Just Sold: Walgreens in Jacksonville, FL

Towards the end of December 2021, the team at Ground + Space sold a Walgreens property in Jacksonville, Florida. Michael Zimmerman, the firm’s Principal, exclusively marketed the property on behalf of the seller. A tremendous amount of interest was generated through the company’s marketing efforts, resulting in multiple offers for the asset.

Drugstore properties are still in high demand. Steady cap rate trends, strong corporate guarantees and minimal landlord responsibilities all factor into the success of drugstore transactions like this one. This particular listing was unique, as the tenant has already exercised one of its five-year options (which run through the end of 2057), making it a short-term lease.

Prime Drug Store Asset

Walgreens has occupied this site along Atlantic Boulevard since 1997. Unlike the in-line CVS Pharmacy location across the street, this Walgreens is equipped with a drive-thru pharmacy. This, plus the site’s enviable location at a signalized intersection across from a Publix-anchored shopping center, makes this store an important part of the Walgreens portfolio.

The three-mile radius surrounding this asset has experienced significant growth since 2010. This has led to the development of luxury residential housing communities like Terrabella Coastal Apartments. Another benefit of this location along Atlantic Boulevard is that visitors to this Walgreens are only about 12 miles from the heart of downtown Jacksonville, Florida.

About Ground + Space

Ground + Space is a net leased brokerage firm that leads with an emphasis on personalized relationships. Michael Zimmerman and team have curated a brokerage firm and investment sales platform focused on boutique amenities and down-to-earth service. During the pandemic and beyond, Ground + Space aims to provide best-in-class services and results to our clients. We have several listings available that feature strong corporate tenants that are in a prime position to succeed in a post-pandemic economy. Contact us today to find out more!


Recently Sold: CVS Pharmacy in Plantation, FL

At the beginning of September 2021, Ground + Space announced the sale of a CVS Pharmacy property in Plantation, Florida. Michael Zimmerman exclusively marketed the property on behalf of the seller, which received multiple offers and was sold to an all-cash buyer. This asset produced a superior cap rate (thanks in part to its extremely high rent-to-sales ratio) and featured a seven-day closing period.

Prime CVS Pharmacy Retail Asset

This corporate-guaranteed STNL asset has been in place at this location since 1996. The tenant recently exercised its second five-year option, signaling CVS’s long-term commitment to this site. The property boasts a drive-thru pharmacy—a sought-after feature due to COVID-19—and a MinuteClinic. Two options remain on the current lease, and there are no landlord responsibilities for ease of ownership.

Situated at the signalized intersection of West Broward Boulevard and North Job Hill Road, this CVS Pharmacy is across from Hawks Landing, one of South Florida’s premier luxury communities. Visitors to the site are also minutes from Westside Regional Medical Center and Westfield Broward, a shopping center anchored by Macy’s and Dillard’s.

About Ground + Space

Ground + Space is a net lease brokerage firm that leads with an emphasis on personalized relationships. Michael Zimmerman and team have curated a brokerage firm and investment sales platform focused on boutique amenities and down-to-earth service. During these uncertain times, Ground + Space remains dedicated to providing best-in-class services and results to our clients. We have several listings available featuring retailers that are in a prime position to succeed in a post-pandemic economy. Contact us today to find out more!


Just Sold: Chili’s in Miami, FL

Ground + Space today announced the sale of a Chili’s Bar & Grill property in Miami, Florida. Michael Zimmerman exclusively marketed the property, which generated multiple offers and was sold to an all-cash buyer. This corporate-guaranteed asset is a prime example of a stable, income-producing property that requires no landlord maintenance for ease of ownership.

Single-tenant, net-leased properties like this one continue to attract the most attention from investors. As the retail property market works to rebound from the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic, investors are targeting assets with minimal near-term risk. This Chili’s Bar & Grill Ground lease fit the bill perfectly, thanks to its scheduled rental increases, long-term lease and new construction.

