The Bratton Team

Attached is an article regarding Safeway’s recent purchase of a new three acre site in the heart of Honolulu’s Commercial Real Estate Market post “Great Recession”.  This site formerly housed a Cadillac dealership, which has been closed for approximately the last year.  Safeway has an existing store very nearby that was not able to be enlarged, but does very high gross sales.  Safeway is paying a price very close to top of the market, even prices that have not been seen in two or three years.  At nearly $200 per square foot for the land, this will buoy land prices in the heart of Honolulu at least for the rest of this year.  Many of us had thought that land prices would start to drop, but this single transaction shows a very motivated buyer with a known history for strong sales reinvesting in the heart of Honolulu’s population.

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