Meyer Distributing Portfolio
- 7940, 8000, 8010 and 8010 1/2 New Jersey Avenue, Hammond, IN 46323
- Property Type:
- Multi Tenant
- Cap Rate:
- 7.85% cap
- Square Feet:
- 74,674 sqft
- Lot Size:
- 3.43 Acres
- Price Per Square Foot:
- Year Built:
- Four Property Portfolio Totaling 74,674 Square Feet, Five Dock-High Doors, Seven Drive-Ins, and Clear Heights Ranging from 10-18 Feet
- 92.23% Occupied with Triple-Net Leases for Meyer Distributing Inc., Johnstone Supply, and Hydraulic Component Services, Inc.
- Upon Close of Escrow Meyer Distributing Inc. Will Execute a Five-Year Triple-Net Sale-Leaseback with 3% Annual Escalations
- Vacant Building Has Deferred Maintenance Yet Creates Value-Add Opportunity for Storage
- High Barrier-to-Entry Submarket: 1.8% Vacancy, 7.4% Rent Growth on Comparables (CoStar)
- Landlord Responsibilities: Roof, Structure, Parking Lots, and HVAC Replacement
- Tenant Responsibilities: Quarterly HVAC Service and Proportionate Share of Management Fee
- Less than One Mile from Kennedy Avenue and Cline Avenue Exits on I-80/94
Marcus & Millichap is pleased to present the opportunity to acquire the portfolio located at 7940 to 8010 ½ New Jersey Avenue in Hammond, Indiana, anchored by the current owner, Meyer Distributing Incorporated. The subject portfolio consists of approximately 74,674 square feet of warehouse space and is situated on 3.43 acres of land. The four-building asset features five dock-high doors, seven drive-ins, and clear heights ranging from 10’ to 18’. Upon sale of the property, Meyer Distributing plans to lease back 7940 New Jersey Avenue for five years with 3 percent annual rent escalations.
As a triple-net leaseback, the new owner will be responsible for the roof, building structure, parking lots, and HVAC replacement. Tenant responsibilities will be confined to quarterly HVAC service and proportionate management fees. Current tenants, Hydraulic Component Services, Incorporated and Johnstone Supply plan to fulfill their current leases, which run through June 2024 and December 2026, respectively. With an occupancy of 92.2 percent, the sale also provides investors a value-add opportunity by leasing up the property.
Located just off Interstate 80/94 between the Kennedy Avenue and Cline Avenue exits, the property is primely situated within Chicago’s Indiana submarket. Containing 47 million square feet of industrial space, Indiana is a large submarket anchored by manufacturing tenants, occupying nearly 50 percent of all space. U.S. Steel and utility provider, NiSource, have a major presence in the submarket, with each employing about 6,000 workers. Thanks to the proximity of U.S. Steel, railroad companies also serve as major tenants in the submarket with multiple manufacturing facilities.
Among comparable properties in the 10,000 to 75,000-square-foot range, the vacancy rate in Indiana sat at just 1.8 percent at the conclusion of Q3 2022. The high barrier-to-entry helped push market rents during Q3 to near record highs at 7.4 percent annually among comparables. While nearly 5.3 million square feet of industrial space was under construction in the submarket at the start of Q4 (representing 11.3 percent of inventory), all but 12,000 square feet was concentrated in large properties over 100,000 square feet (CoStar). As rising diesel prices encourages more goods to be transported via rail, the Indiana submarket stands to benefit from the ongoing inflationary environment.
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