The Eastlinks Business Park features a well-know tenant roster.
A Netherlands-based investment firm has purchased buildings in the Eastlinks Business Park in Fort Myers for $25 million, the largest office sale of the year in Southwest Florida.
Tamiami Investments 2 LLC acquired the roughly 159,000 square feet of office space from Creekside West Inc. and a pair of other entities connected to the Collier family.
The business park, which was developed in the mid-2000s and is located near the Boston Red Sox Spring Training complex, is occupied by a series of notable tenants, including Gartner, Walgreens, Sony and Red Bull, among others.
“This represents a transaction involving people who are looking for stable income from a good property with the possibility for future rental growth,” says David Stevens, a principal with Investment Properties Corp., a Naples-based commercial real estate brokerage firm, who represented Creekside and the other groups in the transaction.
“It was a good fit in regards to the tenant roster, the price and the size and scope of the property for this European investor,” Stevens adds.
Rainer Filthaut, of Naples-based International Realty Corp., negotiated the May 24 deal on behalf of Tamiami Investments 2.
He says the off-market sale went smoothly in part because of the property’s “tenant mix and location,” and because everyone involved in the transaction was familiar with one another.
“It was a very attractive property presented at a fair price, and what helped was that David and I and the Colliers have all known each other for quite a while,” he says. “I’ve known David, for instance, for about 20 years.”