Stan Johnson Company, one of commercial real estate’s leading investment sales brokerage firms, has completed the sale of a 170,000-square-foot, two-building industrial facility located at 5501 Fulton Industrial Boulevard in Atlanta, Georgia. Stan Johnson Company’s Robert Poirier represented the seller and tenant, Diaz Wholesale & Manufacturing, which executed a long-term triple net lease at the time of sale. The buyer, a New York-based institutional investor, acquired the asset for $16.0 million.
“The tenant was extremely interested in taking advantage of current market conditions,” said Poirier, Associate Director in Stan Johnson Company’s Atlanta, Georgia office. “Because of timing constraints, we conducted an off-market campaign, created a very competitive environment, and received offers from 8 of the 10 potential investors. The entire process took less than 60 days, and we were able to set a new record for price per square foot in Atlanta’s Fulton Industrial submarket on comparable buildings.”
Founded in Atlanta in 1980, Diaz Foods is a leading distributor of specialty foods across 28 states, and this property serves as a mission-critical distribution facility. The two-building property is situated on 12.4 rail-served acres in one of the main industrial corridors of metro Atlanta with close proximity to Interstates 20, 75, 85 and 285. The cold storage and distribution site features freezer-cooler, refrigerated and dry storage, along with office space and a dedicated truck maintenance building. The facility was originally built in 1980 and was renovated in 2004.