A Partnership Between Affiliates of Banyan Street Capital and Oaktree Acquired the 38-Story, Class A, Downtown Tampa Office Tower for $110M from an Affiliate of Alliance Partners HSP
TAMPA, FL, October 19, 2018 – Cushman & Wakefield has arranged the sale and financing of Tampa City Center, a 38-story, 757,425-square-foot office tower in downtown Tampa. The Class A property sold for $110 million to a partnership between affiliates of Banyan Street Capital and funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management L.P. (“Oaktree”).
Banyan Street Capital is a Miami-based firm that owns and operates premier office assets in multiple markets in the eastern United States. Oaktree is a leading global alternative investment management firm, which invests in real assets as one of its four main strategies.
The Cushman & Wakefield team of Vice Chairman Mike Davis, Executive Director Rick Brugge and Executive Director Michael Lerner represented an affiliate of Alliance Partners HSP, the East Coast operating arm of the Shidler Group, in the disposition. Based in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Alliance Partners HSP is a boutique real estate investment and operating company focused on the eastern United States.
Senior Director Jason Hochman, Senior Director Chris Lentz, Executive Managing Director Michael Ryan and Executive Director Brian Linnihan, of Cushman & Wakefield’s Equity, Debt & Structured Finance Group, assisted the buyer in securing an $84 million loan to acquire the property. The loan from HSBC Bank includes proceeds at acquisition plus future funding for capital improvements to the building and tenant improvement costs.
Additionally, the buyer has retained Cushman & Wakefield to continue the leasing and management operations for the property. The leasing team is led by Managing Director Barry Hanerfeld and Senior Director Barry Oaks.
The office tower is leased to notable tenants including Ernst & Young, Deloitte, Masonite, Morgan & Morgan, FieldCore (a division of GE), CDW and PNC Bank. The 38th floor is occupied by The University Club, one of the preeminent business and social dining facilities in Tampa Bay.
At 201 N. Franklin St., Tampa City Center is situated at the epicenter of Tampa’s Central Business District near an abundance of dining options, hotels, and recreational venues such as the Tampa Riverwalk and Amalie Arena. A LEED Gold® property, it offers panoramic views of downtown, the Hillsborough River and the Tampa Bay. Its recently updated two-story lobby features a combination of polished and flame-cut granite floors and walls, modern seating and lighting, and a deli/convenience store. Tenants also have access to a fully-equipped conference room that seats 76 people.
The building connects via skybridge to the Hilton Tampa Downtown, which offers 520 rooms and 30,000 square feet of meeting and conference space, as well as 211 Restaurant and Starbucks. It also connects to the City-owned Fort Brooke parking garage, which provides abundant low-cost covered parking.
“Tampa City Center’s unmatched location and connectivity to the Hilton hotel, Fort Brooke parking garage, Starbucks and The University Club differentiates this asset from all others in the CBD,” said Davis. “As demand continues to grow in downtown, this asset will remain the location of choice for amenity-driven tenants.”
This sale marks the third time Cushman & Wakefield has represented an owner in the disposition of Tampa City Center. The team of Davis, Brugge and Lerner also represented the previous ownership in selling the property to the Alliance Partners HSP affiliate in 2014.
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Communications Specialist, Florida