Texas owner sells most of Oklahoma City industrial park to local investors

MABP Limited Partnership paid $8,458,000 for two large industrial buildings containing 246,048 square feet of office and warehouse space and 16.38 acres in the development.
by Richard Mize Published: September 7, 2013
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Local investors have bought most of Mid America Business Park in southeast Oklahoma City from a Burk Collins-led investor group that had owned it for a dozen years.

MABP Limited Partnership, led by an affiliate of Oklahoma City-based Wiggin Properties LLC, paid $8,458,000 for two large industrial buildings containing 246,048 square feet of office and warehouse space and 16.38 acres of “shovel ready” land in the development, south of Interstate 240 near Midwest Boulevard.

Michael Raff of Wiggin Properties' Brokerage Division brokered the sale transaction. A third warehouse totaling 130,000 square feet is under contract to sell to the same buyers pending lender approval of the loan assumption.

The Collins group kept six acres with interstate frontage and a three-story, 84,373-square-foot Class A office building, which Wiggin Properties is managing and marketing for lease. Collins, an Oklahoma native long based in Hurst, Texas, acquired the property in July 2001 with plans for expansion that never fully materialized.

Wiggin Properties was the most recent brokerage to have the property listed for sale, said David Huffman, Wiggin executive vice president and partner. He said it was marketed for three years and that the last would-be buyer, after six months, could not complete a purchase. The Wiggin-led group then stepped in and had a deal closed in 45 days, Huffman said.

“It's a good quality product,” he said, noting the buildings have a combined 78-percent occupancy.

At midyear, industrial occupancy in the southeast Oklahoma City submarket was 83.5 percent, and across the metro area was 89.5 percent, according to Price Edwards & Co.'s midyear industrial market summary.

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by Richard Mize
Real Estate Editor
Real estate editor Richard Mize has edited The Oklahoman's weekly residential real estate section and covered housing, commercial real estate, construction, development, finance and related business since 1999. From 1989 to 1999, he worked...
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Oklahoma City's industrial market is strong, and the Mid America Business Park offers a high-quality product in a strategic location. We like the economics of this deal, with a modest level of debt at very attractive interest rates.”

Chuck Wiggin,
Manager of the general partner

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