Gaughan Companies had a great relationship with Bayer Medical and Boston Scientific. We are grateful that commercial real estate development is on the rise, and we’re excited to bring new product to the market.
Gaughan Sells Coon Rapids R&D Building for $3.8M
9055 Evergreen Blvd., Coon Rapids
Description: 50,528-square-foot Class B flex research and development building, built in 1987 on 4.5 acres at 9055 Evergreen Blvd., Coon Rapids
Buyer: Conforti Holdings LLC, Coon Rapids
Seller: 9055 Building LLP, an entity of Gaughan Cos., Forest Lake
Purchase price: $3.885 million, with a $1.81 million down payment and new financing
Price per square foot: $76.89
The transaction: Forest Lake-based Gaughan Cos. has sold a Coon Rapids investment property it has held for two decades for $3.89 million to a new owner-user.
Conforti Holdings LLC closed July 20 on the purchase of the 50,528-square-foot Class B flex research and development building at 9055 Evergreen Blvd. The seller was 9055 Building LLP, the same Gaughan entity that bought the building for $1.5 million in 1995. The current price works out to $76.89 per square foot. Dan Hebert of Gaughan represented the company in the sale. Hebert wasn’t available this week, but company officials confirmed the sale. They noted the building was occupied over the years by Possis Medical, Bayer Medical and Boston Scientific. They declined to identify the buyer, but confirmed it is an owner-user.
Gaughan officials say they are liquidating some of the company’s older assets to generate cash for new development projects.
In July, Gaughan closed on the $1.2 million purchase of two properties at 304-308 Snelling Ave. N. in St. Paul, where it plans to build Liffey on Snelling, a 60-unit luxury apartment building.
Eric Batiza, vice president in the Minneapolis office of Colliers International, represented the buyer of the Coon Rapids building. He identified the new owner only as a Twin Cities company in need of a larger space. He declined to comment further.
Last sale: Seller paid $1.5 million in 1995
Property ID: 36-31-24-24-0014
(From Finance and Commerce)
Contributing panelist Dan Hebert, Senior VP at Gaughan Companies, participated in the East Suburban Development Summit, hosted by the Minnesota Real Estate Journal at the University of St. Thomas. Dan and the other panelists, Dwight Picha, Brian Zeller, Aaron Parrish, and Moderator Chris Eng, discussed development opportunities and activity in the eastern suburbs for the Washington County Development Update session.
Gaughan Companies has developed and built over fifty projects in the eastern suburbs over the last 48 years, including apartments, townhomes, condominiums, retail and office. Dan shared a variety of developments in the planning stage at Gaughan Companies and around the eastern suburbs.
In 2018, Gaughan Companies will be developing a property that was recently purchased in St. Paul. At the intersection of I-94 and Snelling Avenue, this property is part of a rezoning and redevelopment of the area. We are excited to be able to redevelop this site and add additional value to the community.
It was encouraging to see so many people come out to the conference who are interested in real estate development in the Twin Cities. Gaughan Companies will continue to provide expert services to clients and communities, and we hope these other businesses will join us in this endeavor.
St. Paul, MN – July 21, 2017 – Gaughan Companies, Commercial Real Estate Developer and General Contractor, closed on the purchase of 304-308 Snelling Avenue in St. Paul on July 12, 2017. The final decision for the purpose of the new development is still being considered. Gaughan Companies is eager to develop in the city of St. Paul again.
Just off of I-94, the property is within walking distance of the Minnesota United FC Stadium and the Snelling Avenue Metro Transit Green Line. In addition to a new Whole Foods, this ideal neighborhood is also conveniently located near several major universities, including Concordia University, Hamline University, Macalester College, University of St. Thomas and St. Catherine University. Over 42,000 vehicles pass by this corner every day.
The current building was constructed in 1913, and the property has been owned by the same person for nearly 40 years. Gaughan Companies is looking forward to the opportunity to redevelop this site and build a new facility for the community.
For more information, visit www.gaughancompanies.com.