Avistone, LLC acquired four multi-tenant industrial properties in the Columbus, Ohio market. Two of the properties, Lakeview Commerce Center and Creek Run Commerce Center, were acquired by the Avistone Industrial Property Fund I. The other two properties, Tuller Ridge Commerce Park and Dearborn Commerce Center, were purchased and financed individually. The four properties total 398,762 square feet of multi-tenant flex / industrial space and are located in the Northeast and Northwest Industrial Sub-markets which are easily accessed by I-270 and I-71. Built between 1986 and 1992, the projects consist of twelve (12) separate buildings and are currently leased to 71 tenants.
The properties were acquired well below replacement cost and are projected to provide strong cash-on-cash yields and total returns over a 5 year holding period.
Columbus is the 15th largest city in the United States, with a predicted 2015 population of 1,876,062 people. Since 1980, Columbus has grown 18% faster than the national average and 6 times faster than the state of Ohio. Centrally located relative to most major markets in North America, Columbus has become the preferred choice of many regional and national headquarters. Recently, BMW Financial, Cardinal Health, Lane Bryant, OhioHealth, Nationwide Mutual Insurance, McGraw-Hill Companies and Safe Auto have had major office expansions in the area.
The Columbus Industrial Market, comprised of 239.5 million square feet, continues to boast low vacancy rates and high absorption rates. The market closed 2015 with a vacancy rate of 5.6%, down from its peak in 2010 of 10.3%. The vacancy rate fell to an all-time low in 3Q 2014 at 5.1% and has recently risen slightly due to the construction of several large distribution projects.
“We are excited to have entered the Columbus market with these four acquisitions” said Richard Kent, Avistone’s Managing Principal. “These properties align perfectly with Avistone’s acquisition goals of acquiring stabilized, multi-tenant business parks that produce healthy cash flow and a strong total return. We are actively seeking additional properties similar to the Columbus portfolio in order to provide the yield, return, and mitigated risk for our investors.”
Avistone is a premier commercial real estate investment firm specializing in the multi-tenant business park properties. The company is currently acquiring and managing quality, stabilized multi-tenant properties in major and secondary markets throughout the U.S. from $5 to $25 million. To learn more about investing with Avistone, please email [email protected]