the nation’s largest network of Montessori schools. Milo Spector of Stan Johnson Company represented the seller, a Florida-based individual investor. The asset was purchased by a private 1031 exchange buyer from California. The property sold for approximately $10.8 million reflecting a 5.75 percent cap rate. The sale set a new nationwide cap rate record for the tenant. 

“This transaction illustrates the growing interest in the early education space,” said Spector, Director in Stan Johnson Company’s Walnut Creek, California office. “We were able to source multiple offers both nationally and locally and sell the property for 100 percent of asking price to an all-cash buyer. Properties that were trading in the 7.0 percent cap rate range just a couple years ago are now trading in the 6.0’s and pushing more and more towards the 5.0 percent range. I expect this to continue as more folks search for yield on other net lease properties and struggle to find it.” 

The school is situated on 4.0 acres in an upscale master-planned suburban community. The local area features outstanding demographics with projected annual population growth of 2.90 percent in a three-mile radius. Originally built in 1996, the property was renovated in 2021. 

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About Stan Johnson Company:

Stan Johnson Company is one of the nation’s leading commercial real estate brokerage and advisory firms that focuses on investment sales transactions involving retail, office, industrial, healthcare, and specialty properties. The firm and its affiliates provide acquisition, disposition, sale leaseback, capital markets, and advisory services for institutions, developers, investment funds, corporate occupiers, and private investors across the United States. With a historic focus in the single-tenant net lease sector, Stan Johnson Company is now in its fourth decade of operation and has expanded its service platform in order to better serve its valued clients. The firm has completed more than $45 billion in transactions nationwide and continues to be regarded as the Net Lease Authority® as it focuses on continued growth and expansion into other industry sectors and services.