This Chili’s Bar & Grill restaurant is new a newly constructed outparcel within Coral Reef commons, a new mixed-use development anchored by Walmart. At least 900 residential units are planned as part of the project’s multiple development phases, which will considerably increase foot and vehicle traffic to the site. The property sits at a highly visible corner site facing Southwest 152nd Street. Florida’s Turnpike—a major east-west thoroughfare—is less than one mile away. Visitors to the site have immediate access to Zoo Miami and the heart of downtown Miami just 20 miles away.

About Ground + Space

Ground + Space is a net lease brokerage firm that leads with an emphasis on personalized relationships. Michael Zimmerman and team have curated a brokerage firm and investment sales platform focused on boutique amenities and down-to-earth service. During these uncertain times, Ground + Space remains dedicated to providing best-in-class services and results to our clients. We have several listings available featuring retailers that are in a prime position to succeed in a post-pandemic economy. Contact us today to find out more!


Just Sold: CVS in Hagerstown, MD

Ground + Space recently announced the sale of a CVS Pharmacy property in Hagerstown, Maryland. Michael Zimmerman exclusively marketed the property, which received multiple offers. JRW Realty facilitated the all-cash acquisition of the net-leased property on behalf of ExchangeRight, a vertically integrated real estate company with over $3.8 billion in assets under management. This asset produced a superior cap rate and was sold within one percent (1%) of the original asking price.

This corporate-guaranteed STNL asset has been in place at this location since 1998. The tenant recently extended the NN lease for an additional 20 years, signaling a strong commitment to the site and the greater Hagerstown community. The property benefits from its position at a signalized intersection near two of the area’s major shopping destinations: Hagerstown Premium Outlets and Valley Mall.

In addition to its exceptional access and visibility, this CVS Pharmacy is located within one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States. More than 96,000 people live within five miles of the property. The area includes a labor force of 400,000 highly-skilled workers at the crossroads of the Mid-Atlantic corridor.

About Ground + Space

Ground + Space is a net lease brokerage firm that leads with an emphasis on personalized relationships. Michael Zimmerman and team have curated a brokerage firm and investment sales platform focused on boutique amenities and down-to-earth service. During these uncertain times, Ground + Space remains dedicated to providing best-in-class services and results to our clients. We have several listings available featuring retailers that are in a prime position to succeed in a post-pandemic economy. Contact us today to find out more!

About JRW Realty

JRW Realty is a commercial real estate brokerage firm that has closed over $2.7 billion in transactions across over 750 properties on behalf of its clients. JRW Realty’s team places special focus on due diligence, reviewing over 100 properties each week and only choosing to source for clients the best three to four percent (3-4%) according to their rigorous acquisition criteria. For more information, visit www.jrwrealty.com.

About ExchangeRight

ExchangeRight pursues its passion to empower people to be secure, free, and generous by providing REIT, fund, and 1031 DST portfolios that target secure capital, stable income, and strategic exits. The company strategically acquires and manages long-term, net-leased assets backed primarily by investment-grade corporations that successfully operate essential businesses in the necessity-based retail and healthcare industries. Please visit www.exchangeright.com for more information.


Just Sold: Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen in Tampa, FL

Ground + Space today announced the sale of a Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen property in Tampa, Florida. Michael Zimmerman exclusively marketed the property, which received multiple offers and was finally sold to an all-cash 1031 buyer. Founded in 1979, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen is now owned by Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI).

This property is a prime example of a stable, income-producing asset that requires no landlord maintenance. The Tire Choice’s Ground lease features a corporate guarantee, multiple five-year renewal options and scheduled rental increases. This asset is prominently positioned along North Dale Mabry Highway and benefits from extraordinary traffic counts in excess of 74,500 vehicles per day.

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen sits near numerous national retailers, including Outback Steakhouse, Barnes & Noble, Dunkin’, Starbucks and Carrabba’s Italian Grill. The property is also near the Publix-anchored Carrollwood Shopping Center. The area immediately surrounding the property is within the Greater Tampa Bay area and has seen population growth over the past decade of nearly 45 percent. The proximity of The Port of Tampa and Tampa International Airport make the area an easily accessible, popular destination in Florida for tourists and business visitors alike.

