NY Developer Is The Buyer Of Downtown Fedex Property Where 80-Story Tower Permitted

Lalezarian Properties of Long Island is the buyer that paid $37.25M ($712 per square foot of land) for the Fedex property at 200 South Miami Avenue last week.

The buyer has the option to build up to 2 million gross feet of mixed-use space in an 80-story tower.

Cushman & Wakefield Negotiates $37.25M Sale of FedEx Distribution Facility and Development Site in Downtown Miami
The Multifamily Team of Robert Given and Troy Ballard in Partnership with Mike Davis, Led the Disposition Efforts on Behalf of Fifteen Group
MIAMI, FL, July 12, 2017 — Cushman & Wakefield announced today that it has negotiated the sale of 200 South Miami Avenue, a ±1.2-acre core infill site in the heart of downtown Miami that is currently home to FedEx’s ±110,000-square-foot, last-mile distribution center.
The Cushman & Wakefield brokerage team of Robert Given, Troy Ballard, in conjunction with Mike Davis, Travis Trautvetter, Rick Brugge, Michael Lerner and Colliers’ Gerard Yetming, represented Miami-based investor Fifteen Group in the disposition. Long Island-based developer Lalezarian Properties acquired the asset for $37.25 million ($712 per square foot of land).
200 South Miami Avenue was developed in 1999 as a 109,637-square-foot, build-to-suit facility for FedEx. The six-story building serves as a last-mile warehouse and retail packaging center serving Miami’s downtown core. The global shipping giant recently signed a 12-year, triple-net lease at the property.
The concrete block building features 16-foot clear heights, 199 parking spaces and extensive frontage along South Miami Avenue and SW 2nd Street. The property’s prime location in downtown Miami offers excellent accessibility to all major thoroughfares, exceptional connectivity within the CBD via Miami’s expanding mass transportation system and market-leading walkability.
Current Miami21 zoning provides Lalezarian Properties with a number of options at 200 South Miami Avenue moving forward. The property can continue operations as a last-mile facility with a long-term Fortune 100 credit tenant; be redeveloped for nearly 2 million gross feet of mixed-use space or a ±80-story, ±1,200-unit residential tower; or be repurposed for other commercial uses such as office, retail and storage.
“This transaction is an excellent example of what Fifteen Group has been doing for years — acquiring undervalued assets and creating value through aggressive asset management,” said Justin Toal, Chief Investment Officer and Senior Principal at Fifteen Group. “In this case, we were able to negotiate a long-term extension with FedEx at an attractive rent and subsequently offer an excellent product to the investment market.”
“This is a highly desirable, urban-core location with in-place entitlements for high-density projects, added Toal. “In the interim, the new owner has an investment grade tenant.”
“Covered land opportunities in South Florida are in extremely high demand,” said Given. “200 South Miami Avenue provided investors with the opportunity to acquire an asset with excellent short-and long-term prospects. This unique combination of exceptional status-quo performance along with outstanding redevelopment and reuse options drove investor interest and value.”
“With such close proximity to two metro mover stations, the long -term development prospects for this site are outstanding,” added Ballard.
“Urban-infill, last-mile facilities continue to proliferate as distributors attempt to cut delivery times to their customers,” said Davis. “As such, we received tremendous interest from both institutional and private groups alike.”