KBS announced today that it has sold a 96,502-square-foot building at District 237, an eight-building, 415,492-square-foot, Class A office/R&D complex in San Jose, California.
The building at 350 Holger Way, owned by KBS Real Estate Investment Trust II, was sold to Thor Equities for $50.5 million.
350 Holger Way, a three-story steel-frame building that was fully renovated in 2019, is 100% leased through 2027. The building features extensive glass lines and efficient floor plates, as well as an outdoor amenity area and upgraded exteriors, landscaping and parking lot.
District 237, formerly known as Corporate Technology Centre, is located in the North San Jose submarket of the Silicon Valley, an area of Northern California that is highly popular among office users, according to Giovanni (Gio) Cordoves, Western regional president for KBS.
“North San Jose is one of the key growth markets in the United States,” says Cordoves. “This is due to its adjacency to several Silicon Valley cities with tight vacancy such as Palo Alto and Mountain View. Tech tenants in particular are drawn to North San Jose for its great value in comparison to these higher-priced markets. It’s easy to see why investors value District 237 so highly, even in the midst of a pandemic.”
“The Silicon Valley Class A office market where this asset is located is one of the best-performing markets in the country, which bodes well for the ongoing health of this property,” says Brent Carroll, asset manager for District 237 and senior vice president of KBS.
350 Holger Way is well-leased and located within a highly desirable and liquid submarket in the U.S.,” says Tom Nishioka, VP of asset management for Thor Equities. “We are continually looking to refresh and expand our portfolio with high-quality assets and are pleased to complete the acquisition of 350 Holger Way within District 237.”
Built in 1999 and 2001, District 237 is a 415,492-square-foot office complex built with eight one-, two-, and three-story buildings featuring excellent window lines and efficient floorplates, according to Carroll. In 2018, the company sold three of the eight buildings, and earlier this year sold 100 Headquarters Drive and 200 Holger Way, 142,710 square feet of the property, to an independent real estate fund and asset management company for $95.2 million.
The sale of the property was brokered by the CBRE Northern California Capital Markets Team consisting of Joe Moriarty, Scott Prosser, Jack DePuy, Russell Ingrum, Brad Zampa and Mike Walker.