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Locally owned Armstrong Plumbing has faithfully served Sacramento commercial and residential customers for 50 years. What better way to celebrate its golden anniversary than by acquiring its very own commercial building. The new facility, at 2551 Albatross Way, is only 1/3 mile away (as the crow files) from the company’s former location, just on the other side of Capital City Freeway (off El Camino Ave).

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) has a certain following in Sacramento with approximately ten separate facilities spread throughout the area; yet North Sacramento has been under served… until now. This month, another BJJ operator will open its doors in North Natomas, but with one significant distinction. It will sport the Gracie family name.

Those familiar with BJJ will immediately recognize the value of this franchise, which started in 1914 when “a Japanese Jiu-Jitsu champion Esai Maeda migrated to Brazil, where he was instrumental in establishing a Japanese immigrant community. His efforts were aided by Gastão Gracie, a Brazilian scholar and politician of Scottish descent. As an expression of his gratitude for Gracie’s assistance, Maeda taught the Brazilian’s oldest son Carlos the essential secrets of the ancient martial arts technique. Carlos taught Maeda’s techniques to his four brothers, and in 1925 they opened the first Gracie Jiu-Jitsu academy in Brazil.”

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Chuck Kim, owner of Ramen Hook @ University Mall (Davis)

Korean style ramen dishes have gained significant popularity in recent years. According to articles by food critics in both the Sacramento Bee and Sacramento News & Review, Chuck Kim has created quite the stir. Restaurant critic, Blair Anthony Robertson, writes “this isn’t their first attempt at nailing the vital elements of blue-collar, elbows-on-the-table Korean cuisine. Nor is Korean-born chef and owner Chuck Kim a rookie with the Japanese side of his menu. He owned ramen and sushi restaurants in Berkeley for several years and, now that he’s in Sacramento, he has already carved out a mini-empire in a Howe Avenue strip mall (Sushi Hook in the same center is also his).”

Click here to read story about Ramen Hook expansion to University Mall in Davis by the Sacramento Business Journal.

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East West Commercial Real Estate is a boutique brokerage firm based in Orange County with over twenty agents in five states. After leaving a long commercial real estate lending career with Wells Fargo, Brian Jacks (Northern California Regional Vice President of East West Commercial) launched the company’s Sacramento office in November 2011. Considering the local economy is still weak, there has been sufficient activity to keep busy with several high profile commercial and non-profit lease transactions, such as Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen, Hacker Lab, Jackson Sports Academy, Fitness System, Curves, Streamline Church and Cornerstone Christian School.

East West Commercial Real Estate – Sacramento area lease transactions

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Sacramento Business Journal reports on East West Commercial Real Estate (Sacramento) recent activity in filling the Land Park office building.

As reported by Staff Writer- Sacramento Business Journal.

“A Land Park office building has come a long way from six months ago, when it was about 80 percent vacant. And part of the reason why, said the commercial real estate broker who’s helped fill it, is because it’s not acting like an office building.

With the pending arrival of Streamline Church, the building at 1250 Sutterville Road will be 80 percent full, and the way it has filled up is more reminiscent of a retail property, said Brian Jacks of East West Commercial Real Estate.

When he began looking for tenants earlier this year for the two-story building, a gym seemed like a natural tenant because there weren’t any other workout places nearby. Fitness System, which moved this spring into 17,000 square feet of the building on two floors, was the answer.

But what happened next was unusual, Jacks said. “You have consumers who are attracted to the property, and so it’s attracting tenants who feed off the consumers,” he said. Office tenants aren’t as likely to attract other office tenants based on the amount of traffic they’re getting from customers, but retail tenants are.

While there are still office-based businesses in the building, Streamline Church’s pastors, who’d previously had services at various schools in Sacramento, saw the gym and realized being there could attract potential members to the flock, according to Jacks. Pending city of Sacramento approval for a change of use permit, Streamline will have a five-year lease to occupy 7,600 square feet on the building’s first floor.

