Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) announced that Brent Bohlken, senior managing director and Bob Teglia, associate represented both parties in the sale of the Otay Crossroads retail center, located at 2445-2455 Otay Center Drive in Otay Mesa. The property was purchased by Positive Investments, Inc. for $2.75 million after being on the market for less than two months.
Situated at the intersection of Highway 905 and Siempre Viva Road, the Crossroads consists of 29,816 square feet of leasable retail space on approximately 3.91 acres of land, including two additional pads that could be used for future development. Built in 1991, the property is currently 66 percent occupied by tenants that include Auto Zone, SD Freightliner, 99 Cent Store and several food outlets.
California Coast Credit Union, which took ownership of the center in March 2012, selected Bohlken and Teglia to market the property for sale at the end of April based on the team’s successful track record with REO transactions. In the first half of 2012, Bohlken and Teglia completed more than 10 transactions involving bank-owned assets in the greater San Diego market with a total combined consideration of $20 million for a variety of lenders, including Bank of America, Zions Bank, Pacific Western, Union Bank, Northern Trust, Seacoast Commerce Bank and California Bank & Trust.
“This year we’re seeing fewer lender-owned assets coming to market in San Diego County,” Bohlken said. “If you can identify REOs, these properties present outstanding upside potential in established submarkets.”
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