REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
Sealy & Company | July 20, 2022
Sealy & Company, a fully-integrated commercial real estate investment and operating company and recognized leader in the industrial real estate market, announces the acquisition of 200 NW 142nd Street in the Oklahoma City MSA. The 27,000 square foot Class A Industrial property was acquired in an off-market deal for an undisclosed amount.
The rear-load warehouse distribution center offers optimal functionality for a smaller warehouse, including nine dock-high doors, eight drive-in doors, 22’ clear heights, and minimal office finish-out. The property is located in one of Oklahoma City’s most attractive submarkets. The irreplaceable infill location is situated one mile from the intersection of Highway 77 and John Kilpatrick Turnpike and just five miles from Interstate-35. The property is currently 100% leased to three tenants
Fueled by robust population growth and the rise of e-commerce, the Oklahoma City region has added 16.4 million SF of new industrial space since 2010. With the area’s central location, steady job growth, and strong transportation infrastructure, the region continues to solidify itself as an emerging logistics hub. Oklahoma City is only one of 14 cities across the country to add more than 100,000 people in the last ten years, according to 2020 data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Of the 25 largest cities by population, Oklahoma City had the sixth-fastest growth rate between 2010 and 2020 at 17.4 percent.
“Sealy & Company first entered the Oklahoma City market in 2014. Since then, we have continued to seek investment opportunities in industrial real estate that align with our portfolio by design objective. Oklahoma City has been a great market for Sealy, and we look forward to continuing to acquire and develop quality industrial properties,”
Davis Gibbs, Sealy & Company’s Director— Investment Services
Jason Gandy, Managing Director – Investment Services, and Mr. Gibbs led the transactions for Sealy & Company. Jason Hammock of CBRE represented the seller.
Sealy & Company
Sealy & Company, a fully-integrated commercial real estate investment and operating company, is a recognized leader in acquiring, developing, and redeveloping regional distribution warehouses, industrial/flex, and other commercial properties. Sealy provides a full-service platform for high-net-worth individuals and institutional investors through our development, management, and brokerage divisions. Sealy & Company has an exceptional team of over 100 employees, located in eight offices, with corporate offices in Dallas, TX and Shreveport, LA.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
PS Business Parks | May 31, 2022
PS Business Parks, Inc. announced the expiration of the “go-shop” period set forth in the previously announced definitive merger agreement with affiliates of Blackstone Real Estate, dated as of April 24, 2022 (merger agreement). Under the terms of the merger agreement, Blackstone has agreed to acquire all the outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock for $187.50 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $7.6 billion, including transaction expenses. The “go-shop” period expired at 11:59 p.m. (New York City time) on May 25, 2022.
During the “go-shop” period, at the direction of PSB’s board of directors, representatives of J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Eastdil Secured, financial advisors to PSB, actively solicited company acquisition proposals from 43 potentially interested third parties. To date, none of the third parties contacted by PSB or its financial advisors, or any other third parties, have made competing proposals following the execution of the merger agreement.
Upon expiration of the go-shop period, PSB became subject to customary “no-shop” provisions that limit PSB and its representatives’ ability to negotiate competing proposals with, or provide non-public information to, third parties, subject to exceptions specified in the merger agreement.
The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2022, subject to approval by PSB’s stockholders and other customary closing conditions.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC is acting as lead financial advisor to PSB and provided a fairness opinion to the PSB board of directors in connection with the transaction. Eastdil Secured is acting as real estate advisor to PSB and is also acting as a co-financial advisor to PSB. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is serving as PSB’s legal advisor.
About PS Business Parks
PS Business Parks, Inc., an S&P MidCap 400 company, is a REIT that acquires, develops, owns, and operates commercial properties, predominantly multi-tenant industrial, industrial-flex, and low-rise suburban office space. Located primarily in major coastal markets, PS Business Parks’ 96 properties serve approximately 4,900 tenants in 27.0 million square feet of space as of March 31, 2022. The portfolio also includes 800 residential units (inclusive of units in-process).
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY
Lower | June 15, 2022
Amidst a growing number of cash offer products, Lower.com, the multi-channel fintech aimed at creating wealth through homeownership, is launching MortgagePass to help customers get their dream home with that it refers to as the ultimate cash offer, while continuing to work with their preferred real estate professional.
We recognize the immense value real estate agents bring to this transaction. All too often, customers are forced to unhook from their agents or pay an additional fee to retain their agents in order to offer cash on a home. We want our customers to benefit from the expertise of their local agents while also gaining the competitive advantage of offering cash, as nearly a third of purchases are cash offers."
Dan Snyder,co-founder and CEO
Through the program, customers will be pre-approved for a mortgage through Lower.com. Then, they can shop for a home and place an offer that is backed by cash. They will continue to finance as normal, and if it gets delayed, Lower.com will purchase the house in cash. Once financing is complete, Lower.com will sell the home to the buyer for the original purchase price.
Customers who use MortgagePass™ also have access to a simple application and tech platform, low fees, and the ability to choose their own loan term, in addition to their own agent. They'll also get access to extended rate locks and if rates drop, they'll be lowered for free.
"Giving customers a smooth experience with more certainty is our top priority. We want them to feel at ease during the process and focus on finding the right house, not on financing," said Snyder. "We also want them to know that if the market changes, they'll still get the best deal and won't miss out on lower rates."
MortgagePass™ is launching in Columbus with plans to quickly expand throughout 2022.
Lower's multi-channel fintech platform helps consumers build wealth through homeownership, no matter where they are in their life's journey. Our products for mortgage, banking, insurance, and real estate provide customers with an intuitive ecosystem to simplify their homeownership goals, whether it's their first home or their last. Lower is a national and local best place to work, and the naming rights partner of Lower.com Field, home of the Columbus Crew.