“I wasn’t necessarily expecting this to happen,” Jacks said.

There’s still space for it to happen again. At 80 percent leased, the building has about 8,000 available square feet, in spaces ranging from 670 to 2,441 square feet, or with re-configuration, up to 3,500 square feet.”

 

Brian Jacks is a Sacramento commercial real estate broker (since 1996) specializing in commercial leasing and investment sale transactions for retail, office, industrial, multifamily, senior housing, mixed-use, and special purpose properties. Having spent over 20 years with Wells Fargo, he personally facilitated the underwriting, approval and funding of more than 225 commercial real estate loans totaling over $1 billion in proceeds.

Jacks is a Regional Vice President for East West Commercial Real Estate, a full service commercial real estate brokerage advisor based in Orange County. In addition to serving the Sacramento marketplace, he is also responsible for the company’s current expansion into the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, contact:

Brian.Jacks@EastWestCommercial.com
Cell (916) 837-3456 | eFax (916) 313-3778
915 L Street, Suite C440, Sacramento, CA 95814


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About EAST WEST Commercial Real Estate

EAST WEST Commercial Real Estate is a full service commercial real estate brokerage advisor specializing in investment sales, commercial leasing and finance for retail, office, industrial multifamily, senior housing, self-storage, mixed-use and special purpose properties throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas and Florida. The firm is headquartered in Orange County, CA.

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On Sutterville Road in Land Park is a two story office building located right in between the Sacramento Zoo, La Bou Café and Sprouts Market. Until recently, this 40,000 square foot building had become almost entirely devoid of tenants and business activity due to the severe recession. However, it’s not the first time this particular property has succumbed to the pressures of a deteriorating local economy.

Land Park office building becomes focal point of community once again

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It’s still a tenant’s market out there… and its been that way for quite some time here in the Sacramento area. Commercial property owners know all to well that savvy tenant’s have the upper hand when it comes to negotiating new or renewal leases. However, not being armed with the right information (and trying to go it alone) can lead to less than stellar results.

Photo by the Sacramento Business Journal

The Sacramento Business Journal discussed in a recent article how Rob Fauble, owner of The Beat (a record store in Midtown Sacramento), lost his commercial property lease after 19 years in business at 1700 J Street. Although Rob make the right decision to hire a local Sacramento commercial real estate broker, he was still unsuccessful in cutting a deal with the landlord to let him stay. Occasionally, a commercial property owner has the opportunity to upgrade a tenant with a national company, who can pay more rent and create value for the property… such as the case with The Beat’s former location.

More often that not, however, in this current market, tenant’s hold the necessary leverage to negotiate highly favorable lease terms for commercial property throughout the greater Sacramento area. Click Here to continue reading for a list of do’s and dont’s to learn how tenants can best prepare for this important task.

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Curves was launched in 1992 and quickly grew to become the largest fitness franchise in the world, with over 10,000 locations in 90 countries.  In recent years, the great recession took hold and weeded out many under-performing clubs, resulting in a reduction of more than 30% (now 6,800 locations worldwide).  For many reasons, it became necessary for the original Curves founders to identify a suitable equity partner to acquire the majority stake in the business and take Curves to its next level.  One year ago, Curves was sold to North Castle Partners, a hands-on, value-added investor of high-growth, middle market companies in the beauty & personal care, consumer health, fitness, recreation & sports, home & leisure and nutrition sectors, among others.  It is anticipated that North Castle Partners will capitalize on this investment by infusing Curves with well funded resources and pertinent expertise to regain and increase market share once more.

Click here for related story in the Sacramento Business Journal.

During the highly profitable years, many Curves owners were attracted to the franchise for seemingly quick and easy profits.  It became challenging for the franchisor to maintain a high level of discretion in approving applications for re-sales.  One of the reasons for an elevated level of club failures was due to the fact many investors who acquired existing operations were not hands-on and lacked the desire or discipline to effectively manage an intense service oriented business.  It takes passion, knowledge and diligence to properly serve discerning women who often require encouragement and guidance to maintain healthy regiments and achieve their weight loss goals. Click Here to Continue Reading!

