Mixed-Use SOMA Property Sells for $4.5MM

San Francisco, NAI Northern California, Starcity, Mission Bay, SoMa

Closing in just 21 days in the midst of a pandemic, this pair of mixed-use buildings in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood sold for $4.5 million.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 17, 2020 – NAI Northern California is pleased to announce the closing of 52-54 Gilbert Street, two adjacent mixed-use buildings in the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco. The company represented both the buyer and seller in a $4.5 million transaction that closed in just 21 days despite the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. 

Renovated and remodeled in 2017, 52-54 Gilbert Street consists of two adjacent buildings: a ~2,000 sq. ft. 5-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom non-conforming residential building currently occupied by Starcity, and a ~4,000 sq. ft. office/PDR (production, distribution, and repair) building currently occupied by Eden Technologies Incorporated. Both buildings have gone through extensive renovations and have contemporary high-end finishes. They are located in the vibrant developing area of south SOMA next to Mission Bay with close proximity to highways 80 and 280.

Brokers Armand Anicete and Frank Orrell represented the seller of the property, who wanted to raise equity and restructure their capital. The Anicete and Orrell Investment Advisory Team also represented the buyer, who purchased the property to complete the upleg of a 1031 exchange and wanted to increase their cash flow from their prior downleg sale. The investment property’s purchase featured a 5.89% cap rate.


Armand Anicete  Vice President  415.463.1344   CalDRE #01882022
Frank Orrell  Senior Advisor   415.463.1344     CalDRE #01872831

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