Sale of Chipotle Drive-Thru Anchored Pad in Palm Desert 

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Hanley Investment Group has arranged the sale of a fully occupied, multi-tenant retail pad property in Palm Desert, California anchored by a new Chipotle Mexican Grill with a drive-thru “Chipotlane”.

The transaction closed at US $3.86 million, marking the 17th Chipotle property sold by the real estate broker in the last 24 months.

Hanley Investment Group Executive Vice Presidents Bill Asher and Jeff Lefko represented the seller, a private investor based in Los Angeles. The buyer, a private 1031 exchange investor from San Diego, was represented by Omar Hussein of Beacon Realty Advisors in Del Mar, California.

“We generated multiple qualified offers and created a competitive bidding environment to achieve maximum market pricing,” said Asher. “We procured an all-cash 1031 exchange buyer and negotiated a 21-day due diligence period and a timely closing to help accommodate the buyer’s exchange requirement.” 

Built in 2008, the 8,500-square-foot, four-tenant retail pad sits on 1.01 acres at 39575 Washington Street in the heart of Coachella Valley. Chipotle Mexican Grill occupies approximately 40% of the building with a new 10-year triple-net corporate lease. Other tenants include Cornerstone Pharmacy, Luxury Nails & Spa, and Keller Williams Realty Coachella Valley | Jelmberg Team. 

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The property is strategically located at a signalized intersection on Washington Street, a major north/south corridor in the Coachella Valley (46,350 cars per day). It is ideally positioned one block from the Interstate 10 entrance/exit for Washington Boulevard (107,750 cars per day). Interstate 10 connects Los Angeles to San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Phoenix, Arizona. The Chipotle-anchored property is also directly across from Sun City Palm Desert, a 1,600-acre gated community with over 5,000 homes and more than 9,000 residents. Surrounding retailers include Stater Bros., EOS Fitness, Bank of America, DaVita Dialysis, Del Taco, McDonald’s, Starbucks, Taco Bell and Walgreens. The property is less than 2.5 miles from the new Acrisure Arena, an 11,000-seat indoor arena that opened in December 2022 and is home to an NHL minor league ice hockey team. 

Palm Desert is the geographic center of the Coachella Valley, a rapidly growing region in Southern California. The average household income within a three-mile radius is over US $110,000. The population within a three-mile radius of the investment property has increased by 65% between 2000 and 2021. Within one mile, the number of households has increased by 44% during the same period. The Coachella Valley attracts over three million visitors each year and hosts major events such as the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (the world’s largest music festival, attracting over 250,000 visitors), the Stagecoach Festival (the second largest country music festival with over 85,000 visitors) and the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival (attracting 315,000 visitors). The region is also home to four casinos and more than 130 golf courses. 

Hanley Investment Group has sold US $1.8 billion in retail properties in the Inland Empire, including US US $470 million in volume in the last 48 months.

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