Office complex in Cherry Creek sells for $105M

Cherry Creek office buildings sell for $105 million

The 10-story building at 44 Cook St. is one of two buildings and a parking garage that make up First Avenue Plaza. (Courtesy of JLL)

A two-building office complex in Cherry Creek has changed hands.

Texas-based Granite Properties paid $104.8 million this week for First Avenue Plaza, at 44 Cook St. and 55 Madison St., according to public records.

The 10-story 44 Cook building contains 127,228 square feet that is 88 percent leased, according to JLL brokers Mark Katz, Peter Merrion and Hilary Barnett, who represented the seller. The eight-story 55 Madison building is 137,046 square feet and 94 percent leased.

The combined deal works out to about $397 per square foot. The buildings were constructed in the 1980s and along with their shared 752-space parking garage comprise nearly a full city block outside the Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District.

The property was sold by a fund managed by a subsidiary of Ares Management Corp., which paid $75 million for it in August 2014, records show.

The previous ownership undertook a series of improvements starting in 2019, according to marketing materials previously available on JLL’s website. Those included constructing spec office suites, creating a new bike room and completing a “showcase tenant amenity center” and outdoor patio.

Tenants at the complex include brokerage MileHiModern, Oakwood Real Estate, Stewart Title and Cherry Creek Mortgage.

Granite also owns a handful of office buildings in the Denver Tech Center and one in Lakewood, according to the firm’s website.

Cherry Creek office buildings sell for $105 million

The 10-story building at 44 Cook St. is one of two buildings and a parking garage that make up First Avenue Plaza. (Courtesy of JLL)

The eight-story building, 10-story building and shared parking garage that comprise nearly a full city block last sold in 2014 for $75 million.

You must be a member to access BusinessDen's exclusive reporting.

Your subscription has expired. Renew now by choosing a subscription below!

For more information, head over to your profile.

Profile


SUBSCRIBE NOW

TERMS OF SERVICE:

ALL MEMBERSHIPS RENEW AUTOMATICALLY. YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR A 1 YEAR MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL AT THE RATE IN EFFECT AT THAT TIME UNLESS YOU CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP BY LOGGING IN OR BY CONTACTING AARON@BUSINESSDEN.COM.

ALL CHARGES FOR MONTHLY OR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS ARE NONREFUNDABLE.

EACH MEMBERSHIP WILL ONLY FUNCTION ON UP TO 3 MACHINES. ACCOUNTS ABUSING THAT LIMIT WILL BE DISCONTINUED.




Return to Homepage

108837