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Downstream Realty Partners buys Camilo Office Furniture building for $10M

Family-owned business paid $700k for the property in 1977
By Ina Cordle | October 10, 2016 02:25PM

Camilo Office Furniture showroom and Agustin Duarte

Camilo Office Furniture showroom and Agustin Duarte

UPDATED Oct. 11, 4:45 p.m. Downstream Realty Partners has purchased the Camilo Office Furniture building in Miami for $10 million, with plans to redevelop the property.

The 61,440-square-foot warehouse and showroom at 4400 Southwest 75th Avenue, is on a 107,593-square-foot lot and houses the furniture company’s headquarters. It is near the Bird Road Arts District. The price equates to $163 per square foot for the building.

The seller is Camilo Office Furniture, whose principals are Lopez family members Camilo Lopez, Camilo Lopez III, Luis Lopez, Jose Lopez and Ricardo Lopez. Another family member who declined to provide her name told The Real Deal that the company is looking to relocate in Miami. She declined to comment further.

Property records show the family paid $700,000 for the property in 1977. The building was built in 1963.

The buyer, Palmetto Investors, LLC, is actually Downstream Realty Partners, partner Camilo Padilla-Andrade told TRDDownstream Realty Partners is owned by Padilla-Andrade and Constantine Scurtis. Scurtis is also the owner of SL Capital, which finances commercial mortgage backed securities, according to its website. Both firms have an address at 2977 McFarlane Road in Coconut Grove.

Padilla-Andrade’s plans are to redevelop the property, he told TRD.

Agustin Duarte, an agent with RE/MAX Advance Realty’s Commercial Division, co-brokered the sale with Jose Serrano and Gabriel Serrano of New Miami Realty, according to a release.

A previous version of this story reported SL Capital as the buyer.