Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) has completed the $6.25 million sale of a three-building, 15,881-square-foot school campus fully occupied by LePort Educational Institute, Inc. in Solana Beach, CA.
Nick Carey, Byron Foss, and Wade Tift of NGKF’s Newport Beach office, along with Brent Bohlken out of NGKF’s La Jolla office, represented the seller, LePort Real Estate LLC. The buyer, a qualified intermediary for Builders Trust, was represented by Commercial Asset Group. The transaction was a sale-leaseback and closed at a cap rate of 6.72 percent. The seller will continue to use the campus for its Montessori school.
“The sale-leaseback provided LePort with a unique opportunity to realize significant value by selling the real estate and investing the profit back into its business,” said Nick Carey, managing director with NGKF. “This irreplaceable location and quality tenant enabled us to secure multiple offers and leverage the activity to achieve a price above the asking.”
Located at 1010 Solana Drive and situated on 2.13 acres, the property is off the 5 Freeway in the coastal community of Solana Beach. It offers nearby amenities including seven major grocery stores, 165 eating and drinking establishments, 30 banks, and 15 hotels all within a three-mile radius.
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