NKF Capital Markets has completed the sale of Harbor Business Center, a two-building 117,127-square-foot office park in Torrance, CA, a city in the South Bay submarket of Los Angeles. Harbor Business Center is 52 percent occupied and was marketed to investors as a prime value-add opportunity.
NKF Capital Markets President, West Coast Kevin Shannon, Executive Managing Director Ken White and Managing Director Michael Moore represented the seller, Saunders Property Company. The buyer, an entity owned by a fund managed by Westport Capital Partners LLC, was self-represented.
Built in 1984 and situated on 5.21 acres at 19700 and 19750 South Vermont Ave., Harbor Business Center features large floor plates, atrium style lobbies and abundant parking. The property is adjacent to the Holiday Inn Hotel and is within the 70-acre Harbor Technology Center Business Park. It is within the 190th Street submarket which is coveted by local users as it offers easy freeway access, strong demographics and a variety of nearby housing options.
“Harbor Business Center provides the buyer with a repositioning opportunity that will take advantage of the ongoing tenant and investor focus on the 190th Street area, which has increased significantely with El Segundo’s momentum,” said Shannon. “The price difference between the 190th Street submarket in Torrance and El Segundo has never been greater, and newly renovated Torrance product is seeing much stronger demand.”
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