Douglas Emmett Obtains Beverly Hills Office Property to Finish Up Yearlong Purchasing Spree

By: Karen Jordan and Jacquelyn Ryan

Santa Monica-based Douglas Emmett, Inc. (NYSE: DEI), one of the Westside’s largest proprietors, purchased the 146,300-square-foot office complex at 9401 Wilshire Blvd. in the Golden Triangle of Beverly Hills for $143.6 million, or $981 per square foot.

In getting the home from Beverly Hills-based MGM Management Co., Douglas Emmett now owns more than 27% of the Class A workplace in Beverly Hills. The REIT owns about 71% of the Class An office in downtown Santa Monica, part of a total portfolio of 71 structures making up 18.4 million square feet.

The newest property, known as the Beverly Hills Financial Center, is at the corner of Wilshire and Canon, just steps from Spago, the Montage Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive.

The shopping destination is noted as the second-most expensive area in the U.S., inning accordance with Cushman and Wakefield’s recent Main Streets Across the World International Report.

The 9401 Wilshire office complex is fully inhabited by tenants that include law practice Ervin, Cohen Jessup LLP; Barrister Executive Suites and Bank of the West.

The seller, MGM Management Co., developed the building in 1972 and renovated it in 1999.

In total worth, it’s the second-highest sale in Beverly Hills this year, following Douglas Emmett’s sale of 9665 Wilshire Blvd. in July to Blackstone Group LP for $177 million, or $1,034.40 per square foot, inning accordance with CoStar information.

“Their increased control of the West Los Angeles stock, consisting of in desirable markets like Beverly Hills and Santa Monica this year, will continue to give them increased prices power, specifically for multi-tenant item as the job rate continues to tighten up,” stated Kevin Shannon, Newmark Knight Frank president of West Coast Capital Markets.

Douglas Emmett got an amortizing loan of about $32.3 million with a 4.55% interest rate that will develop in 2038.

The balance of the purchase was moneyed with cash and the issuing of roughly 2.6 million units in its operating partnership to the seller at a comparable rate of about $40.60.

Jonathan Larsen, Avison Young principal and handling director, described the sale as a “good long-lasting purchase” listed below $1,000 per square foot in the Golden Triangle.

“The building needs a complete renovation, but Douglas Emmett will turn it into a Class An asset,” said Larsen.

Previously this year, Douglas Emmett got, in a joint venture with Qatar Investment Authority, 2 office complex in downtown Santa Monica: 1299 Ocean Ave. and 429 Santa Monica Blvd., for a total of about $352.8 million.

It has likewise added home communities to its portfolio, with approximately 3,320 existing units and 850 in advancement in between Los Angeles and Honolulu.

More Office Handle the Functions

This will not be the only office building to trade in Beverly Hills Golden Triangle in current weeks.

Another prominent home actions away, the Union Bank Building at 9460 Wilshire Blvd., is currently under agreement to an as-yet unnamed purchaser. Its purchase price is likely to exceed $130 million, according to sources.

The nine-story, nearly 100,000-square-foot Class An office complex with 30,000 square feet of ground flooring retail is in a prime area one block east of Rodeo Drive in the Beverly Hills Triangle.

The Beverly Union Business has actually owned the Union Bank of California structure given that 1978. It takes up a full city block and was built in 1959 and renovated in 1990, inning accordance with CoStar information.

Its other occupants include 3 Arts Home entertainment and Universal Properties, Inc.

. Please see CoStar COMPs # 4087186 for more information on the Douglas Emmett transaction.

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