written by
Autumn Valencia

Freestanding industrial building closes for $7,515,500 in Carlsbad 

Intersection Senior Director, Henry Zahner represented the seller in the sale of the North County freestanding industrial building for $7,515,000. The 42,260 square-foot property consists of vast warehouse space that has been immaculately kept.

The facility was previously occupied by Newport Blue, Skivia Graphics, and other top manufacturers. Today, the facility located at 2258 Rutherford Rd. in Carlsbad CA, is the future home to the new owner-user who has business interests that will occupy the facility and compliment the surrounding area.

The property’s location within the Carlsbad Research Center in coastal North County is a current ‘hot market’ for Biotech and Life Science sectors where many competing properties have been snapped up in recent months. Both the seller and buyer couldn’t have been happier with the outcome with both a competitive price point and an easy close.

For more information on this deal or if you would like to discuss Intersection representation further, please reach out to Henry Zahner at 760-889-7943 or hzahner@intersectioncre.com.

Autumn Valencia is the Marketing Coordinator at Intersection, providing strategic marketing expertise to support business objectives across company divisions. For general and marketing inquiries, please contact Autumn at avalencia@intersectioncre.com 

written by
Rocco Cortese

A Detailed look into general partner investing and navigating a deal through a pandemic

Throughout my years raising capital for our real estate investments, I have encountered a few investors who ask how they can be the General Partner instead of the Limited Partner in a deal. The first thing that would come to mind when I heard those questions is: Invest thousands of hours in learning a complex industry, and hundreds of thousands of dollars into people and technology, and you will be just getting started. Putting together a successful commercial real estate deal is not for the faint at heart or the inexperienced. It takes years of hard-work, talented people and you have to actually find the right deal in a very competitive market. That said, Ingenuity, Collaboration, and Stewardship are core values of our firm so we always tried to find a way to give our investors a taste of the General Partner “like” returns by targeting value add properties with higher return scenarios.

 

During the Pandemic, we were raising our second Fund and in March of this year (2020) we purchased an office property. Bad timing? Not really. We still love the deal and our basis, and in fact, feel very bullish about the long-term opportunity to generate a strong return for our investors. The structure in that deal, however, was a little different. We had a joint venture partner in that property, and our Fund was acting as the General Partner. All of the returns from the Joint Venture, including carried interests that we would be able to earn in excess of the property level returns, were set up to inure to the Fund. This structure effectively put all of the Fund investors in the role of General Partner. Normally, this scenario is structured a little differently with investors only earning a percentage of the carried interest. However, because we were using Fund equity as the General Partner capital, we felt that sending 100% of the carried interest to investors was the right thing to do. Considering the risk that the Pandemic has thrown into the market, we’re happy to have that structure in place and are optimistic that the returns will ultimately play out in a significantly positive way for our Fund.

As we approached the structure of our last deal, we started to consider the concept in a more meaningful way for future deals. Our research returned that the GP Co-Investment structure seemed very appealing for us as we continued to build our investment practice. We had just built out a new strategy for acquiring logistics based industrial in markets west of Denver and realized that we could lever our personal capital more effectively if we brought in GP-Co Investors in multiple deals. They would have the opportunity to earn a 10% piece of our carried interest effectively allowing the individual investor to earn greater returns than our institutional limited partners when measured against project-level returns.

Sometimes unexpected situations create opportunity. Not only did we develop a new and exciting investment strategy, but we were also able to create an investment structure that helped us address the requests of those who wanted to be General Partner in some of our deals. The thousands of hours, and hundreds of thousands of dollars invested in people and technology, along with a little entrepreneurship, helped us put our private investors one step ahead. We’ll still do all of the heavy lifting of course and continue to focus on enriching the lives of those we serve (whether they be GP’s or LP’s)!

Autumn Valencia is the Marketing Coordinator at Intersection, providing strategic marketing expertise to support business objectives across company divisions. For general and marketing inquiries, please contact Autumn at avalencia@intersectioncre.com 

written by
Kyle Clark

Freestanding Dairy Queen in Spring Texas is acquired with 19 years remaining on a 20 year, absolute NNN lease.

Intersection Senior Director, Kyle Clark represented the buyer in the sale of the freestanding drive-through Dairy Queen for $3,100,000. The 3,098 square-foot property is situated in a regional trade area, which has undergone a new wave of retail growth. Approximately 400,000 SF of retail has been added to the surrounding area within the last five years.

The design is the latest Dairy Queen prototype, with a larger format, reflecting the refined direction that the corporation has adopted following Warren Buffett’s acquisition of the brand. This location is currently outperforming the sales of other Dairy Queens in the Greater Houston area and is continually meeting and surpassing profit margins even throughout the COVID-19 indoor restaurant closures.

Mr. Clark was approached by the buyer’s family attorney to locate a suitable property to complete the buyer’s 1031-exchange, following the sale of their multi-family apartment project. The buyer’s goal was to shelter their substantial gain while relieving them of the daily property management tasks associated with a substantial apartment complex. Kyle was hyperfocused to find a property that would be truly passive and self-sufficient in ownership responsibilities that will also provide a reliable stream of income to sustain them for the remainder of their lifetimes. Eventually, the property will pass to the next generation of kin established through their family trust. Although the buyers are San Diego residents, the focus was on properties outside California to maximize the return with lower Cap-Rates. Following this sale, a second NNN property has been identified which will also be purchased by year-end to complete the exchange requirement.

