Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of a New Construction Net Lease Hobby Lobby

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net lease Hobby Lobby property located at 141 North Pointe Blvd in Statesville, NC for $6,649,500.

The 55,000 square foot newly constructed Hobby Lobby is strategically located near the Interstate 40 and Interstate 77 interchange along Highway 21. The surrounding area features many national retailers including Lowe’s, Home Depot, Staples, Aldi, TJ Maxx, and Michael’s. There are approximately 25,000 people living within a three mile radius of the property.

Randy Blankstein and Jimmy Goodman of The Boulder Group represented the purchaser in the transaction; a California based investment firm. The seller was a North Carolina based real estate development firm.

Hobby Lobby has fifteen years remaining on their new lease that features rental escalations every five years. Hobby Lobby is a privately held company with over 600 locations across the country. Hobby Lobby is included in Forbes' annual list of America's largest private companies. While Hobby Lobby continues to grow steadily, the company carries no long-term debt.

“Net lease properties tenanted by privately held companies with strong financials are often sought after as an alternative to investment grade rated properties” said Randy Blankstein, President of The Boulder Group.  Jimmy Goodman, Partner of The Boulder Group, added, “The market for new construction net leased properties with rental escalations throughout the primary term remains active as these assets are in high demand.”

About The Boulder Group

The Boulder Group is a boutique investment real estate service firm specializing in single tenant net lease properties. The firm provides a full range of brokerage, advisory, and financing services nationwide to a substantial and diversified client base, which includes high net worth individuals, developers, REITs, partnerships and institutional investment funds. Founded in 1997, the firm has arranged the acquisition and disposition of over $2.1 billion of single tenant net lease real estate transactions. From 2010-2014, the firm was ranked in the top 10 companies in the nation for single tenant retail transactions by Real Capital Analytics. The Boulder Group is headquartered in suburban Chicago.