Velocis Arranges Sale of Two Austin Office Buildings
AUSTIN, TEXAS — Velocis, a private equity real estate manager, has sold two Class A Austin office buildings to Wedge Group, a Houston-based private equity firm. Totaling more than 170,000 square feet, the assets are Arboretum Atrium and Las Cimas I. They were purchased by Velocis in 2013 from Moore & Associates, an investor, owner and operator of commercial office properties. Arboretum Atrium is a 91,083-square-foot, Class A office building. Located in the Arboretum area in northwest Austin, the area serves as a hub for companies including Apple, Cisco, HP, Microsoft and Google. The building is located near restaurants, shops, hotels and other amenities and is one block from Hwy 183, MoPac and Loop 360. The asset is 100 percent leased. Las Cimas I is an 82,787-square-foot, three-story office building located in the center of the four-building Las Cimas office park. Built in 1999, the limestone building includes views of downtown Austin, on-site amenities and proximity to the Village of West Lake shopping center. The asset is 100 percent leased. Hale Umstattd and Leah Gallagher of Transwestern represented the seller in the transaction. Dallas-based Velocis has been active in real estate investment since 2011, purchasing 17 assets located in markets in Texas, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina and Arizona. In the Austin market, Velocis’ portfolio also includes West Woods Shopping Center, an 189,340-square-foot shopping center in the West Lake Hills neighborhood.