DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Dec. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CTO Realty Growth, Inc. (NYSE: CTO) (the “Company” or “CTO”) today announced the acquisition of a mixed-use property totaling approximately 137,000 square feet in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico (the “Property”) for $16.3 million, or $118 per square foot. The Company also announced the sale of a single tenant property located in Falls Church, Virginia leased to 24 Hour Fitness.
“Our acquisition in Santa Fe is a unique situation where we are able to opportunistically acquire an extremely well-located property with immediate repositioning upside in a dynamic market with attractive growth prospects,” said John P. Albright, President and Chief Executive Officer of CTO Realty Growth. “Santa Fe has several distinct economic and lifestyle demand drivers that have driven outsized growth for the market in recent years. The Property has a 9,000 square foot vacancy with unparalleled city and mountain views that may present a residential repositioning opportunity and a 12,500 square foot street corner vacancy that represents a terrific restaurant opportunity. We’re optimistic the strength of the market and our repositioning plan for the Property can drive outsized risk-adjusted returns for our investors once the asset is stabilized.”
The 1.5-acre Property is comprised of two buildings with dedicated underground parking spanning nearly an entire city block, just north of the historic Santa Fe Plaza in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico’s capital, and directly across from the 5-star Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi®. The Property is 66% occupied, proximate to Santa Fe’s artistic, cultural and culinary destinations, and is anchored by Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, The Bull Ring, Regus, Avalon Trust Company and Raymond James. The Property will be the new home for The Santa Fe New Mexican, a popular news and media company known as being the west’s oldest newspaper company. The Company will own fee and leasehold interests in the Property through two long-term ground leases that partially underly each building.
The Company has engaged Colliers as the new property manager and NAI SunVista as the Company’s leasing representative, both of which have a strong presence in Santa Fe. The Company purchased the Property using available cash and availability under the Company’s unsecured revolving credit facility.
The property located in Falls Church, Virginia leased to 24 Hour Fitness was sold on December 16, 2021 for $21.5 million, representing an in-place cap rate of 6.5%. Proceeds from the sale are expected to be part of Section 1031 like-kind exchanges.
About CTO Realty Growth, Inc.
CTO Realty Growth, Inc. is a publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns and operates a portfolio of high-quality, retail-based properties located primarily in high-growth markets in the United States. CTO also owns an approximate 16% interest in Alpine Income Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE: PINE), a publicly traded net lease REIT.
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Matthew M. Partridge
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer