NGKF Capital Markets Negotiates Sale of 945 Bryant Street to NYC-Based Brickman Real Estate

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San Francisco (October 2014)—NGKF Capital Markets represented SOMA Bryant, LLC in the sale of 945 Bryant Street in San Francisco’s South of Market area to New York-based Brickman Real Estate for an undisclosed sum. The 40,000-square-foot, three-story building is fully leased to a diverse mix of innovative tenants.

“945 Bryant Street is ideally positioned within San Francisco’s tech-centric ‘SoMa’ district, one of the top performing submarkets in the country,” said Managing Director Kyle Kovac, who represented the seller with Executive Managing Director Daniel Cressman and Managing Director Michael Taquino in the transaction.

According to Kovac, the property benefits from stable existing cash flow from a strong tenant base and virtually all of the rents in the building are now below market rates. The seller executed three new leases, while also renovating the asset to meet creative standards, during its ownership period.

Aaron Lazovik, who led the Brickman team in the acquisition, said, “We are very excited to be acquiring our first SoMa asset and look forward to expanding our footprint in San Francisco.”

For Brickman Real Estate, it is the firm’s second investment in the San Francisco property market. In 2013, it acquired 550 Kearny Street, located in San Francisco’s Financial District.

The transaction marks the 10th sale that Cressman, Kovac, and Taquino have completed this year in San Francisco.

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