Downtown’s Transition

As a result of the new arena going in, there is an anticipation of tremendous related development and the first bit of it is this recent purchase of a whole city block, as reported by the Sacramento Bee.

An excerpt.

A group of local buyers closed escrow Tuesday on 555 Capitol Mall, a major downtown office property that occupies an entire city block near the planned Sacramento Kings basketball arena.

The 380,000-square-foot property includes two connected office towers, topping out at 14 stories, with retail and restaurant space on the ground floors. A 791-space parking garage in back is across L Street from the planned arena site.

Tenants include a number of law and accounting firms. But the building is only about 60 percent occupied, according to the new owners.

The buyer, Trinity Pacific Partners, is made up of Sacramento-area firms Buzz Oates LLC, AM Investors and Rubicon Partners. The same group renovated the Forum Building at Ninth and K streets and the Citizen Hotel at 10th and J streets.

The sellers are members of families that originally developed the Modernist-style property in the early 1970s, said Dan Corfee, with AM Investors. He declined to disclose the purchase price; it was not immediately available from public records.

Corfee said the new owners plan to renovate the half-empty office towers and fill them with tenants, including street-level retail and services that tie into the arena.

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About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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