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Newmark Knight Frank Represents TransCon Builders, Inc. in the Sale of 55,799 SF Office Building in Independence, Ohio

Cleveland, OH (11/05/2019)

9:30 AM

Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is pleased to announce that Director Susan Licciardi and Managing Director Marc Braun of the Cleveland office recently completed the 55,799-square-foot office building sale of 6500 Rockside Road (Metro Center) in Independence, Ohio on behalf of the seller, Rzepka & Associates, LLC, an affiliate of TransCon Builders, Inc. The property sold to Metrocenter RLF, LLC, a Fairview Park, Ohio-based affiliate of real estate investment company Realife Real Estate Group, for $5.47 million.

Metro Center is a Class A, multi-tenant office building located in Cleveland's South Submarket. The property is best known for its reflective glass windows and spacious offices. Metro Center was 89 percent leased at the time of the sale.

"We are thrilled to have represented TransCon Builders in this prominent sale in the Northeast Ohio Market," said Licciardi. "This was an excellent investment opportunity for the buyer to acquire a Class A building with high occupancy in a high-performing office submarket."

TransCon Builders specializes in the construction and rehabilitation of a variety of commercial assets, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, residential apartments and commercial offices, as well as land development. The firm originally built Metro Center in 1988 and has owned and managed the asset up until the sale to Realife Real Estate Group. TransCon Builders, who has developed, owned and managed four office buildings in Northeast Ohio, has decided to begin selling its office assets to concentrate on developing and managing its nursing home, assisted living and residential apartment assets.

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