The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Leased CVS Pharmacy in Downtown Chicago (Loop)

Randy Blankstein and Jimmy Goodman of The Boulder Group represented both sides in the transaction

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm completed the sale of a single tenant CVS Pharmacy located at 520 South State Street in Chicago, Illinois for $4,992,000.

The 8,781-square-foot CVS trophy property is located on the ground floor 180 unit condo building and in a highly dense area with over 16,000 businesses and over 420,000 employees working within one mile of the store. Numerous schools are in close proximity to the property including DePaul University, Columbia College Chicago, Roosevelt University, Robert Morris University Illinois and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The CVS is located at the hard corner of a signalized intersection along State Street and Congress Parkway (97,000 VPD). There are 58,841 people living within one mile of the property with an average household of $142,236.

The property was acquired by a successful Mexican investor represented by Miami-based EXAN Group. “While EXAN’s name might be commonly associated with the office and industrial sectors, this property is a good example of the type of well-located, long term, conservative retail deals that we actively seek”, said Juan José Zaragoza, EXAN’s Founding Partner, as they continue to successfully complete transactions, from beginning to end, during the pandemic.

Randy Blankstein and Jimmy Goodman of The Boulder Group represented both sides in the transaction. The seller is local real estate owner and the buyer is a real estate investment firm based in the southeast.

CVS Pharmacy has more than ten years remaining on their lease. CVS Pharmacy is the nation’s drugstore chain and total prescription revenue and operates 9,800+ locations in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Brazil.

 “CVS drug store properties with proven operating histories continue to garner significant investor interest” said Randy Blankstein, President of The Boulder Group.  Jimmy Goodman, Partner of The Boulder Group, added, “Properties in central business districts remain  in demand with all investor classes, especially with tenants such as CVS.”

About The Boulder Group

The Boulder Group is a boutique investment real estate service firm specializing in single tenant net lease properties. The firm provides a full range of brokerage, advisory, and financing services nationwide to a substantial and diversified client base, which includes high net worth individuals, developers, REITs, partnerships and institutional investment funds. Founded in 1997, the firm has arranged the acquisition and disposition of over $6 billion of single tenant net lease real estate transactions. From 2012-2019, the firm was ranked in the top 10 companies in the nation for single tenant retail transactions by both Real Capital Analytics and CoStar. The Boulder Group is headquartered in suburban Chicago.

About EXAN

EXAN Group is a Real Estate Fund Manager based in the US with European offices in Madrid, Spain. EXAN currently manages seven closed-ended investment vehicles and several separate accounts with private and institutional capital from Spain, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Since 2014, EXAN has successfully transacted over $2.7 billion of commercial real estate in the US, namely in New York, Washington D.C., Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Chicago, Orlando, Miami, Virginia, among others.

EXAN actively manages more than 3.9 million square feet of office, industrial, retail, and residential assets, and continues to expand its footprint across all major markets in the US.

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Phone: 8478816388
Address:3520 Lake Avenue Suite 203
City: Wilmette
State: Illinois
Country: United States

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