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  • Posted June 30, 2014

Oakwood Philadelphia trades for $28M

A New York firm has purchased the Oakwood Philadelphia, an extended-stay rental property for $28.87 million.

Pantzer Properties bought the building at 1601 Sansom St. in Center City. The property has 80 units and 11,192 square feet of retail space that is 82 percent occupied with tenants including Philadelphia Runner, HoneyGrow and Kildare Capital. The residential portion of the building totals 66,464 square feet.

The property will be renamed the Point at Rittenhouse Row.

Pantzer intends to rename it the Point at Rittenhouse Row and convert it into a market rate rental community. The seller was an entity going under the name Tishman Speyer Archstone, a New York firm that bought it in 2007 for $16.15 million, according to Philadelphia property records.

The property was master leased to Oakwood Corporate Housing until 2017, according to Jones Lang LaSalle marketing materials. “However, a transfer of ownership can trigger an early termination of the lease, allowing a new investor the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reposition Oakwood Philadelphia into a Class A luxury residential community with the potential to significantly increase revenue,” the material said.

The 13-story building was constructed in 1910.

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