SRS Real Estate Partners Completes $3.07 Million Ground Lease Sale of a McDonald’s Property Within Tampa Region

At 3.87%, transaction marks the lowest cap rate for a McDonald’s property sold on a national basis this year

SRS Real Estate Partners announced today it has completed the approximately $3.07 million ground lease sale (land ownership) of a 5,447-square-foot McDonald’s property. Situated on 1.28 acres and built in 2014, the property is located at 2871 Gulf to Bay Boulevard in Clearwater, FL.

SRS Capital Markets Senior Vice Presidents Sean Lutz and Dan Elliot who are based in the Chicago office represented the seller, a private investor from Florida. The buyer was a New York-based private investor who was in a 1031 exchange. The closing cap rate was 3.87%, which is the lowest cap rate for a McDonald’s property sold on a national basis this year per CoStar records.

“This was a significant opportunity for a buyer as there are more than ten years left on the initial lease term and this well-performing McDonald’s location is in a growing submarket of Tampa,” said Lutz. “Being that the buyer was in a 1031 exchange, the transaction successfully closed escrow in just 40 days.”

The property is in a dense retail corridor near shopping centers including Clearwater Collection, Sunset Point and Clearwater Mall with surrounding tenants including Costco, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Target, and Best Buy, among many others. It is also within a major redevelopment district which bodes well for a growing customer base.

Scott Poitevint, Senior Asset Manager at Wells Fargo and Agent for the seller’s real estate portfolio, expressed sincere gratitude to the SRS team for their impressive results in yet another collaborative property sale. “Sean and Dan achieved the country’s lowest selling cap rate for a McDonald’s property so far this year, while also overseeing one of the quickest and smoothest closings in my career. This sale, along with other recent successful partnerships with SRS, continues their streak of outperforming seller expectations. I anticipate SRS’ continued success, having enlisted the team to assist in several additional sales expected to be fully completed by year-end.”

In 2023, SRS Capital Markets completed approximately $2 billion in deal volume comprised of 495 transactions in 43 states. SRS currently has in excess of 600 properties actively on the market with a market value surpassing $2.85 billion.

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