Article contributed by Brian Jacks

Brian Jacks is a Sacramento commercial real estate broker (since 1996) specializing in commercial leasing and investment sale transactions for retail, office, industrial, multifamily, senior housing, mixed-use, and special purpose properties.  Having spent over 20 years with Wells Fargo, he personally facilitated the underwriting, approval and funding of more than 225 commercial real estate loans totaling over $1 billion in proceeds.

Jacks is a Regional Vice President for East West Commercial Real Estate, a full service commercial real estate brokerage advisor based in Orange County.  In addition to serving the Sacramento marketplace, he is also responsible for the company’s current expansion into the San Francisco Bay Area.  For more information, contact:

Brian.Jacks@EastWestCommercial.com
Cell (916) 837-3456 | eFax (916) 313-3778
915 L Street, Suite C440, Sacramento, CA 95814


BRE Broker Lic. #01217349

About EAST WEST Commercial Real Estate

EAST WEST Commercial Real Estate is a full service commercial real estate brokerage advisor specializing in investment sales, commercial leasing and finance for retail, office, industrial multifamily, senior housing, self-storage, mixed-use and special purpose properties throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas and Florida.  The firm is headquartered in Orange County, CA. 

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China’s growing appetite for foreign goods is staggering and California is racing to meet the challenge. Fueled by Governor Brown’s whirlwind trip to six Chinese cities last April, a follow up trip took place in May by the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CalAsian Chamber) and officials within the City of Sacramento.

Having the privilege of participating with the CalAsian Chamber delegation, I joined Pat Fong Kushida (President of CalAsian Chamber) and Margaret Wong (President of McWong International), along with elected officials and many other business leaders on our first stop in Shanghai. Here, we visited the brand new California-China Office of Trade and Investment, which is operated by the Bay Area Council. It is the first foreign trade office California has re-opened since all were shut down in 2003.

Shanghai Tower (left) – second tallest building in the world, 2073 feet tall, 121 stories, 4 million SF

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East West Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce the May 2013 opening of Fitness Systems Land Park at 1250 Sutterville Road in the City of Sacramento. Fitness Systems is part of a local network of athletic clubs with three additional locations in West Sacramento, Lodi, and Woodland.

Fitness Systems Land Park – Sean Covell (Owner / Operator)

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Article contributed by Brian Jacks

Brian Jacks is a Sacramento commercial real estate broker (since 1996) specializing in commercial leasing and investment sale transactions for retail, shopping centers, multifamily, apartments, senior housing, office, industrial, mixed-use, and special purpose properties.  Having spent over 20 years with Wells Fargo, he personally facilitated the underwriting, approval and funding of almost 250 commercial real estate loans totaling over $1 billion in proceeds.

Jacks is a Regional Vice President for East West Commercial Real Estate, a full service commercial real estate brokerage advisor based in Orange County.  In addition to serving the Sacramento marketplace, he is also responsible for the company’s current expansion into the San Francisco Bay Area.  For more information, contact:

Brian.Jacks@EastWestCommercial.com
Cell (916) 837-3456 | eFax (916) 313-3778
915 L Street, Suite C440, Sacramento, CA 95814


Broker Lic. #01217349

About EAST WEST Commercial Real Estate

EAST WEST Commercial Real Estate is a full service commercial real estate brokerage advisor specializing in investment sales, commercial leasing and finance for retail, office, industrial multifamily, senior housing, self-storage, mixed-use and special purpose properties throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona.  The firm is headquartered in Orange County, CA.  Brokerage offices include Sacramento, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, San Jose, Oakland, Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Reno, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Flagstaff.  Other services include bank REOs, 1031 exchanges, nationwide commercial Business Opinions of Value (BOV’s) and Broker Price Opinions (BPO’s), mortgage brokerage, lender services, and asset management.

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