Columbus – Byers Chevrolet Retail Property Sold to NRI

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!The announcement came yesterday that Nationwide Realty bought the eight acre Byers Chevrolet property on W Broad Street, just west of Downtown Columbus on the Scioto Peninsula . Byers plans to be open in Grove City by November 15th according to…

Retail and Restaurant Tenant Credit Ratings

This one is for my triple net retail investors. Net leased retail buyers desiring leverage know that national credit retailers’ credit ratings with S&P and Moody’s are hugely important for getting a loan at decent rates and terms or even getting the loan at all. Investment grade credit is S&P BBB or above. Once in…

Dublin, Ohio Arthritis Foundation Charity Car Show

For the 32nd annual show there was a record turnout last weekend with around 1,400 cars present, including me of course.   The perfect weather with no rain and moderate temperatures surely helped. As I’ve written about here many times, Dublin, Ohio has some big plans ahead for the revitalization of Dublin Granville Road from Sawmill…

Columbus North – Route 23 and I-270 Interchange

Anyone who spends much time around north Columbus and especially eastbound motorists on I-270 approaching the Worthington, High Street  / Route 23 Interchange has long known that there’s a serious problem. This is the third busiest interchange in Central Ohio and probably the state, with a vehicle count of over  173,000 traveling through it daily. …

Ohio State University South Campus Gateway Expansion.

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Ohio State University plans to start the rezoning process for the Campus Partners for Community Urban Redevelopment properties on 7 acres immediately south of the existing South Campus Gateway.  This will be mixed use including ground floor retail with office space and residential above. The rezoning process will begin next month and is expected to be…

Retail parcel zoned for retail/restaurant needed in southern Delaware County, Ohio

Triple net retail leased restaurant client needs 3/4 acre up to 2 acres for fast casual restaurant use on route 23 in southern Delaware County (Columbus north) from approximately Orange Road up to Sandusky Street.   Zoning needs to already be commercial/retail.  Out parcels in front of Menard’s or Kroger’s preferred.  Build to suit opportunity, fine….

Century City’s Westfield Mall Gets $700 Million Facelift

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And what a facelift it is!  The revamped mall will feature an additional 422,000 square feet of new retail space with an additional 70 Los Angeles commercial real estate net leased, world class luxury retailers or restaurants for a total of 220 retailers and restaurateurs. There will be eight acres of outdoor space including a…

Panera Opens Dedicated Facility for Catering on Bethel Road in Northwest Columbus

Panera has repurposed their old Columbus area offices on Bethel Road into a centralized catering facility employing 40.  Based in Warren, Covelli Enterprises’  Panera Bread franchisee has been a hugely successful Columbus area net leased fast casual restaurant with 23 area locations. The Columbus area Panera catering business has grown to 10% of their revenue…

Mercedes Benz Signs Largest Los Angeles Commercial Lease in a Quarter Century in Long Beach

Long Beach city and business executives broke ground on Mercedes-Benz’s new facility in East Long Beach near the Long Beach Airport where Mercedes will consolidate approximately 200 employees from its Western Regional Offices and other local operations. The new space will also be used as a center for preparing the high-end cars and SUVs, imported through…

Land zoned for Retail / Restaurant Use Needed in Marysville, Ohio

Local restaurant client needs 3/4 acre up to 2 acres for fast casual restaurant use off of one of the route 33 exits in Marysville, Delaware, Main or Maple.  Zoning needs to already be commercial/retail. Columbus area commercial broker / agent /principal with product that meets above requirement, call me, Scott Harris at 614-905-6614 or…

Will IRS Section 1031 be Repealed?

Section 1031 has been around since 1921, but will it make it to 2021?  There are serious moves in congress underway to dramatically scale back or repeal the section on like kind 1031 exchanges and not just from Democrats. As many folks know, IRS section 1031 allows an investor to defer the recognition of capital…

Big Mixed Use Project at Sunset and Crescent Heights Sure to Provoke a NIMBY Fight

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This might be one that the NIMBYs will lose trying to derail this giant mixed use project at 8150 Sunset at the corner of Sunset and Crescent Heights to replace the old Garden of Allah estate. The project has received designation as a California Environmental Leadership Development Project, which means that any litigation against to…

Columbus Ohio 2014 Festival Schedule

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If there’s thing that we really do well in Columbus Ohio, it’s the festivals that run from spring to mid autumn. At the link, thanks to Columbus Underground and specifically Anne Evans, is a complete, well researched directory to all of the events. I’ll link directly to some of them, but for the full list,…

Net Lease Retail Cap Rate Compression for First Quarter 2014

Cap rates fell 40 basis points and net lease retail product quality also falls in the first quarter of 2014. We’re thinking retail right about now as the national ICSC Global Retail Real Estate Convention is just around the corner running through May 18-20 and over 30,000 net lease retail professionals converge on Las Vegas….

1031 Exchange – Retail – Client Requirement $1.6 to $3.2 Million

IRS Section 1031 need for replacement property. Exchanger in day 4 of 45 day identification period from closing relinquished property looking for triple net retail or absolute net retail, $1.6 mil to $3.2 mil. Exchanger prefers California triple net commercial real estate for sale , but will consider out of state. Must be credit tenant,…

Another Cincinnati Restaurant Favorite to Open in Columbus

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The Columbus net leased restaurant market is getting another out of town addition, and again it’s from Cincinnati. Brian Ellis, president of Nationwide Realty Investors Ltd announced that Cincinnati restaurateur, Nada is taking the 6,000 plus square foot space at the new Columbus Gas of Ohio building at 240 Nationwide Blvd. Nada will be the…

How about a grilled cheese and tomato soup?

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Central Ohio newcomer Tom & Chee with what’s being called “the ultimate grilled cheese experience” is planning up to ten fast casual type restaurants in Central Ohio with two opening this year. Tom & Chee has received national attention for primarily one specialty: the grilled cheese donut. It’s cheddar cheese melted between a glazed donut….

Columbus Seeking Proposals to Redevelop Closed Municipal Light Plant Site

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Columbus will take proposals through May 8th to redevelop the site of the Municipal Light Plant at 555 W Nationwide Blvd. , adjacent to the Arena District, and originally opened in 1904. The hopes are to restore and save the original power plant building and redevelop the 1.2 acres into multifamily housing or condos.  I imagine…

Construction Well Underway for the Worthington Road Extension

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Work began a couple of months ago on the Worthington Road extension that will run from Polaris Parkway at the top of the photo south to County Line Road at the bottom of the photo. Design of the $6.3 million project began in 2012 with completion expected by November of this year. Utilities and sewer…

Client Need for West Los Angeles Office building for Purchase

Client buyer need for office building in the $5,000,000 to $12,000,000 range to buy with fast close. Client needs to owner occupy 1,500 to 2,000 square feet of the building with the remainder net leased or modified gross office. Looking west from downtown Los Angeles, west of the Harbor Freeway (110), preferably west of the…