Ron Duong of Marcus & Millichap Sells the Historic Madison Square Garden in Laguna Beach and Two Retail Properties in Southern California Totaling $12,942,000

Madison Square Garden - Laguna Beach, CA

Ron Duong, Senior Vice President Investments of Marcus & Millichap’s Newport Beach Office, closed escrow on three retail properties in Southern California - The Historic Madison Square Garden in Laguna Beach, the Los Alamitos Shopping Strip in Los Alamitos, and the mixed-use VEO Collection 1 in Carson.

With Madison Square Garden, Ron Duong and Catherine Zhong of Marcus & Millichap sourced a strong foreign investor who purchased the business and property at a price per square foot of $2,500 – record-breaking even for this high-priced market. Duong & Zhong procured the all-cash overseas buyer who closed the sale in just over 30 days and removed all contingencies within one week.

Duong & Zhong also closed escrow on the VEO Collection 1 in Carson, CA. This mixed-use center, located on the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Carson Street, sold for $561 per square foot at a cap rate of 5.20%. Duong delivered a foreign investor who paid all cash for the property and closed the sale in just 30 days.

Duong, also in collaboration with Peter Deltondo of Marcus & Millichap, represented both the buyer and seller in the sale of the Los Alamitos Shopping Strip in Los Alamitos, CA. The property sold at a record high price per square foot of over $500 representing the highest price per square foot for a retail center in the city of Los Alamitos. Due to his aggressive targeted marketing campaign, Duong was able to generate multiple offers from a variety of buyers and delivered a strong 1031 exchange buyer. The transaction had a short due diligence period of only 10 days.

“We consistently look at new and innovative ways to reach investors domestically and globally in order to close escrows at prices never seen before. Our team sources buyers that no competing broker can uncover.” – Ron Duong, Senior Vice President Investments

Ron Duong, lead broker of the Duong Retail Group is a top agent in Marcus & Millichap's Newport Beach office. Over the past few years, Ron has closed over $300 million in sales and has personally listed/closed approximately $1 billion in retail investments since 2004. Ron's track record of closings represents some of the highest prices and most aggressive cap rates in the marketplace.

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Source: Duong Retail Group

Categories: Real Estate, Real Estate Investments, Real Estate Law

Tags: Escrow, Investment, Laguna Beach, Los Alamitos, Mixed-Use, Multi-Tenant, Orange County, Real Estate, Real Estate Investments, Retail, Shopping Center, Shopping Strip

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The Duong Retail Group is a leader in the disposition of investment retail properties throughout the US. Our team, through its partnership with Marcus & Millichap, is recognized as the premier source for Commercial Real Estate Services.