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David Oropeza and Joseph Brecher represent the owner and procure the buyer Gebroe-Hammer Associates inks $18.5m sale of 184-unit East Orange multi-family portfolio

HI-LIGHTS AUG. 12 - 25, 2016 urban bedroom community in decline to a leading millen- nial/generation Y residential hotspot was recently punctu- ated by the $18.5 million sale of a prominent three-property apartment-community portfo- lio arranged by Gebroe-Ham- mer Associates . Managing directors David Oropeza and Joseph Brecher represented the owner and procured the buyer of the properties located E AST ORANGE, NJ — East Orange’s on-going transformation from an

High-priority considerations include amenity-filled residen- tial options for those priced out of New York City, proximity to metro-area employment centers and access to mass transit and educational cen- ters. Green space near shop- ping, dining and recreational venues also are priorities. The recently sold South Har- rison Street portfolio includes 243 South Harrison/Harrison House and 179 and 158 South Harrison St., encompassing a total of 184 units. Approxi- mately 50% of the units have been updated with upscale finishes and one-to-two full or half baths. Each property also has modern luxurious lobbies and commons areas. According to Brecher, the buyer expects to implement a capital improvement program

along South Harrison St. Situated within the north- eastern quadrant of Essex County, New Jersey, East Orange continues to dominate as one of the region’s leading multi-family investment sub- markets and emerging rental- living destinations, according to the Livingston-based invest- ment brokerage firm’s market specialists. “East Orange is leveraging its historical architecture, spacious homes and wide tree- lined streets to realize city-wide revitalization that combines the best of urban and suburban living,” said Oropeza, the firm’s East Orange and urbanmarket specialist. “As a result, this urban renewal movement is si- multaneously attracting wide- spread investment, private and public collaboration and the EDISON, NJ — Jordan Metz , vice president, at Bus- sel Realty Corp. (BRC) , an industrial real estate services firm in New Jersey, has ar- ranged the sale of 2401 East Linden Ave. in Linden, a 82,000 s/f industrial asset. The sales price for the transaction was $9.1 million. The buyer was Penwood Real Estate Management LLC and the seller was 265 Pennsylvania Realty, LLC. Metz represented the buyer and the seller in the transac- tion. This is the fifth industri- al investment asset Metz has sold over the past 12 months, totaling over $40 million in aggregate sales/lease volume. “The Ports market is expe- riencing strong, unparalleled demand, compounded with an historically low vacancy and inventory, resulting in a tremendous amount of competition which has led to some of the highest sale and lease prices that we’ve ever seen,” said Metz. “With the continued explosion of growth in the e-commerce sector, and with institutional fund money

to upgrade 60 units that have yet to be renovated. “Of the total unit count, about half are two-, three- and four-bedrooms which are garnering the greatest tenant demand in the current market where the renter-household percentage exceeds that of the state average,” he said. Situated at the Crossroads of New Jersey where I-280 and the Garden State Parkway intersect, 18 miles from Mid- town Manhattan, the portfolio is within one of the city’s most historic residential neighbor- hoods. East Orange’s 2012 transit-village designation also has contributed toward advancing the city’s profile, resulting in average asking- rent increases spanning nine consecutive quarters, accord-

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nation’s most desirable ten- ant base – those born between the early 1980s through early 2000s – commonly known as millennials or Generation Y.” According to Oropeza, the same requirements that are important to this new tenant demographic are equally or more essential to investors.

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ing to REIS. n Metz of Bussel Realty brokers sale of 2401 East Linden Ave. in Linden, New Jersey

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Metz represented both the tenant and Penwood in that lease transaction as well. “We chose to sell to Pen- wood Real Estate Manage- ment, which is a testament to its managing director Howard Freeman, who was instru- mental in completing this complex transaction,” Metz continued. 2401 East Linden Ave. is a fully-leased industrial prop- erty totaling 82,000 s/f and

located near Exit 13 of the New Jersey Turnpike and Rte 1-9. The property fea- tures 5,000 s/f offices, 21-foot clear ceilings heights, ten loading docks, and a new paved parking lot, doors and HVAC system. Located in the heart of the Ports market, the property offers easy access to Port Newark/Elizabeth and Newark Liberty Airport as well as the Goethals Bridge to Staten Island. n

chasing any well-located asset in these markets, buildings like 2401 East Linden Ave. commanded interest from a myriad of buyers.” 2401 East Linden Ave. is a fully stabilized net-leased building, with three tenants in the food and pharmaceu- tical sectors, one of which, Ultimate Foods, signed a new five-year lease on ap- proximately 20,000 s/f with Penwood as it took ownership.


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