March 21, 2023
Birtcher Anderson & Davis, along with its partner Belay Investment Group, today announced the sale of a 172,235 square-foot two building project, including a Cooler & Freezer building located at 1101 and 1115 E 23rd Street, Fort Worth, TX. The property was centrally positioned in a supply-constrained, high- demand area, providing strategic access to Fort Worth businesses and was comprised of a vacant Cooler/Freezer Building that provided multiple options for the requirements of a variety of occupants, and a fully-leased freestanding 6,220 square foot building.
Birtcher Anderson & Davis and Belay Investment Group engaged the local offices of JLL and CBRE to market the property for both the potential lease-up and/or sale of the property. “The JLL and CBRE teams were instrumental in enabling us to exit the property earlier than we underwrote by communicating to prospective buyers the repositioning plan we had developed, which clearly laid out the great potential for the vacant building and the site” said Daniel Karcher, Birtcher Anderson & Davis President.
Stephen Bailey, Cole Sutter and Wells Waller of JLL teamed up with CBRE’s industrial Food Facility experts Kevin Kelly and David Sours in identifying a user for the vacant facility, who purchased the entire site including the adjacent occupied building.
“The Birtcher team has proven to be a valuable partner and true sector specialist, and the disposition of this cold storage asset is just one example of their adept execution of asset management at our Dallas-based industrial portfolios” said Eliza Bailey, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer at Belay. “We are pleased with our favorable exit at E 23rd Street and believe it is a testament to the durable value of well-located, highly functional industrial product” said Jake Loughridge, Managing Director at Belay. “We’re eager to seize on this momentum as we continue to work alongside Birtcher at our remaining Dallas Fort Worth assets.”
The 166,015 Sq. ft. 1101 E 23rd Street building was recently vacated by a Cold Storage Logistics provider who was in occupancy for twelve (12) years, and included a large secure yard, 34 dock-high doors, 20 trailer parking stalls and private offices.
About Belay Investment Group
Belay Investment Group, LLC is a women-owned and led real estate investment management firm that pursues equity and debt investment opportunities across all property types, primarily middle-market infill properties in urban/suburban transit hub markets, on behalf of its institutional investors. Belay implements its investment strategies through long-term programmatic relationships with high caliber, local operating partners and sector specialists. The firm has earned a reputation in the industry for supporting the growth and development of operators (including diverse firms), beyond providing investment capital. Visit www.belayinvestmentgroup.com for more information.
About Birtcher Anderson & Davis
Birtcher Anderson & Davis (“BA&D”) is a California based, privately-owned real estate investment, development, and property management firm located in San Juan Capistrano, CA with additional satellite locations in CA, NV, and AZ. BA&D is a vertically integrated real estate operating company focused on acquiring value-add, middle-market, multi-tenant warehouse and light industrial properties in high growth U.S. markets. For more information visit: www.birtcherandersondavis.com