Low-Rise Strip of Delancey Stores for Sale

Posted on: September 27th, 2012 at 6:09 am by

As the mammoth Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (“SPURA”) walks baby steps toward eventual development, the carpet-baggers are already in tow, waiting to capitalize on the imminent gold rush. Seemingly a first, Massey Knakal nonchalantly drops this nugget of a selling point into its newest listing for the one-story strip of 156-164 Delancey Street.

It might be time to start thinking of burial grounds for this old-school storefront, still a tight enclave of neighborhood mom-and-pops now in the shadow of a Sam Chang Holiday Inn. Brokers are pushing the parcel as a “strong development opportunity” due to its upside potential in commercial rents (i.e. future rent hikes) and the 11,990 square-feet of developable air rights there for the taking. Asking price seems like a steal at $3.95 million.

The property experiences 109 feet of frontage in a high traffic location directly adjacent to the Manhattan entrance of the Williamsburg Bridge. The building is currently configured with 6 commercial units, 5 of which are occupied. The building receives additional income from billboard advertising on the roof. The 5 tenants have leases expiring between 2016 to 2021.

With a projection on the one vacant store, the fross annual income is $300,723. The expenses are estimated to be $89,631. The NOI (fully rented) is $202,071 per year. The majority of the stores have good upside potential in rent. The Seward Park Urban Renewal Area coupled with the building’s approximately 11,990 square feet of air rights presents 156-164 Delancey Street as a strong development opportunity.

The low-rise nature of the Lower East Side is on its way out, as those air rights are just too valuable these days.

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