An Atlanta and South African-based buyer, OrbVest US, Inc., recently closed on Congress Executive Center, a 4-story medical and professional building located at 1301 N. Congress Avenue in Boynton Beach, FL. The property, which was 100% occupied, closed on May 12, 2022, for $11 million. The transaction represents a 75% increase in value in just one year since the previous acquisition by the seller, Triple Double Real Estate.
Executive Managing Director Mark M. Rubin, Director Bastian Laggerbauer, and Financial Analyst Jake Stauber of Colliers’ South Florida Investment Services Team represented the seller, Triple Double Real Estate, led by Andrew “Avi” Greenbaum and Jeremy B. Becker, in the transaction. Andy Belew of Consilium Capital Partners represented the buyer.
“The trade of Congress Executive Center represents a 75% increase in value from its previous purchase price, less than one year ago,” said Rubin. “This sale is indicative of the strong demand for stabilized medical office properties with solid fundamentals, sound in-place tenancy and investor confidence in the Boynton Beach submarket.”
The 40,210-square-foot, 4-story, medical and professional office is located on nearly 2 acres, adjacent to the Boynton Beach Mall, which has plans for a major redevelopment. With plans for abundant shopping, dining, and entertainment across the street, Congress Executive Center stands out as one of the most strategically located medical and professional office buildings in the area.
“Congress Executive Center is a great addition to the buyer’s current and impressive portfolio of healthcare real estate,” said Laggerbauer. “The seller was able to increase the property’s value significantly by attracting strong medical tenancy to the asset and achieving a 100% occupancy rate.”
The office investment market in South Florida broke records in 2021, despite uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and return to the office delays. South Florida’s strong demand drivers like, declining unemployment, population growth, and confidence in the economy are creating an imbalance in supply and demand. Including Boynton Beach, there is limited supply of quality products with competitive buyers driving the price up; sales price per square foot increased 19 percent year-over-year, ending in 2021 at $285. Boynton Beach, amongst the rest of South Florida, is expected to see another strong year for office investment. However, high demand and limited supply will likely remain imbalanced.