For more information on this deal or if you’d like to discuss Intersection representation further, please reach out to Senior Director Kyle Clark at 619.997.9537 or kclark@intersectioncre.com

Autumn Valencia is the Marketing Coordinator at Intersection, providing strategic marketing expertise to support business objectives across company divisions. For general and marketing inquiries, please contact Autumn at avalencia@intersectioncre.com 

written by
Emily Bane

Intersection is pleased to announce the reopening of the Downtown San Diego office following the COVID-19 shutdowns with new guidelines and procedures to ensure worker and customer safety. These changes, designed to ease coronavirus concerns, range from the reconfiguration of office spaces to running daily temperature and health checks, to reducing customer contact. At this time, there will be no in-house meetings with clients through the end of June, with potential for extension.

Step by step, we’re seeing our local communities open up and the economy coming back to life. While we know this crisis is not over, we are continuing to educate our teams and clients, and are hopeful that we are moving in the right direction towards this long journey.

For more information on the precautionary measures we’re taking, please email info@intersectioncre.com.

Below are guidelines for property showings between Intersection team members and outside clients.

Showing Guidance During Reopening

As restrictions begin to ease around San Diego County, California, and the country, Intersection provides this guidance to assist brokers, managers, and clients in preparation for business in the new normal. Intersection continues to encourage brokers and managers to use virtual showings and limit in-person activity in all other aspects of the transaction as much as possible during the pendency of this crisis, even where in-person showings are allowable by state or local order.

Please review the following guidelines prior to your scheduled showing.

Intersection Property Showing Guidelines

  • If you are sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, you are required to stay home.
  • Adhere to social distancing recommendations and maintain a minimum of six feet of space between persons at all times.
  • Avoid shaking hands.
  • The number of persons who may attend a showing is limited to four total people, including Intersection brokers/managers.
  • All persons entering a property are required to wear a face mask or covering and wash their hands or use hand sanitizer upon entering.
  • Avoid touching any surfaces in the space, such as light switches, door handles, or walls.
  • Intersection does not recommend the use of bathroom facilities at the property.
  • Do not share phones, pens, or tablets or other personal property during the showing.
  • Intersection requires all documents to be shared electronically versus the distribution of paper documents at the property.
  • Use hand sanitizer upon returning to your vehicle.

We thank you for your patience and compliance with above guidelines.

Emily Bane is the Marketing Coordinator at Intersection, providing strategic marketing expertise to support business objectives across company divisions. Contact Emily at 619-819-8725 or ebane@intersectioncre.com

written by
Emily Bane

Intersection earned the AMO® (Accredited Management Organization) accreditation from IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management). Intersection joins an exclusive group of nearly 600 real estate management companies world-wide, and an exclusive list of 17 companies in San Diego that have met the requirements to earn this distinction. 

AMOs demonstrate strong financial performance, outstanding leadership, and adhere to a Code of Professional Ethics strictly enforced by IREM to maintain integrity beyond reproach. Accreditation as an AMO requires firms to follow best practices in real estate management, demonstrating that they meet standards and functions related to operations and service. Property owners can be assured that an AMO will put their interests first.

“We have always been very focused on the value that real estate management can create for our clients and investors,” said Mark Hoekstra, Managing Director and Partner with Intersection, “The AMO accreditation affirms our commitment to providing the highest level of service in concert with our key company driver, integrity.” 

“The AMO accreditation sets the standard in property management excellence for firms of all sizes. Our AMOs lead the industry in conduct and unmatched client service,” says Chip Watts, CPM®, CCIM, IREM President-Elect, and President of Watts Realty Co., Inc., AMO®. “We congratulate Intersection on this accomplishment, and welcome them into this exclusive group of property management firms.”

For more information about the recent accreditation, arrange an interview with Mark Hoekstra, Executive CPM®, at mhoekstra@intersectioncre.com or 619-819-6114.

From left to right: Mark Hoekstra, Rounak Mofty, Orquid Schon, and Bryan Calhoun attend the AMO Luncheon in January 2020.

Emily Bane is the Marketing Coordinator at Intersection, providing strategic marketing expertise to support business objectives across company divisions. Contact Emily at 619-819-8725 or ebane@intersectioncre.com

written by
Emily Bane

Ideal Location For Tech Company Within Vista Industrial Park

Intersection Senior Director, Henry Zahner represented the seller in the sale of the freestanding industrial building for $1,685,760. The 8,780 square-foot property consists of office and warehouse space, most of which has undergone recent renovations.

The single-story facility was previously headquarters to ICP America, owned and operated by the seller, Puglisi Family Trust. Today, the facility located at 1070 Joshua Way, Vista, CA 92081, is the future home to Techmaster Electronics, a global leader in electronic test equipment calibration services. The buyer, Celtic Blue, LLC (aka Techmaster Electronics), was represented by Dave Steffy of Palomar Commercial.

The property’s location within the Vista Industrial Park of North County is ideal for the buyer who services clients all over Southern California, as well as nationwide. The central location between Orange County and San Diego is reputable for its diverse and strong economic region.

For more information on this deal or if you’d like to discuss Intersection representation further, please reach out to Henry Zahner at 760-889-7943 or hzahner@intersectioncre.com.

Emily Bane is the Marketing Coordinator at Intersection, providing strategic marketing expertise to support business objectives across company divisions. Contact Emily at 619-819-8725 or ebane@intersectioncre.com

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