All-Cash Offer Wins Net-Leased Asset in SE Arlington

With net-lease properties in continued high demand, a California-based family trust has sold the Luv’Em & Leave’Em Professional Learning Center in southeast Arlington, Texas to a 1031 exchange buyer in an all-cash transaction. The purpose-built daycare center, totaling 5,040 square feet, was developed in 1984 on 0.63 acres at 1235 W. Sublett Road. Shane Benner, vice president in the Fort Worth office of Dallas-based Bradford Commercial Real Estate Services, represented the seller, Sublett Holdings LLC. “There is more demand than supply right now for net-lease investments,” Benner said. “We had people still reaching out even after we were under contract.” The in-place tenant has more than eight years remaining on the lease, an investment opportunity that caught the eye of at least a dozen investors. The winning offer was placed by P&E Groot Family Trust, which was represented by David Newton of Lee & Associates. “It was a straight-forward, triple-net-lease deal that closed in 43 days,” Benner said. In a recently released Q3 report, Dallas-Fort Worth was ranked second in the nation for net-lease sales. DFW’s transactional volume topped $670 million during the quarter. “We are seeing continued interest from out-of-state buyers who like the DFW economic story,” Benner said. “A single-tenant, net-leased property with minimal landlord responsibility in DFW/Arlington is very attractive.” The just-sold asset is tucked into an established neighborhood of single- and multifamily units near South Cooper Street, one of the city’s longest and strongest stretches of retail with a daily traffic count of nearly 42,000 vehicles. The Luv’Em and Leave’Em daycare abuts Polycrest Shopping Center, home to Pizza Hut, Splendid China, Subway and several office tenants. The daycare facility is marking its 37th year of continuous operation. The current provider, Luv’Em & Leave’Em Professional Learning Center, leased the site in 2019. The credit-worthy tenant provides education-based services for infants and children up to five years old.