The firm’s David Halberstein was quoted this week in reports by the Daily Business Review, South Florida Business Journal and The Real Deal about his work together with partner Oscar Rivera in representing Doral Costa Capital LLC (an affiliate of Aventura-based Triarch Investment Group Inc.) in its acquisition of three Doral office buildings for $73.75 million (approximately $259 per sq. ft.)
The buildings in the 17.8-acre Doral Costa office park house such major national tenants as Allstate Corp., HSBC Bank and Samsung, and they are approximately 96 percent leased. They comprise a three-floor, 132,704-square-foot building at 9800 NW 41st St.; a four-story, 133,117-square-foot property at 9850 NW 41st St.; and a three-floor, 19,739-square-foot building at 4090 NW 97th Ave. Two of the buildings were completed in 2001 and the third in 2006. The site also includes about 0.8 of an acre of vacant land.
In a statement about the acquisition to a reporter, David wrote:
“There was not a lot of time for due diligence with this transaction. It was essentially two months from contract to closing, less than a month of which was set aside for due diligence, and because we were financing a portion of this transaction there were a great deal of requirements that needed to be satisfied within the short time frame.
Adding to the challenges was the fact that some of the tenants have build-outs of their spaces currently in progress, so there were notices of commencement and other issues that needed to be dealt with prior to the closing. Fortunately, Oscar Rivera and I had the luxury of working with a brilliant group of people on this deal, so we were all able to pull together to clear all of the hurdles and cross the finish line.
We were dealing with a very tight window of time, which is becoming increasingly common these days for large commercial real estate transactions, especially in South Florida, so the deal is emblematic of the importance of a thorough yet expedited due diligence process.”
Our firm congratulates David on being featured in the media coverage of this major real estate acquisition. Click here to read these reports in the Daily Business Review (registration required), South Florida Business Journal and The Real Deal.