Interra Realty Brokers $3.7 Million Deconversion Sale in Evanston, Ill.

Interra Realty brokered the $3.7 million deconversion sale of a 25-unit condo building at 122-130 Callan Ave. in Evanston, Ill.

Interra Realty, a Chicago-based commercial real estate investment services firm, today announced it brokered the $3.7 million deconversion sale of 122-130 Callan Ave. in Evanston, Ill. The buyer plans to convert the building’s 25 condominiums back into rentals.

Patrick Kennelly, managing partner of Interra, and Paul Waterloo, director, represented both the buyer and the sellers, Evanstonian Condominium Association. The sale price equates to an average of $148,000 per unit, a market value that is nearly 175 percent higher than the average recent individual condo sale in the building. The transaction marks the second condominium deconversion in Evanston so far this year, following a $4.82 million sale in June that was also brokered by Interra.

“Deconversions are complicated deals and the success of this sale speaks not only to investor demand but also to our experience with this type of transaction,” said Kennelly. “The strength of the rental market in Evanston made this deal especially attractive to the buyer, and the return for the owners far surpassed the projected sale prices if the units were to be sold individually.”

Built in 1923, the courtyard building includes 13 two-bed/one-bath and 12 one-bed/one-bath apartments with granite countertops and in-unit laundry. Residents have extra storage space as well as garage and exterior parking. The seller received multiple offers on the property.

“It’s no wonder 120-133 Callen Ave. drew such strong investor interest, given the great condition of the building at the time of sale and its proximity to both Chicago and Evanston,” said Waterloo. “We have seen increased investor demand for these kinds of properties located in close-in suburbs that offer convenient access to the city.”

The Howard CTA station serving the Red, Purple and Yellow lines is less than a half-mile from the property. Located a mile from the lakefront, 122-130 Callan Ave. is also close to Rogers and Howard Beach parks, as well as Chicago’s Lakefront Trail, a multi-use path that stretches nearly 18 miles along the Lake Michigan shoreline.

About Interra Realty

Founded in 2010, Interra Realty is a Chicago-based commercial real estate services firm that delivers integrated, tailored solutions through its boutique, client-focused approach and team of experienced professionals. Since its inception, the firm has closed thousands of transactions valued in excess of $1 billion spanning the multifamily, office and retail sectors, as well as loan sales. Interra’s clients range from private investors and high-net-worth individuals to large financial institutions, private equity groups and hedge funds.