Los Angeles-based investment firm BH Properties has acquired a 153,000-square-foot, six-story office asset in Plano. The seller, Goldman Sachs, has owned Parkway Centre IV since September 2013 and recently gave it a $2 million renovation. For the past decade or so, the office has produced a favorable cash flow for Goldman, according to dealmakers close to the deal.
Financial terms were not disclosed, but BH Properties, one of multiple bidders on the property, bought the asset for less than what Goldman paid in 2013—a situation that’s not uncommon in today’s office market.
Built in 2006, the office is in the Dallas North Tollway corridor near campuses for Toyota North America, J.P. Morgan, PepsiCo, and Liberty Mutual.
BH Properties now owns 32 assets in Texas totaling 4.6 million square feet. In all, the firm owns and operates 100 properties totaling 10 million square feet in 16 states. In addition to its LA base, the firm operates regional offices in Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, and Seattle
“We saw this as a great opportunity to expand our portfolio in a growing market with terrific regional access, and a quality tenant base,” said Jim Brooks, President of BH Properties. “This purchase represents our current focus of acquiring well-located, high quality office assets that offer favorable lease-up potential. Although the office market has its challenges today, we continue to focus on best-in-class strategic buys.”
Newmark’s Gary Carr and Chris Murphy represented Goldman Sachs, while BH Properties’ Scott Henry was the in-house buyer representative.
“I think investor sentiment has changed,” Carr said about the office property outlook. “As of October 2023, when the feds came out and said that interest rates have peaked and they will likely be trending down, there’s a sense of confidence that has struck the marketplace.
“There’s plenty of capital out there, and investors don’t want to miss the opportunity to take advantage of the turbulence in the marketplace,” Carr continued. “I think we will see more and more office activity, but overall the concern is still there for the office landscape. The haves and have-nots will continue to exist.”