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Nov. 30, 2012

Parmenter Realty Buys Two Tampa Office Buildings from Prudential for $85M

By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor

Miami-based Parmenter Realty Partners added 494,813 square-feet of office space to its portfolio when it purchased two Class A office buildings on Rocky Point Island in Tampa, Fla. for $85 million.

Seller Prudential Real Estate Investors first started looking for a buyer for the Island Center and Waterford Plaza buildings in mid-2009, but withdrew the properties from the market only to restart marketing efforts approximately four months ago.

Mike Davis, executive director of Cushman & Wakefield’s Southeast Capital Markets Group—the firm that negotiated the transaction on behalf of the seller—said that “The capital markets again view Tampa positively from a long-term investment perspective.  Accordingly, well-positioned core assets are in high demand.”

The Cushman & Wakefield’s Southeast Capital Markets Group sales team was formed by Mike Davis, executive director, Rick Brugge, CCIM, associate director and Michael Lerner, senior director. Cushman & Wakefield was assisted by CLW Real Estate Services.  The sale price of $85 million equates to approximately $169 per square foot.

Totaling 494,813 square feet, Island Center and Waterford Plaza are both Class A, 12-story office buildings and have been built in 1985 and 1986 respectively. The 249,797-square-foot Island Center is located at 2701 Rocky Point Drive and spans over 2.9 acres, while the Waterford Plaza, located at 7650 Courtney Campbell Causeway, encompasses 245,016 square feet.

The two buildings were 85 percent leased at the time of the sale, with a tenant roster that includes URS Corp., Cigna Healthcare, GXS Inc. and TCM Bank.

Image: Island Center via LoopNet