Low-Rise Strip of 156-164 Delancey Sold for $6M

Posted on: April 1st, 2013 at 10:00 am by


Six months on the market was all it took for the last low-rise strip on Delancey to sell. Ashkenazy Investments scooped up 156-164 Delancey from Yeshiva University for a smallish $6 million. Massey Knakal handled the transaction for the property, which had initially been listed for nearly half the sale price.

Massey Knakal chairman Bob Knakal told the Commercial Observer that “Retail properties like this are in extraordinarily high demand today, and with some repositioning, this asset can produce much more cash flow than it does today.”

To be honest, we’re a bit worried about the future of this Lower East Side parcel, as those air rights are just too valuable in this gentrifying part of town. It wouldn’t be much of a surprise to see ye olde demolition-to-high-rise transition here.

Below is the property description taken from the expired real estate listing:

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.

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