SAN FRANCISCO-The Savoy Corp. has sold 170 Columbus Ave., alsoknown as the Pansini Building, along with 1455 N. McDowell St. inPetaluma, as part of a two-building portfolio. The buyer of the$16-million portfolio was private investor, Rona Real EstateLLC.

According to Colliers International, who represented the seller,the sale represents the strength and attractiveness of the JacksonSquare submarket, where the Pansini building is located. The2.26-million-square-foot submarket has had historically low vacancyand boasts diverse mix of tenants, including law, advertising,technology, and design firms, the firm says. And according to thecompany’s mid-year report, Jackson Square has had marginaloccupancy growth of 8,251 square feet this year and its vacancyrate is currently 11.6%.

The Pansini building was built in 1985 by the SavoyCorp. Located on the corner of Columbus Avenue and KearnyStreet, the five-story, plus lower level, mixed-used propertyconsists of ground floor and lower level retail with office on theupper floors, plus a four-level subterranean parking garage. Thebuilding is 100% leased. Excluding parking, the building isapproximately 62,265 square feet.

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