Gebroe-Hammer Associates Arranges Sale of Plainfield, NJ Multi-Family Portfolio for the Second Time in Two Years

July 26, 2018
1003 Park Ave., Plainfield, NJ

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56 Units Garner 30% Price Increase

Gebroe-Hammer Associates Arranges Sale of Plainfield, NJ Multi-Family Portfolio for the Second Time in Two Years

Plainfield, NJ, July 26, 2018 – Gebroe-Hammer Associates has arranged the sale of a four-building multi-family portfolio located on Park Avenue and East 7th Street in the heart of Plainfield, N.J. The $6.4 million transaction was finalized by the firm’s market specialists who orchestrated the acquisition of the same properties in June, 2016 for the current seller for $4.7 million. In the latest trade, the properties were sold by Plainfield MF LLC to an unnamed buyer.

Situated in the Randolph Road/Park Avenue neighborhood, the properties include 1003 Park Ave. (10 units), 122-124 E. 7th St. (6 units), 128 E. 7th St. (28 units) and 138 E. 7th St. (12 units). Layouts range from studios to five-bedrooms, with a high concentration of one-, two- and three-bedroom floorplans. The neighborhood housing stock includes a mix of single-family homes and apartment complexes, many of which were built between 1920 and 1969.

Plainfield is a major transportation hub for commuters, despite the lack of an interstate highway within its borders. Major thoroughfares include the retail-laden U.S. Route 22, which connects the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania with Newark, and U.S. Route 1 & 9. Entry to I-287 and I-78 can be accessed through neighboring communities. Two train stations and local/regional bus routes also provide commuter service to Midtown Manhattan and Newark.

Since 1975, Gebroe-Hammer’s brokerage activities have concentrated on suburban and urban high-rise and garden-apartment properties. The firm’s client base includes private owners, REITs, private equity firms and other institutional investors. While initially focusing on New Jersey, the firm has evolved during the past 43 years to also dominate the northeastern Pennsylvania and New York State submarkets as well as represent client interests nationally. In addition, Gebroe-Hammer markets mixed-use and free-standing office and retail properties. Widely recognized for its consistent sales performance, the firm is a 14-time CoStar Power Broker.