Stan Johnson Company, one of commercial real estate’s leading investment sales brokerage firms, has completed the sale of 2420 Gulf to Bay Boulevard in Clearwater, Florida. The 8,000-square-foot multi-tenant retail center was 45 percent occupied at the time it was purchased by a local developer for $1.4 million. Jeff Enck of Stan Johnson Company represented the seller, a group of private investors based in Atlanta, Georgia. Currently leased to three tenants, the strip center also features two vacancies totaling 4,400 square feet.
“While the property had excellent visibility and traffic, it was limited by use restrictions for redevelopment by the city,” said Enck, Associate Director in Stan Johnson Company’s Atlanta, Georgia office. “We received about a dozen offers and were able to close with a buyer who needed to satisfy a 1031 exchange with plans to develop it later down the road.”
The property was originally built in 1963 and is situated on 0.94 acres. Current tenants operate on short-term gross leases, offering opportunities for lease-up or redevelopment. The exceptionally located property is just 20 miles west of Tampa, Florida in a densely populated residential and retail corridor. With 60,000 vehicles per day on the site’s main roadway frontage, and convenient access to U.S. Highway 19 North, the area’s main north-south artery, the center benefits from nearby retailers and shopping areas that include anchors such as Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Target, PetSmart, Costco and more.