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Property Sold to Meta Housing to Redevelop into Affordable Housing

LOS ANGELESMatthews Real Estate Investment Services™, a commercial real estate investment services and technology firm, completed the $8,000,000 sale of 7220 Maie Ave, Los Angeles, CA. The property, which housed Florence Car Wash at the time of sale, was sold as a redevelopment opportunity zoned for mixed-use. Senior Associate Ethan Miller and Vice President & Director Simon Assaf represented the seller in the transaction.


The investment was sold by a private investor looking to take advantage of the property’s zoning and sell it to an experienced developer. Matthews™ agents secured a significantly above-market sale price for the .77-acre property at $240 per square foot of land, approximately $10,400,000 per acre. Utilizing the company’s marketing platform, agents sourced the buyer, experienced multifamily developer Meta Housing.


“Meta plans to redevelop the car wash and land into a six-story building featuring 160 multifamily units, ground-floor retail, and office space,” Miller said. “Amenities are going to be top-notch, with plans to provide community gathering spaces and rooftop views.”


The development project, currently named The Metro @ Florence, will reserve the apartments for households earning between 30% and 60% of the area’s median income, according to Urbanize. The investment into affordable housing helped Meta Housing secure California state grants and government funding.


The former Florence Hand Car Wash is a generational piece of real estate in Los Angeles, and developers plan to incorporate the historical part of the car wash structure into the mixed-use development.


“This will be a massive development in Los Angeles, one of the hardest places to sell and develop real estate. Converting a car wash into a large mixed-use project is difficult but possible with the right buyer and location,” Miller said. “Please reach out if you own a car wash with great real estate, and we can assess whether there is a redevelopment opportunity allowing you to receive top dollar for the asset or if it is better suited for a car wash consolidator.”


For more information or to contact a Matthews™ specialized agent, please visit www.matthews.com.


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