An apartment community in Opa-locka sold for $8.2 million, amid growing interest from investors in the financially troubled city.
Ingram Park Apartments LLC sold the 118-unit complex at 14255 to 14460 Northwest 22nd Avenue for $70,000 per unit, records show. SteelBlock, LLC, which is managed by Ignacio Murman, a former executive with Miami-based Black Salmon Capital, bought the property.
Steel Block is a local investment group serving as a conduit for South American private capital, according to a press release.
Franklin Street’s Hernando Perez, Joe Rubin and Oscar Banegas represented the seller. First Bank Florida provided a $5.85 million loan to SteelBlock to acquire the property.
The property last sold for $3.05 million in 2017, records show.
Ingram Park was built in 1952 and has a mix of one- and two-bedroom units. The complex is just two miles east of the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport and the newly completed Carrie Meeks Business Park, home an Amazon distribution center.
Opa-locka is facing serious financial challenges. A report last June from the state auditor found 99 issues of fraud and mismanagement in the city of Opa-locka. Some state regulators want the city’s residents to vote on dissolution.
In the past year, real estate investors, however, have been betting on Opa-locka’s industrial market.
In November, Panattoni Development Company paid $24.3 million for the 20-acre site of a dairy farm and plans to build a speculative warehouse project.
In October, a joint venture between BentallGreenOak and Bridge Development Partners bought most of a mixed-use business park next to the Opa-locka airport for $126 million, in one of the biggest industrial deals of the year.