Cofe sells office and industrial complex near Medley for $39M

East Capital Partners and ABR Capital acquired eight-building site

East Capital Partners and ABR Capital acquired eight-building site
East Capital's David Archibald and Drew DeWitt and ABR’s Edward Nordberg Jr. and Thomas Burton with 6801 North West 77 Avenue, 7601 and 7661 North West 68th Street (East Capital, ABR, Google Maps)

Cofe Properties sold a mixed-use complex near Medley for $38.5 million to a pair of out-of-state real estate investment firms. 

An affiliate of Baltimore, Maryland-based ABR Capital, and Darien, Connecticut-based East Capital Partners acquired two four-story office buildings and six industrial warehouses, records and Vizzda show. Boise, Idaho-based A10 Capital provided the buyer with a $25.6 million mortgage. 

The seller, an affiliate of Miami-based Cofe, paid $7.8 million for the 7.7-acre property at 6801 Northwest 77 Avenue and 7601 and 7661 Northwest 68th Street in 2017, records show. The eight buildings were completed in 1982. 

Medley is one of the most active industrial submarkets in South Florida. Last month, the Doral-based Easton Group paid $16.8 million for a Medley distribution center used by Frito-Lay, which will temporarily remain a tenant at the building. Medley is also getting its first major residential project. Miami-Dade County last month approved a mixed-use project with 948 workforce housing apartments under Florida’s Live Local Act. Miami-based Resia is developing the four-building complex. 

Led by co-founders David Archibald and Drew DeWitt, East Capital has invested $7.4 billion in commercial real estate, primarily in the eastern U.S., since the firm was established in 1997, according to the company’s website. 

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ABR Capital, led by senior managing directors Thomas Burton and Edward Nordberg Jr., has acquired over $4 billion of commercial real estate assets, representing over 400 deals, since its founding in 1972, the firm’s website states. 

Founded in 2002 by Eugenio Cosculluela and Mario Fernandez, Cofe owns 32 retail, office and industrial properties in Florida and Texas, with most of its assets in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. 

Among the South Florida properties Cofe owns is a seven-building industrial portfolio in Sunrise. The firm paid $42.3 million in 2021 for the warehouses at Sunrise Commerce Park. The company also owns Kendall Summit Office Park. In 2018, Cofe acquired the six-office building complex in Kendall for $34.7 million. 

Last year, Cofe sold The Greenery Mall, a retail plaza and office building near Dadeland Mall in Kendall, to Miami-based Orion Capital Partners for $58 million