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Boca investor pays $7M for bank building in Fort Lauderdale

Purchase equates to $2,693 psf
December 09, 2015 11:15AM

The BB&T Bank at 900 Southeast 17th Street

The BB&T Bank at 900 Southeast 17th Street

After five years of ownership, a New York family partnership just sold its bank property in Fort Lauderdale to a Boca Raton investor for $7.1 million.

The Evelyn Di Benedetto Family Partnership had paid almost $4.5 million for a BB&T branch near the booming Las Olas neighborhood in 2010.

That purchase breaks down to $1,702 per square foot — which is competitive with what some luxury condos in Miami currently close for.

Now, the partnership has traded its property to a limited liability company based in Boca Raton for roughly $2.6 million more than what they paid. The buyer, Boca 2300 LLC, is managed by Yevgeniy Yermakov. A news release about the sale from Marcus & Millichap described him as a private investor.

Listing agent Richard Moravek of Marcus & Millichap

Listing agent Richard Moravek of Marcus & Millichap

Yermakov paid a whopping $2,693 per square foot for the property, which was built in 2007.

Richard Moravek, a commercial specialist from Marcus & Millichap, brokered the sale on behalf of the family partnership.

“Single-tenant properties remain in strong demand, and compressed cap rates have driven prices higher for prominent properties,” Moravek said in the release. “This was an opportunity to acquire a desirable asset in a trophy location with just under 10 years left on the base lease.” — Sean Stewart-Muniz