AAA Building Sells and Viking Appliance Comes into Concord

Concord, Calif. – Transwestern today announced that it brokered the sale of a 25,000-square-foot office building at 2055 Meridian Park Boulevard that was fully leased by AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah. AAA sold the building to the Gumina Trust for an undisclosed amount. Additionally, the firm negotiated a separate lease nearby, bringing the Viking appliance company to an industrial space at 2355 Whitman Road. The Viking lease was for more than 11,000 square feet owned by Hofmann Plastering.

“The AAA Auto Club has been in this location since the building was constructed in 1981,” said Transwestern Vice President Tom Caple, lead broker on behalf of Gumina. “It’s a premium address next to the Department of Motor Vehicles and directly across the street from the Concord Home Depot, making the acquisition a solid value for the investor, with a per-square-foot price that’s well below the replacement cost.”

Gumina Trust purchased the two-story building and secured a long-term lease with AAA Auto to remain in its quarters. Kevin Mechelke of Jones Lang LaSalle represented AAA.

The decision for Viking to move from Hayward to Concord was the result of a corporate shift. Formerly a private company – manufacturing most of its high-quality products in Greenwood, Miss. – Viking Range LLC was purchased in December by the publicly traded Middleby Corporation, a global leader in commercial foodservice equipment.

“Viking initially plans to use the space for storage and the distribution of appliances and parts, but with the building’s flexibility, excellent ceiling clearance and loading dock, it may construct a showroom there in the future,” said Caple, who represented the building owner, Hofmann Plastering. “With this arrangement, Viking got a great space at an aggressive lease rate and Hofmann has a household name with strong credit as a tenant.”

Jason Ovadia of Jones Lang LaSalle represented Viking in the transaction.

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