About Ground + Space

Ground + Space is a net lease brokerage firm that leads with an emphasis on personalized relationships. Michael Zimmerman and team have curated a brokerage firm and investment sales platform focused on boutique amenities and down-to-earth service. During these uncertain times, Ground + Space remains dedicated to providing best-in-class services and results to our clients. We have several listings available featuring retailers that are in a prime position to succeed in a post-pandemic economy. Contact us today to find out more!


Just Sold: Wawa in Vero Beach, FL

Ground + Space today announced the sale of a new Wawa property in Vero Beach, Florida. Michael Zimmerman exclusively marketed the property, which sold for the full asking price to an all-cash 1031 buyer. This listing garnered multiple offers thanks to the property’s strong corporate tenant and Wawa’s status as an essential retailer.

Wawa convenience stores are one of the most sought-after net lease investments on the market today. Wawa sites offer investors long-term security and no maintenance or management responsibilities thanks to a Ground lease structure. Wawa convenience stores are located on prime real estate, typically at hard corner locations with great visibility and ingress/egress. This particular Wawa location has full access via Old Dixie Highway and additional exposure on three main roadways. Although the area surrounding the property is mostly zoned for industrial use, visitors have easy access to Vero Beach Regional Airport and Disney’s popular Vero Beach Resort.

Situated along Florida’s Treasure Coast, this newly constructed Wawa sits within Indian River County, Florida’s seventh-richest county by per capita income. The average annual household income within just three miles of the site is nearly $85,000. Additionally, the area immediately surrounding this Wawa has seen a population boom, growing an average of around 18 percent within a five-mile radius over the past decade.

About Ground + Space

Ground + Space is a net lease brokerage firm that leads with an emphasis on personalized relationships. Michael Zimmerman and team have curated a brokerage firm and investment sales platform focused on boutique amenities and down-to-earth service. During these uncertain times, Ground + Space remains dedicated to providing best-in-class services and results to our clients. We have several listings available featuring retailers that are in a prime position to succeed in a post-pandemic economy. Contact us today to find out more!


Just Sold: McDonald’s in California, MD

Ground + Space today announced the sale of a McDonald’s property in California, Maryland. After receiving multiple offers, the tenant chose to exercise its right of first refusal to purchase the property. This asset features a 20-year Ground lease that includes scheduled rental increases and multiple five-year options to extend the lease well into the future.

This McDonald’s property is a prominent outparcel to the Laurel Glen Shopping Center along busy Three Notch Road. Nearby retailers include Target, BJ’s, Walmart, Harris Teeter, Ross Dress For Less, Lowe’s and countless others. This particular area of Southern Maryland is one of the fastest-growing regions in the state, and retailers along Three Notch Road benefit from an affluent population with annual household incomes exceeding $96,000. 

The quick-service restaurant (QSR) sector has once again proven to be resilient, even during the face of a global pandemic. Drive-thru lanes, contactless payment options and curbside pick-up have become increasingly important as they directly address their customers’ needs in a convenient way. Even before the pandemic began last March, many QSRs had begun to evolve their store formats to enhance different aspects of the customer experience, from pay kiosks to partnerships with online delivery platforms. McDonald’s is one QSR chain that provides investors with a stable, long-term net lease investment with a reliable, credit-rated tenant, consistent monthly income and few to no maintenance responsibilities.

About Ground + Space

Ground + Space is a net lease brokerage firm that leads with an emphasis on personalized relationships. Michael Zimmerman and team have curated a brokerage firm and investment sales platform focused on boutique amenities and down-to-earth service. During these uncertain times, Ground + Space remains dedicated to providing best-in-class services and results to our clients. We have several listings available featuring retailers that are in a prime position to succeed in a post-pandemic economy. Contact us today to find out more!


Just Sold: Sherwin-Williams in Gainesville, FL

Ground + Space today announced the sale of a Sherwin-Williams property in Gainesville, Florida. Michael Zimmerman exclusively marketed the property, which sold within two percent of the asking price in a 1031 transaction to an individual investor. This listing garnered multiple offers thanks to the property’s strong corporate guarantee and new construction within the larger Markets West master-planned development.

