Dilweg Acquires Two-Building Office Portfolio in Charlotte, Sarasota for $115.5M
CHARLOTTE, N.C. AND SARASOTA, FLA. — The Dilweg Cos. has purchased a two-building office portfolio in the Southeast for $115.5 million. The assets include the 23-story First Citizens Bank Plaza in Uptown Charlotte and the two-tower Sarasota City Center in downtown Sarasota. Built in 1986 and renovated in 2002, the 476,393-square-foot First Citizens Bank Plaza was 29 percent leased at the time of sale to tenants such as First Citizens Bank, Advanced Disposal, The Carlyle Group and ManpowerGroup. Dilweg, which also announced the opening of its new Charlotte office, has tapped Tom Fitzgerald and Barry Fabyan of JLL to lease the property. Built in 1989, the 245,293-square-foot Sarasota City Center was 88 percent leased at the time of sale to tenants such as Boar’s Head, Wells Fargo, Merrill Lynch and UBS. Dilweg has retained Lori Hellstrom of Colliers International’s Tampa Bay office to lease Sarasota City Center. Dilweg plans to invest more than $10 million in capital improvements for First Citizens Bank Plaza and more than $4 million to improve Sarasota City Center. Ryan Clutter, Scot Humphrey, Herman Rodriguez, Tracey Goo and Chris Lingerfelt of HFF represented the sellers, Osprey East LLC and Osprey s.a. Ltd., in the transaction. Travis Anderson and Brent Bowman of HFF arranged acquisition financing through New York City-based Torchlight Investors on behalf of Dilweg. The fixed- and floating-rate financing will also fund Dilweg’s planned capital improvements and leasing-related costs.