Author Topic: Investing in the Eastside of Jacksonville  (Read 4276 times)

ProjectMaximus

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Re: Investing in the Eastside of Jacksonville
« Reply #30 on: June 21, 2017, 10:08:39 AM »
Interesting you mentioned self-storage. I was in Miami a while back and noticed a fairly large multi-story building coming up on one of the main roads leading into downtown that is experiencing significant development (A portion of NE 2nd Ave, in the Little Haiti neighborhood for those who are familiar with Miami). The land alone is likely worth a couple million.

I looked it up when I got back home and found that it is going to be self-storage facility. Didn't make sense to me that such prime land would be used for that of all things, but perhaps there is indeed a demand for it these days. It would net great returns I'm sure.

One thing I noticed is that CCG-2 has hotel/motel zoning. I wonder if there would be a demand for that. From what I'm seeing there are only two downtown (Hyatt and the Omni) and then a couple across Main St. Bridge towards San Marco.

I'd love to have lunch and will definitely send you a message when I'm sure of my dates. Hoping for July but if not than in August. It's great to meet people that are passionate about their city and know what's going on.

Lol the self-storage over retail idea was from one I saw above a cuban restaurant in Doral last year.

We have a hotel planned for the Laura Trio in the heart of downtown, and then possibly something in the works over in the Stadium District.

Well you are in the right place to find people passionate and knowledgeable about the city!
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Re: Investing in the Eastside of Jacksonville
« Reply #31 on: June 21, 2017, 11:01:11 AM »
Greetings Sir,
 
I am quite familiar with the 421 N Washington property as I have sold two other props in that vicinity.  It was recently under contract but the repair estimate scared away the buyer.  It is 8 units and in horrible condition. You could easily spend $40,000 per unit there to get it onto great shape: that's $320,000 if you hire licensed contractors, plumbers, electricians, drywall, painters, etc.  And it will all need to be permitted and inspected. Rent there for a sweet 1/1 with no parking is going to be $700-800 (before utilities and extras). Not sure if that makes it worthwhile for an investor but I think those numbers are realistic. I believe the Seller accepted a number in the low $100,000's so add that into your basis.

Look at Elena Flats for a comparison. The investor doing that won't make any real profit for a long time. I think he is doing it to save it.

Also, incredibly important, you make the deal (or bargain) when you buy the place, so don't be afraid to lowball folks. There are many people with props for sale for many different reasons, some need the money and some don't. Only way to find out is to write up an offer. Also, every deal is contingent upon the inspection results. What appears to be a deal can vanish quickly if repairs are needed that cannot be seen with the naked eye (i.e. termite infestation, crumbling foundations, etc....)

I strongly urge you to become familiar with COJ.net auction properties and tax deed sales. There are indeed some values to be had there but you need to know the process and have CASH. 

Best neighborhoods for you right now(IMO):

Murray Hill, Springfield, St Johns Park, St Nicholas and lots of flipping still going on in Riverside-Avondale-Ortega.  I personally would also only buy something you yourself are willing to live in. If we have another crash then you might need to slide into one of your own units to ride it out.

I've sold a lot of multi family and there are some decent properties out there right now but also many way overpriced!  You should be grossing 10% before expenses IMO. Any more than that is great, but in my experience you have to go into less comfortable areas where keeping and finding quality tenants is more work.

If you do pursue  a specific neighborhood, GET FAMILIAR WITH IT, or else you could lose your shirt! 

Good luck!

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Re: Investing in the Eastside of Jacksonville
« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2017, 11:04:19 AM »
Regarding self storage, evidently people hoard a lot of stuff that can't fit in the smaller urban residential units they're moving into all over the country.  Thus, self storage has become a big business with a decent profit margin for the private sector.  We're finally seeing several residential infill projects get underway, so all of this seems new and a waste of prime sites to us locally.  However, it's just a part of the market's natural reaction to business opportunities created by a growing residential population base.
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Re: Investing in the Eastside of Jacksonville
« Reply #33 on: October 22, 2017, 11:53:04 AM »
Breaking News?
Much of townhouse row on the Eastside was recently purchased by a company called St. John's properties, which has a listed office address downtown (Hogan St. I think) Does anybody else know anything about this sale, the company or what their goals might be?

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Re: Investing in the Eastside of Jacksonville
« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2017, 07:06:52 AM »
What is the address of the Eastside property?

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Re: Investing in the Eastside of Jacksonville
« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2017, 04:48:42 PM »
It's multiple addresses. A couple of blocks worth. Phelps street. Most if not all the townhouses were bought by SJP.
Some (like only one or two buildings) of the concrete block style 2 story apartments on Franklin street got bought,too, but I don't know who bought them.