Sales of Mixed-Use Buildings Accelerate with Latest $1.3 Million Norwalk Deal

Northeast Private Client Group Represents Buyer and Seller

BRIDGEPORT, CT, September 5, 2012 – Investment sales broker Northeast Private Client Group has announced the sale of 115 Main Street, a mixed-use commercial property in Norwalk, CT, reinforcing heightened interest in this asset type among area investors.  Bradley Balletto, the firm’s regional manager for Southern Connecticut, represented both the seller and the buyer in the $1,275,000 transaction, which closed on August 16.  The property comprises nine apartments and three commercial tenants including Café Turnier, a popular restaurant on the Main Street, Norwalk corridor.

“High occupancy and growing rents in lower Fairfield County are driving strong demand for mixed-use properties,” notes Balletto.  “Income-producing real estate is still the best vehicle for generating and preserving wealth.”

The seller, G & W Holdings, Inc of Bridgeport, CT purchased the property in 1995 and owns and manages multifamily and commercial buildings in Fairfield County.  The buyer, a family trust based in Westport, CT, purchased the 115 Main Street property for a price that equates to $120/SF, which represents a capitalization rate of 8.8 per cent on the current year’s net operating income.

“It’s good to see the investment sales market firming up”, explains Edward Jordan, JD, CCIM, the firm’s managing director. “We have more than two dozen deals under contract in Connecticut presently.  Growing rents give investors the confidence to move forward on acquisitions, and the increased competition for these assets benefits our sellers as well.”

About Northeast Private Client Group

Founded in 2010 by Edward Jordan, Northeast Private Client Group supports real estate investors with offices in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.  The firm specializes in representing owners of income producing properties, and supporting those who invest and sell property in the commercial and multifamily sectors across a region that stretches from New York to Boston.  Jordan holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation and currently serves on the board of directors of the Connecticut chapter of CCIM.