This property is a prime example of a stable, COVID-safe asset that requires minimal landlord maintenance. The NNN lease features a corporate guarantee and scheduled rental increases within each of the six extension periods. The Sherwin-Williams site has excellent visibility within one of Gainesville’s most densely populated residential districts. Centrally located between Newberry Road and Archer Road, the site has easy access to many nearby national retailers and restaurants, as well as busy Interstate 75.

Gainesville itself serves as the cultural, educational and commercial center of the North Central Florida region. Midway between Miami, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia, Gainesville has become a global business destination, attracting investment from around the world. As the home base for the University of Florida—one of the top research institutions in the nation—the Gainesville region offers numerous business advantages for companies both large and small.

About Ground + Space

Ground + Space is a net lease brokerage firm that leads with an emphasis on personalized relationships. Michael Zimmerman and team have curated a brokerage firm and investment sales platform focused on boutique amenities and down-to-earth service. During these uncertain times, Ground + Space remains dedicated to providing best-in-class services and results to our clients. We have several listings available featuring retailers that are in a prime position to succeed in a post-pandemic economy. Contact us today to find out more!


Just Sold: SimonMed Imaging in Winter Park, FL

Ground + Space today announced the sale of a SimonMed Imaging property in Winter Park, Florida. Michael Zimmerman exclusively marketed the property, which sold within four percent of the asking price in an all-cash transaction. This listing garnered multiple offers thanks to the property’s strong corporate guarantee and the tenant’s status as one of the fastest-growing national physician practices in the country.

This property is a prime example of a stable, COVID-safe asset that requires no landlord maintenance. The NNN lease features a corporate guarantee, multiple five-year renewal options and scheduled 10 percent rental increases. The in-line concept is adjacent to a Wendy’s location that features a drive-thru lane. (Ground + Space successfully sold this property in an all-cash 1031 transaction in November 2020.) The site is less than one mile from the popular Park Avenue shopping district, the city’s new SunRail station and the Valenica College Winter Park campus.

SimonMed Imaging benefits from its prime location less than five miles from the heart of downtown Orlando, Florida. The city has long been a popular tourist destination, attraction more than 75 million people from around the globe in 2018 alone. Major attractions within easy driving distance from the site include Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

About Ground + Space

Ground + Space is a net lease brokerage firm that leads with an emphasis on personalized relationships. Michael Zimmerman and team have curated a brokerage firm and investment sales platform focused on boutique amenities and down-to-earth service. During these uncertain times, Ground + Space remains dedicated to providing best-in-class services and results to our clients. We have several listings available featuring retailers that are in a prime position to succeed in a post-pandemic economy. Contact us today to find out more!


Just Sold: Wendy’s in Winter Park, FL

Ground + Space today announced the sale of a Wendy’s property in Winter Park, Florida. Michael Zimmerman exclusively marketed the property, which sold within four percent of the asking price to an all-cash 1031 buyer. This listing garnered multiple offers thanks to the property’s strong corporate quick-service restaurant (QSR) tenant, the world’s third-largest hamburger fast food chain.

This property is a prime example of a stable, COVID-safe asset that requires no landlord maintenance. The Wendy’s Ground lease features a corporate guarantee, multiple five-year renewal options and scheduled 10 percent rental increases. The new in-line concept features a drive-thru lane and is adjacent to a SimonMed Imaging location. The site is less than one mile from the popular Park Avenue shopping district, the city’s new SunRail station and the Valenica College Winter Park campus.

Wendy’s benefits from its prime location less than five miles from the heart of downtown Orlando, Florida. The city has long been a popular tourist destination, attraction more than 75 million people from around the globe in 2018 alone. Major attractions within easy driving distance from the site include Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando and LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

About Ground + Space

Ground + Space is a net lease brokerage firm that leads with an emphasis on personalized relationships. Michael Zimmerman and team have curated a brokerage firm and investment sales platform focused on boutique amenities and down-to-earth service. During these uncertain times, Ground + Space remains dedicated to providing best-in-class services and results to our clients. We have several listings available featuring retailers that are in a prime position to succeed in a post-pandemic economy. Contact us today to find out more!