PHILADELPHIA-On assignment for the local office of AAA Mid-Atlantic, MichaelKennedy of the Julien J. Studley office here is canvassing area brokers andbuilding owners for leads to between two to four auto repair sites. AAArequires buildings of between 10,000 sf and 12,000 sf, but will consider ones up to18,000 sf, depending on location.

The preferred areas, all in PA, are Conshohocken, Plymouth Meeting, King ofPrussia, Springfield, West Chester and Northeast Philadelphia. Forfacilities that meet its long list of requirements, AAA says it will pay between $10per sf and $19 per sf.

It is looking for free-standing, out-posts, or shopping center end-caps onapproximately an acre, with high visibility from a main road, strong trafficcounts, parking for 35 vehicles, and easy ingress and egress. The medianhousehold income of an area should be at least $75,000 a year, and, ideally,there should be 45,000 households within three miles of a facility and 75,000within five miles.

The buildings are required to have 14-foot ceilings, multiple bay doors orthe ability to accommodate the installation of at least two such doors. Theproperties must either be zoned for car repair or provide an opportunity forre-zoning, and there has to be space and zoning available for a largelighted sign.

Studley expects a market-level commission from owners with whom transactionsare completed.

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