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Franklin Street Sells Dunkin Donuts for $1.43M

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10-Year Dunkin Donuts corporate NNN lease with record-low cap rate.

Franklin Street announces the sale of a downtown Charlotte Dunkin Donuts triple net corporate ground lease for $1,430,000.

Bryan Belk, Director of Franklin Street Real Estate Services, represented both the buyer and seller. The seller is a local developer and the buyer is a California 1031 exchange investor who plans to hold the property for the long-term income stream.

“Investors are willing to pay for strong real estate locations with long-term viability,” Belk said. “At a 5.5 percent cap rate, this is the lowest we have seen for a Dunkin Donut property. We received a dozen offers within two days of marketing the property and agreed to a letter of intent to purchase within 24 hours.

”Surrounded by an urban landscape, the design of the building was of particular interest to investors.

“One of the advantages to this property was that it is one of the few locations in the area that actually has a drive-thru,” Belk said. “With strict building codes in the area, developers have a difficult time getting drive-thru locations approved and significantly enough, this site was grandfathered in to include one.

”Dunkin Donuts signed a 20-year, triple-net ground lease in May 2004. The property is located at 701 S. Kings Drive in downtown Charlotte, N.C. across from Presbyterian Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in the state situated next to Kings Drive near Charlotte’s largest office district.

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