Former Toys “R” Us Building In Royal Palm Beach Sells For $15.8 Million

Jan 29, 2019 No Comments by

NAI/Merin Hunter Codman Managing Directors Barbara LeBrun, SIOR and Lesley Sheinberg represented a confidential buyer in the $15,800,000 purchase of 450 S State Road 7 in Royal Palm Beach.

The 55,962-square-foot retail property, built in 2012, traded for $282.33 per square foot. Ross Waters, Principal of Atlantic Realty, represented the seller, Treeco/Soder Royal Palm LLC, which purchased the property in 2015 for $13,000,000, when the building was 100% leased to Toys “R” Us.

The June 2018 closing of the iconic Toys “R” Us chain left a gaping 28.6 million square foot vacancy in the U.S. retail market. The company owned or leased 23 properties in the South Florida Tri-County market, ten of which were in Palm Beach County, most of which currently stand empty and are available for redevelopment.

As the number of big box retail users has diminished in recent years, LeBrun and Sheinberg were able to identify a buyer that will take over the entire property and reposition it to serve the fast-growing western Palm Beach County region.

 

“Barbara LeBrun and Lesley Sheinberg did an outstanding job working with the purchaser and seller to structure a transaction that will convert the property to a new use that will fulfill the current needs of the local area. Their market insight, tenacity and superior negotiation skills created a “win-win-win” result for the buyer, seller and community. This was tenant representation at its best,” stated Jordan Paul, CEO of NAI/Merin Hunter Codman.

 

“Working with our client has been the highlight of my year. We are excited that they are expanding their footprint, bringing cutting edge services to Palm Beach County,” stated Sheinberg.  LeBrun went on to say, “The purchaser was a true pleasure to work with. They are top professionals who care about the details, and this is reflected in the level of service they deliver to their customers.”

 

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